Recreate the ultimate Neve console
There’s something magical about the sound of a large-format Neve console that you just couldn’t get from your DAW. That is, until bx_console came along. Brainworx’s revolutionary plugin delivers a startlingly realistic model of the rare 72-channel Neve® VXS™ analog console owned by producer/engineer Dirk Ulrich, Founder and CEO of Brainworx.
No Two channels sound exactly alike—Just like with analog
Typical channel strip plugins only model ONE channel of a mixer, giving you the same equalization curves, compression times, frequency and phase responses on each. But thanks to Brainworx’s pioneering Tolerance Modeling Technology, every one of bx_console N’s selectable 72 channels simulates a different Neve VXS channel, modeling the slight channel-to-channel variances in the analog components. Strap a bunch of bx_console N plugins across your mix, and you get the deep, wide and punchy multi-channel analog sound of the classic Neve VXS—inside your DAW!
Harness the workflow of one of the most flexible and full-featured Neve consoles ever made
The VXS is one of the most sophisticated consoles that Neve ever produced. It marries the round, smooth, full bodied sound, Neve is known and loved for, with powerful EQ and dynamics sections. The EQ is clean, smooth, and capable of incredible levels of boost and cut while still sounding musical. The dynamic sections feature program dependent release times, and full side chain capabilities. Each instance of bx_console N includes meticulous models of the desk’s comprehensive compressor/limiter, full-featured expander/gate, marvelous 4-band EQ, and wide-ranging high- and low-pass filters..
Even more powerful than the original!
bx_console N adds many original Brainworx modifications and new features lacking in the original Neve VXS console. Now you can adjust the threshold for the compressor’s secondary release time to keep it from pumping and whipsawing delicate acoustic guitar tracks; You can raise the dedicated HPF control in the compressor’s sidechain to keep heavily compressed drum and electric bass tracks sounding punchy and leveled male vocals sounding warm and round. A single mouse click switches the EQ from post- to pre- Compressor, helping you craft a huge but controlled bottom end on bass tracks and full mixes.
That true analog sound with features only possible in a plugin
Some of the added features in bx_console N can only be created in the digital realm. The compressor/limiter’s new Mix control is your ticket to crafting monster drum sounds and in-your-face guitar tracks with parallel compression. You can boost the THD control independently per channel to lather vocals, bass, electric guitar and drum tracks with lush saturation, adding girth and density, without altering your gain staging. And while you’re mixing, simple mouse clicks in the plugin toolbar let you alternately solo mid and side channels on stereo tracks, helping you to hunt down undesirable distortion and phase problems in a heartbeat. Much more than just a "channel strip", the bx_console N is the complete 72-channel Neve VXS console and so much more!
Legal Disclaimer: bx_console N was developed by Brainworx using its own modeling techniques, and one of the products studied was the Neve VXS. Neve, 88R, and VXS are registered trademarks of AMS/Neve Inc., which is unaffiliated with Brainworx. AMS/Neve have not licensed any intellectual property for use in the bx_console N, nor have they endorsed or supported the bx_console N in any manner.