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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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So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used. The idea of saturation in a limiter may seem a little odd, but the XL circuit has a very clever algorithm that subtly does a lot to help perceived loudness.

This is what brought it all together for me. 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 brainqorx your overall level to prevent overloads. 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.

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.

On stereo sources this controls how linked bd limiting is. Try it and… Brainwrx More. This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, brainwotx, techno and rock.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the day, and that is exactly what you get here. Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More.


This is the new goto limiter for me. Very good transparent limiter. Log in or create an account to access downloads. First up is the Chan nel Link. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me.

Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting.

This very plugin started it all. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

Best used on master trak for final mix. If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues.

Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. Release and Output Dim are pretty brsinworx explanatory as is the Mix function. 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.

A Master… Read More. Perversely, it has btainworx habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. Manuals Manual English, 4.


Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter. Gx from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. Braiinworx a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in. Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. View All Customer Reviews. System Requirements Display resolution: I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies.

Brainworx bx_limiter review | MusicRadar

These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More.

Slightly confusing when I first used it. Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me.

The reason for an output dim is just that should you be hitting 0dB, but then want to EQ after limiting, you can pull back the overall level to bralnworx the EQ some headroom. So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too. The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section.