Since the birth of Digital Audio, the argument between analog vs digital has always been going strong. It is clear that both have their pros and cons, however for all its imperfections and flaws, Analog is still regarded by many – rightly or wrongly – as the key to a more musical sound. In fact many of its imperfections such as noise floor, non linear frequency response and harmonic distortions, are the reasons why many engineers/producers seek that sound.
We have now a wide range of choices when it comes to bringing some analog flavour to our mixes, through simulations of classic piece of equipment. Using an analog console can help achieve that togetherness that we are constantly thriving for in our mix; it can add the ‘Glue’ that makes a mix ‘gel’ together by using the same EQ and dynamics, across a full multi track. Brainworx have designed a faithful emulation of the rare and coveted Neve VXS console, the Bx_Console plug in. For this plugin, Brainworx introduced the Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT). All analog components have manufacturing tolerances that state an acceptable range of differences between them and any seasoned engineer or producer will tell you that there are audible differences between different channels of a high-end mixing console. This variation, when taken across many channels in a mix, is part of what makes an analog console sound the way it does.
We took a look at Plugin Alliance’s Bx_Console in our latest Plugin of the Week – watch it above and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.
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