Maag EQ4® EQ

Maag EQ4® EQ

$229.00

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$229.00

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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

Key Features

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

Customer Reviews

Maag EQ4® EQ

Overall Rating

E. Hasselberg

July 23, 2021

Great for vocals

This one is always the last plugin on my vocal stip and the best EQ for vocals, hands down. This one adds clarity without adding harshness.

h. mat talip

July 3, 2021

Added air to shinning your music

This plugin is good solution to add air on your master track & on anything this is last weapon.Thanks

E. Takamiya

June 29, 2021

This EQ is

Very Useful.

R. Gonzalez

June 25, 2021

Great

The quality and brightness that this plug-in provides to the vocals is incredible. I recommend it.

J. Stewart

June 23, 2021

Blew me away!!

First and foremost, I cried in real life having to send back the Apollo Solo. It was just a blow you out of your socks awesome. The Unison preamp was a thing of absolute beauty. The zero latency just added the sweet cherry on top.

Sadly, my setup could not handle the hardware. The drivers did not like my PC, and it kept freezing, crashing, to the point I was restarting several times a day. I really, really wanted it to work. The only other thing was to reinstall Windows. Which I did not want to do. UA, I am so sad I cannot use the Maag or the other plugs I purchased. Rest assured, once I get a motherboard with a Thunderbolt 3 header, I am getting a higher end interface. Yep.

As for the Maag. This added the sparkle I was looking for on my SM7B. I heard of the the legend of this EQ, and while it is different from other EQs on the market, that's what makes it stand out. I am really sad I cannot use this any longer. I would strongly recommend this to anybody.

K. Mcclam

May 18, 2021

Universal audio is great

I also have this plugin on brainworks plugin alliance , after about an hour comparing these side by side I came to the conclusion even though brain works made this plugin emulation Universal audio's version sound a little richer less brassy and more warm like the hardware amazing !!!!

G. Perez

May 8, 2021

Perfect

Love the sound 2

C. Turbin

May 2, 2021

Might be my favorite EQ now.

The frequencies sound broad and very pleasant. I first whipped this out in my stereo buss and boosted 1/2 to 1 db on almost every fixed band and was pleasantly surprised at how much better my mix immediately sounded. Since then I’ve started going to this EQ for bass guitar and drum work. Really does exactly what you want. Somehow they picked the right frequencies that interact with each other so well. Thank you!

j. el mutante

April 28, 2021

SE LOS RECOMIENDO

totalmente impresionado con este plugin, muy bueno, la calidad que ofrece es superior para vocalización, en los aires en especial, y mucho mas claridad para instrumentos acústicos

P. VALLEJO

March 29, 2021

Really useful EQ

After trying the demo, I bought this eq for its incredible sweet sound. It brings to live any channel you add it on. Easy to use and really really musical. The higs are amazing !!

A. Grigoriadis

January 29, 2021

Best eq for high frequencies

It's high frequency knob is magical . I was it on master buss to give a little extra air but i believe it will do an excellent job on vocals too . It gives life to mixes .

T. Delfini

January 26, 2021

Fresh

So good!

B. Spence

January 13, 2021

Great for Acoustic instruments

Love it on Acoustic piano and Guitar.

M. Riecks

January 11, 2021

Easy and to my taste the best EQ in UAD

I tested a variety of EQ Plugins and found this one as the best for reasons of effect and ease of use. The presets work to 95% and I just need to adapt the volume (input/output) a bit. It was amazing when I put it on the 808 drums with the preset.
Also vocals are profiting by this EQ. Love it!

E. Davies

December 31, 2020

AMAZING EQQ

Use This On All My Mixxes!!! Vocals, Mixbus. It Just Fucking Works

M. Kipp

December 23, 2020

Maag EQ4 plugin

I must say that I am really impressed how clean the EQ works

C. Bruce

December 22, 2020

Good

Closest thing to the real thing out there

C. Campagna

December 21, 2020

There is NO other EQ like this !!! Air Band ! Air Band ! Air Band !

All you need to do is activate the demo of this EQ.... Insert it on your master buss, turn on the 40kHz air band and listen to your mix come alive ... all above the shrill frequencies!!
It is a must have... Many uses on individual tracks as well... my last mix was with many layers and I used the air band to "pop" out a stereo buss cello section.. worked like magic!
I own the hardware version of this unit and often track with it to capture the higher frequencies, the plug in does the same thing as a insert, same as the hardware!

S. Berson

November 13, 2020

So musical

Love this EQ - I did a few blind tests with it against the Pro-Q and even the Pultec series and this won every time. So musical, so natural and also so easy to use. The bands are well defined but not restrictive, and the Air band adds a sense of dimension I could never previously unlock. Thanks!

M. Manana

October 23, 2020

Air Drake

For us with microphones that don’t have that crystal top end while recording, this adds it for you in post. Air band is wavy, shout out UA!