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

  • Very Decent

    ★★★★☆
    by Jay Lane
    This does so like an amp. The rock tones you can get out of this are great. I also dig the clean amp's also. You can really dial in a great sound and it has a very authentic sound.
    A few… Read More
  • Flexible!

    ★★★★★
    by Faydit
    A lot of different tones in a single plugin! I personally like most the two Jazz amps for cleaner tones and the Metal 666 for the heavier ones, because it has it's own, very good tone and is no copy… Read More
  • 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

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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 3.6 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

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