With most channel strip plugins you get the same channel over and over. BX_Console gives you the whole desk. Definitely brings a cohesiveness to a mix that you only really get from mixing on a console. It's the first time I've heard this done at this level when mixing just in a DAW. Pretty cool! Welcome to the future of plugin modelling!
I grew up in an analog world that I thought was long gone inside the computer. Today I found an analog desk in a plugin. bx_console nails the sound of the Vx. The proof that the new ‘analog’ feel works was when I switched TMT on across 64 tracks; I switched it straight back and I kept it on for the rest of the day. Having tried out the bx_console, it is remarkable how much a little random tolerance adds to the warmth and width of a mix.
The first thing I used bx_console on was a kick drum from a mix I was working on, and within a few minutes I had something that annihilated what I had previously.
Sounds and feels like a console.
Just dropped it across a bunch of channels in a mix session and there was an immediate warmth and separation that wasn't there before. It's killer on kick drums too... I foresee myself using this a lot. Awesome!
I’ve always been die-hard OTB, but bx_console is making me rethink that. It has the weight, feel, and three dimensionality of a console but with ITB recall-ability! I see potential changes to my workflow on the horizon!
bx_console has become my go to channel strip in the recent months. It’s literally on very mix I’ve done since. The level of thoughtfulness is apparent from the moment you realize that the compressor section give you a mix, curve and side pots, to the damn thing sounding great on everything. And I haven’t glorified the channel variations. Must have. Desert Island channel strip.
The bx_console is one of the best channel strips on the market today. It has a very "musical" EQ and compression just like the console it was modelled after.
A great plugin. I have found the compressor has a really good VCA character.