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bx_boom!

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bx_hybrid V2

bx_limiter

bx_meter

bx_refinement

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bx_saturator V2

bx_shredspread

bx_solo

bx_strereomaker

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Mäag EQ4

Pro Audio DSP

Pro Audio DSP DSM V2

SPL

Transient Designer

 

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Extremely intuitive

Greg Wurth

Drumatom is extremely intuitive and keeps your drums sounding natural. This is a game changer in software technology. It's a privilege to have it in my studio.

Greg Wurth about the Accusonus Drumatom

Steve Vai, Tracii Guns, Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson, 2Cellos and Mary J Blige

There is no other plugin quite like it

It has to be said there is no other plugin quite like it for moving air in a large arena. I love the how simple it is, and its flawlessness in its triggering of the dynamic EQ, which give the amazing natural sounding thump to the kick drum.

Snake Newton about the bx_boom!

Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

No nonsense kick drum processor

This is a no nonsense kick drum processor. I find this very useful when I'm stuck with all the drums on a stereo channel.

Dylan "3-D" Dresdow about the 100% BX Bundle - V2, bx_boom!

Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

This thing is truly a swiss army knife

This thing is truly a swiss army knife. The brainworx is fantastic for doing surgical cuts on tracks, such as vocals or guitars. I find myself isolating unwanted frequencies and resonances quickly thanks to its Auto Solo listen feature. I also always have one on my master buss, where little eq moves and presence shifts go such a long way. The mid-side processing functionality is perfect for busses (drums, guitars, etc). I love that I can easily link or unlink the mid and sides on EVERY frequency band! Oh yeah, and the de-esser is quite possibly the best I've used. No joke.

Nadim Issa about the bx_digital V2

Owner and House Producer/Engineer

his is our #1 eq for finalizing masters at Beach Road Mastering

This is our #1 eq for finalizing masters at Beach Road Mastering. The M-S controls are incredible and allow us to really dig into the finer details of a master. The tone of the EQ is super sweet, with unparalleled control over every frequency band.  The bass and presence shifters give us that Pultec-ish trick sound that is almost always called for, and the De-Esser section is ridiculously useful on masters that have a vocal with a bit too much top end, yet still need the upper frequencies for the rest of the instruments. Kissing the stereo width section just gives a very subtle widening effect without ever doing damage to the image, and the metering is as high end as we have to expect from BX. If we only had 1 EQ in the world, this would be the one to have!!

Siegfried Meier about the bx_digital V2

Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

Does do it all

Finally a plug-in for mastering that really does do it all, but actually sounds great. It even has a mid/side de-esser!

Mikael ‘Count’ Eldridge about the bx_digital V2

Producer/Engineer (DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, New Order, No Doub

The band solo function is a fantastic innovation

I also use bx_digital V2 a lot and find the band solo function is a fantastic innovation when seating out a troublesome frequencycentre.

Snake Newton about the bx_digital V2

Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

One of the most powerful EQ instruments ever

Khaliq Glover

This is one of the most powerful EQ instruments ever made - period! (and yes, I did call it instrument).

Khaliq Glover about the bx_digital V2

aka Khaliq-O-Vision, Grammy winner (Prince, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Herbie Hancock, etc.)

Really well thought out

Ilpo Karkkainen

Great for going really deep in M/S and carving the frequency balance and stereo image to your liking. The interface is really well thought out. I know it's primarily a mastering tool but I use it within the mix as well.

Ilpo Karkkainen about the bx_digital V2

Digital Soundboy, Exit, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Function, Samurai Music and Secret Operations

My definitive mastering plug in

Like all other Brainworx plug-ins, this plug-in has lots of really useful features, a very nice interface and a great sound. My definitive mastering plug in.

JC Concato about the bx_digital V2

Head of Music School - Point Blank Online,

I love bx_digital and bx_control

We have produced all of Marit’s songs in our studio, and I love bx_digital and bx_control, they are smart and well thought out. And they sound great. We have been helping to improve the ICON mapping in co-operation with Brainworx and the new V2s work really well with our touch sensitive faders and controllers. Go Brainworx!

Michael Hartung about the bx_control V2, bx_digital V2

A-ha, Marit Larsen, Dweezil Zappa, Gluecifer, Satyricon

Good stuff

That V2 is exhaustive the 1st time you use it. Like someone hands you a road map where you can go any direction. Good stuff.

Dylan "3-D" Dresdow about the bx_digital V2

Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

This plug-in rocks!

I'm mixing Erykah Badu's album right now and had a song mixed by someone else the was a mess. I used the V2 plug to readjust the mix so it would work. In the increading world of professional mixers becoming "fixers" instead, this is an essential mixing tool.

Tom Soares about the bx_digital V2

Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blidge, New Kids ON the Block, Marky Mark, Shelter, Sick Of It All, Biohazard, Herbie Hancock, etc.

bx_hybrid is all over my recent sessions

bx_hybrid is all over my recent sessions.

