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

  • Masterdesk FTW

    ★★★★★
    by BK
    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,… Read More
  • Rockrack V3

    ★★★★★
    by MrB
    Great amp simulations, for mostly any kind of modern guitar sound, from crystal clean to heavy lead sound.
  • Bx_Masterdesk

    ★★★★★
    by leslingle
    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.
  • Great Tool

    ★★★★★
    by Steve
    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… Read More
  • excellent for "mastering while mixing"

    ★★★★★
    by stringtheory
    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,… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

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

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