The New Loud. © by Brainworx Music & Media GmbH Turn up the Master XL knob and/or the individual XL knobs in the channel to saturate your mix From a certain level on we at BX feel that too much loudness is a true limitation for. When Brainworx brought out its mastering limiter, the bx_XL, it impressed a lot of people, including us. The XL saturation process and the peak.

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Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal. Manuals Manual English, 4.

Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to barinworx high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter. Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them.

Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used. Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. With its ability to increase perceived loudness, it gives you lots of options in how to pull extra levels out of your mixes without compromising the sound. Log in or create an account to access downloads.


The reason for an output dim is just that should you be hitting 0dB, but then want to EQ hrainworx limiting, you can pull back the overall level to give the EQ some headroom. This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock.

Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. View All Customer Reviews.

braiworx Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels. As a front-end to a more coloured compressor it gives you more control over your compression characteristics, and as a creative tool you can get some pretty extreme effects when you push it. Very good transparent limiter. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more.

First up is bdainworx Chan nel Link. A Master… Read More. Slightly confusing when I first used it.


On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is. This is the new goto limiter for me. Madden Bs This is what brought it all together for me.

No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More. This very plugin started it all.

When using multiple busses for different instrument groups which then sum to a master bus, it’s easy to get peaks on individual busses that force you to pull back your overall level to prevent overloads. With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better!


That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

If you’re using master compression on your final stereo buss those peaks can pull at the compressor and cause some nasty pumping moments, so you have to use less overall compression than you want for the sound you are chasing. Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. System Requirements Display resolution: Braihworx a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in.

If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

This is what brought it all together for me. Best used on master trak for final mix. Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does grainworx more than its name implies. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too.