Overview

Control Listening Tool & M/S Matrix
bx_control V2 is a powerful monitoring tool and an M/S matrix with built-in Mono Maker & Stereo Width control. bx_control V2 also features high resolution metering for Peak and RMS levels in AES 17 and square wave formats.

This handy little M/S tool can be used for a wide variety of sophisticated applications: control the stereo width of any stereo audio track by simply routing it to the Brainworx M/S matrix. You can also use the bx_control V2’s unique Mono Maker tool to set a threshold frequency below which the stereo signal of your track or mix becomes mono with no loss of power or fidelity — great for managing the low end of your mixes. As a monitoring tool, the bx_control V2 offers solo monitoring to M (mono sum), phase-corrected S (stereo difference signal), and L or R (left or right) mono channels on both speakers, or " soloed in place" using the four dedicated solo buttons — another Brainworx invention. You can also easily swap channels with the L/R flip button.

bx_control V2 is also a perfect M/S Recording Tool featuring a latency-free M/S matrix that’s ideal for recording sessions, and even chaining other plugins into the Brainworx M/S world.

Features

  • High resolution metering for Peak and RMS levels
  • (AES 17 and square wave formats)
  • New and innovative solo modes
  • M/S inside… M/S stereo width control on any stereo channel
  • Stereo Width Control from 0% (mono) to 400% (“wider than your speakers”)
  • Mono Maker Tool (Great for managing the bottom end of your mixes)
  • Solo in Place for Left, Right, Stereo Difference or Mono
  • Fully automatable
  • Dedicated BYPASS switch in the plugin GUI
  • "Mouse Over" feature: adjust parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and simply turning the mouse wheel.
  • Direct access: just type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dave Reitzas

    Dave Reitzas

    4 Grammy Awards, Emmy, Oscar, multi-platinum producer (Madonna, Nathalie Cole, Barbara Streisand)

    I just wanted to tell you that I was blown away with the Brainworx plugins! I can't remember the last time I got a smile from ear to ear when I started tweaking the parameters of a plugin. I think… Read More

  • JC Concato

    JC Concato

    Head of Music School - Point Blank Online

    bx_control is the first plug-in on my master channel and is an essential part of my monitoring section when mixing or mastering in the box.

  • James Wiltshire

    James Wiltshire

    Producer (Freemasons, F9 Audio)

    As the whole world goes M/S, this little beauty is an essential blade on your production knife.

  • Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

    Engineer/Vocal Producer (Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga)

    I love the bx_control, not only because it is such a quick and handy tool for monitoring M/S when I'm mixing ITB, but also because it's an immediately effective way to both tighten and widen… Read More

  • Steve Mac

    Steve Mac

    Songwriter/Producer (Rhythm Masters/Bunker Recording Studios)

    I always use this to control my mono signals. Where I have stereo bass, I can just dial in the amount of mono I want so the sub and hard hitting stuff stays in the mono area and the tops go to the… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful

    ★★★★★
    by Tommy80
    An incredible useful plugin, i put it on every project!
  • Excellent Utility

    ★★★★★
    by Bhang
    I use this plugin far more than I anticipated. It just sounds great and lets me easily clean up the lows while widening the highs. Extremely helpful plugin.
  • Andre Mota

    ★★★★☆
    by MOTTAMIX
    So far the best stereo image plugin I know fantastic for my mixes.
  • Presets

    ★★★★★
    by Razorap
    Easy to use with just the best results. A must for me..
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  • bx control V2

    ★★★★★
    by Mako
    Very simple and useful tool.
    It's perfect for monitoring without an external control.
    I love the semplicity of the interface.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, Venue 32-bit, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

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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