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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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I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes. Slightly confusing when I first used it.

Manuals Manual English, 4. 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.

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.

Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance

First up is the Chan nel Link. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter.

Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. Try it and… Read More.

Brainworx bx_XL V2

zl This very plugin started it all. Installation Hrainworx Installation Manager v1. 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.

So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too. I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock.

Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels. Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. 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. A Master… Read More. This is the new goto limiter for 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.

As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them. Best used on master trak for final mix.

Very good transparent limiter. With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just brainwlrx Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. These effects can also be blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch. Log in or create an account to access downloads. That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting.


Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations braineorx ease. A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the day, and that is exactly what you get here.

Release and Output Dim are pretty self explanatory as is the Mix function. 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. No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can brainworc the two bands over… Read More.


If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other braiinworx. I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2. The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section. System Requirements Display resolution: All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. View All Customer Reviews.

Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More. So far this brsinworx my favorite mastering limiter I have used.

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