I like this plugin strip! It's very versatile and adds a welcome finished edge to the sound. The eq curves work well, and I can dial in the sound I want quickly. Not too hard on the cpu, and also looks great. Highly recommended!
I can't believe how good this console is. The sound to start with: clarter without aggressiveness and warmth without having the lack of definition that can result, I do hip hop and although it was not the original purpose of this console it is perfectly suited to this style , I can’t imagine a style of music that wouldn’t work. The worflow: to summarize it gives me the impression of working with real material, the equalizer is so well designed that it makes me forget to use my other more analytical plugins and finally focus on music rather than on frequency curves. Kudos to Brainworx for making this plugin, only true music lovers can achieve this thing. Thank you
Beyond My Expectations..
by Goldenchild / WM
This Channel Stripe is beyond amazing. The EQ's, High/Low pass compressor are all phenomenal. The high end is something else. Since I've gotten the Focusrite SC I'm finishing mixes in less than half the time I use to & they come out better than before, this is just amazing to me. It's a no BS Channel Strip.. Clean, Precise and very intuitive. Plugin Alliance / Brainworx I don't know how you guy's came up with such a great sounding plug and may I say slept-on plug. My one two punch.. Console Focusrite SC & 80 Series you can't go wrong.
Simply, I LIKE IT A LOT!
I've never used the real thing, but all I know is this plugin sounds great to my ears. I like to crank up both the V Gain and THD to the max to add the noise and analog vibe. Then I randomize the stereo channels, and add a few decibels of HF shelf EQ. That's enough for me to open up a mix. No need to go heavy with this plugin to sweeten up things! God bless!
This has become my go to plugin for Snare Bus, Overheads, Vocals and Guitars.... But it works great on anything you can throw at it, 6.8 high freq sounds amazing on guitars, and the compressor lets my cymbals shine, and pump on transients! Im a super fan of the signature focusrite sound, i would describe it as Bold and Clean, with a bit of THD you can get an interesting result because i own the real preamp unit which is intended to be super clean and vibey at the same time, if i was to compare it against other channel strips, i would describe this one as a Bold, yet shiny block of sound, its feels SUPER solid, not as neve on the thumpy low end with grainy mids, or ssl with the present cutting midrange, this one is the balance between those! Its uniqe, not your usual channel strip, this is the first focusrite based channel strip plugin in the market (aside from official Focusrite Red Plugin suite, which i love as much as this) And i love it!
Tonka Truck big
I didn't do any aliasing distortion tests on this yet, but It left me with a great first impression. The UI is big. I mean really big. It looks like this gaudy mess taking up a significant percentage of your screen real estate at 1920x1080, less so at 2560x1440. I have no respect for anybody who would have a larger resolution screen for a computer (unless that screen is 70 inches large). It takes a few beats to get used to the size of the UI, but once you start turning the nobs (and I mean REALLY cranking them) the results are very satisfying. It's a rare plugin that is just a joy to use. As always I'll give it another star if it manages to keep aliasing distortion under -70db at 44.1Khz.
Plugin Alliance response
Maybe before you do advanced aliasing tests you may want to read the manual regarding the GUI size. This plugin can be scaled from 50% to 150%, so it should fit virtually any screen and please any taste.
I used to own a pair of 110/130 modules in the 1990s. They were incredible sounding but not too reliable (noise, switches, etc.) I sold the units when the ISA 430 Producer packs came out and still have all four of those units to this day. Focusrite came out with the ISA 110/130 TDM plugin and I quickly adopted that plugin as my go to on every session. As soon as the bx_Focusrite SC was released, my jaw dropped. It was spot on to the original hardware that I remember owning without all of the problems of old analog gear. There was a bug in Version 1.0 (32bit) that was later fixed in the 64 bit version of the plugin. I upgraded my entire Protools system from a (32bit) HD3 system to a (64bit) HDX system just so I could use this plugin. Outstanding work on this plugin. Now, I have to get myself to stop using the SSL 4000 plugin! LOL!!!
Very nice, the mids freqs are beautiful. The compressor have a weird behaivour on my DAW, different volumen on L and R channel. The tone is really good, I liked a lot, I have all the bx consoles emulation, and is very good.
I finally couldn't resist...
...and I am glad that I didn't. I totally fell in love with its eq section. HP & LP are among the best sounding emulated filters I've heard so far. Another real highlight is the de-esser, which can also work as an upward expander. A real swiss army knife in many, many mixing situations. Focusrite SC perfectly coexists with Brainworks' SSL & Neve channel strips. Chapeau!
The only channel strip necessary
by Edgar Cortes
This plugin compelled me to write my first review It is a truly useful and great sounding, the comp, de-esser and filters are so smooth they alone pay the price of admission. And still it has great EQ to boot. I work 70% of my time in post production and having something like this for tens of dialog tracks saves me hours and CPU resources farming out the comp, gate and de-esser from other plugins. And something pretty great is the ability to color the sound with vintage circuitry or pure digital path. It's flawless on vocals, and just by throwing orchestral and instrumental stems into it makes a world of difference. Try it, and go ahead and buy it Great work Brainworx