The manual said to listen to professional recordings to get an understanding what to listen for. I did and I decided to tweak it, afterwards I flipped back and it was subtle but something was missing. The original sounded like I was listening to a recording. When I activated the bx_XL V2 it sounded like I was there because of the amount of detail.
Brainworx bx_XL V2
by Kevin Bomar
Brilliant straight forward setup. While the loudness wars are starting to end, you need to know that the V2 is not just for making things loud although it does do that exceptionally well. You can affect the spectral balance of a mix and pull detail out that really can save an otherwise flat and boring mix, you can solidify low end in the mid without affecting the upper mid (wonderful) and or course vise versa. This is one of the best mastering tools you can have in your arsenal no matter what style you're working on. Very CPU efficient. I have mastered for iTunes, Spotify, CD, and video with the V2, on-point results every time. XL V2 is just as advertised. Thanks P.A.-Brainworx!
Very good transparent limiter. Slightly confusing when I first used it. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in. Best used on master trak for final mix.
I use the bx_XL V2 for a long time to my great satisfaction. Whether as a bus or master plug-in, thanks to the various functions (M / S, mono-maker, etc.), I can improve new productions, but also refresh "old" recordings. The precision and quality of the bx_XL V2 is impressive, it just sounds better.
by David Anthony
Outstanding! I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2. The clarity and width you get + you can dial in Saturation on your low's or Hi's.A Master control of your saturation or "XL" , Gian Boost and Threshold. This is great for me because if I've set up my threshold levels and xl levels but I want to adjust my setting collectively I can with this which saves me time. For producers I suggest you take the time and watch tutorial on how to use this plugin, its pretty straight forward. This is my go to mastering limiter, HANDS DOWN ! Numero UNO!
V2 4 U
by Jeremy Graham
After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it's grown on me. Having the ability to seperate bands and 'share the load' really is the draw card for this unit (along with it's M/S & saturation functions), creating a louder master with considerably less peak slicing compared to other stereo limiters I've used in the past. What would really take it to the next level is the addition of True Peak Limiting and perhaps an adaptive attack/release feature, but nevertheless still a hardy unit and gets the job done with ease.
This is the new goto limiter for me. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. Try it and you will agree.
BX XL V2
Wow this Plugin is awesome I’m so glad I got it
I've been to hundreds of mastering sessions over the years, and I've had the privilege to watch some of the best mastering engineers in the world do their work. There is always something special about how they get the imaging, how their masters always seem to sound bigger, wider, clearer and more "around" you. Clearly, there are a lot of techniques and it takes decades of mastering to really get to that level. One thing that I learned over the years, something that all of the top engineers really understand, is the mid-side relationship and how to treat them in subtly different ways to make a mix shine. The bx_XL V2 takes some time to get used to, and you'll find that you need to be real gentle with it. But once you start understanding how to use it, you'll start to hear and feel that size, depth and clarity that the pros get. If you want a professional finished recording, I still believe you need to have a pro master it, but the bx_XL V2 really helps you get things sounding fantastic and a lot closer to how a top level recording should sound. Kudos Brainworx!