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.


  • 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

  • BX 2098 EQ

    by Cogbeatz
    The BX 2098 EQ is one of the best EQs i've ever owned, PERIOD! I use it on everything and it never gets tired...LOL, always giving me great results!
  • Classic Amek EQ pristine quality in today’s day and age

    by Jwthevision
    The brains at Brainworx and Plugin Aliiance seem to know how give us tools that will help us design our desired sound to a specific niche and range. The bx_2098 isn’t supposed to be a Neve… Read More
  • Bx_2098 eq

    by David Steffens
    Great plugin, goes on most of my instrument tracks and reminds me of the original hardware channel so much. I was a big fan of tracking and mixing through that unit a few years back, and immediately… Read More
  • 2098 or 9098?

    by BK
    There is not much more to say that hasn’t already been said about Bx plugs. Dirk is a legend in the field. The proprietary TMT is great and really makes this shine. One of the best things all of… Read More
  • Amek 9098 sound

    by Devin | TSC
    One of the first albums I ever did was when the 9098 pre amp / EQ first came out. Day one I was so impressed. Day two I bought the pair. It really stepped up the quality of the recordings I was doing… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you so much for that review! I had the *SAME* experience when I bought a single channel of the 9098 back in the days. Upgraded my whole studio back then. (Dirk)


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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


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