"The Magnum-K is simply one of the greatest audio products ever to be released. The Magnum comp section shines at effortlessly bringing low level information to the foreground. The K comp section can really tame some of the harshness out of your signal path. The LMF section can add richness and weight, while the Air Band section is famous for lifting film off your audio, has neo-selections of 25k and 30k- all in parallel! And if that wasn’t overkill already, they included the most musical soft limit I’ve ever heard. Every signal I send through it ends up sounding more expensive out the other end."
Dylan DresdowGrammy award winning Mixer
(Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Michael Jackson)
"I absolutely love the clarity and depth of the Maag EQ4, it’s a must have on my mix bus… When I need to open the top end of a mix without being aggressive on the high mids, the air band is something magic, sweet and bright at the same time! The 40Hz knob is great to add extra weight to the low end if needed… Super clean and punchy!"
Mattia MagiRecord Producer / Mixer / Engineer
"The EQ4M opens new possibilities to the legendary EQ3 and EQ3D and the ability to recall them. Adding just the right amount of AIR will open up the sound and give it depth. The AIR BAND sounds great and having the option to bypass it to audition is a great feature. On any of the eq bands, small moves mean big changes. one click on the knob ether way will make a difference."
Maor AppelbaumMastering Engineer
(Faith No More, Yes, William Shatner, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Rob Halford, Sepultura)
Maor Appelbaum Mastering - Los Angeles - USA
"I love the clarity and punch of Maag hardware, the AIR BAND is legendary and can always be found sitting on both my mix and drum buses. When I run out of channels it’s easy, I just add the plugin version!"
Rik SimpsonMulti Grammy Award winning producer, engineer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist.
(Coldplay, Portishead, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jay Z)
"The Maag PREQ4 preamp is more than just a really punchy mic pre. The addition of the AIR BAND eq with selectable frequencies is just amazing. For cleaner Tele or Strat guitar sounds to making a ribbon mic pop more in a drum room, it's easy to make things stick out in a mix. So much control in a 500 slot."
(Tool, Queens of the Stoneage, Soundgarden, Slipknot)
"Since the first day of experiencing the Maag EQ4, I had my eyes on them. One of the best EQs to sit on your Mixx bus, hands down! Does exactly what I want it to do. Thanks Maag Audio!"
Mervin T ThomasRecording/Mix Engineer, Producer and Arranger from India
(Worked and engineered for Grammy Winning Producers including Adam Kagan, Dave Isaac, Carlos Rodgarman)
"The EQ4 is perfectly open and transparent on one hand, yet unique and inspiring on the other. It's by far my favourite fixed-band equaliser since the chosen bands never leave me wanting, and is a trusted tool for the mix bus. The sub and air bands are becoming integral to the sound of the records I make. Cheers!"
Kristofer Harris (Story Books)Producer/Mixer
(Smoke Fairies, Bear’s Den, Matthew And The Atlas, Annie Eve..)
"Everything MAAG makes is unbelievably versatile and musical. The EQ points sculpt a mix and individual elements of a mix so perfectly. Their Air Band is worth it’s weight in gold! Wouldn’t go to a tracking or mixing session without their Pre’s or EQ’s."
Cole NystromDave Pensado's Assistant
(Photo by Brian A. Petersen)
"Maag EQ's have been living on my mix buss since I got them! The AIR BAND has been a game changer!"
Sean McLaughlinAward Winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer
(Sarah Blacker, Matchbox Twenty, Queensryche, Girls Guns & Glory, OldJack)
D. Brent NelsonComposer / Music Director-Producer
(Days of our Lives)
"Once you try the EQ4 you will never go back. Now i cannot take it off the Mix bus and it is on every single vocalist of every single mix i do"
Alan SaucedoMixer & Recording Engineer / Grammy and Latin Grammy winner
(Lila Downs, Natalia Lafourcade, Emmanuel, Reik, Leonel García...)
"After 20+ years in the business there aren’t many things that come along that make me go WOW, but Maag Audio has done it! The EQ4 is now a part of the fiber of my being and is on every recording and mix I do."
Russ RussellProducer, Engineer, Mixer, Musician
(Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Wildhearts, Exploited, Megadeth...)
"The AIR BAND adds sizzle on my cymbals. The AIR BAND Pres are clean, punchy and add a nice sheen to vocals."
Mark CappsMulti-Platinum Four-Time Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer
(The Isaacs, Gaither Vocal Band, Trace Adkins, Michele Wright, Oak Ridge Boys...)
"Amazing Pre - Amazing Air Band - Living on my mix bus ever since I got them!"
Ron FliegerSongwriter, Producer, Remixer, Musician
(Foster The People, Ladyhawke, Metric, Hello Gravity...)
