by J1000
5.0 / 5     (4 votes)
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MQ57 is a parametric equalizer designed for mastering.

It is powerful, but quite easy to use after you understand what each knob and button does, so learning curve should be very mild for everyone who grasps basic principles of equalization. The main difference from other, standard EQs is that MQ57 has all controls and functions optimized for mastering needs, i.e., it has relatively wide Q factors that focus on overall balance rather than narrow cuts and boosts, moderate gain ranges for fine-tuning and functions such as channel balance and spectrum tilting. There is no hidden processing going on underneath it’s surface – what you see is what you get. 
  • 7 parametric minimum-phase filters per channel, 5 of them are peak, 2 are shelf.
  • Functions and ranges optimized for subtle equalization tasks.
  • Stereo and dual-mono operating modes, either Mid/Side or Left/Right.
  • High-pass and low-pass filters for spectrum edges.
  • Specialized balance and tilt controls.
  • 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.
  • No introduced harmonic or dynamic distortion.
Avedo Apr 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 14 2022
Absolute Gem! Take the time to really understand what every knob does. The amount of clarity on my master... Everything now sits where it needs to after using this plugin.
Precise Mastering Tool Apr 23 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 23 2018
Such an excellent mastering tool. Very good for separating different frequencies. Works just fine on the maser channel but if you need even more prominent instruments, you can add this plugin also directly on that channel. Its effects are pretty subtle, but when you know what your doing, it will make a nice difference in the end when you try that "bypass" button to see what it sounds like without the plugin. I definitely recommend this for "post-mastering". (Not necessarily first mastering plugin you want to use tho, like I said, effects are pretty subtle.)
Felipe Mar 04 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 04 2016
Very good. But still didn't get how it works 100%..
blah-blah Apr 06 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2014
Gotta try this one ... really cool mastering eq