Overview

Most amp sims out there attempt to simulate 112 amps and 256 microphones, but the tone of the originals just can’t be found in any of those models, even after hours of frustrating knob tweaking. Much of the time their distortion sounds brittle and not organic. Digital at its worst…

Brainworx has become renowned for their 1:1 emulations of coveted, high-end guitar amplifiers, providing plugins that not only sound like a real amp but feel like one when you play them. After four years of developing exacting models from coveted amp brands like ENGL®, Chandler® Friedman® and Mesa®, Brainworx has taken what they’ve learned and rolled it into bx_rockrack V3– a complete redesign of their flagship guitar amp plugin.

The bx_rockrack V3 boasts eight famous amp models in a single plugin, including the bx_metal 666, an original creation of Brainworx founder Dirk Ulrich and Senior DSP Engineer Igor Nembrini. On top of that, 40 impulse responses are included, offering just the right variety of tone and timbre for your guitar rig. As with all their guitar amps, Brainworx gives you a powerful selection of perfectly recorded boutique cabinets captured with complete effects chains from studios featuring great sounding amp rooms and stellar gear. Each amp was painstakingly recorded by professional audio engineers who make their living by capturing tone. Imagine being able to take your pick of famous amps from Marshall®, Mesa, and ENGL, then running them through any one of several speaker cabinets mic’d and treated with the studio rack of your dreams. bx_rockrack V3 brings this dream to life, right inside your DAW.

With Brainworx amps like the bx_rockrack V3, the time soak of dialing-in tones and re-amping your guitar rig will no longer burden your productions. Simply select your favorite speaker and recording chain, choose your amp, tweak the gain and EQ settings, and let the riffs fly - recorded or live. The onboard FX rack includes a handy noise gate, vintage delay, and shaping filter so you can customize your sound. bx_rockrack V3 offers world-class guitar tones, easily recallable and 100% reliable. If you have ever tried to record the same identical amp in the same studio twice and ended up frustrated because the results just were NOT the same, then you understand what Brainworx has accomplished with bx_rockrack V3.

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Legal Disclaimer: JCM 800 2210 is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification plc. The bx_rockrack V3 ‘Clean 800’ and ‘Crunch 800’ amps were developed by Brainworx Music & Media GMBH based on its own modeling techniques. Marshall Amplification has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_rockrack V3 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Boogie and Rect-O-Verb are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd. The bx_rockrack V3 ‘Modern Rock’ amp was developed by Brainworx Music & Media GMBH based on its own modeling techniques. Mesa/Boogie Ltd. has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_rockrack V3 in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Eight powerful guitar amp models in one plugin
  • Clean 800: Clean channel from the Marshall JCM 800™ 2210
  • Crunch 800: Lead channel from the Marshall JCM 800™ 2210
  • Clean ENGL™ 530: Clean channel from the ENGL 530 Tube Preamp
  • Lead ENGL™ 530: Lead channel from the ENGL 530 Tube Preamp
  • Jazz Clean: Based on the ENGL 530 preamp clean channel
  • Jazz Crunch: Based on the ENGL 530 preamp lead channel
  • Modern Rock: Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb™ 50W
  • Metal BX 666: Brainworx amp design by Igor Nembrini and Dirk Ulrich
  • 40 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in Brainworx´s studio used the NEVE VXS72 console, stellar outboard gear and World Class microphones 
  • FX Rack features lo-fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
  • Onboard graphical EQ
  • Produce sounds from growling metal mayhem to soaring ballad leads to crisp and clean Jazz riffs all in one amp plugin
  • Re-create tones from a wide array of professionally recorded cabinet responses from famous studios around the world
  • Easier browsing with updated selection buttons (+/-), including Auto & Bar mode for automatic auditioning while playing through different recording chains
  • Updated interface with cleaner controls
  • ENGL approved 530 preamp model 
  • New amp model: Metal BX 666
  • AAX DSP support
  • Optimized CPU performance 
  • Complete overhaul of code for a drastic improvement in quality and sound

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dave Reitzas
    Dave Reitzas

    OMG! What a massive improvement the bx_rockrack V3 is from the already amazing original. Not only do the new models sound great, but also the possibilities for what you can do with sounds… Read More

  • Richard Chycki
    Richard Chycki

    bx_rockrack V3 is more powerful and more musical than ever. No trouble getting great guitar tones here!

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    A superb amp simulation that has all the character you'd want. From subtle warming re-amped sounds to full-on brutal distortion walls, this is a hell of a good amp sim!

  • Tyler Scott
    Tyler Scott

    bx_rockrack V3 is one of those plugins I can setup on an aux and send anything to it for instant character and vibe.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Works Great!!!
    by MikeW
    After buying the BIAS FX I was really let down by the poor sound, and poor UI. I was never going to buy another Amp Sim again. Plenty of free ones out there that work just as well if not better. Well… Read More

Specification

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

Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.11
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

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.