Plugin Alliance LLC announces the availability of the Mäag Audio EQ4 plug-in for Mac OS X, Windows, and VENUE-compatible (VST 2.4, VST 2.3, RTAS, AU, AAX) formats. EQ4 models Mäag Audio’s EQ4 single-channel, 6-band equalizer in the 500 Series format, and is Mäag Audio’s first-ever plug-in, developed in collaboration with Plugin Alliance.
The Mäag Audio EQ4 offers tight low-end capabilities, plus company founder Cliff Maag’s Air Band technology, a sweepable high-frequency filter that goes all the way up to 40 kHz.
The Mäag Audio EQ4’s bandpass filters comprise Air Band boost-only shelf at 2.5, 5, 10, 20, or 40 kHz; 2.5kHz fixed boost and cut shelf; 650Hz fixed boost and cut bell; 160Hz fixed boost and cut bell; 40Hz fixed boost and cut bell; Sub/10Hz fixed boost and cut bell. All bandpass filters interact with one another, so increasing the Air Gain (+15 dB) also slightly increases the overall gain as the Air Band interacts (sums) with the other bandpass filters.
Both the original EQ4 hardware unit and its EQ4 plug-in counterpart can compensate for added overall gain by lowering the five bandpass potentiometers in equal amounts to ensure that the EQ remains the same shape while lowering the overall gain. The Mäag Audio EQ4 plug-in’s extra Level Trim feature can be used alternatively to lower overall gain, if needed Meanwhile, ALT/click toggles between a reset for each band and the last status, enabling users to easily bypass individual bands.
Available in 64- and 32-bit versions, Mäag Audio EQ4 is available for purchase and download for an introductory price of $179. The Plugin Alliance states that the price will increase to $229 beginning March 3.