Mix:analog is the world-first fully manual, real-time controllable online analog processing service for audio engineers and creatives. It's a web application with a graphical user interface that allows you to control a broad selection of analogue gear over the internet via your internet browser in real-time. Thanks to the platform, you have access to expensive analogue studio equipment that can add character and the needed saturation in the digital age to your production to take it to the next level. Let us take a closer look at the mix:analog service.
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It cannot be easier: upload your sound files, click play and turn the virtual knobs of the analogue audio equipment until you got the sound you are looking for. Finally, you export the processed file and download it so you can use it in your project session. The Mix:analog service is developed by Distopik d.o.o., an audio technology research & development company based in Slovenia.
Mix:analog is an analogue mix studio that allows you to remote control real studio gear via your internet browser from every location in the world. The analogue audio gear - such as a tape machine or mastering compressor - is processing your material in real-time while you are able to listen back to it without any significant delay via high-quality streaming (up to 192 kHz, 24bit lossless). The devices that can be controlled remotely are from brands like Elysia, Burl, Gyraf Audio, Bettermaker, Telefunken, Studer and many more. Over time and growing user base, the offer of available hardware will be steadily extended.
Because you are controlling real analogue hardware that is located somewhere in Slovenia, only one user at a time can process his audio by using specific outboard devices. Therefore, the platform users are asked to book their needed equipment and time slot to use the service. Upcoming and past sessions are displayed under the "Sessions" tab. Even the settings of past sessions can be recalled for future sessions - a fantastic feature!
Until now, mix:analog allows you following analogue studio hardware:
- BURL B80 with BDA8 and BAD4 units
- Distopik FC670 (Fairchild clone)
- Distopik EQP-1A (Pultec clone)
- Distopik Precision MEQ
- Telefunken M15
- Studer A812 Mk.1
- Bettermaker Mastering Limiter
- 1176 Revision A
- Elysia Museq
- Audio Destruction Unit (based on REDD-47 tube preamp circuit)
See the updated gear list on https://mixanalog.com/products
As you can see, the developers of mix:analog designed realistically looking graphic interfaces of the analog hardware as we may know them from audio plugins within the DAW. To be able to use mix:analog without any issues, you need to use a compatible browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Your internet connection should offer transmission speed of at least 5 MBit/sec.
Like with a recording studio, you pay for the time you spend using the service. In mix:analog you use MAT (mix:analog tokens) to use the gear for a specific amount of time. Three account types are currently available: "Starter" for 15$ per user/month (up to 90 minutes of paid tier studio use), "Producer" for 30$ per user/month (up to 200 minutes of paid tier studio use), and "Pro" for 60$ per user/month (up to 450 minutes of paid tier studio use). Some equipment, however, can be booked a short amount of time each day free of charge (free tier). See https://mixanalog.com/#pricing for details.
Right now, mix:analog only runs in the browser. Nevertheless, you can register for a beta of the plug-in version for DAW use.