Everyone who mixes content for the audience has to make sure that the mixes sound great on every consumer device in every environment. It can be done quickly and easily with MixChecker or MixChecker Pro. With tons of new features, the Pro version lets you simulate the exact surroundings and devices of your listeners.
This page is focused on MixChecker Pro add ons. To see the basics about MixChecker, visit the original MixChecker page. MixChecker users could be also interested in the upgrade plan, check it out on the bottom of the page.
Simulations of many additional consumer devices
Simulation of device distortion
Remote control from iOS, Android and browsers
Simple user interface
WHAT'S NEW IN MIXCHECKER PRO?
Everything! Even though the interface has the same elegance and ease of use as the original MixChecker.
See how to upgrade to the Pro version here.
New simulations. All characteristics are newly measured, the processing engine is completely different with lower latency and better phase linearity. No simple impulse responses inside.
Create sets of simulations. Drag the selected simulations in any order to the MixChecker buttons. Save your selection to several "Button sets" together with stereo base width and volume level for each button.
Custom settings and labels for buttons. The MixChecker buttons have several adjustable parameters. You may even assign one simulated device to several buttons, each with different settings. To distinguish between them, there could be a custom label placed over each button.
Distortion. We are experts in the exact modeling of distortions and saturations, either of speakers or of amps, preamps, and other circuits. We used this experience and we added modeling of these distortions to MixChecker Pro.
Background noise. MixChecker adds a possibility to add some audio background with adjustable volume. The combination with simulated devices is quite sophisticated: When you select simulation of phones, the path of the noise through the headphones and ears is simulated, so you hear the realistic combination of the mix playing from headphones and of the noise, coming through headphones from outside.
Auto Advance. You don't need to browse through simulations manually. The adjustable auto advance function does it for you.
Advanced stereo modes. Except for simple Mono mode, MixChecker offers channel swap, listening to each channel separately on both monitors. Furthermore, each simulation has an adjustable width of the stereo base.
Web browser, iOS, and Android remote control. MixChecker Pro comes accompanied by a web browser, mobile phone, or tablet control. You may walk around your studio when checking the final mix, save the valuable screen size. The remote control is in the Beta stage now and the iOS version will be available in a few days after approval.
And more improvements, like interface zoom, calibration, ...
We have removed the compensation buttons. In some cases, they helped the simulation process but for many speakers, it had a negative impact on the fidelity of the simulation. See the full explanation in the user manual.
THE SCIENCE POWERING THE SIMULATIONS
The original MixChecker contains only the simulation of the linear behavior of the devices. We not only added the modeling of non-linear behavior, but we have also completely rewritten the original processing to achieve phase linearity, lower latency, and better resolution in all parts of the frequency spectrum.
Have you ever wondered why your music, your videos, showreels, and movies do not sound well when you move out of your studio? That is because you do not use the same equipment the real people use. And you don't listen in the same environment and conditions as your audience.
MixChecker Pro turns your studio monitors into consumer devices. It adds some background noise and it simulates the distortion and narrow stereo base of the real listening conditions.
NEW BUTTON SETTINGS
The magic of MixChecker Pro is that it has so many new features while it’s still as easy to use as the original MixChecker. Why? Because it offers the new Edit mode. In Edit mode, you can assign any simulated device to any device button, set the distortion amount for that exact device, adjust the stereo base width as well as the volume of the device. The simulated devices are organized into categories, so the searching is super-fast and intuitive. Once you have your button set saved, MixChecker Pro exits the Edit mode and you work just as with the original MixChecker.
NEW PRO FUNCTIONS
The default view of the new MixChecker Pro has a small adjustments panel at the bottom of the plugin GUI. Here you can adjust some handful settings for the background noise, setup the mono button and if you are not sure if you have reached the distortion threshold or if you are afraid of any hard-clipping during the work, there are 2 LED indicators to show you.
Mac OS X 10.9 - macOS 11.1
AAX 64b, AU 64b, VST2 64b, VST3 64b, Apple SiliconCompatible
Windows 7 - Windows 10
AAX 32b, AAX 64b,AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b