Best Free Parametric Equalizer VST Plugins!

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Free parametric equalizer VST plugins!

In this latest addition to our VST Plugin Directory, I tried to cover the best freeware parametric equalizer VST plugins. In case your favorite free parametric EQ isn’t included in the list, please suggest it in the comments section below.

Note that there is a separate article covering freeware graphic equalizer VST plugins. If you’d like to learn more about different types of equalizers check out this great article by Ethan Winer. And here’s one of my favorite EQ tutorials.

Follow the links for more info:

My favorite three picks from the list would be SonEQ for creative purposes, ReaEQ for high precision tasks, and EasyQ for all-around use. I also like BootEQ a lot, it’s great for coloring, and IIEQ which is another fantastic plugin and slowly becoming my next go-to EQ.

SonEQ, a freeware parametric equalizer VST by Sonimus.
SonEQ is a fantastic freeware equalizer developed by Sonimus. I use it all the time for subtle sound enhancements, as well as for cleaning the low end of individual tracks with its fantastic low pass filter section. One of the finest freeware equalizers out there, highly recommended for use on bass guitars and kick drums.
SlickEQ by Variety Of Sounds & TDR.
SlickEQ is the latest addition to this list. It was released by the indie developer superstar team consisting of Tokyo Dawn Labs and Variety Of Sound, along with Vladislav Goncharov (the man behind Limiter6). SlickEQ is a highly flexible EQ which can quickly transform between being surgically clean and extremely vintage sounding.

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the article and added some useful new EQ plugins for your home studio. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and support BPB by sharing links to this article on your blog, social networks, or your favorite forums. Happy mixing!

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Tomislav is a journalist, music producer and web designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the owner and editor-in-chief here at Bedroom Producers Blog.

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Luciano
Luciano

Indeed, they are all great but, I’m sataying with SonEq and Electric-Q. There are a few ones that aren’t listed in your post, like http://rekkerd.org/matthew-lindsay-ncl-phase-eq/ and http://www.wwaym.com/nweq.html .Anyways thanks for this excelent post!

bedroomproducers
bedroomproducers

nice suggestion, i’ve completely forgotten about NCL Phase EQ. added it to the list, thanks!

ronnie

Some more suggestions:
Phoenix in Flight Solid4010 and ThrillerEQ – http://phoenixinflightaudio.blogspot.com/
Antress Modern Console EQ / Black Dragon / Deep Purple – http://antress.er-webs.com/
Sir Elliot Brass Instrument EQ HD – http://sirelliot.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/sir-elliot-brass-instrument-equaliser-hd/

bedroomproducers
bedroomproducers

cheers ronie, i’ve added Solid4010 to the list and will check out your other suggestions.

Piler
Piler

I think the Solid4010 is very very far from the SSL sound.

Robert
Robert

WWAYM NWEQ is really nice! A bit heavy on the cpu, but its very precise and crafty.

zigula
zigula

Electri-Q is really great, “must try” for every freeware guerilla !

Alex
Alex

my favorite is MEqualizer by MeldaProduction

Barril
Barril

IIEQ is my all purpose EQ for everyday tasks. Amazing plugin! Also, SonEQ is great for that extra low end on kicks and basses.

bob
bob

Eq22 / RoughDraftAudio

Coded eq with tube saturation, 2x internall oversampling, adaptive transient system manegment and warm sounding.

http://www.roughdraftaudio.com

michael
michael

Electric-Q, despite of being theoretically the best, is actually the buggiest vst I’ve ever used in my life, so buggy it gave me eternal nightmares. Like the piece of shit would automatically reset itself in every damn project I’ve used it in, after reloading that project, regardless of everything.

I dunno, perhaps the problem could of been related to something else, but it’s the only vst that has ever pulled that type of horror on me, ever.

I had to uninstall it.

Zeljko
Zeljko
Zeljko
Zeljko

Pushtec 5+1A, another great one and light on CPU :)

http://www.leftoverlasagne.com/leftoverlasagne/plug-ins.html

Zeljko
Zeljko

Maag-a-like ikjb – Luftikus is missing.

willie
willie

thanks bro.. luv this site.. ausome free pluggins

Joe
Joe

Another EQ that should be on the list is the free Mellowmuse EQ1a. Very nice, clean, 6 band EQ.

http://www.mellowmuse.com/EQ1A.html

Joe
Joe

Woops its actually 5 bands. Hi/Lo shelf, 2 peak EQs and an HPF

makeingcool
makeingcool

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