MAGAZINES PRAISE BBE®
"Excellent versions of timeless effects"
is the most hearable advance in audio technology since high fidelity itself"
effect is shattering! Maybe there'll come a time when this sort of processor
is built into amplifiers...made my music sound the way I knew that it
increases intelligibility ...restores harmonics and improves clarity ...recaptured
natural sparkle and punch."
extraordinary device. It is effective and unobtrusive giving better apparent
highs and improving clarity ...its outstanding characteristic is its naturalness
of sound ...had superb sound qualities."
". . . phenomenal separation of
instruments . . . clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and other reeds are
refreshingly distinct in tone. The same goes for French horns and trombones,
or violins and violas."
". . .with BBE
you're in aural heaven"
Music & Sound
". . .an amazing increase in program
clarity ...quickly perceive an added crispness, cleanness and sparkle."
...all the sparkle goes out of the sound. It's like coming back from Technicolor
Oz to a drab black and white Kansas. What a difference!"
"BBE is the most inexpensive way
to stand out from the competition. BBE is easy
to use and will
make your music so exciting, you'll be booked solid."
"I like what I heard. Listening
on a variety of loudspeakers: JBL, KRK, Meyer, Tannoy, Yamaha and a
few lesser known names I discovered that the BBE
Process provided a nice punch to older recordings
without being brittle or shrill. The LF contour emphasized the bottom
end, without adding undue boominess"
"I heard better dynamics and cleaner
sound ...restores a proper stereo imaging and separation ...15 - 20% increase
in apparent openness and separation ...the results were excellent."
"The BBE can be a real life saver
when dealing with poor quality source material, whether it be in
film/video or broadcast production, mastering or tape
"As close as we've seen to a magic
black box, the BBE
Sonic Maximizer is probably the most cost-effective improvement
you can add to your rig. It's a top contender for the "Biggest Bang for
the Buck" award."
"BBE's effect ...on old jazz and
rock material was capable of transformations. No one but a pedant could
call the result contrary to hi-fi principles. Without BBE processing,
the sound was amorphous and two-dimensional ... with BBE, the energy leapt
from the loudspeakers!"
"The BBE beefed up the bottom end
and focused the stringy overtones on a Chandler fretless bass, and added
zip to a vintage lap steel. It should do the same for amplified dobro,
mandolin, or classical guitar."
"All of the mixes we played gained
extra sparkle and clarity when processed with the BBE. It makes everything
sound marvelous with virtually no effort. No kidding!"
"Transients are enhanced, becoming
more tactile, more present. Nuances in the high and low end are intensified;
there is an added fullness and clarity. Stereo-program becomes more three
dimensional, more spacious.
Dense textures become penetrable, with a more palpable space around each
discrete instrument. This is powerful
stuff. Maybe its voodoo?"
Home Studio Recording
"During the mad train chase -
every movement of the train was extremely clear and 'near' sounding. Turn
up the process control and you're on board! Crispy clear voices ... Brightened
up most of the dance hits, especially improving much of the dull bass
sound ...makes the spoken word sound clearer and music more 'open' "
"Modern recordings benefit too
...gained presence and separation ... brighter, but not at the cost of
over-accentuated treble frequencies. BBE processing improves tonal balance.
Impressed? Indeed I am."
"BBE added an attractive layer
of liveliness to pop music. There's no question that BBE adds something
to almost any genre of music. Sensational!"
Car Stereo Review
- making every guitar sound distinct and articulate... gorgeous, full
“The Sonic Maximizer is awesome.”
BBE DI-1000 and DI-100x in Guitar Player Magazine
"Both DIs sounded sweet, clear, airy and squeaky clean. The BBE's real strength is providing uncolored sound ... When I turned off the Maximizer, I just wanted it back on again - it's kind of addictive. [The BBE DIs offer] a quality DI with the added weapon of the Sonic Maximizer - an option you won't find on any other direct box..."
and Online Reviews of BBE Sonic Maximizer Plug-in
Pro Audio Review - March 2002
"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."
Dancetech - Feb 2002 - Rated 10/10
"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
Computer Music - February 2002 - Rated 9/10!
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 - January 2002
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."
PC Recording - January 2002
"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."
AudioMac - December 2001 - Rated 9/10!
"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."
SonikMatter - December 2001
"This is, without question, the best quality software enhancer that I
have had the pleasure to use to date."
TraxMusic - November 2001 - Rated 9.5/10!
"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."
Music Gear Review.com - October 2001
"This plugin adds real life to digital recordings. For the price, we donít
think you can find a plugin that will add as much to your recording projects
as the BBE Sonic Maximizer."
Computer Music - September 2001 - Rated 9/10!
"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 canít otherwise achieve."
DigiFreq (Scott Garrigus - Author of SoundForge
Power) - September 2001
"The plug-in is useful not only in mastering an entire stereo mix, but
also for bringing out individual tracks in a mix." DJ
Voice Review - September 2001
"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."