Overview

Based on the monumental mastering grade EQ
The original MEP 250 EQs were among the first parametric EQs available. Legendary for their flexibility and sound quality, they are still considered among the best EQs ever made, and fiercely sought after even today by the best studios in the world. 

A painstaking emulation of an ideal analog device
Just like the AMEK EQ 200, the AMEK EQ 250 plugin is inspired by the sound of Dirk Ulrich’s own analog devices, and one of his personal favorites: in this case the Sontec MEP 250ex. It’s a model that has been heard on countless hit records, and renowned for its sweet sounding top end and tight, focused bottom.

High end analog audio history in your DAW
The MEP 250ex is a direct descendant of the original parametric EQs created by the pioneers of this technology, made without inductors or switches for an uncompromising signal path. Closely related to the MES 430B EQs found in high end mastering studios, the MEP 250 style of EQ features fully variable controls to provide the freedom and control mixing engineers demand.

Made even more powerful with plugin-only features
Brainworx’ familiar “Extra Unit” adds features to this “holy grail” EQ that cannot be found on the original analog units. This retractable module includes Tolerance Modeling Technology, M/S Processing, Mono-Maker, Stereo Width, THD, Auto Listen for all five bands and more, providing everything you need in the modern digital domain.

Legal Disclaimer: The AMEK EQ 250 plugin was developed by AMEK and Brainworx using their own modeling techniques, studying the original MEP 250ex from Sontec®. Sontec® is unaffiliated with AMEK and Brainworx. Sontec® has not licensed any intellectual property for use in the AMEK EQ 250, nor have they endorsed or supported the EQ 250 in any manner.

Features

  • Emulation of the Sontec MEP-250ex inspired by Dirk Ulrich’s privately owned classic unit
  • A “Holy Grail” of analog parametric EQs that provides 5 wide-overlapping bands offering 12 dB boost or cut
  • Switchable low and high shelving EQs
  • Continuously variable HP/LP filters on each channel with musical 12dB/octave slope
  • Brainworx´s TMT inside: Tolerance Modeling Technology (US Patent No. 10,725,727) simulates channel-to-channel variances in electronic components for the most realistic analog sound in the computer
  • M/S Processing to tweak the sides and center of your mixes
  • Stereo Width control to expand or reduce the stereo width of your tracks
  • “Mono-Maker” sums your low frequency content to mono for focused, punchy bass response
  • Scalable User Interface

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Justin Sheriff

    Justin Sheriff

    Producer & Audio Engineer (Stellar, Elle King, DMX)

    This is one of the best sounding EQ plugins I have ever used! The character it adds can make anything shine with little effort. It is incredibly flexible and I love what the THD does to enhance… Read More

  • Conan Manchester

    Conan Manchester

    DJ, Producer, Engineer & Remixer

    The 250 does everything. The tight low-end and sparkling clean highs are a magical broad stroke mastering paint brush I will be using daily on my masters.

  • Koen Heldens

    Koen Heldens

    Mixing Engineer (XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd)

    The ability to not only have access to, but also be able to load multiple instances of the industry standard golden reference of mastering EQs in my mix sessions is invaluable.

  • KJ Sawka

    KJ Sawka

    Drummer, Record Producer, DJ (Destroid, Pendulum, The Private Language)

    The AMEK 250 EQ has a nice combo of clean and dirty, wicked-sounding filters and a nice selection of utility functions. Great for individual tracks and the master chain. Highly recommended this… Read More

  • Andrea Cichecki

    Andrea Cichecki

    Electronic Music Artist, Audio Engineer ( Synths, Sounds and Noise, Castle Studios)

    The AMEK EQ 250 is such a great equaliser to work with. I can achieve fantastic results with just gentle boosts, in order to open up my mixes. It quickly has become the secret weapon on my master… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • AMEK EQ 250

    ★★★★★
    by J
    Honestly the best parametric EQ I have tried for guitar busses. I prefer the EQ 200 for drum busses, but that is the beauty of having the options, just taking the ideal tool for the job. The first… Read More
  • Amek 250

    ★★★★★
    by Rafał
    Very musical and very precise eq. Good for techno ;)
  • EQ 250 Has A Vibe

    ★★★★★
    by L Schefman
    I wasn't going to buy the EQ250 because I didn't understand why it's different from the EQ 200. But I downloaded the demo of the EQ 250 and compared them as closely as I could at the same settings.… Read More
  • Beautiful result with the 250

    ★★★★★
    by Alfred
    I made a few masters today (2) and it was a great way to compare the AMEK 200 and the AMEK 250, and you know what? There really is a big difference! The 250 is deeper in the lows and more… Read More
    Plugin Alliance response
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Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

EQ 250

AMEK EQ 250 - Changelog

Version 1.0 (Aug 11, 2022)
- Initial release