Highs, Lows and Four Well-chosen Frequencies Inbetween
The EQ4 always confronts my expectations because it doesn't quite behave like other EQs I use. The two outer controls - Sub and Air offer direct, uncomplicated control over the extremes at each end of the frequency spectrum and the four frequencies in between offer restricted choices - just cut and boost of four frequencies with no Q. I've always liked these restrictions, after all, classic Neve EQs don't offer sweepable frequencies and adjustable Q.
Why Did I Forget About This EQ?
In the video I comment that this EQ had "fallen off my radar". I like it but I haven't used it much recently. When I wondered why this was I concluded that I'd fallen into the trap of thinking of the EQ4 as "the one with the Air band" and only using it for that. While its true that I can't think of another EQ which does what the Air band does, the rest of it is a very capable EQ too!
Maag EQ4 Features
- The EQ4’s legendary Air Band
- Boost only shelf at 2.5 kHz, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 20 kHz, or 40 kHz.
- 2.5 kHz Fixed boost and cut shelf
- 650 Hz Fixed boost and cut bell
- 160 Hz Fixed boost and cut bell
- 40 Hz Fixed boost and cut bell
- SUB (10 Hz) Fixed boost and cut bell
- PEAK indicator light
- SIGNAL indicator light
- EQ IN/OUT button
- Detent controls for quickly recalling settings