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

  • 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
  • It's awsome

    ★★★★★
    by sul chung
    I love it
  • Masterdesk

    ★★★★★
    by Pekka
    This is simply a clever plugin, you got the controls you need for total control gain and soundwise in the end of the mixbus chain.
  • Hobbyist

    ★★★★☆
    by Christian
    Sound is great but I miss an option for ISP-limiting. Because of this only 4 stars.

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 1.1 (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