In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the Brainworx bx_control V2 from Plugin Alliance. This plug in offers comprehensive M/S tools as well as useful metering options.
Learn as Julian uses the Stereo Spread control in conjunction with the Mono-Maker to widen material while safeguarding the mono compatibility of bass and midrange content.
What Is Brainworx bx_Control?
bx_control V2 is a monitoring tool and an M/S matrix with built-in Mono Maker & Stereo Width control. bx_control V2 also features metering for Peak and RMS levels.
This handy little M/S tool can be used to control the stereo width of any stereo audio track by simply routing it to the Brainworx M/S matrix.
You can also use the bx_control V2’s Mono Maker tool to set a threshold frequency below which the stereo signal of your track or mix becomes mono — great for managing the low end of your mixes.
As a monitoring tool, the bx_control V2 offers solo monitoring to M (mono sum), phase-corrected S (stereo difference signal), and L or R (left or right) mono channels on both speakers, or " soloed in place" using the four dedicated solo buttons. You can also easily swap channels with the L/R flip button.