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

  • 26 presets featuring 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
  • Easy to use preset toolbar is fully automatable, allowing on-the-fly tone changes while tracking or mixing DI guitar tracks
  • Master Output control allows you to adjust volume to taste
  • Use sounds from growling metal mayhem to soaring ballad leads to crisp and clean Jazz riffs all in one amp plugin
  • Select predesigned tones from a wide array of professionally recorded cabinet responses from famous studios around the world

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!

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    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

    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

  • great sim!

    ★★★★★
    by moe
    This amp sim is great! I can get most of the tones I need with very little work. Highly recommended!
  • It's awsome

    ★★★★★
    by sul chung
    I love it
  • AD

    ★★★★★
    by ANTO
    AA
  • Great Amp Simulator

    ★★★★★
    by ToolMan
    It.s good
  • bx_rockrack V3 Player

    ★★★★★
    by Mood44
    Great tool when you're looking for a cool guitar tone.
    I don't have an amp, just a preamp with d.i. and can find a good tone with thuis amp simulator and some delay and reverb plugins.

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

ChangeLog

bx_rockrack V3 Player

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 Player - Changelog

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

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

Version 3.0 (Jan 18, 2016)
- Release version