Digidesign MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0
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Digidesign MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0

MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0, Software parametric EQ from Digidesign.

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moosers 03/08/2011

Digidesign MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0 : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The GML MDW (Massenburg Design Works) Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0 has become my go to equalizer in the last six months ago, and I wish it didn't take me that long to get it! It's seriously one of, if not the best EQ plug-in that I've used. This plug-in basically emulates in digital form the ever popular GML 8200, which has become almost a standard for super specific equalization. The plug-in comes as both a three and five band EQ, which essentially come as a pack together. There is no difference between the two other than the number of bands. I didn't have any problems at all installing this plug-in as it wasn't a memorable process, which is always a good thing. Learning to use the plug-in also isn't too hard of a process, granted you know a bit about parametric equalization. Even if you're just learning, this is a great interface to start on. Each band, whether you're using the five or three band version, has parameters for frequency, Q (bandwidth), and gain (db). You can set the shape of the band to a variety of settings, including as a standard peak/dip band, hi or low pass, and hi or low shelf. However, the best feature of the MDW EQ is the ability to quickly sweep with each band. The button on the bottom right with the number on it on each band will instantly shoot up a bell isolating a small section of frequencies so you can hear what's within each part of the frequency band. This is extremely helpful for finding resonances and unwanted tones. I haven't ever seen the manual for this plug-in.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm currently running the GML MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0 plug-in on my system at home, where I've got Pro Tools 9 running with a Digi 002R audio interface, modded by Black Lion Audio. My computer is a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I've had no problems running this plug-in on the system at all, and let me say that I've been using it on nearly every channel for mixing...

OVERALL OPINION

The GML MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 3.0 plug-in is one that every DAW user should have. Trust me when I say that once you use it, you aren't going to want to use another EQ, as that's what has happened with it. It's simply so easy to use and it's super quick to pull unwanted frequencies. It has a super clean sound and won't color your tracks at all. The price is more than reasonable considering the quality here. Get this today and you'll never look at another EQ plug-in!