Our best-selling all-in-one mastering solution from Brainworx just got even better – still as easy as 1-2-3
Just like the original version from 2018, the new bx_masterdesk True Peak offers a complete high-end analog mastering system inside a single plugin - incredibly easy to use, and with several major upgrades to further improve your workflow and sound.

Offers all the tone of a complete analog mastering desk, with a minimal learning curve
When bx_masterdesk first came out, it was PA's best-selling plugin of the year, and BX has just managed to take things a step further! The upgraded bx_masterdesk True Peak is still so easy to learn though, even musicians can quickly dial in great-sounding masters. Add some tastefully curated chains of some of the best-sounding mastering processors to your sound! Thanks to a freshly updated GUI and improved algorithms, bx_masterdesk True Peak even easier to use and delivers even better results!

Now includes Brainworx’s best limiter ever!
In addition to revamping the GUI, the engineers at Brainworx have added the most frequently requested features from fans of the original masterdesk. This streamlined all-in-one mastering solution now includes the limiter algorithm from bx_limiter True Peak—known to be one of the most musical sounding True Peak Limiters ever made. Its updated Input and Output Meters now precisely show True Peak level, while the TMT circuit is now switchable between analog and digital modes, and the compressor mix range has been extended to run a full 0% to 100% wet.

Amazing models of top-tier mastering gear in an incredibly intuitive layout
Containing every component you need to create professional-sounding results, bx_masterdesk True Peak allows you to competently master your own material more quickly than you ever thought possible—even if you are not a professional mastering engineer! With a clearly defined 3-step workflow and a pre-tuned processing chain, the entire mastering process becomes extremely intuitive.

Persuasively professional masters in 60 seconds?
Believe it or not, but bx_masterdesk can help you churn out high-quality masters in under a minute. It’s just a matter of following the 1-2-3 features in the GUI, or even just toggling through some of our carefully crafted presets to get you in the ballpark. You can sweeten things with just a few key dials like “Volume”, “Foundation” and “Tone” to perfect your sound. Whether you’re a musician, engineer or producer, bx_masterdesk will help you get to where you need to go quickly. And don't get us wrong: bx_masterdesk True Peak in the hands of an experienced engineer will produce release-ready masters for sure!

A simple 1-2-3 process for great sounding masters:
1: Decide how hard your music will hit the processing chain of bx_masterdesk with the “Volume” control. Use the Dynamic Range VU meter to help you adjust your loudness and find the sweet spot for a master that sounds loud without sacrificing quality.

2: Use the “Foundation” control to adjust the overall tonality of your mix between lows and highs, setting a nice bass foundation to build your master upon.

3: Adjust the “Tone Stack” to fine tune the vibe of your master.

Finally, you can tweak even further if desired by adjusting the mastering de-esser, compressor settings, a truly unique stereo width algorithm, and more.

The Verdict:
bx_masterdesk True Peak gives you quick masters that truly shine!


  • High-end analog mastering chain in a single plugin
  • Simple 3-step workflow and clear intuitive metering
  • Now includes the limiter algorithm from bx_limiter True Peak
  • Updated True Peak meters show intersample peaks.
  • Improved GUI for even easier control.
  • Fully variable Compressor Mix control, from 0% to 100%.
  • Extensive preset list for immediate results.
  • New Mid/Side (M/S) features for fail-safe stereo enhancement.
  • TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • jonasu


    DJ, record producer, songwriter

    bx_masterdesk True Peak really has all you need to get your tracks pop out of every speaker. It is straight forward and easy to use and I love how everything sounds so musical. Really… Read More

  • MACK


    Producer, Artist, Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter

    The whole plug really feels like a mini mastering desk where everything is packed into one easily-navigable module. Definitely helps ease some of the anxiety I have about getting the track loud… Read More

  • Tory G

    Tory G

    Producer & Audio Engineer (DJ Zenas, Kidd Dripp & KAI SNO)

    The Brainworx bx_masterdesk was my first PA favorite, bx_masterdesk True Peak is a serious monster! I rarely change or make additions to my master bus, but the addition of a true peak limiter,… Read More

  • Ryan Farish

    Ryan Farish

    Artist & Producer

    I enjoy working with tools like these, they enhance the music and speed up my workflow. The original bx_masterdesk was used on my albums Land of the Sky and Rhythm of the Seasons. With the new… Read More

  • Sammy Boller

    Sammy Boller

    Guitarist & Candyrat Recording Artist

    The new bx_masterdesk True Peak is a really intuitive and easy to use plugin. I use it to make ideas sound full on my home setup, without having to send off my mixes to a mastering engineer.… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent tool

    by Maggiau
    I use it quite all the time in stereo projects.
    Simple, clear and powerful
  • Good

    by Kati
    it's great if you are not a mastering engineer but want to bring your mixes to a target level. Great: the mono/stereo section. You can squeeze the mix into it, it won't sound overly compressed or too… Read More
  • absolute awesomeness

    by LXNDR (be)
    I used the older masterdeck since 2022 and switched to the TruePeak version in may 2023. All versions are worth it, especially if you are primarily a producer. Quick and easy self-mastering for… Read More
  • Awesome!

    by sobrinN
    I love to use this thing when i want to have a mastered preview of my mix! The Resonance filters are really good.
  • bx_masterdeck

    by Göran
    Can not be more satisfied. Easy to become a Master to master with Masterdeck True Peak. You do not need anything else. Thanks to Brainworx!!!


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


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bx_masterdesk True Peak

Brainworx bx_masterdesk True Peak - Changelog

Version 1.1.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.1.0 (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 1.0 (Jun 9, 2022)
- Release version