VST Buzz has launched a sale on Magic AB, offering 50% off on the plug-in by Sample Magic that allows you to switch between the audio you are working on and up to nine reference tracks in your DAW.

A/B referencing your track against a commercial track is a hugely beneficial mixing and mastering trick, but it can be fiddly and annoying process – open multiple programs, set matching volume levels, constantly Alt/Cmd & Tab between programs to skip quickly from one track to another etc.

Magic AB solves this problem.

It runs as an effects insert on the master output on your DAW allowing you to load up to nine tracks (WAV, MP3, MP4 etc.) into it, hit the power button next to the one you want to play, and instantly switch between your current project and the reference material in pristine, transparent quality, regardless of the processes already on the mix bus.

Magic AB features

  • Perform instant AB references: to compare the track you are working on in your DAW with any commercially produced reference track in a variety of audio formats (mp3, Aiff, Wav, m4a etc).
  • Like the sound of a reference? No problems – import your chosen reference track/s into Magic AB and then flick between them and your own in-progress track using a single mouse click.
  • Hone in on the details: play/cue the reference track from the precise point you want to hear and loop the section you want to focus on – there’s no need for tiresome rewinding and endless internal waveform navigation.
  • Compare multiple mixes quickly and simply: create and save your own ‘go-to’ playlists to radically speed up mixing and mastering.
  • Balance the relative volume of mixes with extensive, accurate, easy-to-read metering – particularly useful for ciritical mastering sessions. The clear, ergonomically designed GUI with bold waveform display means you’re always comparing like with like.
  • Give your ears a chance to recalibrate with manually changeable crossfade times. Flip in an instant, or allow a transitions of up to 2000ms.
  • Do it all ‘in mini’ with Mini AB – the same powerful feature set at a tenth of the size: ideal for those using smaller screens.
  • Installer in AU, VST, RTAS and AAX formats.

Magic AB is available from VST Buzz for 24.49 EUR until October 20th, 2015.

More information: VST Buzz