Old 05-13-2021, 01:51 AM   #1
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Is there any free 3 band console EQ available? I'm after a basic treble, sweepable mids and bass. That's all. I just want something similar to my analog mixer when I just want to do a quick mix in the box.
I'm not finding anything apart from TREQ by Analog Obsession which looks perfect but I'm on 32bit.
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:38 AM   #2
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I quite like TDR VOS SlickEQ for these broad brush EQ's.

https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq/

I have used this one a lot, does a fine job. Like you, allows me to "think" in the old analog ways!

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Old 05-13-2021, 03:35 AM   #3
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How about 'Merica? https://plugins4free.com/plugin/3108/
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:17 AM   #4
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Top drawer freebie, with 32 bit version: https://fuseaudiolabs.de/#/pages/product?id=300965965
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:19 AM   #5
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Yes, I was also going to suggest TDR Slick Eq or Analog Obsession's many eqs.

Else, and for free, you can give these ones a look :
- Audiothing blindfold eq
- Signal Noise SN04G
- SOnimus SonEq

Also, I think that SKnote Marconi should be available in 32bit?
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:45 AM   #6
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Why not use ReaEQ with 3 bands and place the controls on your mixer strip?
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:55 AM   #7
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Slick EQ is the best of them and its not close. You can find presets at KVR and Grearspace for SSL, Neve, Pultec, Api and more. But just the stock EQ is fantastic.
https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq/

SonEQ is pretty good too
https://sonimus.com/products/soneq

Pteq-x is a great free Pultec
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/pteq-x-by-ignite-amps

Eareckon has a nice 3 band freebie as well
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/pr-equa-87-by-eareckon
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Slick EQ, Cerise, Analog Obsession, QRange
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KUASSA Basiq



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Wasn't it phase reversed? IIRC?
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OP wanted sweepable mid? Just like many mixing boards.

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Old 05-17-2021, 02:11 AM   #12
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OP wanted sweepable mid? Just like many mixing boards.

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Yes sweepable mid only is what I want.
Thanks for suggestions, I have some of these all ready. WHat I'm looking for is something very similar to console EQ layout. 3 knobs, sweep mids and nothing else. Wish I knew how to program, I'd make one
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Old 05-17-2021, 03:18 AM   #13
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OP. SlickEQ pretty much doe what you want really. The low end and top end EQ bits can be left at 0dB gain and you are there!

It is a very good "broad brush" EQ, and I would bet does the job you want. personally I do find it useful to tweak the bass levels as well in my overall mix now and then, and this one does a fine job.

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OP. SlickEQ pretty much doe what you want really. The low end and top end EQ bits can be left at 0dB gain and you are there!

It is a very good "broad brush" EQ, and I would bet does the job you want. personally I do find it useful to tweak the bass levels as well in my overall mix now and then, and this one does a fine job.

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I could happily use the Tokyo Dawn plugins for all EQ duties, but I do use others.
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Yes sweepable mid only is what I want.
Thanks for suggestions, I have some of these all ready. WHat I'm looking for is something very similar to console EQ layout. 3 knobs, sweep mids and nothing else. Wish I knew how to program, I'd make one
Too bad you're dissing Analog Obsession, I think he has tons of it
(and if you had to program it yourself, chances are that you have to export it as 64bit vst3 : very few developers still release or update 32bit plugins, and no new developer can release anything else than VST3).
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This one is really good!

https://fuseaudiolabs.de/#/pages/product?id=300965965
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Too bad you're dissing Analog Obsession, I think he has tons of it
(and if you had to program it yourself, chances are that you have to export it as 64bit vst3 : very few developers still release or update 32bit plugins, and no new developer can release anything else than VST3).
To be fair he isn't dissing them, just saying he can't have that plugin as he's sticking to ye olde native 32bit plugins.
I installed TREQ. It seems a nicely made plugin. Professional looking GUI. From a quick look I would say it seems a decent freebie.
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That was Judders suggestion. I will add that too.
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Why not use ReaEQ with 3 bands and place the controls on your mixer strip?
I think maybe my post was skipped over so I'll elaborate.

As you're looking for a mixer-style 3 band EQ with a sweep-able mid, why don't you use Reaper's stock ReaEQ and place the required parameters on the channel strip?



Of course this can be done with other EQ plugins and some good suggestions have been made in this thread, but you said in your original post that you want something like your analogue mixer. This will give you that.
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I think maybe my post was skipped over so I'll elaborate.

As you're looking for a mixer-style 3 band EQ with a sweep-able mid, why don't you use Reaper's stock ReaEQ and place the required parameters on the channel strip?



Of course this can be done with other EQ plugins and some good suggestions have been made in this thread, but you said in your original post that you want something like your analogue mixer. This will give you that.
Good call. Track controls for any of the above suggestions would be a good idea for mixer workflow.
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