Blackbird Mo-Q Equalizer

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7 bands of motor city magic

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A true piece of music history

Built in the '60s by Motown's engineers to help usher in a new era of music and sound, the Motown EQ is one of the most important pieces of audio equipment ever built. Used on countless number one hits, the original first batch of Motown EQs have since become incredibly rare and collectible, shrouded in almost mythical lore.

We meticulously studied this iconic unit to build the most sonically accurate emulation possible.

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The first plugin of its kind

Mo-Q brings our proprietary Gen 2 Full Range Modeling technology (FRM) to plugin form for the very first time.

Utilizing FRM, Mo-Q brings the "full range" of the analog hardware to life, replicating subsonic and hypersonic frequencies from 10Hz-96kHz.

Our most accurately-modeled plugin yet, Mo-Q embodies a true digital counterpart to the original hardware. This translates to a more powerful, immersive musical experience, bringing your mixes the legendary tone of Motor City.

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• 7 highly musical EQ bands modeled from one of the original black-faced Motown EQs at Blackbird Studio in Nashville

• Highly-coveted boutique EQ from John McBride's personal collection

• Frequency bands are: 50Hz, 130Hz, 320Hz, 800Hz, 2000Hz, 5000Hz, and 12500Hz

• Offers 3 selectable oversampling modes (2x, 4x, 8x), with the higher setting offering maximum quality for EQ filters

• Modeled using our proprietary Gen 2 Full Range Modeling method

• 100+ custom pro presets across all genres

• Great for both individual tracks and master bus processing


• Free iLok License Manager and iLok account required

• No iLok USB dongle required

• iLok Cloud and iLok 2 or 3 dongle activation support only (iLok 1 not supported), iLok machine activation is not supported at this time

• 2 activations are provided for use per license purchase

• macOS 10.14 or later

• Apple M1 (ARM-based) support for AU and VST3 formats (AAX pending AVID update for Pro Tools)

• Windows 7 - 11 (64-bit only)

• Intel i3 or later

• AMD Quad-Core (Windows)

• 4 GB RAM and 4 GB free disk space

• 64-bit operating system required


• VST3 (Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology 3)

• AU (macOS Audio Unit)

• AAX (Avid Audio Extension)

• Compatible with all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that support the formats mentioned above

• Supports mono and stereo signals

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All names, logos and trademarks of studio equipment and/or accessory brands are the property of their respective manufacturers and are in no way affiliated with KIT Plugins or its affiliates. None of the aforementioned name, logo or trademark owners were involved in the making of this product, nor do they endorse it. This plugin was made by KIT Plugins and John McBride at Blackbird Studio to represent the unique sound and quality of Blackbird. The names, logos and trademarks used are only for the purpose of identifying the hardware chain that was used to create this product.