In this video, Paul Drew uses the fantastic Maag EQ2 from Plugin Alliance on a vocal. Not only is this a fantastic sounding 2 band EQ, the input attenuator comes in really handy when adding the 2 bands together.
The Mäag EQ4 is one of Plugin Alliance’s most popular plugins and now Mäag has released their EQ2 in a plugin version, bringing that Air Band magic to a lower price point and creating the perfect compliment to the EQ4.
While the Mäag EQ2 provides some of the same audio magic of its bigger brother, it also adds features which make it the perfect companion to the EQ4. While the EQ4’s wide, musical control over 4 frequency bands for sweetening your tracks, the EQ2’s second band offers greater control over centre frequencies and bandwidth selections, making it a great tool for fixing problems or creating more radical changes.
The EQ2 also has the Air Band like the EQ4, but offers a 15KHz band not found on the EQ4. The EQ2’s 11 LMF bell selections on its LMF band: 6 wide and 5 tight, broaden its frequency selections compared to the EQ4, which has only wide bell selections. This allows the EQ2 to zoom in on problem areas in a manner that EQ can’t. The EQ2 also features an Input Attenuator not found on the EQ4 to help normalise the signal before applying EQ.
Mäag Audio’s EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix’s original sound while enhancing the “Airy” frequencies.