Overview

The Millennia NSEQ-2 is a go-to parametric EQ for many of the world’s leading studios and mastering houses. Its unique Twin Topology design and pure Class A transformer-less circuitry offers a simplicity which yields a powerful, sonically neutral, analog EQ.

The plugin version of the Millennia NSEQ-2 is a faithful digital model of this remarkable piece of ultra high-end hardware, brought to you by the modeling experts of Brainworx. This brings a state-of-the-art boutique EQ to your DAW.

A key to the Millennia sound is their Twin Topology™ technology that makes the NSEQ-2 like two world-class EQs in one. By faithfully emulating Millennia’s circuits, the Millennia NSEQ-2 plugin provides the sonic soul of the original.

The Millennia NSEQ-2 plugin also includes features not found in the hardware version, including M/S processing. 

Features

  • High end model of the Millennia Class A Twin Topology™ (Vacuum Tube & Discrete Solid State) Parametric Equalizer
  • Fully parametric stereo EQ with unprecedented sonic purity & integrity
  • Triode 300 V Vacuum Tube and All Discrete J-FET Solid State signal path
  • Transformer-less, high voltage, pure Class A
  • Additional M/S (mid/side) mode for extended mastering possibilities (the hardware doesn´t have the M/S mode!)
  • Constructed for demanding professional applications
  • The non-linear behavior of the hardware has been fully captured in the plugin version by the Brainworx engineers.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Michael Bishop

    Michael Bishop

    Telarc International

    Using the Millennia NSEQ-2 has made me completely re-think how I use EQ. Where I used to avoid using EQ at all, the NSEQ-2 has been employed to put just the right touch in a recording. The NSEQ-… Read More

  • Sound On Sound

    Sound On Sound

    Magazine

    The NSEQ2 is not only remarkably clean and quiet, but also boasts an extremely wide dynamic range.

  • Ray Staff

    Ray Staff

    Head Mastering Engineer at Air Studios (David Bowie, Hosier, Rodrigo Y Gabriela)

    Simply the most musical and analogue plugin I have tried. The EQ is so clean and I have not heard a compressor sound so close to the real thing.

Customer Reviews

  • Smooth & versatile

    ★★★★★
    by Gerard
    This eq blows my mind! I didn't expect much and I was surprised. This beauty replaces my Manley Massive Passive in my buses and mastering chain. It's very smooth. You could be super clean and clear… Read More
  • NSEQ-2

    ★★★★★
    by Erik Dangenoir (Cercl'oeil Prodctions-CEO/Founder):INSANASOMNIA, Imaginary-Steps...
    Most transparent mastering EQ I have ever had the analog pleasure of using.
  • I'm in love

    ★★★★★
    by dcbl Records
    After getting the AMEK bx-2098EQ some time ago, I was sure that an EQ couldn't sound nicer ... until I heard the NSEQ-2. In addition to a very nice interface design, this plugin achieved top marks in… Read More
  • Best EQ for AC Gtr!

    ★★★★★
    by Owen JJ
    To be honest, when I tried the preset for the Acoustic Guitar track, I got surprised!
    It really brings out the clarity, body and nice tone from the guitar track.
    In my routine workflow,… Read More
  • Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by Dave T
    Love it

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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

NSEQ-2

Millennia NSEQ-2 - Changelog

Version 1.9 (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

Version 1.8 (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 1.7 (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 1.6 (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 1.5 (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

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

Version 1.1 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update
- Fixed preset enumeration which can lead to doubled enumeration in ProTools and other hosts

Version 1.0.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.0.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.0 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Initial release