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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Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better!

System Requirements Display resolution: On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is. This very plugin started it all. 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. Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting.

Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. 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.

This is the new goto limiter for me.


Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues.


View All Customer Reviews. So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price brainwlrx. As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them. Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. 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 bxx it.

I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2.

Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with brainworrx. A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the day, and that is exactly what you get here. It is the possibility to work brainwrox the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal. Try it and… Read More. No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More.

The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section.

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All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock.

After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me. These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch.


Manuals Manual English, 4.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. Log in or create an account to access downloads. Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. This is what brought it all together for me.

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.

First up is the Chan nel Link. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter. Very good transparent limiter. Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. 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.

I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in. Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels.

So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I brainwox used. A Master… Read More. Best used on master trak for final mix.