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

  • CPU-friendly, highly accurate limiter for Mono, Stereo & Multi-Channel signals
  • Low Latency (2ms or less depending on sample rate & system)
  • Mix control (Dry/Wet) lets you blend processed & unprocessed audio
  • Channel Link knob lets you seamlessly blend between unlinked and linked peak detection
  • Output Dim adjusts your output level conveniently in any mix session
  • 1-Click Fader Link to drive signals into limiter while compensating for level
  • XL = Saturation on board! Add that extra dB of perceived loudness
  • Adjustable Release Times
  • Algorithms and features taken from the famous bx_XL V2 M/S Mastering Limiter!
  • Stereo, mono and multi-channel operation (5.1 / 7.1 and more)

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Richard Devine

    Richard Devine

    Sound Designer/Artist (Hollywood Edge, Sound Delux, Sony Creative Software)

    Simply awesome and simple easy operation. I use this on my master channel sometimes and on my drum channels. I can get things nice and loud without any distortion and is very CPU friendly.

  • Greg Wurth

    Greg Wurth

    Producer/Engineer (Greg Wurth Audio, Steve Vai)

    The bx_limiter is an extremely powerful tool. I love that it's transparent even at the extremes.

  • Adam Collins

    Adam Collins

    Music Producer/DJ (Euphoria Records, Omni A.M.)

    The meter is fast and accurate. This limiter can go on any channel and quickly get your sounds to 0db before final mastering. Also great for homogenizing stems that have unwanted audio peaks that… Read More

  • Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

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

    I love this limiter because it does so much more than just standard peak limiting. The channel link, parallel and saturation features make this one of my most effective and favorable tools for… Read More

  • Steve Mac

    Steve Mac

    Songwriter/Producer (Rhythm Masters/Bunker Recording Studios)

    The best feature on the bx_limiter for me is the XL -- you can just get that little bit more out of it.

Customer Reviews

  • Bx limiter

    ★★★★★
    by j tayo
    My go to limiter, so easy to use its all over my mixes.You have got to love Brainworx quality plugs ins .
  • Does What They Say

    ★★★★★
    by GV
    The bx Limiter does just what it was intended to do--gently tame peaks on individual tracks and sub-groups. The meter is great for letting you know how far you've gone with previous compression, and… Read More
  • meh

    ★★★☆☆
    by Bhang
    I'm really not that impressed with this limiter.Of course it needs to beat the almighty UAD precision limiter and that is a tall order. In this case it falls short. While I love all of the options it… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Sorry to hear you're not liking this one so much.Dirk.
  • Awesome bus limiter

    ★★★★☆
    by Aidan Brock
    This has become my limiter of choice for limiting on the bass bus. Keeps the meter pretty stationary and can do a reasonable amount of reduction before distorting too badly.
  • bx limiter

    ★★★★★
    by Mako
    Simple and clear, if you don't want to use saturation you can bypass easily.
    I'll use this limiter for Groups and I love it.

Specification

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