Overview

Twin Topology Technology
Twin Topology is a Millennia-exclusive design technique that combines the power of one amplifier based on twin triode vacuum tubes, and another based on all-discrete JFET (junction field-effect transistor) servo amplifiers. By toggling the Twin Topology selection switch, you can choose between two vastly different EQ modes—vacuum tube mode and discrete JFET mode.

Vacuum Tube EQ Mode
With the vacuum tube EQ mode engaged (Twin Topology selection light off), expect a sound that is rich in character. Kicks will sound round and full, snares will "splat" through your monitors, and vocals will appear as sweet as honey. When you need to pump up a mix with magical vibes, crank the NSEQ-2’s boost/cut controls while using the vacuum tube EQ mode.

Discrete JFET EQ mode
The NSEQ-2's discrete JFET mode sounds much more transparent in comparison to the vacuum tube mode. You'll find that the JFET mode delivers detailed, clean, and clear results. When you want to boost the top-end of strings while preserving their natural character or politely tame the sensitive and realistic midrange of an entire mix, use the NSEQ-2's discrete JFET mode.

The Swiss army knife for mixing and Mastering Engineers
The NSEQ-2 is arguably the world's most sonically neutral parametric analog EQ when used in JFET mode. As a result of the NSEQ-2's shunt design, EQ bands have no detectable sonic signature when they're in the circuit—as long as the boost/cut controls are set to zero. The stark contrast between the rich vacuum tube mode and transparent discrete JFET mode also makes the NSEQ-2 an excellent multi-purpose mixing and mastering EQ.

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 and integrity.
  • Triode 300 V Vacuum Tube and All-Discrete J-FET Solid State signal path.
    Both topologies are transformer-less, high voltage, and pure Class A.
  • A mid/side processing mode that’s not provided by the hardware unit.
    Component-level modeling that results in non-linear behavior.

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.

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced Music

    This thing freaking rocks. If you're a Pultec fan, this is right up your alley. It's got the vintage musicality and literally nothing sounds bad going through it. What makes it a mainstay in… Read More

  • 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

  • Nice tube sparkle in the top end air band

    ★★★★★
    by Overdrive Music
    Nice tube sparkle in the top end air band! Love the option for switching from Tube to JFet. Easy to use controls. Shame about the very tiny trim control. And no auto-listen like the newer plugins.… Read More
  • One of the best!

    ★★★★★
    by Gustavoadrian
    I didn't think this EQ would sound so different to other EQs I own, but it does. The sound is very musical and sweet. I'm really impressed about the quality and the results I'm getting in my mixes.… Read More
  • 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

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
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

NSEQ-2

Millennia NSEQ-2 - Changelog

Version 1.10 (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 1.9 (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