Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic Is FREE For A Limited Time Only!


Plugin Alliance offers the bx_masterdesk Classic ($149 retail price) mastering plugin by Brainworx as a FREE download until November 24th, 2021.

bx_masterdesk Classic is typically priced at $149, but you can use the coupon code BX-FOR-FREE to get it completely free of charge at Plugin Alliance.

IMPORTANT: bx_masterdesk Classic (currently free) is different from the bx_masterdesk plugin. It has fewer controls than the original. Thanks to BPB readers Christian H. and Ivan for the correction.

I got bx_masterdesk for free during one of Plugin Alliance sales (with a $20 coupon), and it’s quickly become one of my go-to plugins on the master channel. I actually have a mastering template in Studio One, and bx_masterdesk is one of the few plugins used in that template.

The plugin features a streamlined interface that won’t confuse users with unlimited control parameters and millions of features. Instead, it offers a streamlined 3-step workflow with intuitive controls and a dynamic range meter which will help you find the compression sweet spot with ease.

The idea is to make it possible to master a song in under 60 seconds. bx_masterdesk includes a variety of mastering presets that are suitable for different music styles. Choose the preset that works best for your song, then fine-tune the available control parameters for best results.

Of course, this isn’t a substitute for having your music mastered by a professional mastering engineer. Still, it’s helpful when you’re mastering a demo track or when you want to speed up your mastering process. I often use bx_masterdesk as a reference tool for A/B testing my mastering chain against it.

bx_masterdesk also takes advantage of Brainworx’s signature TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology), which simulates the slight variances of the hardware components in the software realm.

Here’s more info about the plugin:

“Brainworx’ 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 in just 3 simple steps.”

Hear the plugin in action in the demo video embedded below.

bx_masterdesk is available in VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for compatible DAW software on Windows and macOS. Only 64-bit plugin hosts are supported.

You’ll need to sign up for a Plugin Alliance user account (valid email address required) to download and activate your free copy of bx_masterdesk.

This is a limited-time offer that expires on November 24th, 2021.

Download: bx_masterdesk Classic (FREE with coupon code BX-FOR-FREE until November 24th, 2021)

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. I found the notch filters a bit too heavy-handed and inflexible to ever really use during mastering (at least that was my impression when i demoed the original back when). Also wasn’t really feeling the compressor. Either way, can’t complain about free!

  2. Thanks for the heads up Tomislav!

    I’ll add this: Masterdesk can easily become part of a pre-mastering chain for more than demos, when combined with a few other tools.
    Have it and love it.
    I’ll also try this simplified version although it has less controls and options.

  3. Thanks again Tomislav, BPB & Plugin-Alliance ❤️☘️
    Just when i thought i had enough audio plug-ins lol.
    This sounds awesome in the video, i’m off now to make a beat & try this out & i can’t wait, thanks so much 😉

  4. Yoshihiko Okajima


    In my country, English is not spoken, but I was able to download “Masterdesk Classic” for free.

    Thanks, Plugin Alliance!

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