Sweeten or Shred Beyond Any Other Processor
The bx_saturator V2 is an M/S & multi-band saturation tool that’s ideal for mastering, mixing and sound-design. It features Brainworx´s “True Split” crossover technology, which ensures that the Mid and Side channels are always perfectly in phase, resulting in focused, huge-sounding mixes and masters.

Refine, Define, or Crush
From subtle mix glue to insane crunch, the bx_saturator V2 lets you fatten and distort Mid and Side signals of your mix independently. You can dial in analog warmth and subtle overdrive on individual tracks, or apply it to the stereo bus to thicken an entire mix. You can also bring out delicate nuances previously lurking in your vocal tracks, acoustic guitar tracks, and even percussion submixes, without increasing their level and without heavy-handed EQ-ing. Conversely, you can mutilate signals subtly or intensely while preserving musicality. Best of all, you can apply all these pro tricks without affecting other crucial sounds and frequencies in your mix.

Louder Mixes, Smarter Saturation
Each of the four XL frequency bands have dedicated gain, drive and XL (mix) controls allowing you to increase the perceived volume of the signals without boosting its actual output level, giving you louder, punchier mixes.

Go Mono for a More Powerful Low-End
The Mono Maker Tool can be found in many Brainworx plugins. It mixes the low-end of your stereo signal to mono, which lets you widen the high frequencies of your mix without creating phase problems in the low end.

Improvements in Version 2
First of all: it sounds even better than its predecessor thanks to a redesigned algorithm! This V2 update also includes function and processing refinements, as well as support for Avid AAX DSP users. If you already own a bx_saturator V1, you can upgrade to V2 for just $48. (That’s $101 dollars off the stand-alone price!)

You can also use the V1 version and the new V2 version simultaneously. However, since the V1 will no longer be updated, we recommend that you upgrade to V2 for future projects.


  • Makes mixes sound louder without clipping
  • Add saturation in different amounts and in different frequency bands
  • Add just a little to soften a mix buss or pile it on to individual tracks for a dramatic effect.
  • Increase the perceived volume of mixes without clipping
  • Mono Maker mixes low frequencies so you can widen the stereo field without phase issues

Improvements in Version 2:

  • Improved audio algorithm without aliasing
  • Advanced parameter smoothing
  • AAX DSP support
  • Optimized overall performance

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Rafa Sardina
    Rafa Sardina

    I really really dig so many of the bx plugins. Can’t live anymore without the bx_digital V2 and bx_saturator V2 among others

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    by Andyfuentes
    Love the bx_saturator_V2, it is a great sounding saturator. Like many of the PlugIn Alliance tools that I use, the bx_sat has become my go to saturator for all my projects.
  • ★★★★★
    Bx saturator
    by Nythriam
    Very good sound , tasty !
  • ★★★★★
    Unique character
    by Anthony Lee
    Really happy with the bx_saturator. It tends to find it's way onto most mixes I do - especially amazing at anchoring a kick and snare right at the centre of the stereo field. I also use it on vocals… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    by Chris Bernhardt
    - this Saturation is just amazing - and it does something good to your Tracks witch you can not explain -
  • ★★★★★
    saturator V2
    by John DeLorme
    This may be one of my most used plugins! I use it on practically everything. The V2 is a HUGE upgrade from the original, and I liked the original a lot. The V2 distortion is a lot smoother, so you… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, SoundGrid, Venue AAX, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


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