In 2020, hardware and software manufacturer IK Multimedia presented MixBox. It’s a multi-effects plug-in in the popular virtual rack format where you can exchange 70 modules ( borrowed from T-RackS, AmpliTube, and SampleTank software) in a virtual 500-style rack space. MixBox is now on sale for EUR 89, down from EUR 357 – that’s 75% off and the discount applies until August 31, 2022.
IK Multimedia MixBox Plug-in
With MixBox, manufacturer IK Multimedia presented a compelling virtual rack of multi-effects. It’s easy to dismiss it as a re-package of T-RackS processors and a bunch of stuff borrowed from AmpliTube and SampleTank, but I’d like to think the end result is greater than the sum of its parts. The effects are distilled to the small, manageable size of a module which changes how you think about chaining them together and making adjustments. The chains you come up with should be usable in most mix, mastering, and sound design contexts.
MixBox comes with over 600 presets, so chances are you’ll find some settings in the right ballpark for the problem before you even get to detailed tweaks. The available modules include dynamics processors, equalizers, filters, modulation, complete channel strips, saturation, reverb, delay, distortion, and amp simulations – among other processors. Additionally, the reverb effects have been improved with four new algorithms.
Up to 8 processors can be connected in series per FX chain. In standalone mode, you can even use eight complete racks (each with eight modules) for live mixing. All the modules are graphically reminiscent of hardware units in the 500-series rack format. It makes for a simple overview and simple, intuitive operation via drag-and-drop. If you are familiar with IK Multimedia software, you know what kind of quality they are going for. So it all makes for a well-rounded, competitive package against other virtual rack sotware.
IK Multimedia MixBox Download
You can currently buy the software from Thomann.de at a special price of EUR 89 instead of EUR 357. Crossgrading from each registered IK Multimedia product worth at least EUR 99.99 (plus VAT) costs EUR 229 here at Thomann.de *.
MixBox works on macOS 10.10+ and Windows 7+ in 64-bit AU, VST, AAX and VST3 formats. A demo version is also available for download.
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- Mixing with MixBox: IK Multimedia