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Parametric Equalizer Plugin by Empirical Labs
BIG FrEQ by Empirical Labs is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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With twelve powerful sections of processing, big FrEQ offers the ability to create modern "flat-top" parametric shapes with an analog workflow and added controls for more tone-shaping possibilities than a typical EQ plug-in. Inspired by the precision and warmth of Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ parametric equalizer, big FrEQ introduces superior fine tuning controls for surgical tone shaping and a unique FINISHER section for adding organic harmonic distortion. Like the plug-in's predecessor, the Arousor, Empirical Labs brings the soul of analog hardware to the digital realm and includes features that can not be replicated in the analog domain. As always, Empirical Labs offers new twists and functionality to their new plug-in EQ and labors over making it mindless to learn, and just plain FUN to use.

What makes this EQ plugin different from the rest?

  • The unique FINISHER section adds organic saturation and it provides for up to 8x oversampling.
  • Each parametric section has a 4th control called SLOPE for creating "flat-top" EQ shapes.
  • Switching on the FOCUS mode will center the selected frequency on the FREQ knob and reduce the range for easy fine tuning.
  • Multiple parametric bands can be soloed at the same time with the switchable SOLO buttons.
  • Parametric sections can be copy and pasted from one section to the next for faster operation.
  • Each section's GAIN knob can be expanded from ±15dB to ±30dB with the RANGE button.

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