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Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic

Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic

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Mastering made easy.

Developed by Brainworx, and available exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic is proof positive that mastering software doesn't need to be complicated to be effective.

Built on the same high-end analog mastering chain as its big brother, the bx_masterdesk plug-in, the Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic plug-in offers powerful, easy-to-use controls for a self-contained mastering environment so you can effortlessly produce high‑level masters.

Now You Can:

Easily master your projects with three simple controls — Volume, Foundation, and Tone

Get results in seconds that rival those from a professional mastering studio

Add width and character with Stereo Enhance and THD controls

Apply a field-proven chain of high-quality mastering processors with minimal fuss

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
1-2-3, Mastered

1-2-3, Mastered

In three quick steps, the bx_masterdesk Classic plug-in will give you a professional-sounding master. First, turn up the Volume control. Next, set the Foundation knob to adjust the low end, and finally, tweak the Tone knob to season the source to taste. Refine even further with one-knob solutions like Stereo Enhance to add width, and THD to inject grit and character.

Visual Feedback

Visual Feedback

There's a fine line between making a master loud, and overly squashing its dynamic range, and with many of the mastering plug-ins on the market, it’s easy to overdo it. But thanks to the large, centrally located Dynamic Range meter on bx_masterdesk Classic, you can always keep a watchful eye, so you’ll know to apply just the right amount of loudness.

Mastering for Many

Mastering for Many

In today’s competitive music and content world, there are numerous situations beyond just album production where it’s handy to quickly and effectively master a project yourself. Whether you’re a mixer sending roughs to a client, a band sending a demo to a label or promoter, or a composer submitting a TV or film cue; having a fast, easy and powerful mastering solution like the bx_masterdesk Classic plug-in gives your creations a professional advantage.

Key Features

Full-fledged, professional analog mastering chain

Built and tuned with years of mastering experience by Brainworx' Dirk Ulrich

Focuses on essential user interface elements for maximum control and ease of use

High-quality, field-proven audio processors, for easy and effective results

Customer Reviews

Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic

Overall Rating

A. Russell

September 16, 2020


Let me preface this by saying I'm a songwriter that needs to create reasonable work tapes for my publisher to review prior to an official demo recording. I am not an engineer and prefer easy to use plugins with great presets to get the sound I need. i.e. live recording either guitar or keyboard with vocals, presets to get the sound I'm after without too much tweaking, then a quick master with BX Masterdesk Classic. I do own quite a few UA plugins but only write a glowing review about a few of them...this is one...

With everything mentioned above, this is exactly what the doctor ordered! Such a simple way to get an unpolished master for my work tapes. So easy to use which is what I need!


September 3, 2020


Incredible results in seconds, compression adds tremendous spatiality,
its stereo image adds spaciousness like no other plugin. i love it.


September 3, 2020


Incredible results in seconds, compression adds tremendous spatiality,
its stereo image adds spaciousness like no other plugin. i love it.

T. Burns

July 15, 2020

Brainworx bx Master Classic Review

I love the presence that it gives/sheen but my ears seems to think that it dominates the left side of the stereo spectrum. I don't know how to adjust that.. Maybe it's just my ears but I don't get that feeling from other plugins that I use.

D. Carter

July 1, 2020

Uuuuh What?

What the Hades is in this thing. My audio mixing life is awesome now! Since I bought this thing I can sleep better. I act nicer and seem like a much sweeter person. I've given up protesting and burning buildings down. I like white people as well. I no longer hate being white and my nose even looks smaller than normal. What's in this thing. I feel much more attractive now. Seriously, I don't eat pigs anymore.

m. irfan

June 15, 2020

Makes your mixing more alive

I always put this plugins , it’s a must . After you EQing , compression, automation and paning ,

p. albert

May 3, 2020

bx masterdesk Classic

Très efficace, je l'utilise avec d'autres Plug pour équilibrer le niveau de sortie

J. Turner

April 18, 2020

Two thumbs up.

Simple but effective.

K. Frost

February 26, 2020

Works great, easy

Works great, easy to get it dialed.
On master bus in Logic-
Fairchild 670
Brainworks Masterdesk Classic
It works

D. Lacroix

December 29, 2019

Final Piece of the Puzzle

If your having issues mastering your track to get that loudness or if your good at mixing and still ned that level boost, look no further as the Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic is the final piece of the puzzle!!!!

D. Wilde

November 26, 2019

Cool plugin for the master bus

Been using this on my mixbus to fatten mixes up a little. A little sprinkling of this goes a long way.

W. Peche

November 25, 2019

Rapido y cumplidor

Si necesitas perfila tu master con rapidez esta es una muy buena opcion

J. Kneen

August 31, 2019

Too Loud

Even at the lowest recommended, a nasty loud master. No elegance or grace just loud. Good for Youtube. MS is great but seriously course loudness. That's all I can say...big horrible loud masters..

J. Rodriguez

July 26, 2019


This is the best plug-in by far. Super amazing great Dynamics I love the way that makes the music sound enormous. Keep up the good work. Thanks

L. Callegari

July 3, 2019

fast & good

its not anything like a frofessional mastering engineer, but for print checks and artist/label approval, gets the work done!!

F. Biagetti

June 5, 2019

Great for quick mastering / level matching

This plugin adds width and bass control to my mixes really easily. It's nice to be able to level my mixes to "standard" levels when exporting for outside listening simply for a mastering newbie like myself.

R. Gun

May 12, 2019

Set and forget

Sounds well, does what it should do.
Not more not less.

M. Pearson

April 21, 2019

does the job

Really good if you want a quick fix master, I must admit tho' I do need to spend more time with it, but the presets seem to be working well for now.

J. Dewald

April 15, 2019

As simple as effective!

Love this mastering plug in because even when you're not quite a pro (but even better if so) you will ne able to put some punch to your mix and bring some details to the stereofield. Play with the "sound" knob and change the upper frequency band to bring in crisp or determinate too much highs with lowering the lvl. Only a few things you can change - nothing more is needed most of the time (I confess to use the precision multiband in the mastering chain too).

L. Callegari

April 9, 2019

a fast solution to send AR tests tracks

dial it in, and you get a rough punch to get happy non tech label people.