NAMM 2014: Avid brings Massenburg Designworks EQ to AAX

Avid and Massenburg DesignWorks have announced that the MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 plug-in developed by George Massenburg is now available to Pro Tools 11 users.

The EQ targets frequencies with precision and refines the human interface, interoperability, and automation integration. Version 5 offers new AAX Native 64 and AAX DSP 64 formats for compatibility with Pro Tools 11.1 and above, providing the flexibility to use the EQ across the entire Pro Tools 10-based product line, including Pro Tools|HDX systems.

Massenburg, who has spent a lot of time refining this AAX 64-bit version, says, “The latest MDW EQ5-AAX DSP continues the MDW tradition of highest-quality, double-precision maths, resulting in the highest measurable performance–the lowest artifacts–of any commercially available digital equaliser.

"The MDW EQ user interface presents a finely tuned EQ human interface, with controls that reflect a deep understanding of the ergonomics of EQ control and use, and the expectations of what an engineer expects to hear when a knob is turned. MDW EQ controls are always easily readable and controls are easily settable. The MDW EQ and the MDW EQ5-AAX continue to be the standard against which all other EQ plug-ins are measured.”

Massenburg invented the world’s first parametric equaliser, as well as the classic GML 8200.