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A state-of-the-art EQ from an audio legend.

A unique, powerful equalizer, the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5 plug-in provides crystal clear processing at the highest resolutions. A go-to EQ for game developers and engineers in film and television, the MDWEQ5 plug-in is ultra-precise and ear-tuned by the man who invented the term, “parametric EQ,” George Massenburg.

Ultra-clean, with zero color and zero distortion, the MDWEQ5 plug-in lets you isolate problem areas in a mix and quickly make corrections with its choice of filter types. Now you can harness Massenburg’s unrelenting attention to quality in design, with the Massenburg MDWEQ5 plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Shape sounds with a powerful EQ created by George Massenburg, the pioneer of parametric equalization

Expertly carve instruments using up-sampling and maximum bit-depth processing

Use IsoPeak® for finding problem frequencies quickly and accurately

Sculpt signals with the 5-band version of the MDWEQ5 plug-in or the 3-band version (included) when less processing is required

Features

Created by George Massenburg, the pioneer of parametric equalization

Using upsampling and maximum bit-depth processing, the ear chosen filtering provides the very finest in processing

MDW® EQ5 Parametric Equalizer includes both the MDWEQ-5B five-band EQ and MDWEQ-3B three-band EQ plug-ins

IsoPeak® for finding problem frequencies quickly and accurately

Customer Reviews

Massenburg® MDWEQ5 Parametric EQ

Overall Rating

E. Bureau

November 9, 2022

Best surgical EQ

I was demoing a lot of different plugins to find the best surgical EQ for my needs. I have been using FabFilter Q3 for years in the belief that it sounded 'transparent'. Don't get fooled by the somewhat 'stuck' in the 90s look. This EQ is seriously good. It blew all of the competition away, and I can't imagine ever using something like Q3 again. Really transparent, not tampering with your original sound and not introducing any weird phase issues. With the audition function, It is incredible easy to find offending frequencies and tame them. The simple interface is also exactly what you need. No M/S processing, no dynamic bands etc. Just. Great. Sound. This is the perfect 'problem solver' companion to all the great colorful EQs in the UA portfolio!

W. Gregory

July 28, 2022

Great one stop mastering eq

This simply adds top and bottom to your mix but in a very musical and lovely way without having to really get in to any detailed tweaking unless you want to. Reminds me of Decca eq used for vynil mastering back in the day. Warm and airy.

L. Grubišić-Čabo

July 22, 2022

Last EQ you have to buy

I am glad I got this EQ in my collection after all of your reviews. It really gives a special experience EQing.

F. Beyer

July 8, 2022

Knife!

Best EQ ever. Way to go to correction. No phase issues

a. gyutae

March 16, 2022

quick, cool, king, good, hot and god EQ

oh my god... DEMO and add in your cart

E. Jegu

December 16, 2021

underrated !

ugly and old design but very impressive tool in final touch. Simply underrated !

D. Davis

December 7, 2021

The cleanest and clearest sounding musical EQ I think I own.

I'm trying to think about all of the EQ's I have that I love, and I have a TON, but this one just sounds so open and clear, and there aren't all of the phasing issues that happen with some others. I'm not in love with the UI and wish they'd make it easier to adjust, BUT THAT SOUND!!!! Very musical. I had no idea when I got it with the system that it would be this great.

J. Neves

December 3, 2021

Extremely Clean

Definitely of of the cleanest EQs out there, very easy to use. However, it's a shame that this is the old version and that you can't upgrade it to its latest incarnation, the MDWEQ6. Probably the ugliest GUI I've ever come across, great sound though!

J. Garry

November 5, 2021

Perfect!

Great to be able to exactly match network post EQ, right from my home studio; and at under $200 bucks!

U. z

September 17, 2021

很不错的小别致

他很干净 而且很帅 比q3干净 一刀切的感觉 推荐推荐 !

S. May

August 24, 2021

I Love Love Love it

If it wasn't to kinky I would take it to bed with me or run around a field with my underpants on my head it sounds goooooooooood

K. Young han

July 17, 2021

good

You can easily cut the energy of the sound.
Even difficult curves are easy

K. Young han

July 17, 2021

good sound

You can easily cut the energy of the sound.
Even difficult curves are easy

K. Young han

July 17, 2021

good sound!!

You can easily cut the energy of the sound.
Even difficult curves are easy

D. Murphy

July 1, 2021

Transparent

Bought this for its transparency, find and fix a problem invisibly. Amazing.

K. Kim

June 13, 2021

strongly recommend

There are many other graphic EQs, but the great advantage is that you can approach them only with sound without such help. Although the clunky interface is a downside, they make it even more trivial.

J. Mateo

March 31, 2021

Extremely Clean, one of the truly invisible eq tools

I LOVE this eq. its truly transparent. Making this a perfect tool when you have a massive issue that needs to be repaired in a master or in a recording that sounds hollow with other eqs.

J. Mateo

March 31, 2021

Extremely Clean, one of the truly invisible eq tools

I LOVE this eq. its truly transparent. Making this a perfect tool when you have a massive issue that needs to be repaired in a master or in a recording that sounds hollow with other eqs.

G. Cabral

March 11, 2021

Upgrade to MDWEQ6 and i Buy

The best eq sound, upgrade this to MDWEQ6 guys pls

R. Walsh

January 16, 2021

The Last Tweak

Listening to a mix a something is just not sounding right? The perfect solution is the MDWEQ5. The 3 band is ideal as the last in the chain to put the final polish on a track. Simple to use and the mid band is perfect for locating the "trouble". If you are stuck with a track that does not sound right the 5 band allows a more detailed approach. It uses minimal DSP so it is usually always available. The cut boost of the middle band(s) in 3 or 5 band mode is truly surgical. Not the best everyday EQ but the one that finish the job when your other EQ can not.