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

  • Review

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

    ★★★★★
    by shaytron
    It's easy to overdo it with this EQ because it's so damn smooth, but once you learn it and use it judiciously, you can get incredible low-end weight without any muddiness, and beautiful top-end air… Read More
  • A sprinkle of pixie dust

    ★★★★★
    by moodZoo
    This is less of an EQ and more of a light-blue fairy, that sprinkles its magic on your mix, and makes everything feel a little sunnier.
  • EQ2

    ★★★★★
    by A.D. Wheelz
    My go to for punchy drums. A must have!
  • Maag is real magic

    ★★★★★
    by MrB
    Great decision and top end great plugin the best what I have in my arsenal.Thank you Plugin Alliance Team for such a great peace of software, you are the best.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts 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

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