Brainworx bx_XL V2 Plug-in

Stereo Mastering Limiter with Multiband Processing, Mid-side Stereo Processing, and Harmonic Exciter - Mac/PC AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AudioSuite, RTAS, VST2, VST3
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Mac
Windows
AAX
RTAS
VST2
AU
AudioSuite
VST3

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Brainworx bx_XL V2 Plug-in
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Pump Your Mix to Production Levels!

The bx_XL V2 limiter plug-in by Brainworx might just be the silver bullet you're looking for when it comes to in-house mastering production. This remarkably sophisticated yet easy to learn mastering limiter uses the best of mid-side stereo processing and psychoacoustic loudness shaping to bring your mixes to maximum volume, without destroying your dynamics. The process bx_XL V2 uses is pretty brilliant, splitting your mix into mid and side components and then providing a series of multiband limiters. The result is loud, punchy, and full-sounding mixes that retain their original overall vibe. No rig should go without Brainworx bx_XL V2!

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Founded in 2012 by Brainworx CEO Dirk Ulrich, Plugin Alliance is an American pro-audio plugin-company with a mission. The objective? To establish a universal, user-friendly native plugin standard that supports all major plug-in formats and unites some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 Mastering Limiter Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • The limiter plug-in you need to make your mixes sound bigger, louder, fatter, and punchier
  • Easy-to-use controls let you sculpt your mix to perfection
  • Mid-side processing provides maximum dynamics control without ruining your stereo image
  • 2-band mid-channel limiting lets you punch up your lows while smoothing out your highs
  • Summing, further limiting, and 3-band harmonic exciter provide additional psychoacoustic shaping
  • Perfect for mastering as well as stereo bus processing
  • AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AudioSuite, RTAS, VST2, and VST3 formats included
When you need it loud, you need the Brainworx bx_XL V2 limiter!

Tech Specs

Software Type Limiter
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX DSP, AAX Native, RTAS, VST2, VST3, AU, Audio Suite
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel CPU 2GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 Instruction Set, Pentium 4 2GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6-10.10
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7, 8
Manufacturer Part Number PA-BWX-XLV2

Customer Reviews

4/5
Based on 2 reviews
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5/5

Way Huge!

Does as advertised!easily gets me up to -6dB RMS loudness rating while making the mix better not worse.Anyone who likes loud masters needs this plugin.
Music background: Recording, Mixing, Mastering
2.5/5

Not Bad

Im pretty sticky with my reviews here, so the 2.5 is to me is a good rating. This software is useful for home mastering...however, to me it isn't a standalone plug that the company says it is.Its good though.
Music background: Producer/Engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Tyler Berggren

A go-to in my mastering arsenal! Brainworkx bx_XL gives precise control over the mid and side information in a mix. With a few quick control changes, dynamic control is tamed and stereo width is improved. I absolutely love the "XL" control, which lets me add harmonic saturation independently across different frequency ranges in both the mid and side fields. The built-in peak limiter is also very transparent. This plug-in does things that even analog gear can't do!
See also: Compression Software, Brainworx, Brainworx Plug-ins: Dynamics