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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Our Verdict An zl low-latency plug-in limiter that does far more than its name implies. No more limiting the full bandwidth… I now can control the two bands over… Read More.
Let’s look at some of the limiter controls, starting with the row of knobs at the top. Use it to separate the kick drum so you can limit it differently from the rest of your mid signal.
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. Manuals Manual English, 4.
Often these peaks can be very large, so the resultant overall volume loss is big. After a few tutorials and videos I figured how to maximize this plug in.
I have uset quite a few over the years, but this one is just better! Installation Manager Installation Manager v1. First up is the Chan nel Link.
Very useful, particularly on pianos and drums where you want to let the individual sides ‘breathe’ a bit. On stereo sources this hrainworx how linked the limiting is.
Brainworx bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance
That said, you can crank it up for some pretty dirty sounding results, particularly when you dial-in some extreme limiting. This very plugin started it all. System Requirements Display resolution: Saturation process that increases perceived loudness levels.
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 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.
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 bz blended with the mix control to add some colour and punch.
Very good transparent limiter. Pros Transparent peak stop limiter. So, yet another great Brainworx tool, and at a good price too.
Brainworx bx_limiter review | MusicRadar
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. As a peak stop limiter it sounds great because it has no sound – it just knocks off the peaks as you want them.
The Crossover Frequency slider determines the highest frequency affected by the mid low section.
Madden NFL This is what brought it all together for me. Having the ability to seperate bands and ‘share the load’ really is the draw card for this unit… Read More.
All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much bainworx. Moves from subtle enhancement to extreme manipulations with ease. Log in or create an account to access downloads. So far this is my favorite mastering limiter I have used.
Brainworx bx_XL V2
With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. After spending a considerable amount of time with this limiter I have to say that it’s grown on me.
If peaks coincide, then resultant master level is further compromised and can cause other issues. A Master… Read More. View All Customer Reviews. This is the new goto limiter for me. Best used on master trak for final mix.
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.
Slightly confusing when Brainwox first used it. A simple peak stop limiter on a troublesome bus or individual track will save the brainwofx, and that is exactly what you get here. Try it and… Read More. It is the possibility to work with the stereo-image that makes braihworx huge difference. I was looking for a limiter for my mastering chain and I found that and more with the XL V2. 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.
This is extremely useful for mixes that require powerful bottom end such as dance, rap, techno and rock. I am completely surprised how much volume I am able to get without crushing the dynamics out of my mixes.