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

  • VERY MUCH like the real thing

    ★★★★★
    by Nick F
    I used a Dual Rec for a year as a gigging guitarist. While it's hard to make the playing environment 'feel' the same as a real amp in a real room - the 'in the can' sounds post-take are almost… Read More
  • Great amp sim

    ★★★★★
    by Noise Implant Music
    I think this is a sleeper. Not a fan of the single recto in person but in plugin format this thing slays! Check out the demo for sure!
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks and rock on!
  • Gegacool

    ★★★★★
    by J
    the quality of this plugin is top notch as always
  • An excellent rendition.

    ★★★★★
    by MJ
    This is probably my favorite rectifier emulation. There are a couple of others I really like but this one is not only convincingly real, but extremely fun to play. One minor complaint is there is no… Read More
  • Great!!

    ★★★★★
    by K.O
    The sound is very good!!

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_megasingle

Brainworx bx_megasingle - Changelog

Version 1.8 (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 1.7 (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 1.6 (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 1.5 (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

Version 1.4 (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
- Fixed inconsistent audio processing after switching rhythm/lead switch

Version 1.3.1 (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

Version 1.3 (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 1.2 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Fixed missing parameter highlighting in Pro Tools
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.1 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update
- Added AAX DSP support

Version 1.0 (Jun 22, 2015)
- Release version