"Since I had Maag EQ in my rig, sound quality incredibly improved. For its presence and transparency, Maag is my first choice for vocals, snare and kick drum.
Maag... mamma mia!! :)"
Gianluca VaccaroProducer, Sound Engineer
(Nelly Furtado, Coolio, Carmen Consoli, Fiorella Mannoia...)
Websites: www.gianlucavaccaro.com www.terminal2studio.com
"I'll never track ribbon mics without the AIR BAND again... Have you ever been outside after a thunderstorm, and everything is clean, clear, and vibrant? This is what using the AIR BAND feels like to me, sonically... It's audio Photoshop."
F. Reid ShippenSeven-time Grammy Award-winning music mixer, engineer, and producer
(Little Big Town, Death Cab for Cutie, Eric Church, A Fine Frenzy...)
"The EQ4 makes me feel like I'm running my mixes through the "magic lamp" of EQ's, I ask, and it grants the wish while retaining everything accomplished prior to running the mix through them, and the results are always musical & coherent."
Phil GreissMultiple international award winning producer/composer/engineer
(Corneille, Zaho, Sean Paul, Idir, Khaled, Christophe Willem, Justin Nozuka)
"The Maag Preq4 is hands down the best new microphone preamp i have worked with. The very musical gain circuit and airband eq makes my whole microphone collection capable of being vocal microphones!!! I have been using vintage RCA 77's and 44's on the quietest sources. Having a pair of these around gives infinite possibilities to the creative spirit!!!! Thanks for making great products."
Paul MoakGrammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, and Universal Music Publishing songwriter
(One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries, Mat Kearney, Third Day, Lovedrug, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Martha Wainwright, Monroe/Dabbs, Madi Diaz, House of Heroes, Jennifer Knapp, and Matthew Mayfield)
"…..The Preamp itself combined with the Air Band certainly makes it one of the most unique sounding preamps on the market….."
Joe Chiccarelli6 time Grammy award winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer
(Beck, U2, Tori Amos, Elton John, Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Onigo Boingo, Rufus Wainwright)
"I love the maag pre q mic pre. The air band is great. I’m a smoker and i need all the air i can get"
Jay JoyceProducer, recording engineer, remixer, musician and songwriter
(Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill)
"If Cliff Maag at Maag Audio makes it, I use it. Every hit, every #1, Every Grammy mix I have EVER DONE featured his EQ. The EQ4 is my current favorite product from Maag Audio. As the improved Big Brother of the EQ3 I use it to EQ vocals, drums, acoustic instruments and of course the stereo buss.
The PREQ4, from Maag Audio is rapidly becoming my client's favorite preamp. As a mixer I love getting vocals that have been recorded with the PREQ4. There is very little left for me to do.”
Dave PensadoGrammy award winning Mixer
(Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Destiny’s Child)
Video: Cliff Maag Guest on 100th Episode Celebration of Pensado's Place @ NAMM 2013
(Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Celine Dion, Guns 'N Roses...)
"The Maag Audio EQ4 is 6 bands of awesomeness. The sub is getting a lot of use on 808 kicks at my studio. The mid bands provide excellent transparency. The 2.5k provides very clear bite on vocals, or less if your vocals make your eyelashes bat at loud volumes. The AIR BAND is as legendary as ever! It's an epic 500 series unit."
"The Maag Audio PREQ4 is extremely solid and the AIR BAND is worth the price of admission by itself. Whether you want to dial in a bit more presence or a lot more air, the PREQ4 has your top end covered! The AIR BAND is by far the best top end I've ever heard."
Dylan "3-D" DresdowGrammy award winning Mixer
(Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Michael Jackson)
"As a producer who really focuses on vocals, it's critical to me to have a signal path that inspires the singer. I was simply knocked out at the new Maag pre. I have a pre I've been in love with for 15 years and has won every A/B I've ever done until now - the Maag pre simply sounded noticeably better. As if the pre wasn't awesome by itself, the AIR BAND is so musical and useable and the lack of phase build up is unreal."
Ed Cash3 time GMA Producer of the Year
(Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, Kari Jobe, Vince Gill)
"I've had a chance to use the Maag Audio PREQ4 on a few things... I really, really like these on vocals; the AIR BAND makes the vocal pop out and shine in the track. On acoustic instruments, the clarity of the PREQ4 is wonderful and the air helps the harmonic content sparkle. Overhead mics love this pre because the AIR BAND adds beautiful extension on top without smearing the transients."
Steve Bishir5 time Grammy award winning Engineer, Mixer, Producer
(Amy Grant, Mercy Me, Third Day, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Ce Ce Winans, Steve Savage, Tin Cup Gypsy, 1000 Generations, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many others...)