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.
BX Masterdesk is AMAZING!
I think this is a great sounding, simple to use plugin for finishing your mix and making it "master ready". It's so very intuitive and whatever is going on under the hood of this plugin is pretty special, the sound comes out sounding, clean, professional, balanced and radio ready and all this can be achieved very, very quickly... Great for a home studio indie artist like myself, I LOVE it!
Plugin Alliance response
Thank you! Dirk.
by DJ Live
This baby is a Beast...I love this thing...it adds fire to my mixes after all is done and I'm ready to put the final touch on them... Super duper plugin...thanks for making this one... Like I said, it's a Beast...
That's what I needed!
I searched a long time, before finding "bx_masterdesk" which is finally what I was looking for my mixes! I could even compare with others, whose name I will not mention, and sincerely "bx_masterdesk" conquered me much faster and it is easy to use, to get fabulous improvements. It also works wonderfully well for several tracks on a bus in my console. In summary, it really brings something! And just for that, I do not regret at all. I am satisfied because it really serves something. My musical productions lacked heat before that. Now I am delighted listening to my work.
easy to use!
by teen wei
i love it!
I recently purchased the Masterdesk and the ad analyser. I am a plugin alliance “heavy hitter”, amdI am not saying that to impress anyone as I did not start out with that intent in mind. I started with theirM/S plugs, simply because I wanted a new and interesting way to listen to my mixes. The reason I became a “ heavy hitter”, was due to the sound quality and performance that theseplugs provide. Every plug seems to sound better than the last, then when I use my older plugs, I think, “naw man, these plugs are the best”. I trust the name implicitely, and love how they think outside the box, and employ very hip and cool creativity to their plugs that are technically and sonically awesome.