The British-based Institution of Engineering and Technology recently reviewed MixBox, IK's 500-series style plug-in for mixing and mastering. They covered a lot of ground in their hands-on review discussing the ease of use, the convenience and the sound quality you get with MixBox. Here are some highlights of what E&T had to say.
"Now, IK has brought its decades of analysing, modelling and hardware-emulation skills to bear on the 500 rack concept, replicating the experience with this all-in-one effects behemoth, MixBox.
With MixBox, IK has pulled together 70 separate mixing processors and creative effects derived from its existing award-winning T-RackS, AmpliTube and SampleTank products into a single product environment, as well as adding a few new algorithms, notably in the reverb section."
The primary advantage of this 500-series concept is that it becomes the control centre for all of your plug-in work.
"All of the modules sound excellent. As an absolute bare minimum, they can all do an impressively serviceable job in any mix, while plenty of them definitely go the extra mile to surprise and delight.
With MixBox, a computer user that doesn't want to get bogged down in folders and sub-menus can quickly and easily select great-sounding processors, with a minimum of fuss, interference and clicking around, keeping their creative flow moving.
There's really a lot to like about MixBox, both for experienced users and for those starting out making computer music. MixBox is that classic 'Swiss Army knife' toolbox for audio tasks.
MixBox represents great value for your in-the-box mixing money."
Thank you, E&T. You have a distinguished history in the development of engineering and technology in Great Britain and we respect your opinion. We’ll just add that MixBox for iPad is also available in the App Store for mobile music makers.