If you’re wondering which are the best Equalizers plugins that you can try and use for free along with your favorite DAW, then you are one the right place. Below we have compiled a list of the best free equalizers plugins, in our view, available for Windows and Mac. Just because these EQ plugins are free not necessarily mean that they are inferior. Check the list and you’ll be amazed by what these programs are capable, many of them will overcome your expectations.
If you are new to audio equalization, we recommend you to read this article first: How To Use Equalization
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Records
TDR Nova from Tokyo Dawn Records is a parallel dynamic free equalizer plugin for Windows and MAC. At first look it’s very familiar with a parametric equalizer, the news is that each band also includes a full-featured dynamics section. In this way, the EQ’s processor covers an impressively wide range of applications. The GUI is very intuitive and easy to use, featuring 4 dynamic EQ bands and an additional low-pass filter section. This free EQ plugin is one of the newest EQ in this list, being released in April 2016 – definitely worth your attention.
Free Download: TDR Nova
Marvel GEQ by Voxengo
Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer AU and VST plugin with multi-channel operation support (supporting up to 8 input/output channels, audio host application-dependent) for professional music production applications. This EQ can be used by audio engineers to apply quick EQ shape adjustments, both to audio tracks and full mixes.
Free Download: Marvel GEQ by Voxengo (Windows / Mac)
SonEQ by Sonimus
SonEQ is a free three band (bass, middle, and treble) equalizer plugin that combines the best elements of selected vintage gear into a single plugin. SoneEQ is one of the finest free equalizers plugins to have.
Free Download: SonEQ by Sonimus (Windows / Mac)
MEqualizer by Melda Production
MEqualizer is an extremely easy-to-use and powerful 6-band equalizer available for free download with the MFreeEffects Bundle. MEqualizer features 7 filter types for each band, integrated tube saturation, and harmonics control, we have created an adaptable plugin with a vintage analog sound. It also provides an advanced visualization including a spectrum analyzer and sonogram.
Free Download: MEqualizer (Windows / Mac)
Blue Cat’s Triple EQ
Blue Cat’s Triple EQ is a 3 bands semi-parametric free equalizer plugin that can be controlled as a single filter with customizable shape. It includes a low shelf filter, a high shelf filter and a boost/cut peak filter. Blue Cat’s Triple EQ can be controlled in real time with MIDI or automation and also is capable of absolutely zipper-free clean and continuous time-varying equalization with no latency.
Free Download: Blue Cat’s Triple EQ (Windows / Mac)
SlickEQ by Tokyo Dawn Labs and Variety Of Sound
SlickEQ is a very flexible, easy to use EQ plugin with a modern user interface featuring three EQ bands with additional 18dB/Oct high-pass filter, advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“Stateful saturation”) and much more.
Free Download: TDR VOS SlickEQ (Windows / Mac)
Nova-67P by vladg/sound
Nova-67P is a freeware parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor. The compressor can optionally operate in frequency dependent and split-band modes. In this case, the plugin operates as a parallel dynamic equalizer. This plugin features 5 bands parallel equalizer with auto-gain, optional high-pass and low-pass filters, full-band frequency dependent and/or split-band compression, side-chain filtering and pre-emphasis, third-octave real-time spectrum analysis, external side-chain support, 64-bit internal processing.
Free Download: Nova-67P by vladg/sound (Windows / Mac)
Pushtec 5+1A by Leftover Lasagne
Pushtec 5+1A is a freeware 6-band mid-range EQ plugin for Windows which comes with a decent amount of presets and a PDF manual available in multiple languages. Pushtec 5+1A combines a superb program EQ with a rare mid-range EQ to end up with a very flexible all-around tool for your mixing and mastering sessions. A Winamp plugin version is also included.
Free Download: Pushtec 5+1A by Leftover Lasagne (Windows)
Surely you know other good equalizers, so if you have something to add to this list, please leave a comment below.