I owned EQ4 for a couple of years already but was amazed about the different settings you can actually get into with the brother. It is totally worth every penny of it. If you love the EQ4 go an buy EQ2 and vise versa.
by Secret Motion
Pairing the EQ2 and the EQ4 on drums is a match made in heaven. I can't say enough about the air band. On vocals it's otherworldly.
EQ2 - the wait is over
This is the "little brother or sister" of the Maag EQ4. The EQ2 covers frequencies that compliment EQ4. It has great eq curves in the sub (20-80hz), low-mid and mid. You can boost or cut. This eq is a killer on it's own right. You don't need EQ4 to use it properly; it has the same famous AIR boost from 5kHz to 40kHz. I use it on individual tracks (vocal, kick, snare, quitars...) and sometimes on my buss. And I am not alone. It's great to have this plugin from Maag!
Add only 2 or 3 dB with the Air band on a track or your mix, and you switch from shadow to light! Just magic!
A good little eq, obviously not as flexible as it's big brother but has that Maag sound nonetheless. A nice option for buss processing, not so useful on a track , sounds clean and smooth on a buss and is a good alternative to a Pultec type eq. I'm glad it has a peak light, I wish that would show up on other eqs. Anyway, gotta love that air band,
Clean, bright sound! Great plugin!
For the "AIR" alone I purchased this EQ! And I know that it's advertised as a perfect compliment to the legendary EQ4 but, I don't own the EQ4...and I can tell you that even with only the EQ2 you will get great LMF frequency response and the magnificent "AIR" frequency that Maag Audio is known for. Used after any other surgical EQ on vocals will give them some "oomph" and "clarity"!
I'm spoiled, but this just didn't excite me
I actually have several of the original hardware units from which this is modeled ... the REAL originals, the amazing NightPro's ! The "air-band" on the actual hardware is downright magical, on this plug-in, it's just another in-the-box EQ. Looks cute, though.
by Vibe X
The audio clarity and versatility, across a wide range of musical styles gives feel and presence to any instrument from drums to vocals, Excellent.