D82 Sonic Maximizer Software

D82 Sonic Maximizer Plugin

The BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer software plug-in reproduces original program material with the subtlety, nuance and presence of a live performance.  You can expect all of the same qualities of this plug-in that you’d find in the hardware version of the BBE Sonic Maximizer:

  • Low frequencies become tighter, punchy and well defined.
  • Highs are more articulate, detailed and present.
  • Vocals and speech intelligibility are greatly improved.
  • Plucked and percussive sounds, such as guitars, drums and pianos are cleaner.
  • Sound effects such as explosions, gunshots and the roar of fighter aircraft take on a realism that envelopes the listener. 

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Hosts Apps/System Reqs.

Macintosh® AU, RTAS, VST - Universal Binaries

Macintosh G4, G5 and Intel Macs with Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, 512 MB RAM, 1027 x 768 screen resolution, high quality audio interface with sample rates from 44 kHz to 192 kHz.

Windows® RTAS, VST

Intel Pentium III or Pentium IV system with Windows XP/Vista32, 512 MB RAM, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, high quality audio interface with sample rates from 44 kHz to 192 kHz.

Sequencers and sound editors compatible with AU, RTAS, VST plug-ins, such as the below and any audio application that fully supports one of the following plug-in standards:
  • Cubase SE/SL/SX
  • Nuendo
  • V-STack
  • Acid Pro
  • Logic Audio
  • Digital Performer
  • Sonar
  • Sound ForgeCool Edit Pro
  • Melodyne
  • Peak
  • Live
  • Pro Tools
  • Audio Hijack Pro
  • Rax
  • Kore
  • AU Lab
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • WaveBurner
  • Garage Band
  • n-Track Studio
  • Adobe Audition
  • Tracktion
  • DSP-Quattro
  • Sagan Metro

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  • The BBE D82 features the same value-adds as our analog BBE units in form and functionality with a few minor exceptions to improve usability.
  • BBE Process button – This push-button switch allows for quick comparison between processed and unprocessed sound.
  • Lo Contour knob – Regulate the amount of phase corrected bass frequencies.
  • Process knob – Regulate the amount of phase corrected treble frequencies.
  • Output Level – Adjust the processed signal to avoid clipping in high-signal level situations.
  • LED display – User-friendly LEDs indicate the output signal level of the processed signal.


  • Operating system
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista32
    • Mac OS X (10.4, 10.5 or later)
  • Plugin format
    • Audio Unit
    • RT AS/AS-Pro Tools 7 software or later
    • VST 2.4
  • Sample rates
    • Up to 192kHz sample rates supported


"Overall, the BBE DirectX/VST software offers the same no-fuss openness and detail of the hardware units, earning it a place on my must-have list of audio plug-ins."
Pro Audio Review
"All in all it's a great little plugin that'll really tweak-up your mixes like no other... It's a must-have for all dance music creators - 10/10 !!"
Dancetech - Rated 10/10
Mastering plug-ins Round-up "It gives a brighter, sharper and more detailed, professional image that is just not possible to acquire any other way. A unique plug-in "
Computer Music - Rated 9/10!
2001 Computer Music Awards. Awarded #3 for Best plugin effect. "Using the BBE certainly does add polish to a track, and even though it's only been around for a few months, we already know of people who use it on everything they do. High praise indeed."
Computer Music
"The Maximizer will enhance and polish your audio tracks...It will also work well for the musician who is trying to improve a "demo" song for presentation or for the user to finalize a song without having to go to a professional studio."
PC Recording
"BBE Sonic Maximizer is a straight forward, good quality plug in. It's technology enables you to add good quality live enhancement to recordings, thus being a very suitable tool for mastering."
AudioMac - Rated 9/10!
"This is, without question, the best quality software enhancer that I have had the pleasure to use to date."
"BBE's 'Sonic Maximizer' is an all around winner. It's one of those things you come across every now and then, where it's hard to imagine how you ever got along without it."
TraxMusic - Rated 9.5/10!
"This plugin adds real life to digital recordings. For the price, we don’t think you can find a plugin that will add as much to your recording projects as the BBE Sonic Maximizer."
Music Gear Review.com
"We tried it on guitars and vocals through to bass sounds and a full mix, all of which came out with a definition and kick you can’t otherwise achieve."
Computer Music - Rated 9/10!
"The plug-in is useful not only in mastering an entire stereo mix, but also for bringing out individual tracks in a mix." DJ
DigiFreq (Scott Garrigus - Author of SoundForge Power)
"Not only did the bass sound tighter, the high frequencies seemed to exude more clarity than they previously did. This plugin does exactly what it claims to do."
Voice Review