Overview

Legendary analog sound with an incredible feature set
Released at the turn of the millennium with the slogan “Artistry in Analogue”, the 9098i Console designed by Rupert Neve (the designer) was one of the highest achievements in analog console design. Today, it becomes Brainworx's most fully-featured console plugin with the release of the bx_console AMEK 9099.

Musical EQs with comprehensive dynamic control
The AMEK 9099 has the kind of EQ that provides you wide, musical curves, capable of tightening up enough to give you the precision you need without ever sounding “bad.” The dynamics section goes even further than the norm, with a fully variable expander, gate, compressor, and limiter, complete with extremely flexible sidechain capabilities.

Unique features not found in other consoles
The original AMEK 9098i was dotted with features not commonly found in analog consoles of its day. The EQ shelves feature a “Sheen” and “Glow” mode for even smoother boosts and cuts, while the parametric bands include a “Notch” mode for even more precise cuts. A unique “Ambience” switch in the dynamics section lets you easily hear exactly what your compressor is doing. And, the onboard EQ can operate as a fully parametric dynamics sidechain filter for even more precise control of your compressor and limiter.

More features than any other bx_console plugin
The engineers at Brainworx improved on a good thing by adding parameters not found on the original hardware. They added on a special “Clip” function in the limiter for super fast and smooth soft clipping and created a new fully functional expander/gate with its own sidechain filter, inspired by legendary analog gear. And, for the first time ever in a bx_console plugin, there’s even an onboard Mono Maker, Stereo Width and Auto Listen control.

Powered by Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT)
Like every plugin in the bx_console line, the AMEK 9099 takes advantage of the proprietary Brainworx TMT design, to more accurately emulate the performance and behavior of a real analog console. Modeled after Dirk Ulrich’s own favorite AMEK strips, each channel is emulated at the component level to provide subtle channel-to-channel variances for greater dimension, width and depth, just like on a real analog console.

Legal Disclaimer: The Brainworx bx_console AMEK 9099 was developed by Brainworx Audio using its own modeling techniques, and one of the products studied was the AMEK 9098i Console. Rupert Neve is a registered trademark of RND (Rupert Neve Designs), which is unaffiliated with Brainworx Audio. RND has not licensed any intellectual property for use in the bx_console AMEK 9099, nor have they endorsed or supported the bx_console AMEK 9099 in any manner.

Features

  • Brainworx's most extensive TMT Console Emulation based on the legendary AMEK 9098i Console
  • Full-featured console emulation includes a Compressor, Limiter, Clipper, 4-Band EQ, wide-ranging High Pass and Low Pass filters, and a newly designed Expander/Gate.
  • “Sheen” and “Glow” modes alter the behavior of the shelving filters for smoother boosts and cuts
  • “Notch” function on the parametric EQ bands to eliminate problems areas without
    affecting neighboring bands
  • Mono Maker offers control over low-frequency stability by centering the sound image
  • Stereo Width expands or narrows the sound image
  • Specially designed Noise Gate inspired by legendary analog gear
  • Gate Key Listen lets you listen to the signal at the gate side chain input
  • Auto Listen solos the frequency band you’re adjusting to hear your changes in detail
  • TMT - Brainworx patented “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)
  • Artist Presets - Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Josh Gudwin

    Josh Gudwin

    5x Latin Grammy Awards, 3x Grammy Awards

    9099 has a couple secret weapons hidden inside!  My favorite being the Gates listen function along with the High Q for additional lo freq love!

  • Koen Heldens

    Koen Heldens

    Mixing Engineer (XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd)

    The low-mids of the bx_console AMEK 9099 are very reminiscent of the Amek 9098i console I’ve worked on years ago. One thing I always missed on the original Amek 9098i was dedicated dynamics on… Read More

  • Mosty

    Mosty

    Latin Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Mixer

    I love this AMEK 9099 so much! It's an amazing tool, super versatile, and also fun to work with. I was digging into the TMT and it gives a lot of weight to the sound. It's like having muscles on… Read More

  • Maddox

    Maddox "MaddMix" Chhim

    Grammy Winning, Multi-Platinum Mixing Engineer (Tyga, 21 Savage, Poo Bear)

    The AMEK 9099 is another Plugin Alliance weapon I've added to my mix arsenal. Being in the box and having the analog channels at my fingertips allows me to have the width you get from a real… Read More

  • Mike Dean

    Mike Dean

    Producer (Kanye West, Travis Scott, Desiigner, 2 Chainz)

    I like the gate. I like the limiter. I love the GUI. The filters are crazy. Wow!

Customer Reviews

  • Workhorse of a plugin

    ★★★★★
    by Matthias P.
    Brainworx has found something quite good here. Each section has numerous modes that makes them adaptable to about anything I run through it.
    The gate/expander is one of the most useful I have… Read More
  • Great!!

    ★★★★★
    by CLNyc
    This is my new fave. The feature set is awesome (just about anything you would need) and it sounds great.
    Love that it can be run on DSP.
  • 9099

    ★★★★★
    by TB
    Wow! Speachless...
    The sound of our 9098 in the box. Amazing!
  • Works on absolutely everything

    ★★★★★
    by Ben M
    If you don't have a go-to channel strip plugin, and you can afford to rent or buy this one, then there is no need to look any further. It has absolutely every option I have ever wanted in a channel… Read More
  • AMEK 9099

    ★★★★★
    by posbol
    An amazing plugin console. I really like my Console N. Great emulator of the Neve console, but this one is more powerful, warmer, more accurate, it has a lot of resources like notch in EQ for… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us and enjoy your new tool!

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_console AMEK 9099

Brainworx bx_console AMEK 9099 - Changelog

Version 1.0 (Jun 24, 2021)
- Release version