Maag EQ4® EQ
A transparent, breathy EQ
that brings your tracks to life.
In a self-professed quest for “audio perfection,” Cliff Maag designed the EQ4 to provide unparalleled transparency and top-end presence while maintaining a true, natural sound. Designed in conjunction with Brainworx, the Maag EQ4 plug-in for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces is an expertly rendered emulation of this classic EQ.
Based on his legendary — and long-discontinued — NTI EQ3 from the ’80s, the EQ4 plug-in features Maag’s legendary "Air" Band control, a major component to the vocal mix chain on Madonna’s Ray of Light as well as Celine Dion’s Taking Chances.
Now You Can:
Add natural, musical presence to vocals, acoustic guitars, and overheads
Easily elevate top-end without harshness or hiss
Use five-position Air Band control to quickly inject life into dull tracks
Make musical broad stroke EQ moves while preserving original source material
“Every hit, every #1, every Grammy mix I have ever done, has featured Maag EQs. The EQ4 is my current favorite product from Maag Audio. I use it to EQ vocals, drums, acoustic instruments and of course the stereo buss.”
– Dave Pensado (Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake)
March 5, 2020
I got plenty of Eq's and they're all great but the air gain on this on you can't find anywhere.Read More
January 23, 2020
it's magic !i am shure to use ist very often, special on vocals with quick results.Read More
December 29, 2019
This is absolutely my favorite vocal EQ !Read More
December 19, 2019
Very unique EQ
Just try it, it possess a certain something in it's Air... and in other bands too... Great and unique. Thank youRead More
July 22, 2019
Maag EQ4 works!
Great on the 2-buss or for mastering. The chosen frequencies and response of the EQ make it very easy to put a final EQ touch on a mix or a master. Would have been nice to have a...Read More
July 13, 2019
Buttery, clean, and presence. That’s what I like for all of my vocals. If you want the same or similar experience, get the Maag eq.Read More
Exacting emulation of the Maag EQ4®
Six bands of equalization, including the famous AIR BAND®
Provides unparalleled transparency and top end presence while maintaining the true natural sound of the original signal
The vocal sound of Madonna, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, and the Black Eyed Peas
Endorsing producers include David Reitzas, Dave Pensado, and Dylan Dresdow
EQ adjustments are obtained with minimal phase shift
Additional Trim Control (not found on the hardware), for easier level control
Constructed for demanding professional applications
The interaction of the band passes of the hardware has been fully captured in the plug-in version
Maag EQ4® EQ
I got plenty of Eq's and they're all great but the air gain on this on you can't find anywhere.
it's magic !i am shure to use ist very often, special on vocals with quick results.
This is absolutely my favorite vocal EQ !
Very unique EQ
Just try it, it possess a certain something in it's Air... and in other bands too... Great and unique. Thank you
Maag EQ4 works!
Great on the 2-buss or for mastering.
The chosen frequencies and response of the EQ make it very easy to put a final EQ touch on a mix or a master.
Would have been nice to have a dual-mono mode, but one can achieve that by splitting a stereo track into two mono tracks.
Would not necessarily be my "desert island" EQ, but it would be my 2nd choice without hesitation.
Buttery, clean, and presence. That’s what I like for all of my vocals. If you want the same or similar experience, get the Maag eq.
You will buy it if you try it!
I needed a basic EQ for giving some life to a couple of tracks so I demoed this and this did so much I couldn't stop using it on almost everything. My demo time ran out and I made the best decision to buy it. It brings so much life to all of the tracks I used it on, I couldn't help myself and it doesn't use a lot of DSP either. Super easy to use for basic sweetness.
Great ! Thanks UAD !
LOVE THIS PLUG EQ!
This is absolutely my favorite vocal eq of all time! I use it on all my mixes! The air band is incredible & adds just the right amount of color... Very Musical!
MAAG EQ IS BEAST
THE BEST EQ IVE EVER USED ON MY 5TH YEARS OF CAREER - KionyJoel
Best friend for Mixing!
maag is a real find!
I use it all the time on the vocal channel. After I discovered it for myself, I probably did not reduce more than one project without its application.
Know how to write something better once you hear!
Really great for quick and easy cleanup, plenty of character, and of course that air band is amazing.
When having problems in the airband on a channel or mixbus, this is my Tool to fix it. The Plugin sounds very clear and open. It is like fresh air in the sound.
The upper drums just shine now!! Thank You!!
This is one of my favorite eqs sounds good on instruments and my vocals, this is a must have for my studio and yours two. This is easy to operate and my go two eq plug-in. Puts me in full control over my music.
Very Musical eq!
Great Plug in
Awesome Eq features and sound, especially the "Air Band" .. It will definitely open up your mixes and give it clarity without sound harsh. Must have plugin.
Amazing little tool
I just got once again a Maag EQ4. I had it in my other computer but lost it when my hard drive got killed. It was really difficult to be without that little miracle maker but luckily I got it now as a part of the UAD collection. It makes everything breathe - vocals, acoustic instruments, electrics, just name it! The 20 and 40 kHz make vocals sexy as hell. The low frequencies are also tuned great. Highly suggested!
Best Air In The World
Several name brand producer/mixer friend of mine had been raving to me about the Maag EQ, primarily for the Air Band.
Then I found out that Maag was less than an hour from my studio. They were plenty happy to have me come over and check out their studio and build shop. Very impressed with their attention to detail!
This EQ is a very faithful reproduction of the hardware unit. I tested it out initially on a drum buss and found that adding the Air Band gave the drums and intense energy, subtle but intense. The best part - the cymbals didn't get brittle or harsh.
The Air Band also breaths amazing life into vocal tracks without getting nasty. Amazing sheen for that open pro sound.
It will change the way you EQ.
Can't help with a comparison to the hardware but this is already a 'go to' EQ for me. The first plug-in to immediately put a smile on my face. Subtractive in low mids and the Air Band work wonders. So far been amazing on drums and vocals. Only downside is that based on this emulation I now also want the hardware for my mix bus. Recommended.