BBE Sonic Maximizer Plug-In  

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Based on the 4th generation 882i analog unit.

The BBE Sonic Maximizer plug-in

Now VST and Direct X users don't have to take signal out of the digital domain to get that same amazingly fresh, punchy and detailed sound that only BBE High Definition Sound processing offers. The BBE Sonic Maximizer plug-in features BBE's 4th Generation Processing Engine - just like analog BBE 482 and 882 Sonic Maximizer processors.The BBE Sonic Maximizer plug-in works with many host applications:
The BBE Sonic Maximizer plug-in will add brilliance, depth, detail and definition to your music in many PC and Mac audio software applications that accept Direct X and VST plug-ins, from multi-track recording to sampling to remixing. BBE's best sonic quality with plug-in convenience:
Owning the Sonic Maximizer Plug-in is the equivalent of having a rack full of BBE 882i units with automation, just the thing for processing multiple tracks simultaneously. The most important thing in developing the Sonic Maximizer algorithm was to accurately capture the quality of BBE's fourth generation Sonic Maximizer processor featured in the 482i and 882i hardware units.
The most encouraging comment we hear from users is that the Sonic Maximizer plug-in is true to the rack mount 482i and 882i units they've come to depend on, retaining all of the warmth, punch and clarity that BBE's analog processors are renowned for. Windows Minimum Requirements:
Windows Minimum Requirements: Intel-based PC or compatible (486 or higher) 4 MB of free hard-disk space 16 MB of RAM 256 color VGA video or better Windows 9.x, ME, 2000 Host application that supports DirectX plug-ins Macintosh Minimum Requirements:
Power Mac based 604e Processor, G3, or G4 120 MHz processor 64 MB RAM Mac OS 8.5 4 MB Hard drive space VST 2 compliant host application

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(51 of 80 customers found this review helpful)


Lacks ONE thing that the hardware units do!


from Los Angeles, CA

This plugin brings out a lot of clarity in the songs I use. I use this in Mixmeister PRO 6 and can apply the BBE effect to individual songs in my mix. It really is like having a rackful of 882i's. A definite PLUS!But this plugin, unfortunately, has an Output Gain control knob. The hardware 482i and the 882i units do not. In fact, the hardware units somehow figure what to do to avoid clipping, so when a user pushes the IN/OUT button, the loudness appears to be about the same.This plugin requires the user to fiddle with the Gain knob to avoid clipping. And it doesn't help that the LED's aren't exactly accurate. I recorded music with the BBE and the LED's indicated that the song was not clipping. But when I imported the song into Cool Edit it clearly showed clipping. So I had to back off the Gain knob, re-record, re-edit, until I found the best Gain setting. What a pain!I hope BBE fixes this in the next version so the plugin emulates what the hardware units do in terms of Gain.

(25 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


Well worth the money


from Chicago-ish

I have 2 BBE 482's in my rack and simply love them. Currently I'm only using this plug in for mastering my work in WaveLab and cannot believe the difference it makes. Unless you have a monster setup, you know that after mixing 20 or so tracks in any application, you tend to lose a little clarity and fidelity, even in the digital domain. This plug in adds life to anything it touches. It sounds so nice that I've gone back and re-mastered everything I've done over the last year using it. I have a lot of plugins that see very little use anymore, but no way will this one get shelved. You absolutely, positively cannot beat the quality for this price.....period.

(40 of 80 customers found this review helpful)


Sounds great , but ...


from Copenhagen, Denmark

This plug-in sounds really great. It's fantastic on vocals. Has a few useful presets build into it. Low CPU load. On the downside, when I load the first instance of it into my Cubase SL2.2, I get 20-30 sec. of horrible digital noise. After the noise fades, it works fine. I use a M-audio Firewire 410 sound module.

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