Overview

The Millennia TCL-2 delivers the stellar, transparent sonics of the beloved Millennia Twincom in plugin form. The original hardware Twincom features Millennia’s “Twin Topology” technology, which gives users the ability to select either a full tube, or full J-FET/solid-state signal path. Both the complete tube and solid-state signal paths have been faithfully modeled in the plugin version. In addition, the plugin version provides the ability to process Mid (M) and Side (S) information separately, as well as a Dry / Wet signal control for each individual channel.

The plugin version of the TCL-2 captures the tone of both of these circuit paths, bringing the Millennia sound to the DAW-based producer/engineer. From the transformer-less signal path, to the lower, tighter gain and threshold structure, to its unique single amplifier design, every aspect of the original hardware has been faithfully emulated in the plugin version. 

For the producer/mixer/engineer, the TCL-2 can be used for everything from ultra transparent peak control to some pretty crazy, stomped on and pumping compression effects. Mastering Engineers will love the precise control of compression parameters, the M/S processing capabilities and, above all, the stellar sonics. 

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today and hear for yourself what the Millennia TCL-2 can bring to your mixes and masters.

Features

  • Three operational modes: L/R (dual-mono), M/S Master (Mid/Side) and unique M/S Recording (processes Mid/Side signals in real-time and outputs L/R stereo)
  • Mono, dual-mono, stereo and Mid/Side configurations, multi-mono (Surround)
  • Two component plugins simplify and speed workflow for mixing and mastering
  • Eleven broadly overlapping bands per channel
  • LF, LMF, MF, HMF and HF bands are fully parametric (offering separate Gain, Q and Frequency controls in each band) and can be switched globally for Proportional Q response
  • LMF, MF and HMF bands each provide notch filtering at their lowest gain setting, while offering adjustable Q per band
  • LF and HF bands provide respective low- and high-shelving EQ at their lowest Q setting
  • Separate, continuously variable low-pass and high-pass filter for each channel, each offering 6dB or 12dB/octave slope or bypassed state
  • Bass Shift and Presence Shift modules each offer three tilt-equalization sounds
  • Dynamic EQ module boosts or cuts only when needed to correct undesirable, momentary peaks or enhance your signal with creative boosts
  • Gain Scale control adjusts all gain controls for parametric, shelving, and Bass and Presence Shift filters at once; negative values invert the EQ curve to change boosts to cuts and vice versa
  • Mono Maker folds frequencies to mono below its selected corner frequency (20 Hz to 22 kHz), lending focus to any part of your mix and helping to preserve the side channel's headroom when tightening the low-end
  • Extremely flexible control linking: Each band and filter can be independently linked with its respective counterpart in the opposing channel (left-channel filter linked to its corresponding right-channel filter, or mid linked to side)

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Michael Hartung

    Michael Hartung

    A-ha, Marit Larsen, Dweezil Zappa, Gluecifer, Satyricon

    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… Read More

  • Nadim Issa

    Nadim Issa

    Let ’em In Music Owner and House Producer/Engineer

    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… Read More

  • Siegfried Meier

    Siegfried Meier

    Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

    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,… Read More

  • Mikael “Count” Eldridge

    Mikael “Count” Eldridge

    DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, New Order, No Doubt

    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

    Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys

    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.

Customer Reviews

  • Mix buss fun

    ★★★★★
    by Tx
    Great mastering eq all ways on my mix buss just get it done over.
  • BX Digital V3

    ★★★★★
    by MrChunk
    This is a absolute must for in the box mastering. The Mono Maker is Awesome! Bass shift and Presence shift are just whats needed for tweaking a song. The Mid/Side control is amazing!
    Just Buy… Read More
  • bx_digital V3

    ★★★★★
    by Erik Dangenoir (Cercl'oeil Prodctions-CEO/Founder):INSANASOMNIA, Imaginary-Steps...
    Now it has become the ''Plugin of the Century'' !
  • bx digital v3

    ★★★★★
    by iydrums
    This guy is amazing! Best M/S eq I've worked with for tightening up a mix. Also, the top end eq shelf has a beautiful and immediate tonality. Very unique sound and feature set.
  • A Musical Scalpel!

    ★★★★★
    by Musician B.
    This is a musical scalpel. The most powerful EQ I've ever used. I definitely recommend it.

Awards

  • Gearslutz Review

    Gearslutz Review

    "There’s not much else out there that does all of this, let alone while sounding as transparent as bx_digital V3 without bothering your CPU. It’s expensive, but if you can afford it, or grab it on a sale, you’ll be glad you did." - Funkybot

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, 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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