Multiband X6 by Devious Machines

Outstanding mixes — whatever your style

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¥15,956

OSX 10.11 or later; Windows 10 or later
VST 2, VST 3, AudioUnit and Protools 64-bit AAX
Native Apple Silicon support
OSX 10.11 or later; Windows 10 or later
VST 2, VST 3, AudioUnit and Protools 64-bit AAX
Native Apple Silicon support
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"A fantastic, versatile multiband dynamics plug-in"
Dylan "3D" Dresdow Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Missy Elliott, Black Eyed Peas

Define Your Sound

X6 is an advanced multiband compressor that sets new standards in mixing and mastering.

Whether it’s radio-ready vocals, a pumping drum bus or punchy mastering, X6 gives you the power.

It’s also really easy to use.

"Wow - this plug-in is wild! What it does to drums is insane!"
Dave Eringa Manic Street Preachers, Ocean Colour Scene, UNKLE, Kylie Minogue

Examples

Vocals

Discover how Multiband X6 brings out the character of vocals and places them just where you want them in the mix

Mastering

Hear Multiband X6 bring a whole mix to life

Synths

Want to add bite to your synth stabs or detailed definition to bass lines? Witness what the X6 can add to your synths.

"Extremely versatile and ultra-powerful"
Emre Ramazanoglu High Flying Birds, Brian Eno, Michael Jackson

A Compressor With Soul

After an extensive development period and in collaboration with leading engineers, we crafted a compressor with its own unique modern sound.

At its heart is a high-quality dynamics engine with a choice of four models, each with its own distinct character.

"Though I have couple of multiband processors that I am very attached to, I was blown away by the X6 - so intuitive, impactful and fun to use. Definitely has become a go-to."
Leo Abrahams Editors, Ghost Poet, Goldfrapp, Carl Barat, James

Modes

Punch

A modern, clean-sounding compressor with adaptive attack and release, which allows transients to cut through. Great for adding bite.

Smooth

Our reimagining of a classic FET model. The two-stage attack brings transients under control, for smooth, natural compression.

Crunch

A Devious invention which adds a little dirt, saturating loud transients for a pleasing, gritty character.

Expand

A versatile expander that can add impact by emphasising louder parts of the signal, or function as a noise-reducer.

Stay in the Flow

Power often means complexity. X6 is different.

With its streamlined workflow, X6 can be dialled in as quickly and easily as a single-band compressor. Load it on a channel, set the threshold, twist the compression knob– It’s that simple.

How? Natural Balancing Technology and Smart Gain Compensation work to keep your sound balanced and consistent, minimising the need for manual adjustment.

Watch Tutorial

X6 Walkthrough
How to use multiband compression with Seed To Stage
Kick and Bass Glue Compression
Hear how X6 brings the bass right up front without losing the kick in the mix.
Vocals
Compressing, brightening and de-essing the vocals all at once. Hear the raw recording turn into a mix ready vocal track as the compression knob is turned up.
Sidechain Ducking
We route the kick and snare to the side-chain of X6. Notice how the mids in the snare duck the mids of the pad, and the kick ducks the bass.
Enhancing Masters
Multiband X6 is on the master bus, and we bring the detail out in the master by turning the compression knob up.
Acoustic Guitar
Listen to how the plastic pick sound is actually decreasing in volume while the guitar is getting brighter. This is done by selecting the wideband mode for the sidechain and applying a filter so the pick noise causes our top end to duck.
Bringing Out the Details in Synths
Listen to how X6 pushes the bright detail in the synth to the front of the mix without letting it get out of control.
Adding Bite to a Synth Pluck
Using multi-band compression to sculpt the attack sound on the synth we can add satisfying bite in a way that's very difficult to achieve with just the synthesisers controls.
Complex Psy-Trance Lead
Listen to X6 compressing and bringing out detail and bite in a constantly changing complex lead sound. The original lead sounds good, but after processing it sits solidly at the front of the mix and we can hear new exciting details more clearly.

Why Multiband X6?

Every aspect of X6 has been carefully designed to help you bring your music to life.

It excels at a variety of tasks: radio-friendly vocals, huge drums, biting synth stabs, punchy masters and much more. It’s also great with a single-band, for a classic compressed sound. Whether you want big in-your-face transients, well-controlled dynamics with no surprises, or an immersive wall of sound, you’ll get there easily with X6.

And with its low latency, low-cpu engine, it may be hard to resist putting it on every channel.

Features

Up to Six Bands

Use X6 as a single-band compressor, or precisely control every part of the frequency spectrum.

Smart Gain Compensation

Keeps the level consistent as you dial up the compression, saving you time and effort.

Auto-Threshold

Analyses the input signal, then sets the thresholds for consistent compression across all bands.

Input-Output Match

Automatically adjusts the output level to match the input, for accurate A/B-ing.

Configurable Crossover

6-band Linkwitz-Riley crossover, with configurable slope per-band up to 48dB/oct, with minimum and linear-phase modes.

Mid/Side Processing

Shape the stereo width of your mix, and control mono elements independently.

External Sidechain

Perform sidechain ducking, with exact control over every frequency band.

Lookahead

Reduce transients in advance, with a selectable lookahead of up to 20ms.

Up to 4x Oversampling

For the ultimate in mastering-grade sound quality

Professional Metering

Peak, true-peak, LUFS and RMS metering of both input and output.

Spectrum Analyser

Visualise the spectrum of both the input and output in realtime.

Multiband X6 by Devious Machines

Outstanding mixes — whatever your style

Download demo

¥15,956

OSX 10.11 or later; Windows 10 or later
VST 2, VST 3, AudioUnit and Protools 64-bit AAX
Native Apple Silicon support
OSX 10.11 or later; Windows 10 or later
VST 2, VST 3, AudioUnit and Protools 64-bit AAX
Native Apple Silicon support