Overview

Which feature do you only find on the best consoles of the world?

Every major mixing console from brands like SSL, Neve, etc. has dedicated HP & LP Filters per channel. There is a reason for that!

Brainworx founder and CEO, Dirk Ulrich, has always emphasized the importance of accurate High Pass & Low Pass Filtering when treating frequencies in a mix. 

During his long-lived days as a producer and engineer, working with acts and members of acts like Dream Theater, Toto and Michael Jackson, he found that some of the most critical parts of a mix lay within the sub-sonics and super-sonics of a sound. He figured, that by simply filtering out the spectrum above and below the desired core character of a sound, one could be well on their way to an immaculate sounding mix - even before the addition of any further dynamics or EQ treatment.

It was on this principle that Dirk designed the bx_cleansweep V2, a simple yet powerful hybrid High-Pass and Low-Pass Butterworth filter that implements gentle curves (6 dB per octave) in order to achieve a musical and non-intrusive effect when zeroing-in on a sound’s intended character.

A joystick control, much like an X/Y pad, helped facilitate intuitive and direct movements towards a cleaner sound stage. The bx_cleansweep design, like it’s bigger siblings – bx_digital V3 and bx_hybrid V2, features Anti-Crush technology. This analog model for filter curves prevents the harshness and aliasing found in many other EQs.

Now, bx_cleansweep PRO is the third reincarnation of the beloved filter plugin!

Sporting the addition of five filter types with adjustable slopes and characters for each, and spectrum analysis with an advanced frequency/phase plot, this next generation in the bx_cleansweep legacy provides an accurate and intuitive tool for your mixing needs.

Use it to tweak and tune the deeper regions of your mix, or create interesting spectral sweeps and effects when designing sounds. Make it the first piece in your chain on every single track, and you’ll be amazed at how just a little filtering can go such a long way.

Features

  • Joint HP/LP filter with in-depth frequency response control
  • In addition to Butterworth, five new filter types with additional control options:
  •  (Bessel, Chebyshev (Type I & II), Elliptical, and Resonant Butterworth)
  • Each filter adjustable up to the 6th order
  • New View Modes in graph panel with value callouts at each coordinate: Spectrum analyzer, Magnitude, Phase, Group Delay 
  • Joystick/matrix controller manipulates both HP and LP filters on an X/Y plane, creating an intuitive interface for honing-in on character

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Steve Mac

    Steve Mac

    Songwriter/Producer (Rhythm Masters/Bunker Recording Studios)

    bx_cleansweep I have found really handy. It's all about the joystick.

  • ill.GATES

    ill.GATES

    Producer/Performer/Educator (Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar)

    Brainworx bx_cleansweep is a surprisingly useful free plugin that is incredibly simple to use. It's got a high pass and low pass which are simultaneously controlled with a joystick interface. This… Read More

  • Jody Wisternoff

    Jody Wisternoff

    Way Out West

    Brainworx bx_cleansweep Pro might have just become my go-to hi/lo pass filter ! Sounds lovely , and the joystick interface is a top notch idea :)  I can see this plugin becoming a… Read More

  • Toby Pitman

    Toby Pitman

    Paul McCartney, David Arnold, Sonos

    A real Jekyll and Hyde of a filter. From subtle shelving effects to face melting resonance. Packed with creative possibilities.

  • Thomas Gold

    Thomas Gold

    Producer/DJ (Armada, Axtone, Protocol, Revealed)

    Great tool to shape sounds! It’s easy to use and gives you a lot of options. I like the variety of filter types and that you can adjust the order and resonance. I use this plug a lot for… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Great for Vinyl

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Picciafuochi
    I love to attenuate the highest and the lowest frequencies with this eq when I do mastering for vinyl
  • bx_cleansweep Pro

    ★★★★★
    by sampradana
    simple and so powerful and useful plugin! it's on my each audio track by default when opening. So smooth and/or so wild and creative you can get with it!
  • Not just a filter

    ★★★★★
    by Stereotactic
    Very useful filter, transparent and with lots of different flavors to choose from.
    A creative tool that does much more than just filtering.
    Brilliant!
  • No brainer filter

    ★★★★★
    by Tim
    This filter does what it says it will - provides a variety of high and low pass filters which can be effortlessly tweaked to your taste. The range of filter shapes is broad, and the controls are… Read More
  • Bx cleansweep

    ★★★★★
    by Calton
    It’s a great plugin, thanks

Awards

  • Gearslutz 5 Star Review Award

    Gearslutz 5 Star Review Award

    "bx_cleansweep Pro is a powerful filtering plugin that is down-right addictive! All in all, it has accurately been coined a “nonintrusive effect,” and after some demoing I get it. It’s all about focusing on the primary sonic character of the sound and then filtering around and within it — zeroing-in on a sound’s intended character." - Tommy Zai

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

bx_cleansweep Pro

Brainworx bx_cleansweep Pro - Changelog

Version 1.6 (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 1.5 (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
-Improved text edit field sizes

Version 1.4 (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)
- Fixed Automation Highlighting fits not 100% or is missing

Version 1.3 (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
- Added Pro Tools Multi-Channel support

Version 1.2 (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 1.1.1 (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

Version 1.1 (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 1.0 (Jan 18, 2016)
- Initial Release