This is the intro-level version of our best all-in-one mastering plugin:
Check the new bx_masterdesk True Peak (click here)

Crafting great sounding masters has never been easier
bx_masterdesk Classic gives you the sound of a complete high-end analog mastering system in one incredibly easy to use plugin. Dial in professional sounding masters with tastefully curated chains of some of the best mastering gear available in just 3 simple steps.

Amazing models of top-tier mastering gear in an incredibly intuitive layout
Just like the original bx_masterdesk, the new bx_masterdesk Classic allows you to master your own tracks with a minimal learning curve, even if you aren’t a trained mastering engineer. It shares all the same pro-quality mastering chains with the original version—now in an even easier to use and more compact package.

Persuasively professional masters in 60 seconds?
The bx_masterdesk Classic can help you churn out high-quality masters in under a minute. It’s just a matter of toggling through the carefully crafted presets, to get you in the ballpark, and then using three key dials as desired to perfect your sound. Whether you’re a musician, engineer or producer, bx_masterdesk will help you get the sound you deserve quickly.

Mastering that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
First, decide how hard your music will hit the processing chain with the “Volume” control. Use the Dynamic Range VU meter to help you find the sweet spot for a master that sounds loud without sacrificing quality. Second, use the “Foundation” control to adjust the overall tonality of the master for your ideal balance between lows and highs. Finally, adjust the “Tone” to fine tune the vibe of your master from bright to dark. Practically any setting will sound good! So confidently let your taste be the guide. If desired, you can tweak even further by adjusting the THD and stereo enhancement controls for added girth and width.


  • High end analog mastering chain in a single plugin

  • Simple 3-step workflow and clear intuitive metering

  • Extensive preset list for immediate results

  • Onboard stereo enhancement and saturation

  • TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • DJ Burn One

    DJ Burn One

    DJ & Record Producer (Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky, Yelawolf)

    The bx_masterdesk Classic is a quick way to add that extra pop to a mix. I used it extensively on our latest batch of original samples and I love how it helps fill the speakers out with a few… Read More

  • Cazzette


    Electronic Music Producer & Live Act

    I've tried it out for a couple of different songs by now. I honestly love it! It's a fantastic tool to get your pre-masters in shape for the dancefloor within minutes. I like how the choices are… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • BE02-89B3BD-727AD2-61DC80-38

    by angel
    el mejor
  • review

    by dry
  • Review

    by Raka
    What an awesome plugin. Easy to learn and so powerfull for mastering

    by ROBY
  • studio

    by blackbox


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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


Use the links below to download your free copy of this plugin.


bx_masterdesk Classic

Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic - Changelog

Version 1.7.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.7.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.1.1 (Mar 21, 2022)
- Fixed incorrect metering behavior

Version 1.1 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.0 (Jun 18, 2021)
- Release version