Overview

The Brainworx bx_2098 plugin is modeled after the iconic Amek 9098 EQ. The original, Neve-designed hardware has been reproduced in stunning detail by the Brainworx team. Now you can harness the power and tone of this classic British EQ in your own mixing and mastering sessions.

Brainworx have added some truly innovative plugin-only features to the bx_2098 EQ updating it for the modern producer. Using patent-pending TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology) you can use up to 20 truly varied instances across your mix. In addition to this the bx_2098 features full M/S control and a dedicated THD parameter.

Full Brainworx M/S capabilities mean the bx_2098 EQ is ready for modern sessions. Manipulate the Mid and Side information in your audio completely independently to create width and punch. Control your critical low end mix with the famed Mono Maker and isolate the Mid/Side information to focus on your processed sound.

By utilizing the Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) from our bx_console products we have created an EQ that allows you to use 20 truly unique channels across your mix. When applying these different models to stereo versions of the plugin you can induce serious width to your sounds whilst simultaneously imparting the real character of analog hardware.

Some EQs lack character and tone but the bx_2098 EQ employs several features that ensure you get the real analog experience. The THD parameter is perfect for dialing in just the right amount of controlled distortion. This is faithful to the original circuitry we modeled and helps you reproduce results until now only possible with real hardware.

Features

  • An astoundingly accurate model of a classic British hardware EQ in your DAW.
  • Use twenty slightly different channels of the bx_2098 EQ across your mix using patent-pending TMT.
  • Introduce analog style harmonic distortion using the THD control.
  • Full M/S capabilities give you absolute control over any element in your mix.
  • Slightly different L/R channels add to the analog stereo sound experience

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Paul Godfrey

    Paul Godfrey

    Producer/Composer (Morcheeba)

    Love this EQ. We did all our big Morcheeba Albums with 2 of these and I always wanted the whole console. Now I've got as many channels as I like (well almost)!

  • Richard Chycki

    Richard Chycki

    Mixer/Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Skillet, Aerosmith)

    Amek's 9098 channel strip incorporated (Rupert) Neve's legendary designs. The bx_2098 pays serious homage to the classic 9098's 4 band EQ plus HPF/LPF design with incredible accuracy and realism.… Read More

  • Adam Moseley

    Adam Moseley

    Producer/Mixer/Engineer/Educator (John Cale, Spike Jonze, The Cure, Rush)

    This really sounds like the original Amek Neve… amazing. The plugin accurately captures the unique character of the original.

Customer Reviews

  • 2098 Eq

    ★★★★★
    by Zac M
    This is an amazing recreation or the 9098. I have recorded and mixed on the Amek 9098 console and the 9098 outboard EQ for years and I can say this is pretty much dead on.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you. We LOVE hearing from people who actually use(d) the hardware we model. Dirk.
  • Bloody Amazing EQ

    ★★★★★
    by kaiser_of_1kHz
    The only one you need. More hi-fi than a channel strip EQ but with some really nice character - nothing overly domineering, just high quality on every band and in every way. I would like the GUI a… Read More
  • bx_2098 EQ

    ★★★★★
    by Koo
    Clear, clean, crisp, creamy. Love the sound. My new favorite EQ !
  • 2098

    ★★★★★
    by Revival Audio
    love this emulation. Very similar and also improved from the original with some awesome features
  • Guitars!

    ★★★★★
    by dbsounds
    I've tried it on overdriven/distorted guitars and it's my first choice for them since. It sounds very good with them and makes possible to clean some room for drums and voices with less sacrificing… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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