When Brainworx founder Dirk Ulrich, a noted producer who has worked with many top acts including Toto and Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, went looking for a mastering EQ with innovative features like an internal M/S matrix and M/S processing, he discovered that no such thing existed. Rather than compromise, he designed his own. The result was the Modus Equalizer, a multimode analog hardware EQ that offered 3 channels of versatile, gorgeous-sounding EQ. This was the basis for the original bx_digital V1 plugin.
The new bx_digital V2 delivers the same analog soul as the original, plus powerful new features like M/S De-Essing, Mono-Maker, and intelligent Bass and Presence Shifters. Additional M/S features such as Pan for M and S, and Stereo Width Control are also included.
bx_digital V2 works in 3 modes; M/S Mastering, M/S Recording and L/R Stereo. The sophisticated M/S Mastering mode allows you to manipulate, massage, and manhandle mixed tracks to a seemingly impossible degree. The powerful M/S Recording mode decodes mid/side recordings and provides frequency and spatial tools designed to make your tracks sound HUGE. It’s the perfect mode for recording M/S microphone setups in real-time and giving you the amazing sonic results M/S recordings are capable of — hassle free.
bx_digital V2 also offers a mono version for mixing applications and individual channels. You get the same filters and features of the big stereo version, for use with mono tracks. (The mono version excludes the M/S Stereo features, of course.)
Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) to find out why bx_digital V2 was named “Plugin of the Decade,” and has become the go-to EQ for mixing and mastering professionals around the world.
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