About

Since 2006, Brainworx Audio 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 V3, world-class analog mixing console emulations with patented TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology, US Patent No. 10,725,727) and modern mastering solutions like bx_masterdesk and the amazing BX Style Creator desktop app.

Founder 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

    • $399$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console AMEK 200
    • ★★★★★
    • So much more than a channel strip: A mixing and mastering console combining the sound of the AMEK EQ 200, AMEK Mastering Compressor, and the gate/expander of the bx_console AMEK 9099.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $249$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_clipper
    • ★★★★★
    • Create competitively loud masters and maintain clarity. The ultimate clipping solution from Brainworx: An easy to use soft and hard clipper with that studio sound.
      • Creative FX
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $349$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk PRO
    • ★★★★★
    • The complete analog mastering desk is more tweakable than ever… while remaining shockingly easy to use.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $299$89.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_XL V3
    • Brainworx bx_XL V3 is a mid/side mastering limiter plugin that delivers ultra-loud masters while maintaining clarity. Maximize loudness with XL saturation.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $149$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_enhancer
    • ★★★★★
    • A great mixing plugin for musicians, featuring tuner, saturator, compressor, EQ, clipper, and meters, making mixing and recordings easy.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $189$99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_glue
    • ★★★★★
    • Delivering vintage warmth and digital precision. The definitive VCA bus compressor. Bring your mixes together with analog glue.
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $149$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockergain100
    • ★★★★★
    • bx_rockergain100 is a very orange amplifier plugin for heavy, earth-quaking electric guitar sounds.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $349$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 9000 J
    • ★★★★★
    • The SSL legendary console behind major releases from Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, as a plugin with presets from Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Grizzly Bear).
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $299$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_limiter True Peak
    • ★★★★★
    • A True Peak limiter you’ll actually love for its sound! Hit your loudness targets without losing anything - except for troublesome inter-sample peaks.
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $449$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console AMEK 9099
    • ★★★★★
    • Rupert Neve-designed Amek strips: The acclaimed 9098i Analogue console as a plugin, packed with new features.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $399$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_crispytuner
    • ★★★★★
    • NEW M1 Update: Amazingly easy-to-use vocal tuning that’s simple enough for a total beginner, and powerful enough for a pro.
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • Brainworx
    • BX Style Creator Mastering
    • ★★★★★
    • Revolutionary Mastering Desktop-Application, available via MEGA and MIX & MASTER subscriptions. Master complete albums in minutes! Computer-assisted Mastering just got real.
      • DESKTOP APP
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • TMT inside
    • $299$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk True Peak
    • ★★★★★
    • The complete analog mastering desk in your DAW, as easy as 1-2-3! Now with improved True Peak Limiter on board, and more!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $249$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_dynEQ V2
    • ★★★★★
    • A truly different approach to dynamic EQ. Innovative M/S cross-trigger features for example - simply not possible with any other EQ!
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $99$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_shredspread
    • ★★★★★
    • Intelligent M/S width for doubled riff guitars. Auto-avoid common phase problems, and sound extra-wide and tight!
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • 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
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $99$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_control V2
    • ★★★★★
    • M/S Stereo Field Enhancement plus Sophisticated Monitoring and Metering.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $99$9.99
    • 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.
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $99$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_stereomaker
    • ★★★★★
    • Convert any mono signal to stereo with this frequency-optimized M/S upmixing plugin. Great for synths, guitars, vocals and snares!
      • Creative FX
      • Guitar & Bass
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $299$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_XL V2
    • ★★★★★
    • The New Loud! bx_XL V2 is an M/S stereo mastering limiter for competitively loud masters that retain all those desirable dynamics!
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $149$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_limiter
    • ★★★★★
    • Professional low-latency Stem limiter for mono & stereo channels. Catch transients early in the mix, and save your main mastering limiter some work. Get cleaner mixes!
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199$19.99
    • 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.
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $29$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_tuner
    • ★★★★☆
    • Accurate tuning for guitar & bass with useful features like volume dimming. Tune up right before you hit the record button.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $199$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_refinement
    • ★★★★★
    • Tame nasty high frequency harshness. Add sparkling presence and life with precision.
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_saturator V2
    • ★★★★★
    • Flexible M/S Multi-Band Saturation plugin, to get your mixes and signals to cut through.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $199$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_opto
    • ★★★★★
    • Brainworx bx_opto is an optical compressor VST plugin with warm, open, and dynamic tones based on various light-dependent circuits.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_opto Pedal
    • ★★★★☆
