Red EQ, an enhanced VST plugin for Windows and Mac operating systems has just been released by Acustica Audio. Described as a freeware, 3-band coloring equalizer, Red EQ is based on “Acqua” technology, and provides music lovers with three fixed bands: 80Hz; 1.8kHz and 8kHz.
Although Red EQ might at first appear to be somewhat limited in comparison to a parametric, users will soon discover that the frequencies have been chosen carefully, resulting in truly superb sounds. Along with the three fixed bands, the EQ can provide up to 6dB boost/cut per band, with the low and high bands serving as shelving EQs, while the middle band delivers a standard bell response. The interface has been designed to be both practical and also user friendly, featuring an EQ bypass button, as well input and output gain controls.
A very useful input meter which users will find on the right hand side of the interface helps to “signal clipping” which is caused by unwanted distortion of an audio signal on the input – if red light comes on, users should immediately reduce input gain.
If you favor equalizers that are based on Acqua technology, the ARQ High EQ created by CDSoundMaster is something you should definitely take a look at. It is really fantastic for enhancing the higher frequencies, adding just the right amount of energy to your audio signals. If your passion lies with more traditional types of EQs, we recommend that you take a look at our growing list of parametric equalizers which are also available as freeware. At present, I am using SlickEQ by VOS and TDR, although I would say that SonEQ by Sonimus is equally as good.
If you would like to get your hands on a free copy of the Acustica Audio RED EQ, simply click on the link provided below. Clicking on the link will take you to the product page where you will be able to add it to your cart before proceeding to checkout (Free). You will however need to create a free Acustica Audio user account in order to gain access to the download link which will then automatically appear in your browser window. Choose between the VST plugin or the Nebula Free library pack and enjoy.
Red EQ is available for free download via Acustica Audio (53.8 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for Windows & Mac).