MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5


Add clarity and smoothness

Developed by the creator of the parametric EQ, George Massenburg, the Massenburg DesignWorks® Hi-Res Parametric EQ plug-in continues to define the state-of-the-art in equalization. Version 5 offers new AAX DSP and AAX Native 32/64-bit format support, giving you the flexibility to use the EQ across the entire Pro Tools product line. With its unprecedented clarity, smoothness, and excellent high-frequency response, MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ will help you achieve optimal audio definition in your mixes.

Own a previous TDM/RTAS version? Upgrade to version 5 through the Avid Store.


  • Target frequencies with precision

    Quickly solo a target frequency using the IsoPeak® function.

  • High-resolution filtering

    Refine sounds using constant shape reciprocal filter curves.

  • Excellent DSP efficiency

    Select the 5-band EQ for enhanced DSP efficiency.

  • Process audio at 64-bit floating-point resolution

    Get optimal clarity with natural-sounding results

System requirements

 OS 64-bit Windows 8 or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
(32-bit Windows systems not supported at this time)
 OS  Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later (32- or 64-bit)
 Pro Tools  Pro Tools | HDX or any native Pro Tools system running Pro Tools 10 or higher software
Copy Protection  iLok USB 2 Key (for authorization; not included)


 AAX Native 64
 AAX Native 32
 EQ 3- and 5-band parametric
 Frequency Range  10 Hz–41 kHZ
 Variable Q Range  25.6 (1/18 of an octave) to 0.1 (6-2/3 octaves)
 Resolution  64-bit floating point
 DSP Efficiency (5-band EQ @ 48, 96, and 192 kHz)  Up to 8, 9, and 4 instances, respectively
 DSP Efficiency (3-band EQ @ 48, 96, and 192 kHz)  Up to 10, 13, and 6 instances, respectively


Upgrades from MDW EQ 3 TDM or earlier MDW EQ version 
In order to upgrade to MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 (AAX DSP/Native), you must have one of the following licenses on your iLok account:

  • MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ v3 (RTAS TDM)
  • MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ v2
  • MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ (this is the v1 license)

When you upgrade to v5 you will surrender your earlier license for MDW EQ. This earlier license will be replaced by your license for MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 (AAX DSP/Native), iLok license name: "MDWEQ5-AAX". 

Please note: This license is for the AAX DSP and AAX Native version only, it will NOT authorize earlier versions of MDW EQ (RTAS or TDM).

What if I only have the MDW EQ RTAS version?

If you own the following iLok license:
  • iLok license MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ v3 (RTAS) 
You are eligible to upgrade to MDW Hi-Res Parametric EQ 5 AAX Native*



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