Top 3 Must Have Free VST EQ Plugins + 1 Extra

Tokyo Dawns’ TDR Nova

NOVA is a parallel dynamic equalizer. Appearing in the familiar layout of a parametric equalizer, each band also includes a full featured dynamics section allowing the processor to cover an impressively wide range of applications. Be it a master lacking density, the drum bus asking for more crispiness, or a sibilance problem in your perfect take: NOVA has an elegant answer.

A user friendly WYSIWYG drag and drop display paired with a classic “knob” interface gives quick and smooth access to the various parameters driving NOVA’s powerful processing capabilities. With its four dynamic EQ bands and additional high-pass and low-pass filter sections, NOVA can meet the most exotic demand. Intuitive equal loudness functions help finding the optimal setting without getting distracted by loudness differences.

In practice, the processor covers a whole bucket of tasks:

  • Parametric equalization
  • Dynamic equalization
  • Frequency selective compression
  • Multi-band compression
  • Wideband compression

Of course NOVA features all helpers and workflow enhancements you’ve come to expect in a TDR plugin: A preset manager, undo/redo, A/B, detailed documentation, copy & paste, and much more.

https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/


MEqualizer

MEqualizer is an extremely easy-to-use and powerful 6-band equalizer. With 7 filter types for each band, integrated tube saturation, and harmonics control, we have created an adaptable plugin with a vintage analogue sound. It also provides an advanced visualization including a spectrum analyzer and sonogram.

https://www.meldaproduction.com/MEqualizer


ReaEq

  • Unlimited band IIR based equalizer
  • Support for any number of many types of filters (shelfs, bands, LPF, HPF, notch, bandpass, allpass)
  • Frequency response and phase response display
  • Display of approximate note+octave for frequencies
  • Per-band bypass control
  • Full-view of graph optional for precise editing
  • Mouse modifiers/mousewheel usable for editing bandwidth of points in graph

A plugin that originally was part of Reaper has for a while been available as a VST plugin at the following link: Also included in the bundle are it’s fellow Reaper plugins eg ReaComp, ReaXcomp, ReaDelay, ReaFIR,ReaGate, ReaStream etc

https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/


ReEQ – Parametric Equaliser

ReEQ is a sixteen-band high quality parametric equaliser. It’s highly transparent, ideal for both mixing and mastering. It supports a wide variety of filter shapes, high/low pass filters from 6dB to 96dB, mid/side and stereo per band, and oversampling (default) for filter curve shape preservation at high frequencies.

Unfortunately this as far as I’m aware is only available to use with Reaper – that said Reaper is my DAW and I would make the claim that it’s the best.

This  Plugin is on of my favourite plugins and is a go to for most situations.

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=213501