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.

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 sub mixes, without increasing their level and without heavy-handed EQ-ing. 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.


  • Add saturation in different amounts and in different frequency bands
  • Increase the perceived volume of mixes without clipping
  • Mono Maker mixes low frequencies mono, so you can widen the stereo field without phase issues
  • Improved audio algorithm in V2
  • AAX DSP support



VENUE AAX format is no longer available for this product. As of May 24th, 2018, the VENUE AAX format will not be part of the license. Current VENUE users don’t need to worry, everything that currently works will continue to do so. Only further development and support will end.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Rafa Sardina

    Rafa Sardina

    Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Lady Gaga)

    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

  • Exactly as advertised

    by Zach T
    Great plugin! The M/S aspect of it is really helpful.
  • BX_SatV2

    by JimHam70
    This is my new weapon for precise saturation introduced at the 2bus or in Mastering. It's a great compliment to the HG-2 because you can direct it in ways, via M/S and filtering that no orther… Read More
  • Perfection

    by EA
    Everything bx is amazing and this is no exception.
  • bx_saturator_V2

    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 !


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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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