bx_XL V2 [WiN]

bx_XL V2 is a mid/side mastering limiter VST plugin
  • Product: bx_XL V2
  • Release: R2R
  • Version: 2.16.1 R2 Incl Patched and Keygen
  • Format: VST2/VST3/AAX

In the world of music production, achieving a loud and punchy mix without sacrificing clarity and dynamics is a constant challenge. Enter the bx_XL V2 from Brainworx, a game-changing mastering tool that promises to deliver industry-standard loudness while preserving the life and character of your mixes. Leveraging advanced M/S (Mid/Side) technology, this powerful plugin offers a level of control and precision that is simply unmatched.

At the heart of the bx_XL V2 lies its innovative approach to loudness processing. By splitting the Mid channel into two bands (high and low), you gain unprecedented control over three individual channels – side, mid-high, and mid-low. This groundbreaking feature allows you to fine-tune the levels of each channel independently, resulting in a louder mix with improved clarity, fewer artifacts, and more punch.

But that’s just the beginning. The bx_XL V2 takes loudness processing to new heights with its four stages of limiting. The Crossover Frequency slider lets you precisely determine where the mid-low section ends and the mid-low processing begins, making it an invaluable tool for genres that demand a powerful bottom end, such as dance, rap, techno, and rock. After the three channels have been mixed back into a stereo signal, an additional brick wall limiter offers adjustable master output level control, ensuring your mixes are not only loud but also crystal clear.

One of the standout features of the bx_XL V2 is its ability to add warmth and character to your mixes through saturation. The XL knobs introduce third and fifth-order harmonics, increasing perceived loudness without significantly raising the overall output level. A special filtering process prevents aliasing, ensuring your mixes remain free of unwanted artifacts.

In addition to its impressive loudness processing capabilities, the bx_XL V2 boasts a sophisticated metering system that includes a three-band “psychoacoustic” loudness maximizer and detailed level meters. This powerful combination of tools allows you to monitor and fine-tune every aspect of your mix, ensuring optimal loudness and clarity.

But what truly sets the bx_XL V2 apart is its unique mid/side audition feature. As the first and only mid/side mastering limiter that allows you to audition your mid/side signals individually and phase-corrected with Phase-X crossover filters, you can hear even the finest details in your mixes, giving you an unprecedented level of control and precision.

Designed to be the final plugin on the master buss, the bx_XL V2 is the perfect companion to the Brainworx bx_limiter plugin, which is optimized for sub-groups and stems. However, with its multiple limiting stages and advanced features, the bx_XL V2 can also hold its own on stems and busses in many situations, making it a versatile and powerful addition to any producer’s toolkit.

In conclusion, the bx_XL V2 from Brainworx is a true game-changer in the world of mastering. With its advanced M/S technology, four stages of limiting, saturation capabilities, and sophisticated metering tools, this plugin offers a level of control and precision that is unmatched. Whether you’re a seasoned mastering engineer or a producer seeking the ultimate loudness solution, the bx_XL V2 is an essential tool that will elevate your mixes to new heights.

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