Plugin Alliance and Brainworx have released their bx_console AMEK 9099 channel strip plugin. The Rupert Neve designed E 9098i Master Console was one of the highest achievements in analog console design at the turn of the millennium. Today, it becomes Brainworx’s most fully-featured console plugin. The AMEK 9099 has the kind of EQ you’d expect from a Rupert Neve design, with wide, musical curves, capable of tightening up enough to give you the precision you need without ever sounding “bad”. The dynamics section goes even further than the norm, with a fully variable expander, gate, compressor, and limiter, complete with extremely flexible sidechain capabilities.
The engineers at Brainworx didn’t stop there. They added on a special “Clip” function in the limiter for super fast and smooth soft clipping and created a new fully functional expander/gate with its own sidechain filter, inspired by legendary analog gear. And, for the first time ever in a bx_console plugin, there’s even an onboard Mono Maker, Stereo Width and Auto Listen control. Like every plugin in the bx_console line, the AMEK 9099 takes advantage of the proprietary Brainworx TMT design, to more accurately emulate the performance and behavior of a real analog console. Modeled after Dirk Ulrich’s own favorite AMEK strips, each channel is emulated at the component level to provide subtle channel-to-channel variances for greater dimension, width and depth, just like on a real analog console.
Plugin Alliance and Brainworx bx_console AMEK 9099 is available now to MEGA, MIX & MASTER, and Brainworx Bundle subscribers. It will be available to purchase on August 3. It requires macOS 10.9 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.