MixChecker is a plugin that simulates different speakers
MixChecker is certainly a plugin most home studio producers would welcome if it does what it says it can, and does it well!
If you have a home studio chances are you will have only one set of nearfield monitors with which you work. That’s pretty much a given. The flatter and more revealing those monitors are, which always relates to some extent how much you can afford, the more chance you have of getting your mixdown right.
Because the flatter and more transparent your studio speakers are, the more likely your mix will sound good across multiple platforms.
This, however, does not mean this does not happen to too many of us…
So, as we all should know the best way to test a new mix is to play the track in your car, on your Hi-fi and on any other sound system you can find. This way you get to see that it will sound as good as possible across all platforms.
MixChecker is a plugin that developers, Audified, claim can do this all for you in the comfort of your own studio.
This plugin is designed to emulate various classic reference monitors as well as emulate the characteristics of various consumer products such as phone, tablet, car stereo, TV etc).
All you need to do is insert the plugin on your master out, activate it, select the preset you wish to emulate and MixChecker will present the sound to you the way it would sound according to the device you’ve selected.
There’s also a bypass button so you can A/B test between your mix and the emulated mix.
You demo the plugin for 30 days to see if it works for you. To buy it costs $149 (R 2,400) and it’s available for Mac and PC in the following formats – VST/AU/AAX.
Interested? Check it out on the Audified website.
But first watch the MixChecker intro video here…