23 Nov 2020

Sonoteka reviews IK’s MixBox

From a producer’s perspective, “Is MixBox worth the money?”

MixBox is making waves with a growing number of producers who want great-sounding results fast. In their recent review, Sonoteka explains why IK's new custom processor chain is gaining fans behind the console.

"MixBox is a lovely 500 series lunchbox-styled channel strip that comes with 70 units: 3 Channel Strips, 5 Distortion units, 9 Amps, 10 Filters, 17 Modulation Fx, 9 Reverb Units, 4 EQ's, 7 Dynamic Units, 3 Saturation Units, and 3 Delays. That's a lot of FX right there, more than enough."

Talking about how MixBox combines some of the best effects from T-RackS, AmpliTube, and Sampletank, plus a few new ones...

"Many of the amps are based on known brands like Mesa Boogie, Roland, Fender, and others."

MixBox is absolutely worth it. I say this because I'm thinking about workflow, speed, and efficiency.

Sonoteka

And going through the many effects types in MixBox, the reviewer notes:

"All five Distortion units are great. There isn't a filter I don't like in this section. The Inverse Reverb is also in the flagship T-RackS bundle. My favorites here are the EQ PA1 and the EQ PG, both emulations of iconic EQ units. I find the Modulation FX rack works very well with lead synths, pianos, and brass."

Not only do you get all these effects modules, MixBox comes ready to kick-start your sessions with a comprehensive library of presets. As the reviewer concludes:

"On top of that, there are over 500 'quality presets/preset chains' you can cycle through to quickly get your mix off to a good start creatively."

There's nothing to read between the lines. MixBox sounds great, saves time, and just plain makes musical sense. Thanks Sonoteka!

Learn more on IK Multimedia's MixBox
Read the full review on Soneteka

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