The culmination of four years work by the Brainworx development team is four new guitar-processing plugins, designed to offer an in-DAW experience for both real-time guitar tracking and guitar processing. Even better is that they are also available as AAX DSP plugins providing high-end guitar amp and stomp box emulations for Pro Tools HDX users.
Brainworx say that these new plugins are 1:1 emulations of eight high-end guitar amplifiers, each one painstakingly captured by pro audio engineers who make capturing tone their livelihood.
Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 ($199 MSRP)
The Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 is eight 1:1 emulations of coveted, high-end guitar amplifiers from Marshall®, Mesa®, and ENGL packed into one plugin. The bx_rockrack V3 includes 40 impulse responses that combine cabinets with EQ settings and other gear, such as the onboard noise gate, vintage delay and shaping filter effects. This overhauled guitar amp sim has been designed to improve workflow, reduce CPU usage and increase sound quality. The price has also dropped $50 from the cost of bx_rockrack PRO.
Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 Player (free full license)
Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 Player is an addition to Plugin Alliance's PA FREE Bundle lets users experience the sounds of all eight amp models from the bx_rockrack V3 using 26 non-editable presets ranging from clean tones of the Brainworx’s Marshall JCM-800® emulation to ferocious metal strains of the overdriven ENGL preamps. Users have unlimited access to bx_rockrack V3 Player's presets and can upgrade to the full version at any time.
Brainworx bx_metal2 ($49 MSRP)
The Brainworx bx_metal2 is designed to be a faithful emulation of the industry-standard Boss MT-2™ stomp box, to provide the quickest route from a clean guitar tone to an authentic metal sound. It can crank out super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows like a stack of overdriven amps. With three ±15 dB EQ bands, bx_metal2 can produce both searing leads and face-melting, low-boosted heavy metal chords.
Brainworx bx_blackdist2 ($49 MSRP)
The Brainworx bx_blackdist2 is designed to be an exacting emulation of the ProCo Sound RAT 2™ pedal, which has shaped the sound of thousands of iconic records from the likes of Metallica, Foo Fighters and many others. The bx_blackdist2 produces myriad distortions, from warm overdrive to tube-like crunchiness and fierce screams, all from just three simple parameters.
bx_rockrack PRO users can upgrade to bx_rockrack V3 for $29 and Plugin Alliance is also offering a promotional upgrade of $79 for users who download and activate the bx_rockrack V3 Player, now through October 31st.
Plugin Specs And Demos
All four plugins are now available in AAX DSP & Native, AU, VST2 and VST3 formats for Mac OS 10.8 through 10.11 and Windows 7 through 10. The bx_rockrack V3, bx_metal2 and bx_blackdist2 are also included in the 100% BX Bundle V2.7 and All Bundle V4.3 at discounted bundle prices. All Plugin Alliance products are available as fully-functional 14-day demos with a registered account.