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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On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is. As braineorx peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them.

A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the day, and that is exactly what you get here. System Requirements Display resolution: Best used on master trak for final mix.

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.

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Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting.

Very good transparent limiter. This is the new goto limiter for me.

bgainworx It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter.



Log in or create an account to access x. Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in.

I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2. 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 give the EQ some headroom. If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues. This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock.

Slightly confusing when Brwinworx first used it.

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. I am completely surprised how much volume Brainwox am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes.

No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

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Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me. With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used.


Try it and… Read More. Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels.

The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section. This is what brought it all together for me. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better!

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.

Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. Manuals Manual English, 4. Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal. A Master… Read More. Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top.

These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch. Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit.