i tried this title out about three months ago, i couldn't afford it at the time, i raved about it all over the net, it went on sale, and behold the clouds parted! and the angels sang!..it is by far the best modeled console i've ever used, because it's a "console"! the dynamics section alone is worth the money, unlike "all other" modeled channel strip/consoles it doesn't simply warm up/muddy your source it gives you unmatched control and add magic to you source, i have them all "slate's virtual console collection," (both versions) and "waves" API system, while these are very nice, the BX Console is far superior and not a processor hog! you can stripe this thing across you entire mix, use the presets where needed for starting points and be completely blown away! each channel has a slightly different character i could go on and on but i'll close with this..just buy it! you won't be sorry
Ever since I tried out u-he Satin, I've left my purely digital mixing philosophy behind and embraced the non-linear wonders of mixing analog. A console is the first step and heart of the workflow, so It became my mission to find the best one. What brainworx has done is amazing. Usually, I adore U-he, Lexicon, Eventide, Soundtoys and over companies for there amazing analog realism. Bx_console is an unbelievable feat because I've usually never seen this company to be THIS good, but this one plugin blows away everything else they've ever done and every other channel strip on the market. The EQ alone is the best I've ever used. It "sounds" transparent, but not like Voxengo GlissEQ. It sounds 'shimmery" and unique. The compressor is clean and works great, but you'll often want to use another compressor instead, like Presswerk. Unfortunately, this plugin doesn't model the input preamp like UAD's API channel strip; however, as of this review, Kush has released Transformer Plugins for a super low price that do the trick and pair wonderfully with this console. Altogether, you have an ITB workflow that's the closest thing to mixing analog yet, and the results are awesome. I absolutely love this console and I feel it's the best plugin I've ever used as a musician. I wouldn't be surprised to see a TMT-equipped SSL emulation in the works, but regardless, this is a new standard for channel strips and I love it!
I've been raving about this plugin to all my professional peers. This is the first major console plugin that truly sounds like analog gear to me. The sharp Qs are a marvel. The expander is to die for. The compressor is top notch. I could go on for an hour talking about this plugin.I'm finding that I can do all my heavy lifting with better results than with other leading EQs, gates, expanders, compressors and filters. bx_console considerably outperforms the UAD 88RS in mix scenarios (although their Unison-mode tracking is quite spectacular, so I'm glad to have both). bx_console is now my goto plugin on almost every channel. With rare exception, every new instantiation makes the mix sound richer, fuller, and more natural without even twisting a knob (although twisting is highly recommended). Using different tolerance channels is well worth the effort. I thought Waves made a valiant attempt at this sort of thing with NLS (the EMI TG12345 Mk IV emulation was my favorite), but frankly bx_console has a healthier frequency response in the 1-40Hz range and leaves other emulations in the dust for analog realism.I'm not the sort of engineer that blindly buys everything from a brand. My favorite plugins span many different brands. Like real analog gear, I think some plugins are very special and tower over the competition. At Plugin Alliance, bx_console and the Elysia plugins do it for me. You'd better download and demo bx_console and hear it for yourself across a mix. Don't forget to test drive every part of the plugin. It is worth $1000 in my opinion and would be if it were split up with each section sold separately. For anyone mixing or mastering in the box, this plugin ought to be a no-brainer. I cannot live without it at this point.
This is a wonderful Neve console emulation. There are several things about this plug in that makes it stand above many other emulations by other company's. 1. The blend control on the compressor makes the compressor a lot more flexible. 2. Choosing the many different channels allows you to get some slight differences with the way it sounds. When you make each track have a different channel with the BX console plug in, there is a wide stereo spread that sounds amazing. 3. The EQ is very smooth, clear and very open sounding. 4. Uses little CPU which allows you to use this plugin on multiple tracks, and I multiple....over 30 channels. 5. Gate is much better than what is included with many DAW's. Great for removing amp noises, help vocal tracks background noises be silent very effectively.5. Large plug in on the screen makes it easy to work with. It also provides a digital number as you turn the knobs you know exactly how much your cutting or boosting.I use multiple BX Console plug ins on every session.
Wow. I've used and abused many VR's in my time, and have been looking for a believable Neve emulation for "in the box" mixing.Aside from mixing, this is beautiful to track with. This has really opened my eyes and realise that my computer is my new favourite console.I would recommend anyone to try this, especially anyone that has the pleasure of Neve experience. You will be won over.Highly thinking about ditching my other channel/EQ/dynamics plugins.This does have the Neve sound, which is brilliant. But also it has the large console feel about working with it. Brainworx have done a sterling job. Well done.
Overall, this is a great plugin. I use it a lot. CPU demanding, but that is not strange considering what this plugin contains. My only complaint is the gate; not good enough. Does not work well with fast attack times, e.g. kick drums.