Santa Cruz, CA (October 7, 2016)—Through Plugin Allliance, Brainworx has released a quartet of plug-ins for both real-time guitar tracking and guitar processing as well as high-end guitar amp and stomp box emulation in the AAX DSP format.
The Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 offers eight 1:1 emulations of guitar amplifiers from Marshall, Mesa and ENGL in one plugin, with 40 impulse responses that combine cabinets with EQ settings and other gear, such as the onboard noise gate, vintage delay and shaping filter effects. As the company’s flagship guitar amp sim, it has been updated in an effort to improve workflow, reduce CPU usage and increase sound quality.
Elsewhere, the Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 Player, an addition to Plugin Alliance's PA FREE Bundle, lets users try sounds of all eight amp models from the bx_rockrack V3 through 26 non-editable presets ranging from clean tones from Brainworx’s Marshall JCM-800 emulation to metal strains from overdriven ENGL preamps. Users have unlimited access to bx_rockrack V3 Player's presets and can upgrade to the full version at any time.
Meanwhile, the Brainworx bx_metal2 is an emulation of the Boss MT-2 stomp box, offering long sustain and heavy mids and lows, as well as three ±15 dB EQ bands. Lastly, there’s the Brainworx bx_blackdist2, which emulates the ProCo Sound RAT 2 pedal, providing various distortions from just three parameters.
“The original bx_rockrack was our first amp emulation," said Brainworx founder and CEO Dirk Ulrich. "It was a real labor of love to go back and apply to V3 so much of what we've learned about developing guitar amp plugins and capturing recording chains over the last four years.”