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    Getting Around the MixBox Plug-In

    Learn about what MixBox is, and how to navigate the plug-in version of the interface.

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    Getting Around the Stand Alone Version

    See how the multi-rack stand-alone version of MixBox is configured and managed for live use with multiple output audio interfaces.

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    MixBox On the Drum Bus

    See the British EQ, EQ-PG, White 2A, Sat X, and Plate Reverb modules put to work on a drum bus, processing a full, dry, acoustic drum kit.

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    MixBox On Kick & Snare Drum

    Hear how the Cabinet processor module, combined with some EQ and compression is used to bring out the character and ambiance of a kick drum. The Fairchild compressor with both pre and post EQ is used to enhance the snare drum and hi hats.

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    MixBox On Female Lead Vocal

    Watch as all the modules and settings in a full 8 slot rack, used to process a modern tight sounding female lead vocal, are unpacked and examined.

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    MixBox On Rhythm Guitar

    Explore how an 8 slot MixBox rack is set up to add tone and modulation to a rhythm guitar track that was recorded direct, with no outboard processing.

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    MixBox On Lead Guitar

    Hear two different approaches to using MixBox on the same guitar solo.

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    MixBox on Electric Bass

    Hear the SVT Classic module in all its glory, and see how the MixBox side chain feature is used to tailor the compression around the kick drum.

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    MixBox On Clav & Synths

    Unpack some extreme timbre shifting racks that make use of modulation to add movement to the filter and wah modules on a variety of synth sounds.

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    MixBox on Rhodes

    Explore two different approaches to processing a Fender Rhodes with various MixBox modules.

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    MixBox On Fretless Bass

    See how automation is created to modulate the Filter Phaser depth parameter in real-time.

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    MixBox On Acoustic Piano & Viola

    Hear MixBox in action creating a warm sculpted ambiance on a bus processing two acoustic instruments.

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    MixBox On the Stereo Bus

    Hear a couple of examples of MixBox in action sweetening the full mix on the stereo bus, and then I?ll end off by identifying a few of my personal favorite MixBox modules.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg delivers in-depth IK Multimedia MixBox video tutorials! Learn all about this amazing collection of 500-Series-like module plug-ins and how to use them on your instruments and tracks. You also get the wav files of the tracks Eli is using the MixBox modules on, so you can follow along on your system. These videos are designed for new MixBox users.

Eli greets you and begins with an overview of both the plug-in and stand-alone versions of MixBox and how to navigate around their user interfaces. Once you know what all the features and functions are and do, Eli breaks down numerous modules, what they do, what they're best used on, and gives you examples of them in action on things like the drum bus, kick and snare drums, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, electric bass, synth tracks, Rhodes piano, acoustic piano, viola, the all-important stereo mix bus and more.

To see what these detailed MixBox tutorials show you, and how they'll teach you how to use it and give you ideas on how they work on different tracks and instruments, see the individual MixBox video tutorial descriptions on this page. Open up a new world of processing for your productions and mixes... Watch “MixBox Explained®” today.


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airbusman2002
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent course!!!

This in depth, highly informative and enjoyable tour of MIXBOX will help anyone wanting without delay to get to using this fantastic software from IK Multimedia. E Krantzberg is a great communicator and in this course he shows how MIXBOX can help enhance your mixes taking them to a higher level. I found setting up identical racks in Logic and Pro Tools from each topic on the course in parallel to watching each topic provides a real "hands on" feel as knowledge is gained. Highly recommended and enjoyable Ek !!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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Albertcoppo
Submitted 5 months ago

Great presentation

Eli does it again! Great presentation of this software, making it easier to digest the abundance of choices this IK Multimedia release offers. Very thorough and in Eli's style, very dynamic.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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garrettsmusic
Submitted 6 months ago

Awesome explanations

Playing with MixBox is fun and awesome to experiment with, but these videos lay out easy to follow explanations that really help to take my mixes to the next level.


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airbusman2002
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent course!!!

This in depth, highly informative and enjoyable tour of MIXBOX will help anyone wanting without delay to get to using this fantastic software from IK Multimedia. E Krantzberg is a great communicator and in this course he shows how MIXBOX can help enhance your mixes taking them to a higher level. I found setting up identical racks in Logic and Pro Tools from each topic on the course in parallel to watching each topic provides a real "hands on" feel as knowledge is gained. Highly recommended and enjoyable Ek !!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Albertcoppo
Submitted 5 months ago

Great presentation

Eli does it again! Great presentation of this software, making it easier to digest the abundance of choices this IK Multimedia release offers. Very thorough and in Eli's style, very dynamic.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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garrettsmusic
Submitted 6 months ago

Awesome explanations

Playing with MixBox is fun and awesome to experiment with, but these videos lay out easy to follow explanations that really help to take my mixes to the next level.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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MixBox Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent course!!! This in depth, highly informative and enjoyable tour of MIXBOX will help anyone wanting without delay to get to using this fantastic software from IK Multimedia. E Krantzberg is a great communicator and in this course he shows how MIXBOX can help enhance your mixes taking them to a higher level. I found setting up identical racks in Logic and Pro Tools from each topic on the course in parallel to watching each topic provides a real "hands on" feel as knowledge is gained. Highly recommended and enjoyable Ek !!!
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great presentation Eli does it again! Great presentation of this software, making it easier to digest the abundance of choices this IK Multimedia release offers. Very thorough and in Eli's style, very dynamic.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome explanations Playing with MixBox is fun and awesome to experiment with, but these videos lay out easy to follow explanations that really help to take my mixes to the next level.
Date published: 2020-10-22
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