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

  • Saturator V2

    by Pekka
    This is a damn good plugin for the drums, it adds thump and definition to kick, snare, toms.. even palm muting rhythm guitars..you name it. I got a beautiful sound with this. Thanks
  • Bx Saturator

    by RFW
    5 Stars for sure. Tried this on a demo a month or two ago... it is a beastly little tool for anything. Another BX beauty with tones of character and juicy vibe yet subtle and sonorous.
    The 1st… Read More
  • Brainworx bx_saturator V2

    by Tibetworld Music
    Hi!...What can I say?...Simply fantastic!
    I always use it in my mixes ... it's perfect to give presence and definition to the voices to get a modern and current pop sound!
    Also great on… Read More
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    by ACKnobbers
    Well I just want to congratulate you guys for your top quality plugins. I always have them on my master bus. I would like to tell for the new costumers that you guys are top notch. I own 60% of your… Read More
  • Saturific

    by J
    I love mid side, I love multi band, I Love saturation (subtle or not so), I love this great plugin


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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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bx_saturator V2

Brainworx bx_saturator V2 - Changelog

Version 2.6 (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 2.5 (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 2.4 (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 bypass activating Mid Solo
- Fixed memory leaks
- Fixed bug that caused Waves LV1 Mixer to hang

Version 2.3.1 (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 2.3 (Apr 1, 2016)
- Added SoundGrid support
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"
- Fixed auto-solo behaviour for Venue (BXBUGS-1241)

Version 2.2 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Fixed AAX DSP load issue (BUGS-1113)
- Non abbreviated names in compensation context menus (BUGS-1075)
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 2.1.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 2.1.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 2.1.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 2.1 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Fixed mono view
- Fixed meter fallback
- Fixed metering code

Version 2.0 (May 07, 2014)
- Release Version