Overview

The Mäag EQ4 is one of Plugin Alliance’s most popular plugins. International pros rely on its tremendous musicality to enhance their tracks.

Now Mäag has released their TEC Award nominated EQ2 in a plugin version, bringing that Air Band® magic to a lower price point and creating the perfect compliment to the EQ4.

The Mäag EQ2 provides some of the same audio magic of its bigger brother, but it also adds features which make it the perfect companion to the EQ4.

While the EQ4’s wide, musical control over 4 frequency bands make it the best EQ on the market for sweetening your tracks, the EQ2’s second band offers greater control over center frequencies and bandwidth selections, making it a great tool for fixing problems or creating more radical changes.

The EQ2 also has the legendary Air Band like the EQ4, but offers a 15khz band not found on the EQ4. The EQ2’s 11 LMF bell selections on its LMF band: 6 wide and 5 tight, broaden its frequency selections compared to the EQ4, which has only wide bell selections. This allows the EQ2 to zoom in on problem areas in a manner that EQ can’t. The EQ2 also features an Input Attenuator not found on the EQ4 to help normalize the signal before applying EQ.

You’ve heard the Mäag Audio EQ sound on the vocals of artists ranging from Madonna to Celine Dion, and from the Black Eyed Peas to Snoop Dogg. Now you can have this legendary sound right inside your DAW.

Mäag Audio’s EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix’s original sound while enhancing the “Airy” frequencies. The Air Band interacts with the other bands to tonally sculpt your tracks from top to bottom with unrivaled transparency and top-end presence.

Features

  • INPUT ATTN
    Input attenuator (0 – (-12.5 dB))
  • LMF SWITCH
    Low-Mid Frequency selector. Switch in the ‘up’ position selects a tight bell curve (red band), switch in the ‘down’ position selects a wide bell curve (white band).
  • LMF SELECTOR
    Bell curve boost at Sub, 40 Hz, 57 Hz, 65 Hz, 88 Hz, 150Hz, 220 Hz, 250 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, or 1.4 kHz.
  • LMF GAIN
    Gain control for the LMF: +12 dB (tight bell) to +15 dB (wide bell)
  • AIR BAND®
    Boost only shelf at 2.5 kHz, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz, 20 kHz, or 40 kHz. Frequencies below the shelf peaks are also affected due to the transitional slope.
  • AIR BAND GAIN
    Gain control for the AIR BAND +12 dB (40 kHz) to +17 dB (2.5 kHz)
  • BAND IN/OUT
    Selects whether or not the corresponding band is in-circuit or out of circuit.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • ill.GATES

    ill.GATES

    Producer/Performer/Educator (Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar)

    Maag EQ2 is a great EQ when you want to boost warmly. I NEVER boost without analog modeling. Maag EQ2 has that sauce. Get some!

Customer Reviews

  • maag eq2

    ★★★★★
    by Hflex
    very 'sweet' sounding eq, sub, lmf, hi shelf & air band works well on kicks/snares/cymbals/loops/kits, bass, ac/elec guitars, synths, vox, busses & master. like a good quality all in one shampoo and… Read More
  • AD

    ★★★★★
    by ANTO
    AA
  • Maag EQ2

    ★★★★☆
    by Jonas Warnehed
    Highly impressive EQ plug-in.
  • snap and pop!

    ★★★★★
    by Mchangani
    Love this on all my mixes! Puts a perspective that u never had into the mix! try it!
  • Review

    ★★★★☆
    by E.d.a.sonmisiglas
    Totally changed my mix , looking foward to buy the mic pre or the eq4

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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

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ChangeLog

EQ2

Maag EQ2 - Changelog

Version 1.5 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.4 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix
- Added Pro Tools Multi-Channel support

Version 1.3 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne

Version 1.2.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements

Version 1.2 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.1.3 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.1.2 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.1.1 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed problems when using RTAS version for plugin activation
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.0 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Initial release