Brainworx bx_hybrid V2

11-Bands. Analog Sound. Digital Workflow.


State-of-the-Art Mixing & Mastering EQs

Using heralded filter-designs from Brainworx, the bx_hybrid V2 was re-designed from the ground up to deliver the sound of analog filters combined with awesome digital features and workflow. Bx_hybrid also maps to all the features of the AVID ICON center section EQ, including its Surround Joysticks.

There is nothing like the Bass Shift for tweaking bass drums, and try the Presence Shift for acoustic guitars or female voices.

A sophisticated Auto Solo Mode solos single frequency bands. You can also tweak Q controls with a mouse click or via your physical controller’s touch sensitive EQ knobs.
Using the latest Brainworx filter design, these EQs allow for digital EQ-ing up to 26kHz, even in low-res sessions (44.1 and 48kHz).


  • Brainworx critically acclaimed filters
  • Artifact free EQ-ing up to 26kHz.
  • 11 EQ bands including Shelving Filters, Hi- & Low-Pass, Notch Filters & Peak Bands
  • 64-Bit & AAX (DSP & Native) Support
  • New and innovative Solo Modes
  • Auto Solo Mode for soloing single frequency bands
  • Notch filters with adjustable Q, and Shifter EQs that can be controlled with the ICON’s Surround Joysticks or your mouse.
  • "Mouse Over" feature: adjust the parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and simply turning your mouse wheel
  • Direct access: just type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value
  • Switchable EQ graphic panel
  • Fully automatable


  • Tony Maserati
    Tony Maserati

    bx_hybrid is all over my recent sessions.

  • Tim Nielsen
    Tim Nielsen

    bx_hybrid and bx_digital have quickly become the only EQs I use in mastering sound effects. The presence and bass shifters are some of the most useful tools I've ever seen in any plugin, and I wish I'd had them 10 years ago. The stereo width control, mono maker, the amazing solo features—I'm simply stunned at how useful this plugin is in almost everything I do. And because I record mostly in M/S, that it can do that too makes Brainworx the only EQ and first plugin I ever reach for anymore. Period.

  • Dylan
    Dylan "3-D" Dresdow

    From the get go, one of my favorite features of this eq is the auto listen function. This makes equalization much more efficient when pinpoint offending frequencies. The meters are great, and the layout is very end user based.


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AudioSuite, RTAS, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.6 through OSX 10.10*
Windows 7 or 8**
Pro Tools 9 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)
*We do not currently support OS X El Capitan

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)
** We do not currently support Windows 10

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM