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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Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

As a front-end to brxinworx 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.

All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. 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. Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

This is extremely useful for gx that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock. Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations.


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.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. 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: After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in. 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.

Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. Manuals Manual English, 4. Brainwodx Master… Read More.

This is the new goto limiter for me. This very plugin started it all. If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting. Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease.

Best used on master trak for final mix. The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section. Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me.


This is what brought it all together for me. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. Very good transparent limiter. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes.

Brainworx bx_limiter review | MusicRadar

Try it and… Read More. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal.

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


Slightly confusing when I first used it. View All Customer Reviews.

I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more braijworx the XL V2. As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them.

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