Tony Maserati about the bx_hybrid V2

Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy, Black Eyed Peas

some of the most useful tools I've ever seen

bx_hybrid and bx_digital have quickly become the only EQs I use in mastering sound effects. The presence and bass shifters are some of the most useful tools I've ever seen in any plugin, and I wish I'd had them 10 years ago. The stereo width control, mono maker, the amazing solo features, I'm simply stunned at how useful this plugin is in almost everything I do. And because I record mostly in M/S, that it can do that too makes Brainworx the only EQ and first plugin I ever reach for anymore. Period.

Tim Nielsen about the bx_digital V2, bx_hybrid V2

Skywalker Sound (Lord Of The Rings, Pirates Of The Carribean, Indiana Jones 4

Can't mix and master without them.

I just wanted you to know I have bought most of your plug-ins in the last few months. Your gear is truly amazing! Can't mix and master without them. Thanks so much for making these excellent tools. I am in the midst of some high-profile projects and am more than happy to spread the word.

Robert L. Smith about the bx_digital V2, bx_dynEQ V2, bx_shredspread, Vertigo VSC-2

Emmy nominated producer/engineer/mixer (Lady Gaga, U2, Glee)

I was blown away with the Brainworx plugins!

I just wanted to tell you that I was blown away with the Brainworx plugins! I can't remember the last time I got a smile from ear to ear when I started tweaking the parameters of a plugin. I think your design is extremely well done and it shows a visionary type of attitude that I appreciate.

David Reitzas about the 100% BX Bundle - V2, bx_control V2, bx_digital V2, bx_meter, bx_MIX Bundle

4 Grammys, Emmy, Oscar, multi-platinum producer with Madonna, Nathalie Cole, Barbara Streisand, etc.

The smoothest EQ plugin I've ever heard

I've used Brainworx bx_digital on virtually every mix I've done in the last two years. Not only does it have incredibly useful features that no other EQ plug-in has, this thing is possibly the smoothest EQ plugin I've ever heard (and I have about 20 different EQ plug-ins).

Ken Lewis about the bx_digital V2

Beastie Boys, Kanye West, JayZ, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Mariah Carey etc. – 6 Grammys, multiple Gold & Platinum awards!

bx_Control is essential

bx_control is the first plug-in on my master channel and is an essential part of my monitoring section when mixing or mastering in the box.

JC Concato about the bx_control V2

Head of Music School - Point Blank Online,

The most powerful tool for selective frequency level control

Kai Blankenberg

This is the most powerful tool for selective frequency level control and a real lifesaver. Last year I did the biggest "Mastered for Itunes" series for a german Artist - remastering more than 30 Albums that were recorded in between 1971 and 2004. Some of the Albums - especially the live albums - had some pretty harsh vocals with a lot of peaky parts.

Because it’s M/S the Brainworx Dyn EQ 2 did a brilliant job controlling the vocals very effectively without sounding too obvious and touching the sides. I also used it very subtile on the low end of "Auf uns" - Germanys platinum selling Hymn of the Soccer World Cup 2014. The producer said - I don’t know what you did but the Bassdrum is much tighter, and the low end much clearer - well I just like it.

The Brainworx Dyn EQ 2 changed the way I’m mastering quite dramatically because it takes the eq-ing where it’s needed and I don’t have to dip frequencies in the whole song or automate an EQ.

Kai Blankenberg about the bx_dynEQ V2

Alexander Klaws, Aura Dione, BAP, Beatsteaks, Apparat

Everyone will now be able to get kick-ass drum sounds

The bx_dynEQ is the most essential thing you never even knew you needed. I hesitate to tell people how helpful it is. I’m almost afraid everyone will now be able to get kick-ass drum sounds and put me out of business.

Mikael ‘Count’ Eldridge about the bx_dynEQ V2

Producer/Engineer (DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, New Order, No Doub

Innovative interaction like I've never seen before

Dylan Dresdow

I don't even think of this as an equalizer. The 'key' feature (of bx_dynEQ) allows for innovative interaction like I've never seen before and, more importantly, sounds great!

Dylan "3-D" Dresdow about the 100% BX Bundle - V2, bx_dynEQ V2

Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

My go-to dynamic EQ

Ilpo Karkkainen

bx_dynEQ is my go-to dynamic EQ. It's very versatile and I find it great for handling some challenging fixing tasks. I love the external sidechain feature.

Ilpo Karkkainen about the bx_dynEQ V2

Digital Soundboy, Exit, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Function, Samurai Music and Secret Operations

bx_hybrid for me is the most useful plugin

bx_hybrid for me is the most useful plugin in the range for over all mix buss tweaking. The joystick controls for Lo and Hi are so simple to use and the cut and boost compliment each other perfectly, meaning that you can change the sound of a mix quite radically without over-EQing one part of the spectrum.

