Overview

People love the Boss MT-2™ for its burl and versatility as one of the industry’s standard guitar stomp pedals. Armed with an onboard EQ, this pedal offers precise control with over-the top distortion when you need it. From Black Sabbath to Santana to Sublime, players have all found a place for it as an indispensable link in their guitar’s signal chain.

Now, Brainworx has put all that versatile tone into the bx_metal2 plugin. One of the most loved stomp boxes is now conveniently available as an addition to your digital pedal board. Produce searing leads by boosting the high end and cutting the lows, or melt faces with +15 dB of low boost for heavy metal barbarism. As with many Brainworx guitar emulations, workflow has been improved beyond the hardware by rearranging the controls into a more convenient and straightforward interface. Simply set gain and distortion level, then EQ to taste.

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Legal Disclaimer: Boss MT-2 is a registered trademark of Roland Inc. The bx_metal2 was developed by Brainworx based on its own modeling techniques. Roland has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_metal2 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Onboard three band EQ with semi-parametric Mid control
  • Independent Level and Distortion controls
  • Mono or Stereo operation
  • Light CPU load, AAX DSP support
  • Faithful re-creation of the Boss MT-2
  • Provides super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows like a stack of overdriven amps
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise, of the original
  • Plugin does things the pedal can’t, like automation and stereo buss processing

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • yes

    ★★★★★
    by 111
    very cool plugin was very useful
  • sounds like a hairdryer

    ★★★★★
    by Finck von Finckenstein
    I owned two of those beasts from BOSS as hardware pedals and loved them. I used them as pseudo-filters for my synths and for destroying beats and stuff like that. one went missing, one broke. I moved… Read More
  • Industry standards

    ★★★★★
    by EA
    Staple must have
  • bx metal 2

    ★★★★★
    by Cotton Jennings
    Great on drums blending it in parallel then flipping the phase and getting the low end to drop.
  • BX Metal2

    ★★★★★
    by Alleycat
    Great tone.
    It was very easy to get that metal crunch. I highly recommend this.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Downloads

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ChangeLog

bx_metal2

Brainworx bx_metal2 - Changelog

Version 1.5 (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 1.4 (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 1.3 (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 1.2 (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 1.1 (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 1.0.1 (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 1.0 (Oct 3, 2016)
- Release version