MultiDynamics 7 New

Versatile multi-band dynamics processor

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MultiDynamics is a versatile multi-band dynamics plugin that offers powerful capabilities for mastering, track processing, sound design, and noise reduction. Each of MultiDynamics' six bands can be individually configured for compression or expansion/gating, providing precise control over your audio. Whether you're looking to enhance the clarity of individual tracks or achieve a polished, professional sound during mastering, MultiDynamics is a valuable tool in any audio engineer's arsenal. MultiDynamics installs as a fully functional 30-day demo, allowing you to try out all the features before making a purchase.

Do you own an older version of MultiDynamics? Upgrade information can be found here.

Multiband dynamics processing combines the techniques of equalization and dynamics processing, but is more powerful than a static equalizer or a single band dynamics processor. Below are some of the possible ways to use MultiDynamics:

Frequency-dependent dynamics. A simple application of multiband dynamics is to apply compression or expansion to a specific frequency range. For example, you may want to compress the vocals in a mix without affecting the low frequencies (bass, kick drum) or high frequencies (snare, cymbals). This is easily done by creating a midrange band to cover the vocal range and setting it to compress.

Level-dependent EQ. You can also think of multiband dynamics as providing EQ which is dependent on the level of the input sound. For example, you might want to brighten the sound of a high hat, but only when the drums are played softly. This can be accomplished by setting up a high frequency band that increases gain when the input is below threshold. This is more powerful than using a shelving EQ which will change the tonal balance at all levels equally.

Noise reduction. Another powerful use of MultiDynamics is noise reduction. This is accomplished using multiple gating bands where the thresholds are set just above the ambient noise level. MultiDynamics excels at de-noising and doesn't suffer from artifacts typical of FFT-based de-noisers.

Ducking. You can use MultiDynamics to duck music behind narration so the foreground dialog stays intelligible when mixed with the background music. Using a multiband processor allows the music to be ducked only in the frequency ranges where there is dialog energy, which makes for a more transparent effect.

Some of what’s new in MultiDynamics 7:

  • All new interface with dark theme.
  • Now supports extensive sidechain capability. Each dynamics band can be driven from the input signal or an external sidechain input. You can also specify wide-band or band-filtered signal, or select either the input or external signal filtered by a separate sidechain EQ. Hence you can drive one frequency band based on the signal from another frequency band.
  • New Learn feature automatically sets band thresholds to detected peak or RMS levels.
  • A peak limiter has been added to the output processing.
  • Input meters and an input gain control have been added.
  • User selectable display ranges for dynamics gain and input levels.
  • New metering section with options for peak, peak & RMS, RMS, and K-system meters.
  • Realtime spectrum display with many options.

In addition to the overview video below, see the following videos demonstrating specific applications.

Video: MultiDynamics 7 - Processing a Drum Kit

Video: MultiDynamics 7 - Noise Reduction

Video: MultiDynamics 7 - Ducking Music Behind Dialog

Production Expert: Wave Arts MultiDynamics 7 For Mix Glue And Movement


  • Up to 6 independent bands
  • Proprietary crossover filter network eliminates amplitude distortion between bands
  • 6 dB/oct, 18 dB/oct, and 30 dB/oct crossover slopes
  • Full featured compressor or expander/gate per band
  • Clean and vintage compression modes
  • Supports external sidechain input and sidechain EQ filter
  • Adjustable knees and lookahead
  • Zero latency operation when lookahead is off
  • Latency compensation
  • Per band bypass, solo and mute controls
  • Comprehensive visualization of input levels and dynamic EQ response
  • Learn function to automatically set band thresholds
  • Realtime spectrum display
  • Output peak limiter
  • Level meters support Peak, Peak & RMS, RMS, and K-system


Wave Arts MultiDynamics has been my go-to multi-band compressor for years. It is a critical part of my default vocal and dialogue chains and is directly responsible for the signature sound that my clients love and expect from my work.

— Fred Paragano, Paragon Studios, LLC


Requires a host program that supports audio plug-ins. iLok licensing is supported but not required.

  • Macintosh - AU, VST3, AAX

    • MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to MacOS 14 (Sonoma)
    • Apple Silicon natively supported (AU, VST3, AAX)
    • AAX - Pro Tools 11 and higher
    • 64-bit hosts only
  • Windows - VST2, VST3, AAX

    • Windows 7/8/10/11
    • AAX - Pro Tools 11 and higher
    • 64-bit hosts only