New York (April 30, 2012)—Plugin Alliance has debuted bx_saturator, an M/S and multi-band saturation tool from Brainworx.
bx_saturator can be used for mastering, mixing, and sound design applications. According to Plugin Alliance founder member Dirk Ulrich of Brainworx, “Recording and mixing instruments and vocals using the Mid-Side (M/S) technique is one of the secret weapons that professional audio engineers and producers use when they want to capture a performance in a way described by most listeners as ‘Natural-sounding,’ ‘Wide,’ and ‘Big.’”
Users can record Mid and Side tracks individually to retain control over the stereo information until the final stage of production; it is said to provide “a subtle, warm distortion” for individual audio signals, which can also be applied to the stereo master channel in the M/S stereo model. Brainworx’s ‘True-Split’ crossover technology is said to ensure the tracks remain in phase. The plug-in comes with 30 presets.
Available in 64- and 32-bit versions, Brainworx’s bx_ saturator plug-in can be purchased and downloaded in all Mac OS X and Windows formats — VST 2.4, VST 2.3, RTAS, AU and AAX.