We have a 72 channel AMS Neve VPS in one of our studios thats almost the same console as the VXS. These consoles are really cool to track through cause the preamps, comp, and eq are amazing. But one problem for me was i never mixes on that console only recording since i need be able to recall the mixes without spending 4 hours and still i doesent sound the same as before. But then these smart people at Brainworx came up with this plugin. Freaking amazing, now i can take my mixes to the other studio an recreate the console in the box. Same sound and the same glue. Thank you for this plugin, this really was a life saver for me.
Sounds great. Solves problems.
by Zak Rahman
Channel strip plugins are technically just a few useful and ubiquitous plugins in an easily accessible form. Gate, eq, compression, maybe saturation, and a trim. This actually feels like using a console. The marketing blurb is not empty promises. I created a template using an instance of this on every track (incidentally, 40 instantiations of this plugin active and my CPU didn't flinch), and my mix was faster, cleaner and sounded better compared to my usual standard of work. Before purchasing this plugin, I compared it with no less than 6 other channel strip plugins. This plugin was faster and yielded consistently good results for me. I will not say the others were terrible, or this was SoooOOOO much better, because that wouldn't be true. This just enabled me to get good results consistently, which is pretty huge. I opted for the Neve because I already have an SSL. Additionally, PA's licensing policies solved a huge problem I faced with another company - not being free to use the license on another device without dongles and other such hassles. I did the same tests on a much less powerful laptop, and the only thing I had to do was disable the plugin on channels that were empty. I thought I liked this plugin because it sounded good and the workflow is tremendous. However, its real strength is that it is a workhorse plugin. It's reliable, consistent and I felt very familiar with it after a short period of use. The documentation is also extremely well written, which will add to the value of the plugin. Dirk Ulrich has decades more audio experience than I do, the tips he gives in the manual helped me. An excellent plugin. Recommended.
by sul chung
I love it
Complex but powerful
by Nick F
Preferred this to the SSL-Type Console version. I wish it 'fit' better on a laptop-size screen but it's all quality across each stage of fx.
When I started mixing, I didn't fully understand the process of proper EQ and compression. I'd throw a few plugins on each channel and select decent sounding presets and hope for the best. I always wondered why my mixes sounded good but not great. So I started investing in Brainworx products like the Console N. I was initially frustrated by these plugins because many of them did not include any presets so I was lost as to what the heck I was doing. This forced me to learn what EQ and compression was really all about. Console N is a game changer for me. Selecting a unique TMT channel and then carefully shaping the sounds without relying on EQ and compression presets has made my mixes sound fuller, brighter and wider. Without a doubt, I'd recommend this plugin for anyone looking to integrate that polished console sound, in the box.
Very solid tight character... used it on a drum, then guitar sub-mix immediately and was very impressed with the little extra 'tweezy' features. The ABCD presets are a huge feature to compare and can also be used in automation. I have been using regularly since purchase.
bx_console N delivers
If you are looking for Neve feel and texture, this plugin delivers. I use it in many of my mix sessions, and appreciate the features and sound it brings with it. TMT is surprisingly convincing, and makes a noticeable difference when spread across many tracks or stems - it certainly sets this plugin apart from all the other emulations. Well done, Brainworx!
Why didn't I do this earlier
by bass case
So I just picked this up on sale with a $50 voucher. Holy Smokes this revolutionized my mix in about 2 minutes. Throwing it on every channel and playing with the presets, my mix sounds "professional"! Crisp, clear, but not brittle, still full in the bottom end. It is giving me that radio sound I have been hunting for through thousands of dollars of plugins over the years. Totally worth it on this one! Way to go Plugin Alliance
Bx Console N
As we are a big fan of analogue consoles ( we own an SSL Duality 72 CH currently) , we decided to buy the bx Console N , bx Console E and Bx console G for our second studio. They sound really good and everything works nice. And we can get a recall very fast, what takes longer with the Duality. We own a lot of plu in Alliance plug ins and they do all what they promise...Besides that , its a very customer friendly company! Keep up the good work , guys
In one word: astounding. I have to admit I've never touched a real console in my life (as a limited space home recording solo artist), so I wasn't sure what to expect. I did know what I was looking for though: a lusher and thicker sound, and something which was hard to describe...a certain realness, some sort of sonic glue, maybe even dirt. The price (by the way perfectly understandable, it seems a lot of work to make) was always a bit too high for me, but the Black Friday deal made it possible to get it. I quickly migrated an existing project I was struggling with to an all Console N project. I found it very easy to dial in the right settings with the eq, pick the right filters, and although I'm still trying to figure out the gate and compression (a demo for vocals would be very nice), it already sounded much better than I could have ever imagined. I quickly started driving the channels and use the THD dial, which made a huge difference. Then I hit 'random' a couple of times, and was surprised of the difference it made. In the end, I finally got that sound I was looking for, that realness, that togetherness. Just lovely. Even my wife noticed it.