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Brainworx bx_yellowdrivebyPlugin Alliance
 Brainworx bx_yellowdrive by Plugin Alliance is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Product Brainworx bx_yellowdrive
Developer Plugin Alliance / Brainworx
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Guitar Pedal EmulationGuitar EffectGuitar EffectsGuitar FXGuitar Harmonics
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 & Win 8 in 32- or 64-bit

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
OS X 10.6 or higher in 32- or 64-bit

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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


The bx_yellowdrive distortion pedal from Brainworx is an exacting plugin emulation of one of the most popular overdrive pedals ever made: The Boss SD-1. Guitarists love the warm, smooth tube amplifier-like distortion and overdrive this pedal produces while responding authentically to picking technique. Unique, asymmetric overdrive circuitry delivers a genuine overdrive effect for a classic guitar sound. The tone control allows for different distortion flavors.

From subtle warming of clean tones to smooth overdrive effects, the bx_yellowdrive delivers classic sound to your DAW. Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today to add this iconic overdrive to your tracks.

Through the 15th of October 2015, the bx_yellowdrive will be available as part of the Brainworx Classic Guitar Tones Bundle. Save over 62% on this amazingly versatile collection, which includes the bx_bassdude amp simulation and three other classic stompbox emulations.

Legal Disclaimer: Boss and SD-1 are registered trademarks of Roland Inc. bx_yellowdrive was developed by Brainworx Music and Media GmbH based on its own modeling techniques. Roland has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_yellowdrive in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.


  • Smooth overdriven sounds.
  • Natural tube amp-style growl.
  • Reacts to your playing like a real overdriven amp would.
  • Tone, Drive, and Level controls.
  • Faithful re-creation of a classic overdrive pedal.
  • Mono or Stereo operation.
  • Tones range from warmed up cleans to singing overdrive effects.
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise, of the original.
  • Brings classic overdrive pedal tone into your DAW.
  • Plugin does things the pedal can't, like automation and stereo buss processing.

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