Overview

Preferred by top artists and engineers
You’ve heard the Mäag Audio EQ4 on the vocals of major artists ranging from Madonna to Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg to Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake and beyond. It’s a favorite of top engineers like Dave Pensado, David Reitzas, Dylan Dresdow and more.

A favorite for vocals and mix bus
The Mäag Audio EQ4 is a musical EQ, not a surgical EQ, making it ideal for sweetening tracks. Add it to your vocal tracks to hear why top audio engineers who have access to every EQ ever made demand the EQ4 for vocals.

Smooth, musical EQing with a special sheen
The Mäag Audio EQ4’s unique design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across, helping maintain the integrity of your mix’s original sound while enhancing the “Airy” frequencies. The AIR BAND® interacts with the 5 band pass EQs to tonally sculpt your tracks from top to bottom with unrivaled transparency and top end presence. And, the unique SUB BAND helps dial in just the right amount of rumble and shake.

Even more powerful than the hardware
The plugin version also includes the new LEVEL TRIM feature, which can be used to turn down the overall gain if needed. Detent controls allow for easily recallable settings: ALT/click to toggle between a reset for each band and the last status, allowing you to easily bypass individual bands and combine pristine compression with advanced controls.

Features

  • The legendary AIR BAND® enhances almost every source, from vocals to mix bus and beyond.
  • Includes a unique SUB Band (10Hz!) for controlling or enhancing low end rumble on bass instruments and the mix bus.
  • Fixed Frequency Band-Pass Filters for phase-coherent EQing.
  • High shelving boost available at 2.5 kHz, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 20 kHz, or 40 kHz.
  • A favorite of major mixers and artists on vocals, drums, guitars and the master bus.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • JC Concato

    JC Concato

    Head of Music School - Point Blank Online

    One of the best sounding plugin EQ I have come across, sounds really musical while remaining transparent. The Air Band is probably one of the first things I bring in on my master channel EQ before… Read More

  • Siegfried Meier

    Siegfried Meier

    Songwriter/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer

    The Maag has become my go to kick drum EQ. I feel that the tone shaping it allows for is unmatched by any other equalizer, hardware or plugin. It's a totally unique design that is as musical as it… Read More

  • Nadim Issa

    Nadim Issa

    Let ’em In Music Owner and House Producer/Engineer

    This EQ is simply like no other. I use the air band constantly, brightening up vocals, drums, and the mix buss. It's crisp and truly open sounds up without being harsh. The sub and low frequency… Read More

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    The Air-band alone on this little box makes it worth purchasing. Though small in features it does what so many equalizers cannot do, and can add top-end that's super silky, giving tracks… Read More

  • Tony Vincent

    Tony Vincent

    Artist/Producer (Queen’s We Will Rock You, Green Day’s American Idiot, The Voice)

    I use this EQ constantly. I probably use it mostly on vocals, but I find myself using this plugin on individual drums as well as drum busses obsessively. The Air Band is delicious and adds a top… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Juan

    ★★★★★
    by juanprod
    de toda musica
  • Excelencia musical

    ★★★★★
    by Pablo Fiore
    Se destaca en el aire como todos sabemos pero cuando lo usas combinado especialmente con el eq2 es como tener una perfección en control de toques musicales, podés aplicar dulzura en dónde quieras… Read More
  • Maag EQ4

    ★★★★★
    by ugurcanayan
    Air Band
  • Monster

    ★★★★★
    by Winter
    Honestly with the amount of EQ's out there I feel it's more or less all been done before. I mean really, now many more times can someone re-invent the same plugin or hardware?
    Well this little… Read More
  • Absolutamente incrível

    ★★★★★
    by Kelvin Diniz
    Só de olhar já se entende que não é um EQ para ajustes incisivos, é um EQ para tonalidades. Ótimo para “subgrupos”, para um equilíbrio (ou desenho) geral das frequências deixando… Read More

Specification

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

EQ4

Maag EQ4 - Changelog

Version 1.14.1 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

Version 1.14 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.13 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode
- Improved metering behavior

Version 1.12 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

Version 1.11 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.10 (Jul 10, 2019)
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.9 (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 1.8 (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 1.7 (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
- Fixed bug that caused Waves LV1 Mixer to hang

Version 1.6.1 (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 1.6 (Apr 1, 2016)
- Added SoundGrid support
- 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"
- Added EUCON pagetables

Version 1.5.4 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS/TDM/VENUE 32-bit format support

Version 1.5.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.5.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.5.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.5 (Nov 18, 2013)
- Licenser update (V3): Fixes and new features
- Prevent wrong mouse wheel behavior in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows (Windows bug) (87, 95, 156)
- Fixed keyboard events after text input in Pro Tools Windows (325)
- Fixed parameter value display in VST3 (330)
- Fixed toolbar triggering automation (335)
- Fixed window size issues (279, 327)
- Fixed possible preset issues in Pro Tools 11 (312)
- Fixed spectral low-end response in TDM version (277)
- AAX DSP version improvements

Version 1.4.1 (Jun 28, 2013)
- fixed installer for 32-bit Windows

Version 1.4 (Jun 21, 2013)
- improved mapping to ICON center section
- added support for Pro Tools 11
- licenser update: fixes and new features
- fixed automation with VST3 offline processing

Version 1.3 (Apr 05, 2013)
- otimized performance
- fixed issues with possible high CPU load
- fixed Avid related issue in Pro Tools 10 that could lead to sporadic crashes
- fixed issue that could lead to values jumping in Ableton Live

Version 1.2.3 (Jan 16, 2013)
- added support for high resolution displays (e.g. Apple Retina)
- licenser: improved Pro Tools activation

Version 1.2.2 (Nov 08, 2012)
- fix AU issue (fixes AU validation)

Version 1.2.1 (Oct 31, 2012)
- fixed potential TDM automation issue under Mac OS
- licenser: minor fixes
- licenser: fixed activation issue under Mac OS 10.5 / Pro Tools 8
- licenser: fixed potential crash in online activation under Mac OS
- licenser: fixed issues with USB stick activation
- licenser: fixed file handling with offline activation

Version 1.2 (Oct 16, 2012)
- Added AAX DSP

Version 1.1.3 (Jun 22, 2012)
- Licenser update: added toolbar and USB activation
- Fixed response issues in AU format

Version 1.1.2 (Mar 19, 2012)
- Licenser Bugfix

Version 1.1.1 (Feb 27, 2012)
- TDM Fixes

Version 1.1 (Feb 20, 2012)
- Added TDM / VENUE Version

Version 1.0 (Feb 10, 2012)
- Initial release