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Overview

Guitar stomp boxes are great for their durability and simplicity. Dial-in your settings, stomp on the switch and add new dimensions to your rig’s signature sound. The RAT 2 from ProCo Sound is the epitome of this idea- three knobs and a switch are all that stand between you and the heady distortion that helped shape iconic sounds of some of the greatest bands around the world.

Brainworx has now introduced the bx_blackdist2, a plugin version of the RAT 2, modeled to an exacting degree of guitar tone goodness. Simply dial in the ‘Distortion’, filter to shape between sounds ranging from warm to crunchy to screaming, and adjust volume to taste. It’s such a straightforward approach to customizing your pedal chain, no wonder the RAT 2 has become the beloved choice of guitarists and pedal collectors worldwide. The bx_blackdist2 brings the tonal charisma and flexibility of the original right into your DAW.

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Legal Disclaimer: RAT 2 is a registered trademark of ProCo Sound. The bx_blackdist2 was developed by Brainworx based on its own modeling techniques. ProCo has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_blackdist2 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Simple, straightforward parameters include Distortion, Filter and Volume
  • Mono or Stereo operation
  • Light CPU load, AAX DSP support
  • Faithful re-creation of ProCo’s RAT 2
  • Warm overdrive to creamy, tube-like distortion to screaming fuzz
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise, of the original
  • Plugin does things the pedal can’t, like automation and stereo buss processing

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★☆☆
    OK!
    by alankara
    Nice but not really interesting.
    The User-interface is a little boring but it sounds ok. Not a plug-in I often use.
  • ★★★★★
    The scream of the mouse
    by Faland
    Good, good, good emu of this historic stomp. Name a rock guitarist who's never used one of this in his career, if you can... Now I can have it directly in my daw, with no hassle at all. Priceless.
  • ★★★★★
    bx=blackdist2
    by Paul J.
    Hooked right away. Love that smooth and raw distortion. Gonna use this a lot.

Specification

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

Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.11
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Downloads

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