Efektor GQ3607 is a simulation of a 7-band graphical equalizer guitar pedal. It is suitable for quick tone adjustments during a live guitar performance or when mixing recorded guitars. Although it isn’t modeled after any particular piece of hardware gear, the plugin does resemble the layout and architecture of many standard EQ guitar pedals. Most guitar players will be familiar with this type of EQ as they’re commonly used to shape the guitar tone before reaching the amplifier.
The plugin features seven EQ bands which can cover three different frequency ranges. The target frequency range can be optimized for processing guitars, bass guitars, or an instrument with a wider spectrum. The frequency values for all three modes are labeled below each EQ slider. The bands are assigned to areas of the spectrum which are commonly targeted when processing guitars and bass. The user can quickly boost the mid frequencies in a heavy guitar recording or cut the unpleasant ringing frequencies. The bass mode can be used to enhance the sub frequencies or to add more presence in the middle area of the spectrum.
In addition to the seven EQ bands, Efektor GQ3607 also features a preset manager and an A/B switch for comparing two different settings. A bypass switch is also included, along with a master volume slider. The plugin isn’t too demanding on the CPU, so you’ll be able to run multiple instances without any issues.
Efektor GQ3607 can be downloaded completely free of charge from KUASSA’s website. You don’t need to register nor activate the plugin before using it. The developer is offering several other freeware plugins, including a guitar amplifier simulation called Amplifikation Lite and a 3-band Baxandall equalizer plugin called basiQ EQ.
Efektor GQ3607 is available for free download via KUASSA (5.7 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & MacOS).