Oxford Dynamic EQ


EQ your tracks based on thresholds for increased EQ control.

Carve out your sound

Have you tried to control boomy or harsh frequencies using a traditional static EQ but found you compromised the integrity of the original recording? Then found that writing automation lost you precious time and sounded unnatural? Perhaps you’ve heard that a multiband compressor is the answer but it left you scratching your head?

Then the Oxford Dynamic EQ is the tool you need, providing just the required amount of processing when you need it and takes little time to set up. 5 bands of the ultra-musical Type-3 EQ curve can be overlapped to bring unparalleled control and characteristic Sonnox transparency to your single sources, instrument groups and 2-bus alike.

The Dynamic EQ introduces unique features such as the option to engage the effect by onset (transient) detection – very useful when working with drums and percussion. Additionally, mid-side processing can be used to enhance a vocal without affecting side-channel balance or to open up a mix by focusing low end energy in the centre.

The highly-tweakable space-carving capabilities of the Dynamic EQ will be a welcome addition to your mixing arsenal.

dynamic eq plugin gui
  • 5 bands of the Oxford Type-3 EQ curve which offer proportional-Q, often considered the most musical EQ curve-type
  • All bands can overlap fluidly without the static phase distortion or low frequency artefacts associated with multiband compressors
  • Each band can process and/or detect from mono, stereo, mid or side channels
  • Flexible per-band internal/external side chain controls
  • A clear and informative GUI simplifies the often-complex workflows associated with multiband dynamic plug-ins
  • Flexible upwards/downwards compression and upwards/downwards expansion
  • Engage the effect either by setting a level threshold or by using the unique onset detection feature for very precise transient processing

"One of those plugins I can put into every project I've got going and make it sound better in seconds."


"This looks great - well laid out simple GUI. It sounds really open and smooth."


"Beautiful. Sounds really nice and is easy to use."


"Wow, an amazing plugin! The feature to set a band's sidechain frequency totally independently is the feature I was missing on all the other dynamic EQs which opens up many interesting possibilities."


"This is a great plugin. Sound-wise it's spectacular. There's something in the quality that gives a very natural outcome when correcting something very unnatural to begin with."


"It simply makes everything you run through it sound better - more 3D and with some air around it."


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  This plug-in offers 2 activations for each product licence you own.
  All licences must be kept on the same iLok account, and each activation will allow you to authorise your Plug-In using either of the following methods:
  • iLok USB device. iLok2 / iLok3 required with latest drivers

  • iLok Cloud. Active internet connection required

For more information about these choices please click here.




  • Pro Tools 11 and above – AAX DSP/ AAX Native 
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com
  • For legacy versions, including 32bit and RTAS support, please contact support
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.
Audio Units
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or later (Intel or Apple Silicon)
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or later (Intel or Apple Silicon)
  • Windows 7 or later
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.



Please see the following support article on general DAW compatibility - General DAW Compatibility

Avid Pro Tools AAX DSP
Avid Pro Tools TDM -
Avid VENUE S3L -
Universal Audio UAD *
Sold and supported by Universal Audio Inc. (www.uaudio.com)
Waves SoundGrid *
Available via separate upgrade purchase
DigiCo consoles not supported (More info about SoundGrid)


Sample Rate (kHz)Latency (Samples)Latency (ms)
44.1 *501.1
48 *501.0
Sample Rate (kHz)Latency (Samples)Latency (ms)
44.1 *591.3
48 *591.2
44.1 – 48 kHz:
88.2 – 96 kHz:
176.4 – 192 kHz:
 44.1 / 48kHz88.2 / 96kHz176.4 / 192kHz
Mono (5 Band)521
Mono (3 Band)731
Stereo (5 Band)111
Stereo (3 Band)31-