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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It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used.

If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues. Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me. First up is the Chan nel Link.

Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels. Slightly confusing when I first used it.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the day, and that is exactly what you get here. I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2.

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. Try it and… Read More. On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is.

Brainworx bx_limiter review | MusicRadar

As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no braniworx – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them. 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. 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. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me.

Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch.


This is the new goto limiter 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. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter. Very good transparent limiter. 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.

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

Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top.


Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too. 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.

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Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. System Requirements Display resolution: Log in or create an account to access downloads. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal.

No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better!