Is a Dynamic Equalizer (dynEQ) an EQ or a Compressor?
The answer is: Yes, and more.

By being able to select certain frequency ranges for compression or expansion, bx_dynEQ V2 allows you to do both: adjust frequencies like an EQ and/or control dynamics like a compressor.

bx_dynEQ V2 adds M/S processing capabilities so you can separately adjust your Mid and Side signals. Truly powerful!

The M/S mode introduces Brainworx' unique "M/S cross-feed" feature, which allows Mid & Side signals to actually trigger each other!

Dampen room sounds based on bass drum hits? Raise reverb signals in beats triggered by snare hits? Yes.

bx_dynEQ V2 is a truly unique, all-inclusive dynamics processor and EQ system.

With an impressive selection of filter types (see below), bx_dynEQ V2 is an engineer’s Swiss Army Knife.

The plugin comes in 2 dedicated mono and stereo layouts, for regular L/R and M/S stereo applications as well as mono and surround signals.


  • 1-band and 2-band dynamic EQ
    (you won't believe what 1 or 2 bands can do!)
  • Mono, Multi-Mono, L/R and M/S Stereo operation
  • Many different types of original Brainworx filters
  • Low & High Shelving, Peak bands, various Band-Pass filters, High Pass, Low Pass, Bass Shift, Presence Shift, and Compressor Mode
  • Internal and External Sidechain Inputs
  • Complete and fully adjustable feature set
  • New "Inverse Mode" to ‘cut’ the affected frequency band based on your trigger source (great for external sidechains!)
  • M/S cross-feed feature for triggering the S signal with M signals, and vice versa

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

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

    This is one of my new favorite plugins from Brainworx. It is by far one of the most flexible and precise tools I use on a consistent basis to manage harsh frequencies across a vocal buss. I'm… Read More

  • Robert L. Smith

    Robert L. Smith

    Emmy Nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer (Lady Gaga, U2, Glee)

    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… Read More

  • Kai Blankenberg

    Kai Blankenberg

    Alexander Klaws, Aura Dione, BAP, Beatsteaks, Apparat

    This is the most powerful tool for selective frequency level control and a real lifesaver. Last year I did the biggest "Mastered for Itunes" series for a german Artist - remastering more than 30… Read More

  • Mikael “Count” Eldridge

    Mikael “Count” Eldridge

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

    The bx_dynEQ is the most essential thing you never even knew you needed. I hesitate to tell people how helpful it is. I’m almost afraid everyone will now be able to get kick-ass drum sounds and… Read More

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Usher, David Guetta, FloRida

    I don't even think of this as an equalizer. The 'key' feature (of bx_dynEQ) allows for innovative interaction like I've never seen before and, more importantly, sounds great!

Customer Reviews

  • very well designed

    by emu
    The genius with this plugin IMO is how they allow you to have a separate filter for the side-chain. This allows you to do fun stuff like use something in the low end of a signal to trigger a boost or… Read More
  • Brainworx bx_dynEQ V2

    by Vivien Schmitt
    I would write the same thing for every plugin from Plugin Alliance: Depending on what you want to do, thanks to Plugin Alliance you have a very good set of equipment for every project, which is… Read More
  • BX DynEQ V2

    by MrB
    Such a great and precise Eq,must have in excellent PA arsenal tools for music production,workflow and editing.
  • BX dynEQ V2

    by Aliaksei Patapeika
    Absolutely brilliant plugin. It's really magic what only one band can do! This plugin makes it like no other plugins. Highly recommended! Must have!
  • BX_DynEQV2 great plug

    by Jesus Tossas
    As a mastering engineer, Being creative or perform moves that are clean is key. With this tool I was able to quickly dial my deeser and with very little effort it just does the job. I trust PA with… Read More


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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


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