Customer Reviews

  • Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by B-Cide
    I love this plugin, I watched the documentary on the console and I wanted a plugin of it so bad since I'd never be able to record on one, I saw this was done by Brainworx and have had it on my wish list since it came out. I got a Christmas special on it for $69.99 and and feel bad because that was a steal for how amazing this VST is.
  • Absolutely Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by mightywarsaw
    It took me a little while to get a hold of this particular channel strip, but after repeated use I can say there is truly nothing like it. Without a doubt the most powerful, full, and incredibly smooth-sounding tool in my plugin library to date. I think this a must-have for anyone, regardless of the genre. Brainworx really knocked it out of the park with this one. Great job!
  • Vintage big + modern clean

    ★★★★★
    by Sky
    The new Focusrite SC audio demos caught my attention, and your generous holiday promotion lured me in - thank you Dirk!
    In production I've gravitated toward the fast / clean sound of modern high-end op amps and solid state, but also want some controllable transformer warmth. I like tubes occasionally for flavor but generally prefer solid state.
    To my ear, your new Focusrite emulation nails what I've been looking for. I just applied an instance to a solo grand piano track and - wow. I'll describe the sound as big, crystal clear and delightfully strident (as intended) in the upper mids. I now have a template as my starting place for piano recordings.
    Thanks also for your link to the documentary video about the history of this console. I did not realize that Focusrite had released their 100 series technology as a commercial large-format console, and then only ten of them. Learning about the adventures of these consoles out in the world is truly fascinating.
    I now have BX N, SSL and Focusrite consoles in my toolkit, and this one is my new favorite. Kudos to your developers for an excellent release.
  • Aqua

    ★★★★★
    by Francisco
    Congratulations very, very excellent ...!!
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks!
  • bx_console Focusrite SC

    ★★★★★
    by A€
    As a long-time studio musician, producer & remixer; it took about 30 seconds for the Focusrite channel strip to make me a believer.
    A bit of background... I recorded professionally for the first time at the age of 7 in Nashville and spent many years as a live musician & vocalist before transitioning to mainly a session musician & eventually producing. Simply put, I am far from being a newcomer to professional audio recording and well remember the days when having a studio at home for a normal musician/singer was just a dream.
    The Focusrite SC was the second brainworx plugin that I gave a serious try out and within 30 seconds I was hooked. The mix sounded more open and spacious and had a depth that I love and
    I didn't have to spend hours tweaking settings to get the sound I love.
    My one complaint is that it is a bit resource-hungry but there are work-arounds to keep that from being a serious issue.
    I own and use a variety of plugins (several channel strips as well) and they all have their place and uses but the bx_console Focusrite SC quickly became my go to channel strip.
    Great work brainworx!! This is definitely a hit!!
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you!
  • The Focus is definitely right on this one!

    ★★★★★
    by B.O.S.S. Shawn
    Stunning! I have finally found that go to desert island channel strip. I'm a hip-hop guy so this thing sounds so beautiful mixing 808's and thick layered synths. Brainworx if your superb engineers could just add a pan pot to this channel strip then it would be the best one on the market. If I can get really greedy maybe if you could get the CPU usage as low as your other channel strips that would just make my day.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks. The algorithms in all of the console emulations are different, based on the original circuits. That's why this plugin uses a bit more than the other consoles.
  • The core of my workflow

    ★★★★★
    by Xiyu
    This has quickly become my go-to plugin for mixing. It has everything I really need (save for reverb, delay, and occasionally saturation). My workflow has been simplified by this plugin, yet it's surprisingly effective and versatile. Most importantly, it sounds clean and precise, but still has a subtle and musical character.
  • when ya focus is right

    ★★★★★
    by Rock Solid
    I always idolized the sound of old school hip hop. For nearly twenty years I've sought to replicate the signal chain that championed the sound of my idols. This exceeded my expectations and I find it indispensable in the manifestation of my vision that goes back to the 90s. I tip my hat...
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you!
  • this is nice

    ★★★★★
    by Finck von Finckenstein
    I would never have dreamed of getting my hands on one of those rare Focusrite desks. Actually, I have never even heard nor touched one at all. But I had a Focusrite Control 2802 once and loved it, even though this was just a rebranded Audient mini desk. Anyway, this plugin sounds great. It is also totally different from the other bx_consoles. It's built-in de-esser is working like a charm and I really like the colour it gives to vocals. Try it for yourself, maybe it's to coloured for your stuff, but I like it A LOT.
  • Focusrite SC

    ★★★★★
    by GM
    What a great piece of coding! The best channel strip I have used period - digital has come a long long way in the last 10 years. It is so easy to get the lowend right, separate kick and bass with this plugin. The whole concept of modeling THD and TMT is just brilliant, the way you can drive the input to add character, the way the frequency bands interact in this plugin, the way the mixes become wider sounding without spatial enhancer ... I could go on for days. Brainworx puts a great sounding tool at your fingertips - try it for yourself!!
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you!