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 patented TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology, US Patent No. 10,725,727) 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, US Patent No. 10,725,727) 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 patented TMT (US Patent No. 10,725,727).
  • 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

  • So sweet

    ★★★★★
    by wrathofmaitreya
    Sweet on either mix or master bus. Opens up the sound and the m/s adds another dimension.
  • bx_2098 - BEST EQ

    ★★★★★
    by florinsdistortedvision
    My first ever Plugin Alliance EQ plugin, I just had to get it. I have tried multiple EQ plugins, both parametric, graphic, even automatic AI EQ, nothing compares to this EQ. Makes me wish I had the… Read More
  • AMAZING, but

    ★★★★☆
    by Brian
    WOW! There is just something about this EQ... it has this amazing tone, some of the most musical filters and shelves I've ever heard (you don't really even hear them kick in), and has a ton… Read More
  • I Like it

    ★★★★★
    by Ndal
    After testing with other EQ plugins I had, I decided to buy it. It gave a very clear and creamy sound. I liked Focusrite SC and SSL 9000J's EQ, but 2098 has both advantages. M/S mode and Sheen and… Read More
  • Nice on the mix bus

    ★★★★★
    by Don
    I didn't need this. I wasn't looking for another EQ. BUT I wanted to support Brainworx after their flood so bought this on a whim, figuring having another Rupert Neve EQ can never be a bad thing… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank YOU!

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

bx_2098 EQ

Brainworx bx_2098 EQ - Changelog

Version 1.6 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.5 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

Version 1.4 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.3 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.2 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.1 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix

Version 1.0 (Feb 20, 2018)
- Release version