Review: DMG Audio Equality V1.17 – A versatile and high-quality EQ plugin for Windows

If you are looking for a professional EQ plugin that can handle any mixing situation, you might want to check out DMG Audio Equality V1.17. This plugin is designed to be the perfect EQ to let your mixdowns shine, with a variety of modes, features and functions that digital brings.

DMG Audio Equality V1.17 is available as a VST, VST3, RTAS and AAX plugin for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It supports sample rates up to 192 kHz and has very low CPU usage for every track of your mix. It also comes with a full preset management system, undo/redo functionality, A/B comparison, clip LED and more.

Features

DMG Audio Equality V1.17 offers six bands of EQ, with two shelf/bells and four bell/notches. Each band has a +/-36dB range and a Q range from 0.1 to 50. You can also adjust the gain-q interaction for musical usage.

In addition to the six bands, you also get two fully parametric filters (high and low-pass), with 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48 db/octave slopes and sweepable resonance. You can also use an extra hi-pass filter to remove rumble on every channel without spending a band on it.

One of the most interesting features of DMG Audio Equality V1.17 is the ability to switch between different modes for master and special channels. You can choose between linear, analogue and minimum phase modes, each with its own sonic characteristics and advantages. You can also use the M/S processing mode to process mid, side or the stereo image separately.

Another feature that sets DMG Audio Equality V1.17 apart from other EQ plugins is the Digital+ mode, which turns awesome into perfect. This mode enhances the sound quality of the plugin by generating super-high-quality prototypes and a clear undistorted top end.

Interface

DMG Audio Equality V1.17 has a sleek and intuitive interface that lets you access all the parameters easily. You can choose between three different UI modes to suit your taste: full, graph and knobs.

The full mode shows you all the controls and options on one screen, while the graph mode focuses on the big, clear, antialiased graph that shows you the EQ curve and the spectrum analyser. The knobs mode simplifies the interface by showing you only the essential knobs for each band.

You can also customize the interface by changing the color scheme, the range of the EQ response, the frequency shift of the graph, the size and resolution of the spectrum analyser, the type and ballistics of the VU meter, and more.

Conclusion

DMG Audio Equality V1.17 is a versatile and high-quality EQ plugin that can handle any mixing situation with ease. It offers a variety of modes, features and functions that digital brings, while maintaining a smooth and musical sound quality. Whether you need a transparent linear EQ for mastering, a warm analogue EQ for vocals, or a flexible minimum phase EQ for drums, DMG Audio Equality V1.17 can deliver it.

If you are interested in trying out DMG Audio Equality V1.17, you can download a demo version from their website[^1^]. The full version costs $121.82 USD and comes with lifetime updates.