Overview

EARLY ACCESS: We are excited to bring you the Brainworx bx_console AMEK 9099. MEGA, MIX & MASTER, and Brainworx Bundle users have unlimited access as of today. If you haven’t subscribed to one of these bundles yet you can still grab a FREE 14-day trial. The sale for this new plugin starts on August 3.

Legendary analog sound with an incredible feature set
Released at the turn of the millennium with the slogan “Artistry in Analogue”, the E 9098i Master Console designed by Rupert Neve 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 Rupert Neve designed E 9098i Master Console. Neve is a registered trademark of AMS/Neve Inc., which is unaffiliated with Brainworx Audio. AMS/Neve have 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 Master 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

  • Junkie XL

    Junkie XL

    Multi Platinum Producer, Musician, Composer

    It’s a fantastic model of a mixer that was so dear to me! It brings back happy memories.

Customer Reviews

  • Five Star Channel Goodness

    ★★★★★
    by Love At First Sound
    I love PAs offering for channel strips. I own or (thru the Mix & Match) rent all that they offer. I love all the flavors for any and every occasion. However, the AMEK 9099 is the one I can… Read More
  • I'm Blown Away!

    ★★★★★
    by Mixedby8i
    I bought the SSL 4000E cause you know, standard (And even that is good). But the AMEK9099 is now my go-to channel strip! I love the sheen that the high shelf provides! And what a simple… Read More
  • amek 9099

    ★★★★★
    by Robert Babicz
    my goto channel was the 80, now this is a total different level.... love it !!!
  • THE MISSING LINK

    ★★★★★
    by Misfit Nino
    Brainworx yet again killed it with yet another amazing emulation(better than the competition
  • One Stop Shop

    ★★★★★
    by PrinceN
    This is the one! Love the eq. The top end shelf with sheen engaged is special; the notch cuts are super transparent, and the bass shelf with glow engaged in combination with the high pass filter is… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
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