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

  • bx master desk

    ★★★★★
    by fretbone
    The bx master desk is so easy to use, you may be fooled into thinking it's not up to par with more complicated mastering tools. I mastered the same mix with different plugins (some from other… Read More
  • Masterdesk

    ★★★★★
    by Alex Hepting
    Great not only for mastering. Shows up the relation between foundation and volume could be changed to achieve the DR target very quickly for example to meet modern standards also indicates more work… Read More
  • masterdesk

    ★★★★☆
    by diossyakos
    Very streamlined, sounds great, I thought I don't need a tool like that with all my tried and tested plugins dedicated to all those functions (SHMC,etc) but it sounds nice even when pushed,… Read More
  • Excellent!

    ★★★★★
    by Jinthra65
    I decided to try and compare with mastering via Ozone and some other masterings in-the-box solutions. I couldn't believe it, so warm and depth, yet transparent, true analog Mastering! Many thanks to… Read More
  • MasterDesk - Amazing !

    ★★★★★
    by 123studio.tech
    Better results than with plugins from other brands, easy to use, easy to understand, consumes few CPU and Asio resources.
    The mastering sounds wider, deeper, softer, more pleasant to the ear,… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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 1.4 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Added scalable UI feature

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