MB-7 Tutorial

Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer Explained®

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  • First Contact 4:18

    First Contact

    Learn what the MB-7 Mixer is about and what it can do, and learn keyboard and mouse gestures unique to Blue Cat Audio plug-ins.

  • The User Interface 7:02

    The User Interface

    Discover what the main menu, title bar, header, main graph display, and crossover controls are used for.

  • Band Controls 9:31

    Band Controls

    Eli demonstrates how the controls on the individual bands work using only it’s basic gain and stereo imaging functions to shape the sounds of a pad, a drum loop, and a bass sound.

  • From Corrective 6:34

    From Corrective

    See how the MB-7 mixer is used to host various third party plug-ins on a mix bus in order to process different areas of the frequency spectrum uniquely.

  • To Creative 7:15

    To Creative

    Listen to a few examples of individual sounds being transformed with plug-in processing applied to various areas of their frequency spectrums.

  • Using Global Groups 3:47

    Using Global Groups

    Explore a couple of scenarios linking individual bands of the MB-7 Mixer across multiple tracks.

  • Mid-Side Processing 4:00

    Mid-Side Processing

    Eli demonstrates how stereo imaging is enhanced by separating and controlling the sonic content that is the same on both sides, and different on both sides.

  • Creative Sidechain Processing 7:16

    Creative Sidechain Processing

    Explore ways to set up spectral-based gating and compression effects using the Blue Cat Audio Dynamics plug-in in conjunction with the MB-7 Mixer.

  • MIDI Control & Automation 6:34

    MIDI Control & Automation

    Learn how to set up MIDI CC messages to control MB-7 Mixer parameters.

  • Presets & Skins 6:43

    Presets & Skins

    Learn how to recall presets using MIDI bank and program change messages, save and organize user presets, set a default preset, and download and manage additional skins.

Product Overview

Studio guru Eli Krantzberg explores Blue Cat Audio’s MB-7 Mixer and explains how it splits your source audio into different frequency bands and then process each band like a separate track. It also lets you host VST and AU plugs for even more creative possibilities!

Eli starts by explaining what the MB-7 Mixer can do, and walks you around its user interface. Then he demonstrates how the controls on the individual bands work and how to use MB-7 as a plug-in host, so you can use it to effect different parts of the frequency spectrum differently. Additionally, Eli provides examples of various individual sounds being transformed in this way so you can grasp its full potential as a creative effect.

Moving on, Eli reveals different creative scenarios for using the MB-7 Mixer. A video explains how you can use the MB-7 Mixer across multiple tracks, as well as how you can use the plug-in to do mid-side processing. Eli then progresses to creative side-chain processing using the MB-7.

Finally, Eli concludes the series with videos on MIDI control and automation, and a video on how to use MB-7’s powerful preset and skin features.

Whether you’re new to Blue Cat Audio’s MB-7 Mixer or an experienced user who wants to learn some new techniques for using it, don’t miss “Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer Explained”!

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