Anybody who has recorded amps in the studio knows that capturing the sound you hear in the room when you’re playing is not easy. You need quality microphones, a great sounding console, outboard gear, and above all, the knowledge and experience to know how to set up the amp, the mics and the entire signal path.
Brainworx founder and CEO, Dirk Ulrich, was a rock producer for 15 years before he entered the plugin business, having recorded musicians from bands like Dream Theater, Toto, Michael Jackson Band and many more. Dirk has produced 64 recording chains for each of the BX Mega amps at the PMC-monitoring equipped www.brainworx-studio.de, capturing 3 different Mega cabinets recorded with up to 9 different high-end vintage and modern microphones through Brainworx’s NEVE VXS72 console (1 out of 9 consoles of this type which exist), and using outboard EQ from Millennia, SPL and elysia.
The resulting tones, which would take tons of gear, time and expertise to achieve by traditional means, can be selected from a simple menu inside the plugin. Brainworx has even provided an “Auto” mode that allows you to step through each of the 64 IRs while playing until you find the tone you’re looking for.