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, and world-class guitar amp simulations. Founder and owner 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

    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_limiter True Peak
    • ★★★★★
    • Finally, a True Peak limiter that you’ll actually love for its sound! Confidently hit your loudness targets without losing anything - except for troublesome inter-sample peaks.
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console AMEK 9099
    • ★★★★★
    • Brainworx brings the world’s most powerful and precise emulation of the 9098i Super Analogue console to the plugin domain - with extensive new features!
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • NEW!
      • TMT inside
    • $399$99.99
    • Brainworx
    • bx_crispytuner
    • ★★★★★
    • THAT sound & more! Powerful & fine-grained vocal tuning with world-class key detection.
      • NEW!
      • Sale
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_rockergain100
    • ★★★★★
    • bx_rockergain100 is a very orange amplifier plugin for heavy, earth-quaking electric guitar sounds.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $349
    • Brainworx
    • bx_console SSL 9000 J
    • ★★★★★
    • Approved by Solid State Logic (SSL) & Michael Brauer! 72 different TMT Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_subsynth
    • ★★★★★
    • The Holy Grail of Bottom End! Generate sub, punch and saturation; improved upon a dbx 120XP subharmonic synthesizer.
      • Creative FX
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
    • $249
    • 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!
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
      • Secret Weapon
    • Free
    • Brainworx
    • bx_cleansweep V2
    • ★★★★★
    • Extremely powerful Hi/Lo-Pass filters using advanced Brainworx technology.
      • Free
    • $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
      • 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.
      • 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$29.99
    • 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
      • Sale
      • Secret Weapon
    • $299
    • 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
    • $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 Audio.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Guitar & Bass
    • $199
    • Brainworx
    • bx_refinement
    • ★★★★★
    • Tame nasty high frequency harshness. Add sparkling presence and life with precision.
      • M/S Inside
      • Mastering
    • $249
    • Brainworx
    • bx_2098 EQ
    • ★★★★★
    • Inspired by the famous Amek 9098 EQ with the addition of Brainworx' patented TMT and M/S processing.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • M/S Inside
      • Secret Weapon
      • TMT inside
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_townhouse Buss Compressor
    • ★★★★★
    • In 1978 Townhouse Studio London built a Buss Compressor from legendary console parts. The perfect fit for our SSL and all other TMT 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 TMT (patented Tolerance Modeling Technology)
      • Hardware Emulations
      • 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 patented Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT).
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside
    • $299
    • Brainworx
    • bx_masterdesk
    • ★★★★★
    • A Complete Analog Mastering Desk in Your Daw! Easy yet Professional, and loaded with TMT!
      • 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 approved by Focusrite, the Studio Console TMT plugin brings the world-class sound of the rare original desk to your DAW.
      • Hardware Emulations
      • TMT inside
    • $249
    • 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
      • 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.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megadual
    • ★★★★★
    • A faithful emulation of perhaps the most popular boutique tube guitar amp ever built.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $149
    • Brainworx
    • bx_megasingle
    • ★★★★★
    • A faithful emulation of a the legendary sound of a tube rectifier guitar amp.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_bluechorus2
    • ★★★★★
    • The rich, smooth chorus of the classic “Blue” pedal in plugin form.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • 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.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_greenscreamer
    • ★★★★★
    • The most popular overdrive pedal ever made, faithfully re-created as a plugin.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • 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.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $49
    • Brainworx
    • bx_yellowdrive
    • ★★★★★
    • Warm to crunch to shred with this classic “Yellow” pedal in plugin form.
      • Creative FX
      • Guitar & Bass
      • 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.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations
    • $299
    • 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
    • $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.
      • Guitar & Bass
      • 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!
      • Guitar & Bass
      • 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
      • Guitar & Bass
      • Hardware Emulations

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Recent Reviews

  • Michael Brauer

    Michael Brauer

    7 Grammy Awards (Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones)

    The bx_console SSL 9000 J was the missing link going hybrid and in the box. I have it across all my tracks.

  • Ken

    Ken "DURO" Ifill

    6 Grammy Awards (Beastie Boys, Nas, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys)

    After mixing in the box exclusively for 15 years, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the 9000 J plugin. The SL 9000 J was my console of choice for many years and a major part of my mix sound. It was the perfect balance between a SSL G series console and a Neve VR console. This plugin does just the same, it gives you the SSL punch combined with the Neve warmth. Enjoy the new Brainworx bx_console SSL 9000 J, my new personal go to.

  • Mendel bij de Leij

    Mendel bij de Leij

    Composer, Musician, Mix & Mastering Engineer

    When I turned on bx_rockergain and strummed the first chord it instantly brought me back to 2015 when I worked with the real amp for 9 hrs straight. If this plugin can take me back to something I’ve felt and heard 5 years ago that can only mean one thing: You guys nailed it!