Blue Cat Audio has launched version 2.0 of MB-5 Dynamix, a new version of the multi-band dynamics processor.

The update comes with a brand new user interface, better control over the dynamics response, external side chain support and many other enhancements.

Blue Cat MB 5 Dynamix 2

Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix is an extremely powerful all-in-one multiband dynamics processor: it can be used as a multiband compressor, limiter, gate, expander, waveshaper or all combined at once, on any part of the spectrum. The unique dynamics processing section of the Blue Cat’s Dynamics plug-in has been streamlined and integrated in this plug-in to process each one of the 5 bands separately.

Changes in MB-5 Dynamix v2.0

  • Fully redesigned algorithms with improved performance and precision.
  • External side chain input.
  • Control the maximum gain reduction or increase for each band using the new “Depth” parameter.
  • Brand new GUI design, with improved usability and touchscreen support.
  • The GUI can now be zoomed from 70% to 200%.
  • Lock the GUI state to prevent changes when loading presets.
  • Faster GUI loading / instantaneous GUI display after it has been opened once.
  • Adjust contrast for spectrogram display.
  • Spectrogram now keeps history when resized.
  • Brand new presets manager with MIDI program and bank messages support, copy/paste.
  • Added presets managers for individual bands and dynamics curve settings.
  • Now supports retina displays on Mac (text and graphs using high resolution).
  • VST3 plug-in format support.
  • New installer on Mac.
  • Changed demo limitations: up to 5 instances allowed, bypass time changed to half a second, and bypass parameter is not affected anymore.
  • License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
  • Dropped support for Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier.
  • Dropped support for legacy RTAS and DirectX plug-ins formats.

Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix (VST/AU/AAX) is available at 22% off until January 31st, priced at 119 USD/EUR (regular 149 USD/EUR).

Existing customers get an additional 11% discount during the same period. The upgrade is free for customers who purchased the plugin in the past two years, and previous customers will receive an upgrade offer by email.

More information: Blue Cat Audio