Excellent and Well Done with BX_Masterdesk! I purchased it a few hours ago and ran through the usual tests. It's doing an excellent job of refining the overall mix. The controls are particularly useful for reshaping the overall low/mids/highs and provide a nice saturation. No decibel is wasted. It squeezes out every last possible drop and can still deliver without completely squashing the overall dynamics. The EQ and De-Esser work fabulously, as well as the Mono Maker! With the Apple/Spotify/Youtube limiting dynamics, the Range Meter provides a good reference as to what will happen with your own mixes. 2 Thumbs Up! A must have for any Mixer who needs to turn out a crisp and loud Mix for their Client(s), so they can make further artistic decisions with respect to their track(s).
Simple and effective
by Kirill Afonin
Great mastering tool for musician/producer! The interface is intuitive and easy to get started right away. I love the analog workflow and analog character it gives to your mix. And while I was sceptical about DR meter (instead of standard LUFS) it's actually very informative and allows you to achieve good results in terms of commercial loudness levels. Great job, keep up the good stuff!
by Random Dirt
I absolutely love this one. Always in my Master Bus. Try it and you will buy it.
by DJ Linus
This is the best Plug In i ever came across! Master your mix in 5 minutes - or go back an adjust your mixdown! Unbelievable great sounding product! Must have! www.djlinus.com
While the name is more so a catch-phrase, this thing really shines by simplifying a tedious a process. It also lends to those needing a quick bounce for playback and critical listening. In addition, it can also pass itself off as being a poor mans mastering solution. I have found this to be more of an exceptional compressor with transparent gain ability, mono maker, and stereo adjustment. The meter was great for all experience levels. Just make sure you’re in the green and turn it up. I use this as my final plug on every mix to get it to the pre-mastered stage. Definitely a must-have for all.
Great amp simulations, for mostly any kind of modern guitar sound, from crystal clean to heavy lead sound.
This is my new "Master Buss" I now never mix without it. It does a amazing job of making your mixes sound nice and big while keeping you operating at the correct levels for today's standards.
I'm not even close to a mastering professional however I write and produce and I like to have some control which this provides. I don't want to feel overwhelmed which I was not. I actually had a great offer for ozone 8 which after discounts were the same as the price for Master Desk and I was able to try them both together. Ozone 8 has its uses but I found myself in a spot where I had to quickly master 3 tracks to get to an A&R and they were relatively mixed well. Master Desk added the shine and really sounded good so off they went. The rest is history, tracks made it through. Simple, effective, not confusing at all and the sound is very close to an analog master. It may not be the end of ME's but it is a great tool for indie demos that have to sound just that much better. 10/10 Stars
excellent for "mastering while mixing"
as others have noted, this plugin is terrific for using while mixing, to get an idea of how your mixing choices may affect a mastered product. i haven't had a chance yet to actually master with it, but it is helping speed up my workflow considerably, and making my clients very happy with the working mixes i'm sending them, much better than just slappin gon a limiter.