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.


  • 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 plug-ins 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 Plug-In. 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.



AAX Naitve
Audio Units
UAD Compat Icon


Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX Native
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration:
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for AAX plug-ins


Audio Units
  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.12
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3 required for 64-bit plug-in


  • VST2 or VST3 compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.12
  • Windows 7 or later
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 / iLok3
Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)
Logic Pro X 10.2
Logic 8 & 9
Digital Performer
Studio 1
Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native)
Studio 1


We are delighted to announce that the Oxford Dynamic EQ is now available on the UAD platform.

Please click here  to learn about the differences between the Native and UAD versions.

The Oxford Dynamic EQ does not currently support Avid’s TDM/HDX hardware DSP platform. This includes Venue, S3L and S6L systems.

Sample Rate (kHz)Latency (Samples)Latency (ms)
44.1 *501.1
48 *501.0
* Higher latency values due to oversampling
44.1 – 48 kHz:
88.2 – 96 kHz:
176.4 – 192 kHz:


"I’d expect nothing less from Sonnox but this Dynamic EQ really is a serious working tool that combines ease of operation with exceptional sound quality."

"Oxford Dynamic EQ's GUI is the most elegant Sonnox representation ever, with controls that allow novice users to start getting sounds without opening the manual."