The bx_digital V3 Mid/Side EQ from Brainworx represents a complete overhaul of the bx_digital EQ, the company's flagship product. It includes all the features and character that made the bx_digital V2 a modern classic for many engineers, while introducing a plethora of powerful new tools designed to improve your workflow. You can widen or focus mixes or add presence and transparency to your sound, whether using this plug-in to master music, or as a conventional stereo EQ on sub-groups, or in M/S recording mode for creating exceptionally mono-compatible stereo signals.
The 11-band equalizer offers parametric bell, high- and low-shelving, and high- and low-pass filters for each channel. The upper range of the high-frequency band is now extended to 40 kHz to add "air" to high-resolution audio tracks, while the Bass Shift and Presence Shift modules were upgraded to give you a total of three different tones. The popular Mono Maker option still lets you fold a mix down to mono below a frequency of your choice, to ensure that the bass-section is tight and compatible for vinyl-pressings.
New features include six notch filters to help you manage problematic frequencies or unwanted room noise, API-style Proportional Q filters that let you target frequencies with more precision, Dynamic EQs that let you de-ess but also boost frequencies according to incoming signal, and a Gain Scale knob that functions as a global more/less setting for all the EQ parameters.
The bx_digital V3 offers accurate frequency-response representation via two graphs at the bottom of the interface, while balance and correlation meters show critical information concerning the final stereo image after processing has been done. Flexible control linking allows you to independently link each band and filter with its respective counterpart in the opposing channel.