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AE400 Active EQ HD


Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The AE400 is an advanced active equalizer suitable for music production, post-production, and live sound.

The AE400 is made up of 4 bands of fixed and active equalization. Each band is completely overlapping with all other bands and has its own Q (bandwidth), fixed gain, and active gain controls. A key filter for each band allows the active gain response to be as selective or broad as needed, based on the Q (bandwidth) control. Each band can use the input signal or selected side chain signal to trigger the active EQ response.

The active EQ bands can be controlled via the response plot itself, or from the text readouts above and below the response plot. The AE400’s active EQ response is determined by each band’s threshold, attack and release settings. Additionally, a ratio control determines input signal level sensitivity to further articulate how the active EQ will reach maximum active equalization – a feature unique to the AE400.

Peak signal text readouts for each active EQ band’s key signal allow quick setup of each band’s active EQ threshold, and are located underneath band dynamics plots. Input and Output controls, individual band bypass, band control linking, and band key signal monitoring round out the features of the AE400.


  • Four fully overlapping fixed and active EQ bands
  • Independent control over all active EQ parameters per band
  • Unique active EQ ratio response control
  • Sidechain support
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements


  • OSX 10.8 (or higher)


  • Windows 7 (or higher)


  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher, or Pro Tools 12.x or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.3.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X or higher
  • VST version recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher
  • McDSP plug-ins require a v6 license (or Demo) on an iLok2, iLok3, or iLok cloud to authorize. Latest iLok drivers are recommended.  Cloud support requires v6.5 or higher


Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.

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