Overview

State-of-the-Art Mixing & Mastering EQs

Using heralded filter-designs from Brainworx, the bx_hybrid V2 was re-designed from the ground up to deliver the sound of analog filters combined with awesome digital features and workflow.

bx_hybrid also maps to all the features of the AVID ICON center section EQ, including its Surround Joysticks, which can be used to control the Bass- and Presence-Shifters!

There is nothing like the Bass Shift for tweaking bass drums, and try the Presence Shift for acoustic guitars or female voices.

A sophisticated Auto Solo Mode solos single frequency bands. You can also tweak Q controls with a mouse click or via your physical controller’s touch sensitive EQ knobs.

Using the latest Brainworx filter design, these EQs allow for digital EQ-ing up to 26kHz, even in low-res sessions (44.1 and 48kHz), without any of the high frequency artifacts a lot of digital EQs are facing.

There is a dedicated Mono version for mixing, in addition to the Stereo version, which offers M/S Stereo Width and Mono Maker for the authentic Brainworx tight low-end tone, while offering an unrivaled overall width.

Features

  • Brainworx critically acclaimed filters
  • Artifact free EQ-ing up to 26kHz, even in 44k sessions!
  • 11 EQ bands including Shelving Filters, Hi- & Low-Pass, Notch Filters & Peak Bands
  • 64-Bit & AAX (DSP & Native) Support
  • Auto Solo Mode for soloing single frequency bands
  • Notch filters with adjustable Q, and Shifter EQs that can be controlled with the ICON’s Surround Joysticks or your mouse.
  • Direct access: just type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value
  • Switchable EQ graphic panel

Industry Reviews

  • Tony Maserati

    Tony Maserati

    Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy, Black Eyed Peas

    bx_hybrid is all over my recent sessions.

  • Tim Nielsen

    Tim Nielsen

    Skywalker Sound (Lord Of The Rings, Pirates Of The Carribean, Indiana Jones 4)

    bx_hybrid and bx_digital have quickly become the only EQs I use in mastering sound effects. The presence and bass shifters are some of the most useful tools I've ever seen in any plugin, and I… Read More

  • Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

    Dylan “3-D” Dresdow

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

    From the get go, one of my favorite features of this eq is the auto listen function. This makes equalization much more efficient when pinpoint offending frequencies. The meters are great, and the… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Hybrid

    ★★★★★
    by Alfredo
    what a nice EQ. If you have the knowledge and experience, this thing is a powerful sound weapon. The M/S is really lovely. Good work, really great eq, clean and transparent
  • 混音

    ★★★★★
    by 王新
    给力
  • Precise EQ

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Picciafuochi
    Great surgical EQ!
  • It's awsome

    ★★★★★
    by sul chung
    I love it
  • bx hybrid v2

    ★★★★★
    by Aodmosis 1977
    very good tools

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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ChangeLog

bx_hybrid V2

Brainworx bx_hybrid V2 - Changelog

Version 2.9 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 2.8 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 2.7 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 2.6 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix
- Added Pro Tools Multi-Channel support (bx_hybrid v2 Mix)

Version 2.5 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 2.4.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements
- Fixed Auto-Listen getting stuck on preset change

Version 2.4 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 2.3.1 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 2.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update
- Fixed resetting processing

Version 2.2.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 2.2.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 2.2 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Fixed page table issue
- Fixed parameter order in the generic view to comply with the GUI (422)

Version 2.1 (Nov 18, 2013)
- Licenser update (V3): Fixes and new features
- Prevent wrong mouse wheel behavior in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows (Windows bug) (87, 95, 156)
- Fixed keyboard events after text input in Pro Tools Windows (325)
- Fixed parameter value display in VST3 (330)
- Fixed toolbar triggering automation (335)
- Fixed window size issues (279, 327)
- Fixed possible preset issues in Pro Tools 11 (312)
- Fixed AAX DSP incorrect cycle count DAE error (347)
- Fixed possible Auto-Listen sound issues (359)

Version 2.0 (Sep 04, 2013)
- Release version