Overview

Full of analog flavor
THE OVEN is not a typical EQ or saturator. It’s a colorful “Mojo Box” designed to "Cook, Bake & Broil" any sound source, whether an individual track, stem, group, mixbuss or mastering chain. From subtle hi-fi enhancement to aggressive drive, it will add warmth, size, depth, color and sizzle to your tracks.

The color of tubes and solid state combined
Designed by world renowned mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum and acclaimed analog hardware designer Chris Henderson, THE OVEN is an “out of the box” take on tonal coloration that is quickly making fans out of producers, engineers, mixers, mastering engineers and composers alike. Bringing together the best of classic meets modern tube and solid state designs, it features a unique set of controls for intuitive, creative and FUN tone tweaking.

One-of-a-kind operation that’s easier than scrambling an egg
The controls on THE OVEN may seem unusual at first—but that’s a feature, not a bug. They are designed to help you turn off your technical mind and start making bold and creative choices immediately. Use the COOK control to add thick bloom, pentode tube drive, and the three BURNERS to layer in multiband saturation and tonal shaping options. Turn up the TEMP to push them harder for added color and mojo, or switch from BAKE to BROIL and ELEC to GAS to change the voicing and response of the tube circuit. Adjust controls like BURN TYPE, BUNSEN and SIZZLE to quickly dial in freshly baked new sounds. To get memorable and useful tone, you don’t even have to know what these controls are supposed to do! Just let your taste and imagination guide you, and you’ll love what you hear.

Further enhanced with digital-only features from Brainworx
This adventuresome plugin has additional features that are not in the original hardware thanks to the retractable Extra Unit from Brainworx, which adds in the Mono Maker, Stereo Width control, TMT and more.

Features

  • Emulation of the Mastering Grade Mojo Box THE OVEN, endorsed by Maor Appelbaum & Hendyamps
  • Immediately add Warmth, Size, Depth, Mojo, Vibe, Color, Saturation and Sizzle to your tracks with fun and intuitive controls
  • Use the COOK knob to add tube color, adjusting the tube’s voicing with BAKE/BROIL and its intensity and drive mode with ELEC/GAS
  • Twist the three BURNERS for frequency specific saturation, and adjust their BURN TYPE to switch between carefully curated frequency ranges
  • Add Upper range SIZZLE or kick the high burner in BUNSEN mode for extra presence that will open up more detail
  • Increase the color and drive by turning up the TEMP
  • Brainworx ́ TMT inside: Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT, US Patent No. 10,725,727) simulates channel-to-channel variances in electronic components for the most realistic analog sound in the box
  • Mono-Maker - sums your low-frequency content to mono, giving you focused, punchy bass response
  • Stereo Width - to expand the stereo width of your tracks
  • Separate Mono Version - for using individual tracks such Kick Drum, Snare, Bass, Vocals, etc.
  • Scalable User Interface
  • Artist Presets from Bob Horn, Chris Henderson, Kane Churko, Yoran Vazan, Jordan Stillwell, Geoff Swan and Maor Appelbaum

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jordan Stilwell

    Jordan Stilwell

    Sound and Mixing Engineer (Beyonce, The Chainsmokers, Lana Del Rey)

    Using THE OVEN by Maor Appelbaum and Hendyamps has become a key part of my workflow. I’ve never heard a more musical way to transform your sounds into exactly what your looking for. The way it… Read More

  • Yoram Vazan

    Yoram Vazan

    Veteran Audio Engineer (Wu-Tang Clan. Mob Deep. Gang Starr. Finley Quaye)

    After owning the hardware THE OVEN for two years, THE OVEN plugin has immediately become the centerpiece of my processing chain on every channel and on the stereo buss, when I mix or master. To… Read More

  • Koen Heldens

    Koen Heldens

    Mixing Engineer (XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd)

    THE OVEN is the missing analogue glue… Read More

  • Matty Amendola

    Matty Amendola

    Musician, Producer and Mixing Engineer (825 Records)

    It’s emulations like this that allow me to work ITB with a smile on. Read More

  • F. Reid Shippen

    F. Reid Shippen

    10 Grammy Awards (Death Cab for Cutie, Backstreet Boys, Disney)

    Dude. This sounds great. Instantly useable. I love that it’s scaled for mastering- a lot of plugs have way too much range, it’s nice to be able to do subtle stuff. Killer on vocal and mix… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • The OVEN

    ★★★★★
    by Rosta Foret
    I bought the plugin yesterday and immediately tried, both during the mastering and on the track or bus acoustic guitars. Great, the sound turned on, more conveniently as I imagined, the band was… Read More
  • Cooking in Texas

    ★★★★★
    by TX_Rattlesnake
    I didn't believe the hype... I put it on my mix bus and automatically it breathed new life into the music. I am very impressed with this plug-in. Another huge win for Plugin Alliance!
  • Phenomenal!

    ★★★★★
    by Jungle
    It took a mastering engineer with great ears to develop a plug like this.This is next level tech.
    Such a tasteful use of combined FX that really adds depth and space to a mix or track.Read More
  • Fat and 3D

    ★★★★★
    by AreG
    Just another saturator/EQ ? We've already got the Vertigo VSM and Black Box right ? And tons of top EQ plugins from PA ? The Oven is IMHO all about that awesome low end fatness and silky top end.… Read More
  • An hour in and I'm hooked.

    ★★★★★
    by John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering
    Like plenty of analog mastering guys (and gals), I find myself "warming up" to more and more digital tools for more and more purposes, while the analog chain - while still a vital part - is… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

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

THE OVEN

THE OVEN - Changelog

Version 1.0 (Oct 5, 2022)
- Initial release