Overview

The bx_yellowdrive distortion pedal from Brainworx is an exacting plugin emulation of one of the most popular overdrive pedals ever made: The Boss SD-1®. Guitarists love the warm, smooth tube amplifier-like distortion and overdrive this pedal produces while responding authentically to picking technique. Unique, asymmetric overdrive circuitry delivers a genuine overdrive effect for a classic guitar sound. The tone control allows for different distortion flavors.

From subtle warming of clean tones to smooth overdrive effects, the bx_yellowdrive delivers classic sound to your DAW. Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today to add this iconic overdrive to your tracks.

Legal Disclaimer: Boss and SD-1 are registered trademarks of Roland Inc. bx_yellowdrive was developed by Brainworx Music and Media GmbH based on its own modeling techniques. Roland has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_yellowdrive in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.

Features

  • Smooth overdriven sounds
  • Natural tube amp-style growl
  • Reacts to your playing like a real overdriven amp would
  • Tone, Drive, and Level controls
  • Faithful re-creation of a classic overdrive pedal 
  • Mono or Stereo operation
  • Tones range from warmed up cleans to singing overdrive effects
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise, of the original
  • Brings classic overdrive pedal tone into your DAW
  • Plugin does things the pedal can’t, like automation and stereo buss processing

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • Perfect

    ★★★★★
    by Sweet Baby J
    Killer 80’s distortion. Nailed it.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks a lot and enjoy your new tool!
  • Classic, even better

    ★★★★★
    by Faydit
    This was my first Bx purchase. Sounds very authentic, in some way I found it even more musically sounding than the original.
  • Oldschool

    ★★★★★
    by Demious
    I used to own the actual Boss OD-1, untill it was stolen from me and I missed it ever since. When I bought my first virtual amp here, I also bought a couple of distortion pedals and I love these… Read More
  • yellow diva!

    ★★★★☆
    by KAEY
    Nice warmth and drive!
  • yellowdrive ROCKS

    ★★★★★
    by Wolfman
    Best boost period

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, 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

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ChangeLog

bx_yellowdrive

Brainworx bx_yellowdrive - Changelog

Version 1.8 (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 1.7 (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

Version 1.6 (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 1.5 (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 1.4 (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 1.3 (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 1.2.1 (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 1.2 (Apr 1, 2016)
- 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 Undo/Redo (BXBUGS-1232)

Version 1.1 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Fixed missing parameter highlighting in Pro Tools
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.0 (*)
- Release version