    • A simple-to-use version of Brainworx’s Optical Compression Tone Monster. Great on guitars, vocals and even drums.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $149$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megadual
    • ★★★★★
    • A faithful emulation of perhaps the most popular boutique tube guitar amp ever built.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $149$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megasingle
    • ★★★★★
    • A faithful emulation of a the legendary sound of a tube rectifier guitar amp.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bluechorus2
    • ★★★★★
    • The rich, smooth chorus of the classic “Blue” pedal in plugin form.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $149$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bassdude
    • ★★★★★
    • A faithful emulation of the legendary American amp that became the foundation for generations of rock ‘n roll amplifier design.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_greenscreamer
    • ★★★★★
    • The most popular overdrive pedal ever made, faithfully re-created as a plugin.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $249$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_panEQ
    • ★★★★★
    • The Panoramic EQ by BX allows you to adjust frequencies at any discrete position of the stereo field. Must-Have plugin for Mix, Mastering and Sound Design.
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $49$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_distorange
    • ★★★★★
    • Snarling, grinding distortion relied on by artists ranging from Kurt Cobain to Steve Vai.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_yellowdrive
    • ★★★★★
    • Warm to crunch to shred with this classic “Yellow” pedal in plugin form.
      • Creative FX
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $99$9.99
    • 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.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_metal2
    • ★★★★★
    • This exacting emulation of the Boss MT-2™ stomp pedal gives you anything from clean guitar tones to total metal mayhem.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $299$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_digital V3
    • ★★★★★
    • The latest update to this innovative Mid/Side EQ. The “Plugin of the Decade” gets a host of new features including dynamic EQ and more.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rooMS
    • ★★★★★
    • The M/S Reverb by Brainworx. Ultra-low on the CPU, can be used traditionally (Send) or even as an Insert FX on individual tracks!
      • Creative FX
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $49$9.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_blackdist2
    • ★★★★★
    • This exacting emulation of the classic ProCo Sound RAT 2™ stomp pedal provides instantly recognizable guitar tones.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $149$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockrack V3
    • ★★★★★
    • Eight (8) guitar & bass amps, rivaling high-end DSP systems. Includes one original ENGL and the BX Metal 666!
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $149$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_subsynth
    • ★★★★★
    • Brainworx’s bx_subsynth generates subharmonic frequencies an octave below your audio material, adding depth to tracks with thin bass profiles.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $199$29.99
    • 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
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
    • $299$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console N
    • ★★★★★
    • This revolutionary Brainworx plugin delivers a startlingly realistic model of the rare 72-channel Neve® VXS™ analog console of producer/engineer Dirk Ulrich. TMT Inside!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $249$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_2098 EQ
    • ★★★★★
    • Inspired by the famous Amek 9098 EQ with the addition of Brainworx' patented TMT and M/S processing.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $299$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_townhouse Buss Compressor
    • ★★★★★
    • Plugin of the iconic 1978 Townhouse Buss Compressor: A custom build from SSL parts that delivers iconic compression with extra character and warmth.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Hidden Gems
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $349$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 4000 E
    • ★★★★★
    • The legendary console that earned Solid State Logic their place in pro audio history. Plugin officially approved by SSL.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $349$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 4000 G
    • ★★★★★
    • Officially approved by SSL, this console is the gold-standard for producing and mixing rock music with its tight and punchy tone.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $149$19.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk
    • ★★★★★
    • The complete analog mastering desk in your Daw! Incredibly easy to use with professional results, loaded with TMT.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $349$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console Focusrite SC
    • ★★★★★
    • Officially approved Focusrite TMT Studio plugin of the beautiful console designed for Beatles producer, Sir George Martin
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Made by BX
      • Mastering
      • Near-Zero Latency Live-Host!
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
    • $249$29.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_oberhausen
    • ★★★★★
    • The World's 1st TMT Synth! Our bx_oberhausen synthesizer is a virtual instrument like no other. Stacked with patented TMT & M/S features, and offering a powerful set of effect modules.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Made by BX
      • Sale
      • TMT inside
      • Virtual Instrument

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Recent Reviews

  • Morgan Page

    Morgan Page

    2-Time Grammy Nominated DJ and Music Producer

    Super intuitive interface that lets you dial in every component quickly to get a wide cohesive punchy master. I can see this being excellent for treating stems as well.

  • DJ Zardonic

    DJ Zardonic

    Composer, Producer, Remixer (Bullet For My Valentine, Fear Factory, All Elite Wrestling)

    The way bx_clipper drives mixes is so much better than most saturation / clipping plugins I've heard in the past. It's a hell of an addition to any master chain before the final limiting process!

  • Maria Elisa Ayerbe

    Maria Elisa Ayerbe

    Multi-Grammy & Latin Grammy nominated Engineer (Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony)

    After using the bx_console AMEK 200 on different types of instruments (bass, drums, vocals, piano and keyboards), I have to say I am pretty surprised and satisfied with the transparency this plugin delivers. It adds character to the signal with subtlety. This plugin can easily become everyone's new favorite go-to console emulation!