Overview

Brainworx has become famous for their fantastic UAD-2 amp emulations. Boutique tube guitar amps turned into plugins that not only sound like a tube amp, but feel like the real thing when you play them.

Many of these amp sims are UAD-2 exclusive, but bx_rockrack offers you 8 stunning amps at an amazing price, for any DAW including AAX DSP!

After years of developing exacting models from coveted amp brands like AMPEG, GALLIEN KRUEGER, ENGL®, Chandler® Friedman® and Mesa®, Brainworx has taken what they’ve learned and rolled it into bx_rockrack V3.

This is a complete redesign of their flagship multi-amp plugin.

The bx_rockrack V3 boasts eight famous amp models in a single plugin, including the now infamous bx_metal 666. On top of that, 40 impulse responses are included, recorded through Brainworx' amazing NEVE VXS72 console in Germany.

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 Audio 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 Audio 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

  • IRs recorded at Brainworx Germany & The Mix Room in LA
  • 8 powerful guitar & bass amp models in one plugin
  • Great Distortion for Mix FX as well!
  • 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 designed metal amp
  • 40 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets & mics
  • FX Rack features Lo-Fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
  • Onboard graphical EQ
  • AAX DSP support

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Dave Reitzas

    Dave Reitzas

    4 Grammy Awards, Emmy, Oscar, multi-platinum producer (Madonna, Nathalie Cole, Barbara Streisand)

    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

    Mixer/Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Skillet, Aerosmith)

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

  • Tyler Scott

    Tyler Scott

    Mixing Engineer (Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani, Andra Day)

    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

  • Rockrack

    ★★★★★
    by Salt
    I love it. I do wish they had a stand-alone version though.
  • You've done it on purpose right?

    ★★★☆☆
    by ITS
    Brainworks make quality amp sims and by now everyone knows that. I used most of them and I know they are good. However one of the few things I'm not very happy with is the fact they don't have… Read More
  • It's awsome

    ★★★★★
    by sul chung
    I love it
  • rockrack v3

    ★★★★☆
    by ibz
    The only thing I don't like is that the delay won't reproduce enough highs. There should be an option for a hi-fi delay for more variety. The lo-fi is great for some things, perfect for Hadley… Read More
  • bx_rockrack

    ★★★★☆
    by Schornie
    Habe meistens Guitar Rig benutzt. Komme aber schneller mit diesen Plugin zu meinen Guitar- Sound ohne reamping nur aus dem DI Signal

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, 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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

ChangeLog

bx_rockrack V3

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 - Changelog

Version 3.5 (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
- Fixed AAX DSP being available in higher sample rates and not working

Version 3.4 (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 3.3 (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 3.2 (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 3.1 (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
- Fixed missing automation highlighting for some parameters in ProTools

Version 3.0.1 (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
- Fixed set to default for EQ faders

Version 3.0 (Oct 3, 2016)
- Release version