Overview

When they were released, Mesa Boogie’s Rectifiers® changed the guitar amp game by providing the high gain tones that helped to define modern metal while keeping the vintage warm cleans and crunch tones that made them a legend. The Single Rectifier® is much more than a stepped down version of its bigger brother, with its own rock n’ roll story to tell. Channel One features sparkling cleans you can punch up to crunch with the “pushed” switch. Channel Two is used for higher gain tones and features a Vintage/Modern switch to give you tonal flavors that span decades.

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_megasingle 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 exist), and outboard EQs 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_megasingle 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.

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today to inject a little rock n’ roll to your tracks.

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

Features

  • Faithful reproduction of a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier guitar amp
  • 60+ impulse responses with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
  • Rhythm and lead channels both with separate gain and master volume controls
  • Separate 3-channel EQs for each channel 
  • Channel one (Rhythm) features Clean/Pushed gain modes, and Channel 2 (Lead) features Vintage (Raw/Modern) gain modes for a wide array of powerful tones
  • Shimmer or growl on the Rhythm channel
  • Shred or scream on the Lead channel
  • Delivers warm vintage Boogie tones and modern Rectifier metal mayhem
  • Dual full function channels let you dial in any two tones you want
  • Record DI guitars, then edit and process them in the DAW completely using the internal amp simulation, the recording chains and the FX Rack.
  • World-Class guitar sound right on your desktop via faithful recreation of a boutique tube amp
  • Recording hardware preamps through the power amp simulation and Recording Chains.

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    megasingle
    by D.I
    Realistic amp tone,clean to heavy,
    With the greenscreamer plugin ,wow!..sits well in the mix.
  • ★★★★★
    mega single
    by TheSystem
    this thing is terrific especially for $9 on BF Sale. i have never been a fan of amp sims but I like this one esp when used with an external guitar tube pre. most of the amp sims i tried seem to excel… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    bx_megasingle
    by Ilya
    Fantastic! Great sounding and very versatile amp simulator. Thanks, BX!
  • ★★★★★
    BX_Megasingle
    by Stoogie
    I can say that this is one of the best amp simulators I've ever come across, and I've used most of the main contenders. This is just pure class.
    I have been playing through my Mesa DC5… Read More
  • ★☆☆☆☆
    CRASHES
    by dugh
    good sound but like the bass dude causes my work to crash.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host 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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.