bx_masterdesk Review – Mastering for All and Complete Mastering Chain by Brainworx

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

bx_masterdesk by Brainworx Review

bx_masterdesk by Brainworx is right in line with all in one mastering products from iZotope Ozone 8, Eventide Elevate Bundle, and IK Multimedia T-Racks One. Let’s take a look at bx_masterdesk in this review. bx_masterdesk is a service plugin you to enhance your final mix. For some non-professional mixer, it is an alternative to professional mastering service. For professional mastering houses and producer, this is a tool to produce outcomes in a short time with remarkable results. See also our other coverage on Brainworx plugins: bx_console SSL 4000 E an SSL console Emulation by Plugin Alliance Review, bx_oberhausen a Famous Iconic Synthesizers Emulation by Brainworx Review.


With the Plugin Alliance Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. The PA-Installation Manager tool is used to install bx_masterdesk and to keep it update later.


bx_masterdesk by Brainworx was developed to offer a high-quality plugin that manages for you your mastering chain. As with many Brainworx plugins, bx_masterdesk comes with the analog vibe and sound. bx_masterdesk gives a complete system for fast and simple mastering. Do you struggle with the complexity of different plugins that are used when mastering? For the ones that want to leave the technical expect of producing music behind and just want a better sound master, this plugin is for you.

bx masterdesk Version
bx_masterdesk Version

bx_masterdesk imitates analog mastering hardware. You have a compressor, EQ, bass improvement, Saturation, distortion with Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), De-Esser, limiting and stereo enhancement/widening/manipulation.

Mastering with bx_masterdesk described by the developed is “as easy as 1, 2, 3…:”

  1. Turn up the Volume knob
  2. Set the Foundation for your master
  3. Adjust the Tone Stack

User interface & Usability

The mastering plugin comes with a reduced and easy to use UI that administers master in a simple form. The plugin itself does perform complicated adjustments using complex algorithms and processes developed and implemented by Brainworx. The results pass a complex algorithm the UI remains simple and easy to understand. Overall the UI is simple to use. Most part the buttons and keys are self-explanatory.

bx masterdesk UI
bx_masterdesk UI

bx_masterdesk works very well. It is almost a one-knob mastering tool that manages to provide a possibility to use all tools part of a full mastering chain.

Rating:  Four out of five stars

Brainworx bx_masterdesk is an excellent mastering plugin for anyone who looks for an in-the-box mastering plugin. The plugin offers a smooth workflow and pro-quality sounding arrangements. For a semi-professional mix engineer, this is a great tool, for a professional, it is a time save and cost reduction for pre-listen mixes requests. This mastering channel and all in one solution sound good.

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