Brainworx bx_digital V2

“Plugin of the Decade” -- Future Music UK


When Brainworx founder Dirk Ulrich, a noted producer who has worked with many top acts including Toto and Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, went looking for a mastering EQ with innovative features like an internal M/S matrix and M/S processing, he discovered that no such thing existed. Rather than compromise, he designed his own. The result was the Modus Equalizer, a multimode analog hardware EQ that offered 3 channels of versatile, gorgeous-sounding EQ. This was the basis for the original bx_digital V1 plugin.

The new bx_digital V2 delivers the same analog soul as the original, plus powerful new features like M/S De-Essing, Mono-Maker, and intelligent Bass and Presence Shifters. Additional M/S features such as Pan for M and S, and Stereo Width Control are also included.

bx_digital V2 works in 3 modes; M/S Mastering, M/S Recording and L/R Stereo. The sophisticated M/S Mastering mode allows you to manipulate, massage, and manhandle mixed tracks to a seemingly impossible degree. The powerful M/S Recording mode decodes mid/side recordings and provides frequency and spatial tools designed to make your tracks sound HUGE. It’s the perfect mode for recording M/S microphone setups in real-time and giving you the amazing sonic results M/S recordings are capable of — hassle free.

bx_digital V2 also offers a mono version for mixing applications and individual channels. You get the same filters and features of the big stereo version, for use with mono tracks. (The mono version excludes the M/S Stereo features, of course.)

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) to find out why bx_digital V2 was named “Plugin of the Decade,” and has become the go-to EQ for mixing and mastering professionals around the world.


  • Faithfully captures the gorgeous analog sound of the Modus Equalizer
  • 5 Modes: M/S mastering, M/S recording, L/R stereo, mono and multi-mono
  • Mono and stereo versions included
  • 11-band EQ including Shifter EQs up to 22 kHz
  • Intelligent EQs: Bass-Shift & Presence-Shift
  • Individual pan for M and S signals in all stereo modes to control the output balance and stereo image
  • Auto Solo and Auto Listen modes
  • Stereo Width Control
  • Built-in M/S De-Esser / Dynamic EQ (20 Hz - 22 kHz)
  • Mono-Maker Tool: converts the bass frequencies of your mix to mono for huge bass with no phase issues (control from 21Hz to 22kHz)
  • 7-band mastering quality EQ with shelving, bell and pass filters (All 7 bands have been adjusted in frequency-range and type-selection by international mastering engineers to help you easily achieve professional results for your mixes)
  • New and unique “SixPack” Master Section
  • Individual Bypass and Link for every feature
  • Precise Correlation-Metering
  • Balance-Metering
  • Individual L/R and M/S Level LEDs
  • Phase-corrected Solo buttons for L/R/M/S signals
  • 4 automatable settings per preset
  • Copy/Paste, Undo/Redo for all functions
  • Touch-sensitive Auto Solo
  • Mouse wheel control supported for MAC & PC

Audio Examples


  • Michael Hartung
    Michael Hartung

    We have produced all of Marit’s songs in our studio, and I love bx_digital and bx_control, they are smart and well thought out. And they sound great. We have been helping to improve the ICON mapping in co-operation with Brainworx and the new V2s work really well with our touch sensitive faders and controllers. Go Brainworx!

  • Nadim Issa
    Nadim Issa

    This thing is truly a swiss army knife. The brainworx is fantastic for doing surgical cuts on tracks, such as vocals or guitars. I find myself isolating unwanted frequencies and resonances quickly thanks to its Auto Solo listen feature. I also always have one on my master buss, where little eq moves and presence shifts go such a long way. The mid-side processing functionality is perfect for busses (drums, guitars, etc). I love that I can easily link or unlink the mid and sides on EVERY frequency band! Oh yeah, and the de-esser is quite possibly the best I've used. No joke.

  • Siegfried Meier
    Siegfried Meier

    This is our #1 eq for finalizing masters at Beach Road Mastering. The M-S controls are incredible and allow us to really dig into the finer details of a master. The tone of the EQ is super sweet, with unparalleled control over every frequency band.  The bass and presence shifters give us that Pultec-ish trick sound that is almost always called for, and the De-Esser section is ridiculously useful on masters that have a vocal with a bit too much top end, yet still need the upper frequencies for the rest of the instruments. Kissing the stereo width section just gives a very subtle widening effect without ever doing damage to the image, and the metering is as high end as we have to expect from BX. If we only had 1 EQ in the world, this would be the one to have!!

  • Mikael ‘Count’ Eldridge
    Mikael ‘Count’ Eldridge

    Finally a plug-in for mastering that really does do it all, but actually sounds great. It even has a mid/side de-esser!

  • Snake Newton
    Snake Newton

    I also use bx_digital V2 a lot and find the band solo function is a fantastic innovation when seaking out a troublesome center frequency.

  • Khaliq Glover - Khaliq-O-Vision
    Khaliq Glover - Khaliq-O-Vision

    This is one of the most powerful EQ instruments ever made - period! (and yes, I did call it instrument).

  • Ilpo Karkkainen
    Ilpo Karkkainen

    Great for going really deep in M/S and carving the frequency balance and stereo image to your liking. The interface is really well thought out. I know it's primarily a mastering tool but I use it within the mix as well.

  • JC Concato
    JC Concato

    Like all other Brainworx plug-ins, this plug-in has lots of really useful features, a very nice interface and a great sound. My definitive mastering plug in.

  • Dylan
    Dylan "3-D" Dresdow

    That V2 is exhaustive the 1st time you use it. Like someone hands you a road map where you can go any direction. Good stuff.

  • Tom Soares
    Tom Soares

    I'm mixing Erykah Badu's album right now and had a song mixed by someone else the was a mess. I used the V2 plug to readjust the mix so it would work. In the increading world of professional mixers becoming "fixers" instead, this is an essential mixing tool.

  • Robert L. Smith
    Robert L. Smith

    I just wanted you to know I have bought most of your plug-ins in the last few months. Your gear is truly amazing! Can't mix and master without them. Thanks so much for making these excellent tools. I am in the midst of some high-profile projects and am more than happy to spread the word.

  • David Reitzas
    David Reitzas

    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 your design is extremely well done and it shows a visionary type of attitude that I appreciate.

  • Ken Lewis
    Ken Lewis

    I've used Brainworx bx_digital on virtually every mix I've done in the last two years. Not only does it have incredibly useful features that no other EQ plug-in has, this thing is possibly the smoothest EQ plugin I've ever heard (and I have about 20 different EQ plug-ins).

  • Soundprank

    This is my go-to surgical EQ for imaging. It's one of very few digital EQs that I feel comfortable to do dramatic boosts on because of how smooth the top-end sounds and the lack of aliasing and phasing in all bands. I use it on every session and it's one of those plugins where you had no idea what you were missing out on before you had it, but now that you do have it you can't live without it.


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.6 through OSX 10.10*
Windows 7 or 8**
Pro Tools 9 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
*We do not currently support OS X El Capitan

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)
** We do not currently support Windows 10

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM