Overview

A select few guitar amps become legends by being a key sonic component of countless hit records and part of the signature tone of a myriad of revered guitarists.

Mesa Boogie’s Dual Rectifier® is one such amp. Unlike other legendary amp circuits, this amp is not only known for a single sound but rather an incredibly wide range of tones- from jazzy cleans to warm crunch to singing overdrive to high gain sounds. Brainworx has now lovingly recreated this legend in plugin form with the bx_megadual.

Not only is the tonal soul of the original captured, but so are all the features which give it such a wide sonic pallet. With three separate channels, eight tone modes, the ability to simulate reduced voltage to the output transformer (Variac) and more, the bx_megadual is perhaps the most versatile guitar amp plugin emulation on the market.

As anyone who regularly records electric guitars will tell you, getting a great tone with a real amp in the studio ain’t easy. It’s a complicated process involving setting up expensive microphones, preamps and outboard gear and requires lots of experience, or at least a lot of trial and error.

The bx_megadual plugin includes 64 Impulse Responses (IRs), which include a dizzying array of guitar cabinets, high-end microphones and other studio gear. Dirk Ulrich (Owner/CEO of Brainworx) was a rock producer for 15 years before entering the plugin business, working with musicians from bands like Dream Theater, Toto, Michael Jackson’s band and many more. He produced these IRs at the Brainworx studio using 3 different MEGA cabinets, 9 different high-end vintage and modern microphones all running through his NEVE VXS72 console (1 out of 9 consoles of this type which exists), and using outboard EQ from Millennia, SPL and elysia.

The resulting tones, which would take tons of gear, time and expertise to achieve, can be selected from a simple menu inside the plugin.

The plugin version also includes some extremely useful features not found on the original amp including a noise gate, delay and power soak.

The bx_megadual plugin delivers the full range of tones found in the original amp- from sparkling cleans, to crunch, to soaring solo tones to full blown, high-gain metal sounds. Its versatility makes it an incredibly useful tool to any Producer/Musician who records electric guitars and a joy to play for any guitarist.

 

Mesa, Mesa Boogie and Dual Rectifier are registered trademarks of Mesa Engineering, Inc. bx_megadual was developed by Brainworx Music and Media GmbH based on its own modeling techniques. Mesa Engineering has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_megadual in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Faithful reproduction of a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier guitar amp
  • 60+ impulse responses with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
  • 3 Channels each featuring Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence and Master Volume
  • The Bold/Spongy power switch emulates the original amp’s built-in Variac to get the loose feel of a sagging output transformer, and the Rectifier Select switches between vacuum tube and solid-state circuitry
  • Delivers warm vintage Boogie tones and modern Rectifier metal mayhem
  • World-Class guitar sound right on your desktop via faithful recreation of a boutique tube amp

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • Mega

    ★★★★★
    by J
    I already had several virtual Recta amps from several companies but after using other Brainworx amp models and loving them I had to get Megadual and it sounds fantastic and reacts well to playing… Read More
  • Mega mesa

    ★★★★★
    by Dear DR
    Love these and the Engl models best in the biz at doing this
  • Pretty cool sound

    ★★★★★
    by eric b.
    Really nice sounds. Perfect on everything gently apply as FX. Can’t say anything bad it’s easy to use and does great result.
  • REVIEW bx_megadual

    ★★★★★
    by Cristian
    Hi. the plugins have an excellent sound, a price that is worth paying.
    What I would like is that as I use a screen reader program, called NVDA, that the plugin is more accessible to the… Read More
  • bx_megadual!

    ★★★★★
    by Michael L
    I have never played the real amp, and I can't make a direct comparison, but I will say that this is a great amp sim! Plenty of great tones available. Used it immediately in a recording and will… Read More

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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