Overview

The creation of Brainworx owner Dirk Ulrich, bx_masterdesk gives you a high end analog mastering system in a single plugin.

Containing every component you need to create professional results, bx_masterdesk allows you to master your own material with a minimal learning curve. Even if you are not a professional mastering engineer!

No artificial intelligence, virtual assistants or multi-band voodoo, just great sounding analog models and an intuitive layout, so YOU can do the job.

With a clearly defined workflow and pre-tuned processing chain, you’ll find the entire mastering process extremely intuitive. From setting the perfect level and compression settings to dialing in the right tone for your mix, using bx_masterdesk is as easy as 1-2-3.

Please check the sound examples below. Different styles, and we offer mastered versions and pure mixes available for comparison. These masters were made in 60 seconds per song!

Whether you’re a musician, engineer or producer... bx_masterdesk will help you get to where you need be quickly. Try one of our carefully crafted presets as a starting point and from there dive into the intuitive interface and clear metering system to dial in the perfect level and tone for your project.

Features

  • High end analog mastering chain in a single plugin
  • Simple workflow and clear intuitive metering
  • Extensive pre-set list for immediate results
  • New Mid/Side features for fail safe enhancement

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • The Best! so far...

    ★★★★★
    by Anthony Lee
    This plugin is the reason I sold Ozone 8. I don't understand how they've done it, but it's warmer & creates more depth than other plugins of this type - everything just sounds better & louder.Read More
  • SCARY good!

    ★★★★★
    by J. Gabriel
    I admit I was feeling somewhat skeptical about this one - but it took less than 5 minutes to completely change my mind. It is scary good and simple to work with. I'm not much one of writing reviews,… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you very much, and happy mastering!
  • Less is More

    ★★★★★
    by Dan C.
    In my opinion, this is the best example, in any industry, of turning a complex concept into a simple one, while retaining all of the intended functionality. This is what sets Master Desk apart and… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thank you!
  • Amazing!

    ★★★★★
    by Neri
    Simply the best mastering plug-in I ever used.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Thanks!
  • Final touches on Mastering

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Picciafuochi
    initially I watched it with suspicion, but then I realized that at the end of the mastering chain is a great addition to better control the sound balance of the Mastering

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

ChangeLog

bx_masterdesk

Brainworx bx_masterdesk - Changelog

Version 1.3 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.2 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.1 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.0 (Aug 7, 2018)
- Release version