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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All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. Manuals Manual English, 4. Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. First up is the Chan nel Link. System Requirements Display resolution: If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues.

Very good transparent limiter. 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.

Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels.

As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference.

As a front-end to a more coloured compressor it gives you more control over brrainworx compression characteristics, and as a creative tool you can get some pretty extreme effects when you push it.

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Braniworx Manager Installation Manager v1. These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting.


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

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

Try it and… Read More. On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is. This is the new goto limiter for brainword. The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section. This is extremely useful for mixes 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. So far this is my favorite mastering brainwworx I have used. 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 back your overall level to prevent overloads.

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


Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. 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. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit braainworx differently from the bralnworx of your mid signal.

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

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. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me. Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. 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.


I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in. Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More. With the Installation Manager, you can select, download brainwworx install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

So, yet another great Brainworx brainwlrx, and at a good price too. A Master… Read More. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

View All Customer Reviews. This is what brought it all together for me.

Slightly confusing when I first used it. Perversely, it has the habit of brainwoxr clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations.

Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. This very plugin started it all. Log in or create an account to access downloads.