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

    • $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
    • $249
    • 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
    • $99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_shredspread
    • Intelligent M/S width for doubled riff guitars. Auto-avoid common phase problems, and sound extra-wide and tight!
      • M/S Inside
      • Secret Weapon
    • $49
    • 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
      • M/S Inside
      • Secret Weapon
    • $99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_control V2
    • M/S Stereo Field Enhancement plus Sophisticated Monitoring and Metering.
      • Halloween Sale
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
    • 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
    • $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
    • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_subfilter
    • Shape sub content while adding punch and body to any signal. Get it FREE!
      • Free
    • $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
      • M/S Inside
      • Secret Weapon
    • $299$79.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_XL V2
    • The New Loud! bx_XL V2 is an M/S stereo mastering limiter which makes your mixes competitively loud while retaining desirable dynamics!
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $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
    • $149
    • 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!
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $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.
      • Halloween Sale
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside
    • $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.
      • Halloween Sale
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $19
    • Brainworx
    • bx_tuner
    • Accurate tuning for guitar & bass with useful features like volume dimming. Tune up right before you hit the record button.
      • Secret Weapon
    • $199$69.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_refinement
    • Tame nasty high frequency harshness. Add sparkling presence and life with precision.
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $249
    • Brainworx
    • bx_2098 EQ
    • Inspired by the famous Amek 9098 EQ with the addition of Brainworx' patent-pending TMT and M/S processing.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Secret Weapon
      • TMT 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
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $349
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 4000 E
    • Officially approved by SOLID STATE LOGIC (SSL) - 72 channels of 4000E 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 4000 G console sound with proportional Q! Injected with patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT).
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk
    • #1 Best-Selling Plugin of 2018! A complete analog mastering desk in your DAW! Easy and Professional.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • TMT inside
    • $199
    • 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
      • Mastering
    • $349
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console Focusrite SC
    • Officially endorsed and approved by Focusrite, the Studio Console plugin brings the world-class sound of the rare original desk to your DAW.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • NEW!
      • TMT inside
    • $249
    • Brainworx
    • bx_oberhausen
    • Modeled using Brainworx' experience with analog audio gear, the bx_oberhausen synthesizer is a virtual instrument like no other. Stacked with TMT and M/S features, and offering a powerful set of effect modules.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • TMT inside
      • Virtual Instrument
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_opto
    • Extremely musical Optical Compressor from Brainworx delivers artifact-free opto-tone for days.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
    • $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
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megadual
    • A faithful emulation of perhaps the most popular boutique tube guitar amp ever built.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megasingle
    • A faithful emulation of a the legendary sound of a tube rectifier guitar amp.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bluechorus2
    • The rich, smooth chorus of the classic “Blue” pedal in plugin form.
      • 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
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_greenscreamer
    • The most popular overdrive pedal ever made, faithfully re-created as a plugin.
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $249
    • 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.
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $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.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $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
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • $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
    • $299$79.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_digital V3
    • The M/S EQ! Future Music’s “Plugin of the Decade” gets a raft of new features for V3. Mono & Stereo versions included!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Sale
    • $199
    • 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
      • 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
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockrack V3
    • Eight (8) guitar & bass amps, rivaling high-end DSP systems. Includes one original ENGL and the BX Metal 666!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • Secret Weapon
    • 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.
      • Free
      • Hardware Emulations

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Recent Reviews

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    I work a lot with mix busses in my DAW and I love the Focusrite Console, it just does the job and sounds great. Both modules are easily to adjust and work together perfectly. The sound is fantastic, the EQs don't get harsh or muddy at any point. You can make sounds shine in the mix in seconds; also warming up bass sounds and getting a tight and punchy low end is done quick and easily. Same goes if you want to get a vocal smooth and in-your-face. I like that you can get both - a clean and tight sound - but also a very analogue one. Great to have this in my setup - and it’s fun to work with!

  • 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.

  • Tom Holkenborg

    Tom Holkenborg

    aka Junkie XL

    Besides the original concept, the bx_oberhausen also comes with really great effects to make the most subtle or brutal patches you can imagine. A must-have for synth enthusiasts!