About

Since 2006, Brainworx Germany has developed a reputation for creating sonically-advanced plugin tools as well as a multi-platform development framework that is second to none. Brainworx highlights include the M/S-standard EQ, bx_digital V2, and world-class guitar amp simulations. Founder & CEO Dirk Ulrich started Brainworx to develop tools that would solve problems and improve workflows for his own production and mastering projects. The ethos of “built by professionals for professionals” remains a core value of the company.

Products

    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_delay 2500
    • The bx_delay 2500 is an innovative delay plugin with signature Brainworx M/S and effects processing like Ducking & Distortion. Your new go to delay plugin!
      • Creative FX
      • M/S Inside!
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console N
    • The original TMT channel strip. 72 different channels of analog sound, based on the iconic Neve VXS console owned by Brainworx Germany.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside!
    • $249
    • Brainworx
    • bx_2098 EQ
    • Inspired by the famous Amek 9098 EQ with the addition of Brainworx' world class TMT and M/S processing.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
      • TMT inside!
      • M/S Inside!
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_townhouse Buss Compressor
    • In 1978 the Townhouse Studio crew in London built a Buss Compressor from legendary console parts. The perfect fit for our SSL 4000 E/G bx_console plugins.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $349
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 4000 E
    • Officially approved by SOLID STATE LOGIC (SSL)! 72 channels of classic E series, injected with patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT).
      • Hardware Emulations
      • NEW!
      • TMT inside!
    • $349
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 4000 G
    • Officially approved by SSL! 72 different channels of classic G console sound, injected with patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT).
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside!
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk
    • A complete mastering desk in your DAW. The easiest way to get quality masters in the box. Intuitive metering for loud CD masters and dynamic streaming services!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
      • M/S Inside!
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_subsynth
    • The Holy Grail for Bass Fanatics! Generate sub, punch and saturation; modeled after the heart of a dbx 120XP subharmonic synthesizer.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside!
    • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockrack V3 Player
    • A powerful dose of 26 professionally designed presets that implement all eight amps from bx_rockrack V3– totally free.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console E
    • This product was replaced by the originally branded and improved bx_console SSL 4000 E plugin. See product page for details.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console G
    • This product was replaced by the originally branded and improved bx_console SSL 4000 G plugin. See product page for details.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_subfilter
    • Shape sub content while adding punch and body to a sound’s core.
      • Free
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockrack V3
    • Eight (8) amp emulations, rivaling expensive DSP systems. Includes one original ENGL and the BX Metal 666!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_panEQ
    • This unique panoramic EQ allows you to adjust frequencies at any discrete position of the stereo field. Mastering and Sound Design must-have.
      • M/S Inside!
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rooMS
    • The M/S Reverb by Brainworx. Ultra-low on the CPU, easy to be used as an Insert FX on many tracks!
      • Creative FX
      • M/S Inside!
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_blackdist2
    • This exacting emulation of the classic ProCo Sound RAT 2™ stomp pedal provides instantly recognizable guitar tones.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_metal2
    • This exacting emulation of the Boss MT-2™ stomp pedal gives you anything from clean guitar tones to total metal mayhem.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_saturator V2
    • Flexible M/S Multi-Band Saturation plugin, to get your mixes and signals to cut through.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
      • M/S Inside!
    • $19
    • Brainworx
    • bx_tuner
    • Accurate tuning for guitar & bass with useful features like volume dimming. Tune up right before you hit the record button.
    • $129
    • Brainworx
    • bx_stereomaker
    • Convert any mono signal to stereo with this frequency-optimized M/S upmixing plugin. Great for synths, guitars, vocals and snares!
      • Secret Weapon
      • M/S Inside!
    • $99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_meter
    • Sophisticated Peak, RMS and Dynamic Range meter provides a detailed look at your audio signal, which will help improve the sound of your mixes.
      • Mastering
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_digital V3
    • The M/S EQ! Future Music’s “Plugin of the Decade” gets a raft of new features for V3 plus a lower price!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Mastering
      • M/S Inside!
    • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_solo
    • Powerful free tool to get you started with M/S! Includes legendary M/S technology found in Brainworx’s products like bx_control V2.
      • Free
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megadual
    • A faithful emulation of perhaps the most popular boutique tube guitar amp ever built.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_refinement
    • Tame nasty high frequency harshness. Add sparkling presence and life with precision.
      • Mastering
      • M/S Inside!
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_opto
    • Extremely musical Optical Compressor from Brainworx delivers artifact-free opto-tone for days.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_cleansweep Pro
    • bx_cleansweep Pro’s huge selection of HP & LP filter types will clean up your tracks and open new creative possibilities.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megasingle
    • A faithful emulation of a the legendary sound of a tube rectifier guitar amp.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_dynEQ V2
    • A truly new approach to dynamic EQ. Innovative M/S cross-trigger features for results simply not possible with any other Equalizer.
      • M/S Inside!
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bluechorus2
    • The rich, smooth chorus of the classic “Blue” pedal in plugin form.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_greenscreamer
    • The most popular overdrive pedal ever made, faithfully re-created as a plugin.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bassdude
    • A faithful emulation of the legendary American amp that became the foundation for generations of rock ‘n roll amplifier design.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $139
    • Brainworx
    • bx_control V2
    • M/S Stereo Field Enhancement plus Sophisticated Monitoring and Metering.
      • Mastering
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_distorange
    • Snarling, grinding distortion relied on by artists ranging from Kurt Cobain to Steve Vai.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_yellowdrive
    • Warm to crunch to shred with this classic “Yellow” pedal in plugin form.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $329
    • Brainworx
    • bx_XL V2
    • The New Loud! bx_XL is an M/S stereo mastering limiter that makes your mixes loud without sounding squashed.
      • Mastering
      • M/S Inside!
    • $160
    • Brainworx
    • bx_limiter
    • Professional low-latency limiter for mono & stereo channels. Catch transients on stems & busses, save your mastering limiter some work. Get cleaner mixes!
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_hybrid V2
    • This powerful 11-band EQ allows you to quickly identify and fix problem frequencies. It offers analog audio quality and digital DNA.
      • Mastering
      • M/S Inside!
    • $99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_shredspread
    • Intelligent M/S width for doubled riff guitars. Auto-avoid common phase problems, and sound extra-wide and tight!
      • Secret Weapon
      • M/S Inside!
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_opto Pedal
    • A simple-to-use version of Brainworx’s Optical Compression Tone Monster. Great on guitars, vocals and even drums.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $75
    • Brainworx
    • bx_boom!
    • An incredibly simple plugin with just two parameters. bx_boom exists for only one purpose: to make your kick drums thunder!
      • Creative FX
      • Secret Weapon
      • M/S Inside!

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Recent Reviews

  • Snake Newton

    Snake Newton

    Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

    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.

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

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

    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.

  • Michael Hartung

    Michael Hartung

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

    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!