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Overview

The elysia museq matches premium sound shaping capabilities with optimally matched parameters and the highest quality components, enabling users to find musical results quickly and easily. The five bands and their ample gain ranges add flexibly to any tracking or mixing situation.

Each of the two channels offers three parametric bands with a two-position switchable Q. The outer bands per side are low/high shelf, which can be separately switched into a low/high cut mode. In the cut mode, a resonance peak keeps the knee frequency from sounding overly damped, reminiscent of inductor circuits in classic designs.

Each of the five gain controllers per side can be altered from boost to cut with a single switch for easy location of problem frequencies and twice the number of available gain steps. Each channel has a switchable option for adding strong harmonic color of the signal, making two EQs in one. Many prefer the color setting for mix use and the clean for tracking, but as always, let your ears be your guide.

Brainworx, using advanced circuit modeling technology, captures all the color and nuance of the original in this remarkable plugin. They add powerful extras like an integrated M/S matrix for mid and side processing, the possibility to link both channels for more convenient stereo operation, and dedicated output level controllers for adapting your settings to the available headroom.

In addition to the stereo version with all the bells and whistles, a streamlined Mix version is included that lets you get great sounds in a snap.

Download a fully functional 14-day demo today. (No dongle required!) We’re confident that once you hear how sweet or surgical the museq can be, you’ll have to have it.

Features

  • 100% Discrete Class-A emulation

As a true elysia specialty, the museq is completely based on discrete circuitry.

  • Active bandpasses with FETs

The filter stages are completely active and benefit from a puristic design approach for a truly musical EQ.

  • Resonance High & Low Pass Filters

The outer shelving filters can be switched into high and low pass filters, which feature an additional resonance peak.

  • Parallel Filter Design

A special circuit trick makes it possible to leave the high and middle frequencies completely untouched when using the high and low pass filters.

  • Warm Mode

The museq offers a second, switchable sound flavor by altering its frequency spectrum, harmonics, and transient response.

  • Pure Transparency Path

Detailed emulation of the puristic design of the filter stages with current feedback amplifier stages and without any coupling capacitors results in an outstanding sound quality.

  • Boost/Cut Mode

The boost/cut switch generates twice the number of values available, doubling the traditional 23-step potentiometer to 46 steps.

  • Switchable Filter Quality

The filter quality can be switched from wide to narrow Q factors, which remain independent from the gain controller settings.

  • Stepped & Matched Potentiometers

All potentiometers on the museq have 23 steps and are matched to build stereo pairs with a software routine that has been written just for this purpose.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • David Arnold
    David Arnold

    The elysia units I've been using on individual tracks as well as across sub mixes and final stereo outs. All of these elysia units make up an incredibly powerful set of tools and have really… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★☆☆☆
    museq
    by Jack
    A dark sounding to my ears eq; not the easiest eq to get a good sound out of. The gui could also use some work as the numbers around the controls are hard to read but thankfully there's a pop-up… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Elysia Museq
    by Dynamic-Plugin
    Although I have some other eq-plugins, I tryed the demo of Elysia Museq and was enthusiastic about that wonderful plugin: Easy to understand (you don't need any manual for working with the… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Effing Amazing EQ!
    by RPRM
    One of the best plug in EQ's I've ever used. Very very good for mix bus or mastering, the museq offers excellent transparent tone shaping. You can make big adjustments and still sound good.
  • ★★★★★
    Museq
    by DBW
    I just sent the following unsolicited to PiA:
    'I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my (special bundle) purchase of the BAX and Museq plugins. More than pleasantly surpised with… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Best Mastering EQ in My Arsenal
    by Kumar
    This thing sounds darn sweet. Since getting this, I haven't used anything else for that final touch on the master. Very well designed GUI and absolutely brilliant sound, esp when adding..where this… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.