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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Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in.

Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. Try it and… Read More.

This very plugin started it all. Slightly confusing when I first used it.


Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal. View Nrainworx Customer Reviews. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me.

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. First up is the Chan nel Link. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me. I have uset quite a few over the years, but brainwoorx one is just better!


Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels. Very good transparent limiter. On stereo sources this controls how linked the limiting is. No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More.

I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2. Best braniworx on master trak for final mix.

Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes.

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Manuals Manual English, 4. So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used.

These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes a huge difference. Our Verdict An excellent low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

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. This is the new goto limiter for me. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter.

That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting. If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues.


As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them.

So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too. Perversely, it has the habit of adding clarity to the high-end of sources and can be quite a ‘sound saver’ in certain situations. System Requirements Display resolution: This is what brought it all together for me.

With its ability to increase perceived loudness, it gives you lots of options in brwinworx to pull extra levels out of your mixes without compromising the sound. Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. 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. Brajnworx using multiple busses for different instrument groups which then sum to a beainworx bus, it’s easy to get peaks on individual busses that force you to pull back your overall level to prevent overloads.

Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at brainwlrx top. Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease.