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.


  • 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

  • Support

    by Brian
    Trouble installing, so I have no idea if this plugin works.
    Waiting for support to respond. They will "try" to respond in 24-48+ hours.
  • yes

    by 111
    very cool plugin was very useful
  • Not bad

    by K r a d . F a c e
    la emulación es correcta y funciona genial en guitarras o algún synth , pero quizás para mi gusto opaca demasiado los sonidos en algunas ocasiones.
  • bx_blackdist2

    Great sounding pedal the bx_blackdist2 i love a Rat!
    and if you want that Rat 2 sound never look back
    grab you a bx_blackdist2 the only way to go.
  • Rat-A-Tat

    by Schoeps where are you
    Great to have an emulation of this one.


Supported Plugin Formats

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system


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