I downloaded the demo and did a side-by-side comparison with the Waves emulation. With identical EQ and compressor (level-matched) settings on a kick, snare, and a full mix, the bx was the clear winner. MUCH punchier and in your face. The added features (TMT, compressor mix level, EQ Type, random channel select, etc) make it a no-brainer. I was impressed with the different colorations you can get by changing the channels across many tracks, or even just one track. And the adjustable harmonic distortion thickens everything up, and is mandatory these days if you're mixing exclusively in-the-box. It was an easy decision to pull the trigger on this one.
Who needs the REAL THING
MOVE OVER ANALOG GEAR. Brainworx has completely changed the game to “MIXING IN THE BOX”. I’ve been using another companies analog plugins for mixing since I started mixing back in 2006. But the Brainworx Console N & SSL 4000 E & G & Townhouse Buss Compressor are my goto plug-ins from now on. Sounds & feel like working on an SSL or Neve consoles. Great job and kudos to Brainworx. I’ve had more compliments on my mixes than ever before. I’ve even had clients ask me if I actually mixed it on a BIG CONSOLE. And in someways I can say I did.
Had not been a huge fan of an SSL E channel until this one came out!! Put it on your whole mix and watch what happens!
Love it. It does exactly what it's suppose to. Great tool.
bx_console SSL 4000 E
I grew up on the real SSL E series consoles. These plugins are instantly a familiar place for me, not just from a workflow standpoint but from the sound. Easy to use, I can't recommend these highly enough. Great Work !!
Among various vendor plugins, PA's "SSL 4000 E" was the best!
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SSL 4000 E
I was lucky enough to win this awesome plugin from produce like a pro. I have tried other e series plug ins including waves, slate, uad and SSL native. The BX is one I keep coming back to as I don’t need to have usb dongles or hardware plugged into the Mac for it to work and it sounds incredible. I am now considering the pick your own bundle to see what other great things plugin Alliance have to offer!
It works as well as it looks.
After many iterations of changing from channel strip to channel strip, I found the one. The holy grail of E series emulations.
bx_console E was already my desert-island plugin, but...
...now (1) EQ frequencies match numbers on knobs far more accurately, (2) the input and output gain are finally matched correctly, and (3) the new global functions at the top are a nice addition. Same superb plugin, only better. Though the endorsement feels more like a bug fix to me, the upgrade fee is a minor inconvenience for what constitutes maintenance on what was already the most important plugin ever made.