Usually mastering equalisers are solely focused just on equalization, but MasterQ2 is not merely a masteringEQ; the “Q” stands for “Quality.” We designed it to be a creative tool for mixing and mastering and wherever its features and quality are needed for the job. Yes, we can try to impress you with the features: it can operate at sampling rates ranging from 44.1 to 192kHz. It offers seven filters: 12, 24, and 36 dB/oct low cut and high cut filters; low shelf and high shelf filters which can be switched to peaking filters; and low-mid, middle and high-mid peaking filters— all with adjustable frequency and Q over a wide range. The EQ graph displays an overview of the EQ curve, as well as the individual characteristics of each filter. In addition to its powerful filters, MasterQ2 also offers you a selection of limiting and “soft- clipping” algorithms to help you shape your signal and keep it from digitally peaking.
And yes, we can blind you with the technical details: MasterQ2 employs 80-bit extended floating point computations in all filters to deal with accumulation errors. It also allows for optimal filter operation at even the lowest frequencies with high gain and Q factor settings.MasterQ2, uses our proprietary Frequency Authentication Technique algorithm. FAT is a double sampling technique which allows for proper filter operation at the highest frequencies. FAT utilizes high order linear filters to prevent phase errors and linear errors from the audio bandwidth caused by double order sampling. This technique results in double sampling without sample rate conversion artifacts.
But we’d rather you experience it for yourself. Use it as a precise, surgical EQ for mastering or a color processor for sound design and mixing. Once you try it, you’ll understand what a creative sound shaping tool the MasterQ2 can be.