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Would love to see more Mix FX plugins and emulations

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asked Mar 11, 2021 in Mixing by alexleonard2 (1,730 points)
I really like the concept of the Mix FX and find myself using it as the first step in my mixing process. Once I've grouped my stems into relevant bus groupings, I apply Mix FX on each bus. I find with just some subtle work I can immediately get a nice improvement without anything else. I tend to use the CTC-1 on the stem buses and then will often add Softube Tape on the mixbus.

But it would be awesome to see a bit more development of the Mix FX plugins that are available. including dedicated emulations of specific desks in a similar way to how UAD are developing their Luna console emulations (it'd be pretty awesome to see UAD bring their Luna console emulations over to S1's Mix FX but I guess that would remove a unique selling point for Luna). More Softube partnerships is just as good though!

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answered Dec 28, 2021 by wcookjr (2,020 points)
Yep, I came here wondering if anyone had the same thought after seeing the Retro Mix Legends expansion. Sometimes I like to bounce things to Harrison Mixbus for the baked-in console strip emulation (each track has a built-in 32c channel strip and can be sent to a bus with built-in tape saturator - it's the closest you can get to mixing analog ITB, imo), but it would be great if we could get similar in S1. They added the API and SSL emulations, but I'd like to see some more emulations, especially Neve. Or maybe even ones nobody is doing like MCI or something
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answered Feb 4, 2022 by Daw Stew (12,140 points)
yeah it seems to have gone a bit quiet on the Mix FX development front.