EQ4 is straightforward, easy to use, it delivers that extra "touch" on vocals, drums, etc. I occasionally use it on my master bus to shift things a bit or maybe add some air in a "dull" mix. You simply dial in the freq and it responds. The initial price of $229 is very high for the purpose it serves but I managed to buy it with a great discount. I strongly recommend it - in the right price or if you can afford the initial price.
This plugin is amazing! It has simple become my favorite eq plugin. The "Air band" gave my vocals be great sheen without being harsh. I dont't see why i would want to pay hardware when PA a creating hands down perfection!
Excellent plugin which I use mostly for vocals/voxs..Definitely adds that magic air and ambience. Also, very versatile for instruments too!
I have long wanted to buy this plugin! The comments are superfluous!
This EQ is maagic on everything!! Especially vocals, but especially vocals. air... sheen... angelic slap in the face; this EQ has it all.
Maag EQ 4 is a fabulous plugin.
by Geraldo Estrela
Maag EQ 4 is a fabulous plugin that every mixing technician needs to have it in their arsenal of plugins to make high-level audio mixing.
The Maag eq4 is such a fantastic EQ. It works great on everything. But I love it the most on vocals. It instantly makes vocal tracks pop in a mix. Set the air band to 40k and boost a few dB to give vox clarity, and then add a few dB of the sub band to add depth. So good!
Often you are working with a sound that just needs that elusive something and you are not sure what that something is? Well this is that something! The mysterious air band definitely does that elusive something and breathes life into pretty much everything you put it on.
I own the UAD Maag and was looking for a zero latency quick - clean - musical EQ for tracking that would work across a wide range of instrumentation without pulling me completely into mix mode. The Maag EQ4 from Plugin Alliance not only fitted the bill but is now implemented across my templates to GREAT effect. The AIR band is not to overlooked. As I track I can lift critical instruments out of the mix to give great focus in the headphones without rebalancing the overall setup. The EQ itself is not flat when inserted. The very gentle lifts of half a db that the EQ exhibits are most welcome - when people say this EQ is musical ... they mean it. It is.
For some time I thought „no way I’m buying this, why would I need another EQ plugin?”. But this little plugin kept showing up in various articles, interviews with top engineers, reviews. I demoed it and couldn’t believe how amazing it is. First reason to get it: it’s an instant and beautifully intuitive to use sound fixer from bass through vocals to the mix buss. It’s not a regular EQ - you don’t have to worry about phase issues when dialling higher values! There is literally no track in my usually 30+ track sessions that wouldn’t instantly benefit from EQ4. And even when it’s on every track, group and mix buss, it sounds beautiful, open, fat and punchy. And it’s CPU’s BFF. The only thing you need to be careful about is the amount of the Air mode. It works REALLY great, amazingly never sounds harsh, but it’s addictive and if you pile up Air mode on many tracks and mix buss it can be simply too bright and eat your mids. But hey, it’s the only caution here, just demo this little genius and you’ll never want to live without it. For real - after I bought it from Plugin Alliance I’m buying 10 hardware units of Maag EQ4 for my API AXS console. Get it and smile:)