Maag EQ4 plugin comes to UAD platform

The Maag EQ4: if it's good enough for Madonna etc.
The Maag EQ4: if it's good enough for Madonna etc.

The Maag EQ4 plugin has this week become available for use with UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces.

Already available as a VST plugin for Mac/PC, it's based on Cliff Maag's long-discontinued 1980s EQ interface, the NTI EQ3.

The six-band equaliser replicates that hardware's famed 'Air Band' control, acknowledged as a major component of the vocal mix chain on Madonna's Ray of Light and Celine Dion's Taking Chances.

The EQ4 was designed by Cliff Maag in a quest for self-proclaimed "audio perfection". In a statement, UAD said that the plugin provides "unparalleled transparency and top-end presence while maintaining a true, natural sound".

Here are the details:

  • Adds presence to vocals, acoustic guitars, and overheads
  • Elevates treble frequencies without harshness or hiss
  • Five-position Air Band control

  • Adjusts overall EQ level with an added Trim control
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Brainworx
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Learn more about the plugin at Universal Audio.

Get over 70 FREE plugin instruments and effects…
…with the latest issue of Computer Music magazine