You know that "wall of sound" you hear about? This plugin helps achieve that. First off, to anyone that has no idea of what MS processing is will discover very quickly what's happening with the sound. That's because the bx_control has a very intuitive GUI and easily provides an obvious change in the stereo field. I use this on individual tracks as well as on the master buss to move a little of the center sounds out to the sides. To manually do something like what this plugin does requires quite a bit of sophisticated side-chaining, building an MS matrix within the DAW by routing buss inputs, and several plugins which simply kills creativity and interrupts workflow. Seriously...plugins like this really simplify tasks so you can just be creative. That is the main reason why I ended up getting it. It does what it says: widens the stereo field, "monofies" the lower frequencies with precision, allows you to listen to the sides individually or together or the middle, and so on. Read the manual if you want more information. I'm just here to give you the glorious highlights. It doesn't tax the CPU and its minimalistic interface fits well on the screen, but the level of precision is such that you need something like this as a go-to MS processor. I mean...if you're serious about your work, you need this in your toolbox. If you're not using an MS processor, then I don't know what you're doing but the bx_control has become my go-to for building that wall of sound. I've tried other developer's MS processing plugins but they just don't compare to this one...by a long shot. While others are only just processing the amplitude within the MS matrix, the bx_control actually let's you affect specific frequencies in a field. Anyway, read the manual. Wrapping things up, if you don't have an MS processor, or just have one that only just spreads the stereo image...you need this to tailor what frequencies are being spread. If you do complex routing for the task of spreading specific frequencies to the middle and sides, you'll find this does the same thing with better results and insanely faster. I highly recommend this plugin as a necessity for any mixing or mastering engineer or creative sound designer.
Underestimated plugin. Also by me before buy. Just get demo and you will see ;)
AAX DSP NEEDED
It's a must have plugin, but.. why no AAX DSP version? a star less to the perfection.
Funny how simple things can change the workflow to a much better direction, thanks to you Plugin Alliance. eppu
by Morris Tellez
The Control V2 is a must have tool for every single peoducer, mixing or mastering engineer
bx_control V2 sure live up to its name. It gives you full control over your stereo field. It can also give you true mono very quickly and easy. Besides from stereo field control it is also a helpful tool while mixing. Everyone should have this in their toolkit.
This is a great Stereo Image Plugin! Just get it!
by j tayo
As always with brainworx spot on every time!this is such a useful tool intuitive to use ,with great results .