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TinyQ is - as the name suggests - a rather tiny EQ. There are lots of good large EQs around but nothing versatile if simply a few adjustments are needed. The EQ provides the following features:
Set default settings for new instances.
To set default settings or enable the analyser (factory-default is disabled) use the menu shown by right-clicking on the frequency plot.
Version 1.5 now uses IPlug-Youlean and thus doesn't have the JUCE Personal License splash screen or the usage analytics any more. Please be aware of the following knwon issues:
Up to but excluding version 1.5 the plugin was made with JUCE (juce.com) and used JUCE's Personal License. Due to this it shows a splash screen when it's opened. Also, the JUCE Personal license requires the product to send (anonymous) usage data to google-analytics. In the download's zip file is a text file with a few more details. This is only relevant if you use these versions for compatibility. The downloads are available here for macOS and Windows.
Very easy and fast channel strip style EQ that doesn't use more than 0.2-0.3% CPU (i7-8559u) when all bands and both filters are active and at most 0.4-0.5% when the analyzer is also active. From what I can see it has a type of symmetrical proportional Q which is very musical and easy to set, especially when you can either turn the knobs or just drag the bands around on the graph directly. I would like to have the option to set it to asymmetrical for a even faster workflow but considering that it's free, it already does a lot! Another very important, and impressive detail for a free EQ, is that there is no cramping at all near Nyquist. This is a real issue I have with many free EQ's, and even some stock and paid-for ones. This one however, sounds airy and open in the high frequencies. The low- and high-pass filters are also great with the option to set steepness of the slope from 6dB/oct all the way to 48dB/oct. Not something I would use very often in a minimum phase EQ but it's nice to have the option to. You can also set the gain range for the frequency graph, enable the analyzer for either the input or output and sort the bands if you have messed around with them. All in all, a very feature rich little EQ that doesn't take up much space or CPU, and it's free! Crazy.
If this would evolve later on into a paid-for EQ, where you have a couple of more bands, asymmetrical setting and a linear phase mode, I would happily pay for it.Read Review
Finally I can use an free EQ with HPF/LPF with slopes higher than 12dB (MEqualizer doesn't count, its filters are garbage), without needing to spend a lot of CPU (yes, I'm looking at you TDR NOVA 2).
I can also boost the high-end without getting a "digital sounding" high-end, because of how it manages the bands close to 20kHz, still not as good as NOVA 2, SlickEQ or Pro-Q 3 in that regard but way better than most of free EQs.
Now my third favorite for everything.Read Review
i like the work from lkjb, luftikus was one of my favorite eq's. tinyQ is good but have any issues, the gui is a little bit to small to adjust the eq parameters exactly and the knobs are not precise enough.
when this changed it can be a great little daw helper, i look forward for upcoming versions;-).Read Review