Snake Newton about the bx_hybrid V2

Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

This makes equalization much more efficient

From the get go, one of my favorite features of this eq is the auto listen function. This makes equalization much more efficient when pinpoint offending frequencies. The meters are great, and the layout is very end user based.

Dylan "3-D" Dresdow about the bx_hybrid V2

Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

A great addition to my arsenal

Since a majority of my chain consists of analog gear, I'm very selective when it comes to which plugins I use.  Refinement has definitely been a great addition to my arsenal.

Joe LaPorta about the bx_refinement

Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Vampire Weekend - Grammy Nominated Senior Mastering Engineer

It really helps clear up the harsh frequencies in a way that no other tool can

This plugin is the coolest and strangest tool we've come across. It works wonders on harsh overhead and guitar tracks that we've had come in for mixing. In a mastering setting, it really helps clear up the harsh frequencies in a way that no other tool can. Finding new ways to put this thing to use every day!

Siegfried Meier about the bx_refinement

Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

bx refinement is a great tool

I've been an analog based mastering engineer for the past 20 years. When people used to ask what plug-ins I used, I would always respond with "plug-ins? I don't use no stinking plug-ins." And then Brainworx came into my life. The bx_refinement tool is not for people looking for wow factor on a mastering buss. But it did wow me. Its subtle way of de-harshing, smoothing, making things smooth and cohesive, deserves a wow. It brings the round and warm back into a master that is different than tradition EQ and compression. The bx refinement is a great tool for for today's over processed and harsh tracks. Bravo Brainworx.

Glenn Schick about the bx_refinement

Mastering Engineer - T.I., Elton John, Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Of Montreal.

bx_refinement makes things sound better

MusicTech Magazine

We tried several more mixes and each led us to the same conclusion: bx_refinement makes things sound better, very quickly and very easily.

MusicTech Magazine about the bx_refinement

You’ll be surprised getting to know the Stereomaker

Kai Blankenberg

Just when you think you know it all - you’ll be surprised getting to know the Stereomaker. I thought - oh yeah another M/S widener that is good spreading a couple of percent but what can be new or better about it?! But this thing really works - and it works very good on mono stuff without screwing up the whole signal. I use it a lot when doing stem masters. Fast and effectively you can place the backing vocals around the main voice or give the keyboards a better place.

Kai Blankenberg about the bx_stereomaker

Alexander Klaws, Aura Dione, BAP, Beatsteaks, Apparat

There are none that do it as well as the bx_stereomaker

There's a lot of plugins that claim to do this sort of effect, but there are none that do it as well as the bx_stereomaker! It works wonders on stereo-izing mono sources such as pads, guitars, special FX, BG vocals and many other elements in the mix, and the included controls are just exactly what's needed to make those things fit.

Siegfried Meier about the bx_stereomaker

Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

This EQ is simply like no other

This EQ is simply like no other. I use the air band constantly, brightening up vocals, drums, and the mix buss. It's crisp and truly open sounds up without being harsh. The sub and low frequency bands are perfect for adding well-defined weight to the kick drum.

Nadim Issa about the Maag EQ4

Owner and House Producer/Engineer

Sounds really musical while remaining transparent

One of the best sounding plug-in EQ I have come across, sounds really musical while remaining transparent. The Air Band is probably one of the first things I bring in on my master channel EQ before Eqing individual tracks.

JC Concato about the Maag EQ2, Maag EQ4

Head of Music School - Point Blank Online,

The tone shaping it allows for is unmatched by any other equalizer

The Maag has become my go to kick drum EQ. I feel that the tone shaping it allows for is unmatched by any other equalizer, hardware or plugin. It's a totally unique design that is as musical as it gets. Having used the hardware, I can personally attest that the work Brainworx/PA has done in cloning it is 100% accurate, and that makes me super happy! Being able to track with the plugin with the UAD Apollo is also an amazingly creative way to get the sound I want, at the tracking phase where it needs to sound correct. Couldn't live without this plugin anymore.

Siegfried Meier about the Maag EQ2, Maag EQ4

Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

My special weapon

Ilpo Karkkainen

The ProAudioDSP DSM V2 is my special weapon. It's one of those rare plugins that seem to possess almost magical qualities. I use it for many different things and keep finding new ways to use it.

Ilpo Karkkainen about the ProAudioDSP DSM V2

Digital Soundboy, Exit, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Function, Samurai Music and Secret Operations

You can and should try it on every signal

Kai Blankenberg

What can you say about the transient designer? When you know the the real thing - you’ll love it anyway. And then you’ll love the Plug-in as well because it sounds just like the original and you can have a designer on as many tracks as you like.
Definitely on drums! But If you wanna go creative  -you can and should try it on every signal. When doing stem mastering with mediocre drums the transient designer is my first pick for a parallel group. And I use it both ways  - to push the attack on drums - or to have an big, sustainé parallel group. It’s the fastest and easiest way to get sound on your tracks.

Kai Blankenberg about the SPL Transient Designer

Alexander Klaws, Aura Dione, BAP, Beatsteaks, Apparat