MixMaster has now been released on GitHub for manual installation; it will be beamed over to the plugin library next week once quantum transport protocols have been established with the VCV Rack team.
MixMaster is an advanced, powerful and customisable studio mixing console emulation which gives you the kind of precision and control over your mix which up to now could only be achieved in a DAW.
Focus your tricorders on MixMaster’s feature set:
• 16 mono/stereo tracks • 4 Group busses and 4 Aux busses (with Auxspander) • Editable Track Labels/Scribble Strips • Gain adjustment (Trim) on every track (± 20dB) • Hi Pass Filter (HPF) on every track (18 dB/oct.) • Low Pass Filter (LPF) on every track (12 dB/oct.) • Fade automation with lin/log/exp curves • Track Re-ordering and copy/paste settings • User selectable pan law • Stereo balance and true stereo panning • Accurate RMS and Peak VUs with peak hold • User selectable VU colour and display colour • Long fader runs and fader linking • Inserts on every track and bus • Direct outs for every track and bus • Flexible signal routing options • Chain Input (pre/post Master) • Dim and fold to mono on the Master • CV Visualisation • CV control over just about everything… • Very CPU efficient
The manual is not quite ready yet (it’s also a bit of a monster!) but should be ready by the time the plugin hits the Library next week. In the meantime the one crucial piece of information you need to know about is to right-click on track/bus labels to access the track menus for gain, filters and fades etc. If you have any questions between now and when the manual is released, post them in the FB Group and I will do my best to answer them (time permitting…)
On a personal note, it’s hard to adequately express the debt of gratitude I owe Marc, without whom this project would be nothing more than an interesting idea and a pretty picture. Not just for agreeing to take this mammoth task on in the first place, but for being a total pleasure to work with throughout. Marc you are a scholar and a gentleman and a total VCV Rack legend! Thank you!
MindMeld would like to extend a special thank you to Latif ‘Worf’ Fital who has been involved from early on and more than earned his place on the bridge. Not only for his invaluable advice and feedback on which sonic weaponry the MixMaster should be outfitted with, but also for taking MixMaster through its ‘Rites of Ascension’ - a series of gruelling and painful tests designed to ensure that it will be ready for action when it materialises in your module browser.
We’d also like to thank our ‘focus group’ of power users – Omri Cohen, Espen Storø, Artem Leonov and Simon Bader – all of whom have contributed valuable ideas and feedback as well as beta-testing. Thanks guys!
And finally, a big thank you to Andrew Belt for his vision in creating VCV Rack and giving it freely to the community. So much learning is happening with this software on so many fronts (music, algorithms, software design, dsp, etc.), and it’s in this spirit of free software that we are motivated to add our small token to this open ecosystem.
“Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold.” - Khan Noonien Singh