Overview

Stripped down to only 2 parameters and an intuitive graphic design, bx_boom allows you to tune, attenuate or boost the impact of your kick drum sound at any point during the audio production workflow—even after the final mix or within a full drum loop.

The bx_boom plugin contains both a mono version perfect for inserting onto a kick drum track, and a stereo version for inserting onto a drum submix buss or full stereo mix of your song.

Features

  • Three different center frequencies; ‘LO’ (32Hz), ‘MID’ (48Hz) & ‘HI’ (64Hz)
  • High-end Brainworx filters.
  • Built in M/S Matrix for M/S stereo tuning
  • Fully automatable
  • Dedicated BYPASS switch
  • "Mouse Over" feature: adjust parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and simply turning the mouse wheel.
  • Direct access: just type any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Snake Newton

    Snake Newton

    Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

    It has to be said there is no other plugin quite like it for moving air in a large arena. I love the how simple it is, and its flawlessness in its triggering of the dynamic EQ, which give the… Read More

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

    This is a no nonsense kick drum processor. I find this very useful when I'm stuck with all the drums on a stereo channel.

  • Jody Wisternoff

    Jody Wisternoff

    Way Out West

    Instantly adds the correct low end boost to kick drums -- a brilliant little timesaver. BOOM!

Customer Reviews

  • Wow

    ★★★★★
    by Wow
    Just wow it's to amazing
  • BX Boom

    ★★★★★
    by DJ PureFire
    Awesome plug-in for adding that phat sound or punch to a low frequency kick drum
  • Pro Series

    ★★★★★
    by BX boom
    Great Low End on Kick Drum .
  • Very Cool

    ★★★★★
    by Axel E
    Does exactly what it says, excellent boom!
  • bx_boom

    ★★★★★
    by Annex Audio Studios
    This is a secret weapon. Wow!!!!

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
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

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Brainworx bx_boom - Changelog

Version 1.15 (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 1.14 (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 1.13 (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 1.12 (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 1.11 (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 1.10 (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 1.9 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.8.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements
- Fixed labeling issue

Version 1.8 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.7.5 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS/TDM/VENUE 32-bit format support

Version 1.7.4 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.7.3 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.7.2 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.7.1 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Fixed TDM mono processing and TDM bypass behavior

Version 1.7 (Nov 18, 2013)
- Licenser update (V3): Fixes and new features
- Prevent wrong mouse wheel behavior in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows (Windows bug) (87, 95, 156)
- Fixed keyboard events after text input in Pro Tools Windows (325)
- Fixed parameter value display in VST3 (330)
- Fixed toolbar triggering automation (335)
- Fixed window size issues (279, 327)
- Fixed possible preset issues in Pro Tools 11 (312)

Version 1.6.1 (Jun 28, 2013)
- fixed installer for 32-bit Windows

Version 1.6 (Jun 21, 2013)
- added support for Pro Tools 11
- licenser update: fixes and new features
- fixed automation with VST3 offline processing

Version 1.5 (Apr 05, 2013)
- otimized performance
- fixed issues with possible high CPU load
- fixed Avid related issue in Pro Tools 10 that could lead to sporadic crashes
- fixed issue that could lead to values jumping in Ableton Live

Version 1.4.4 (Jan 16, 2013)
- added support for high resolution displays (e.g. Apple Retina)
- licenser: improved Pro Tools activation

Version 1.4.3 (Dez 07, 2012)
- fixed release curve

Version 1.4.2 (Nov 16, 2012)
- fixed processing

Version 1.4.1 (Oct 31, 2012)
- fixed potential TDM automation issue under Mac OS
- licenser: minor fixes
- licenser: fixed activation issue under Mac OS 10.5 / Pro Tools 8
- licenser: fixed potential crash in online activation under Mac OS
- licenser: fixed issues with USB stick activation
- licenser: fixed file handling with offline activation
- change company string to Plugin Alliance

Version 1.4 (Jun 22, 2012)
- licenser update: added toolbar and USB activation
- fixed response issues in AU format

Version 1.3.2 (Mar 21, 2012)
- fixed licensing issue with trials turned into NFRs
- fixed AAX pagetables for hardware controllers
- fixed AAX issues and crashes with Icon controller
- fixed noise problem when using AudioSuite(AAX) format
- fixed AAX GUI issue - now reacts to first mouse click
- fixed GUI issue with AudioFinder - now reacts to single clicks
- fixed mouse wheel behavior
- minor GUI fixes

Version 1.3.1 (Jan 27, 2012)
- fixed crashes with AAX plugins

- fixed licensing with Venue
- fixed stuttering or distorted audio with NFR licenses
- minor fixes in licenser
- added feature to insert email address into login field by default

Version 1.3.0 (Jan 2, 2012)
- added 64-bit support (VST, VST3, AU)
- added AAX Native format
- added host factory presets
- added Plugin Alliance licenser
- fixed channel issues on VST hosts (0000084)

Version 1.2.4 (Sep 28 / Oct 6, 2011)
- fixed TDM bypass (0000061)
- fixed Boom! parameter missing in Pro Tools list (0000064)
- fixed Mac installers (0000066) (Oct 6, 2011)

Version 1.2.3 (Aug 19, 2011)
- fixed processing in bx_boom Mono (0000035, 0000040)
- fixed inverse processing (0000038)

Version 1.2.2 (Mar 21, 2011)
- maintenance changes

Version 1.2.1 (Dez 2, 2010)
- maintenance changes

Version 1.2.0 (Jun 25, 2010)
- fixed high CPU load
- fixed processing issues
- added bx_boom Mono & Multi-Mono version
- added 64-bit audio-processing support

Version 1.1.1 (Dez 2, 2009)
- fixed Mac installers

Version 1.1.0 (Nov 2, 2009)
- GUI changes
- optimized code
- fixed Pro Tools parameter highlighting
- fixed host Bypass

Version 1.0.1 (May 5, 2009)
- Release version