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EQ560 Free

EQ560 Free by Red Rock Sound is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
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EQ560 based on the 1967 classic. The 10-Band graphic equalizer features precision filtering and high headroom, ideal for signal enhancement. The curve shaping potential is unmatched, while unique "Proportional Q" design intuitively widens the filter bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher settings.


  • 10 bands of proprietary equalization.
  • Familiar graphics operation on one octave centers.
  • 12 dB of boost/cut per band.
  • "Proportional Q" narrows filter Q at extremes.
  • IN/OUT switch - Allows the user to bypass the Graphic Eq for before/after comparisons.


  • Double click — reset to default value;
  • Shift — reduce knob/fader sensitivity.

New in 1.0.2


  • Double click — reset to default value;
  • Save/Load patches.


  • plugin settings were not saved after exiting the DAW.
  • other bug fixes.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.25 from 4 reviews
EQ560 Free

Reviewed By creasybear [all]
January 1st, 2023
Version reviewed: on Mac

KVR incorrectly states the current version. According to the change log, it's 2.0.5 since September 19, 2022.

Version 2.0.5 fixed a write issue I was having with Reason 12.5.

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EQ560 Free

Reviewed By gwenmollo [all]
October 31st, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

it's just my NUMBER ONE EQ .

It's simple, low CPU usage, nice interface.

For a quick Eq it's do the job, and it's free so why try it ...

I use it on almost all my productions.

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EQ560 Free

Reviewed By tr00_kvlt [all]
August 25th, 2021
Version reviewed: on Windows

A good, basic EQ plugin for quick tone shaping. Would get 5 stars if there was a gain/volume slider.

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EQ560 Free

Reviewed By JimmyJamz75 [all]
September 13th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Top Flight EQ. There are a lot of EQ plugins out there. Thousands of them in fact. But one thing I want in my toolbox is a great graphic eq. For me, those are harder to come by. The EQ560 has the vibe and sound I was looking for. It sounds amazing and easy to use. I can get where I need to go lighting fast.

Anything that I don't like, does have a hot key to fix it. But I wish I didn't have to use a hot key. The throw of the sliders are very fast. I wish the action was a little slower. Instead of a hotkey, maybe a check box option to change the speed.

Gain staging, is something I work hard on. Most of my plugins are vintage emulation or inspired by vintage gear. And all of them are optimized for -18db. The EQ560 does not have a Gain knob or a VU meter. I can do without the VU meter, but a simple gain knob would help a lot with keeping gain staging.

The pros out weigh the cons here and its not even close. I have used this on 3 projects so far. It became my go to graphic eq. No other graphic eq will replace this. It is so musical. You would have to work hard to make a track sound bad using this eq, no joke, try it, it's hard to make sound bad.

The EQ does have some character, but that never gets in the way. You can hear the Q change the farther you push the slider and that is a good thing. You can drop this on dirty guitars and make it crunch and ooze rock n roll. Drop it on a Buss to sweeten to taste. Get the boom out of a acoustic track or smooth the top end of a vocal.

This is a professional EQ and is a gift from Red Rock Sound for free. Thank you for this amazing EQ.

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Comments & Discussion for Red Rock Sound EQ560 Free

Discussion: Active
13 September 2018 at 8:38pm

I love it, sounds great and easy to use. I'm glad you didn't keep the vertical design of the original. An EQ just feels more natural to me when the frequencies are laid out horizontally. That's why I never purchased the 560 from Waves, even if it was on sale for $29.

Small feature request: It would be great if it was possible to move the faders using the mouse wheel. That in combination with the shift key for slow fader scrolling would be awesome.

19 September 2018 at 1:27pm

Honest Equalizer, tested on an acoustic guitar track and it sounds very good ... There is some good soul here that could create presets matched with the Waves?

14 October 2018 at 2:54pm

Yeah please add mouse wheel function, level out and this is a killer plug-in. Maybe a rescale function like 75...150% the gui is something big ...

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