Wilmington, DE (May 28, 2014)—American pro audio software company Plugin Alliance has announced the availability of two new native plug-ins from software developer Brainworx: bx_refinement and bx_saturation V2.
bx_refinement and bx_saturator V2 are primarily for mastering applications and available in AAX DSP, AAX Native, AudioSuite, Audio Units, RTAS, VST, and VST 3 formats for Mac and PC, previously premiering on Universal Audio’s UAD-2 proprietary platform.
Created by mastering engineer Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge Mastering, bx_refinement is a tool intended to remove harshness. “Harsh recordings are one of the most common problems mixing and mastering engineers deal with,” explained Waddell. “The idea with bx_refinement was to create something that addressed harshness with little impact to the recording, and a great workflow. While it represents a genuine technical achievement, it’s the listening during development that was key. Working with Brainworx to make this amazing multi-platform release was truly rewarding.”
bx_saturator V2 is an update that retains key features of the original, including M/S processing, the ability to add saturation or distortion to targeted frequencies, and increase perceived volume without clipping, bx_saturator V2 adds changes. “With the totally rewritten algorithm in bx_saturator V2 we’ve improved the smoothness of the sound and the anti-aliasing, while reducing the CPU requirements significantly,” said Brainworx founder and CEO Dirk Ulrich.