Empirical Labs Big FrEQ

Equalizer Plugin

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  • Regular price $149.00
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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format VST3 Format
iLok Cloud compatible, dongle optional
iLok Dongle Required
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Full Spectrum Tone Shaping with An Analog Twist

Empirical Labs is proud to announce their Big FrEQ Plugin, partially extrapolated from our Lil FrEQ hardware EQ but expanded upon in sections and features. With twelve powerful sections of processing, it should single-handedly be able to take care of all your tonal and spectral shaping needs for single tracks, as well as busses, including use as a versatile mastering tool. As always, Empirical brings new twists and functionality to Plug-in EQs, and labors over making it mindless to learn, and just plain FUN to use.


  • 12 Sections of Processing
  • 6 parametric EQ sections with 4 tone-shaping parameters that allow for "flat-top" EQ shapes:
    • GAIN Knob – can be expanded to +/-30 dB with the RANGE button
    • FREQUENCY Knob
    • WIDTH Slider
    • SLOPE Knob
  • A unique FINISHER output section for adding analog, tape-like saturation with up to 8x oversampling.
  • FOCUS Frequency toggle for fine-tuning frequency adjustment on each parametric band.
  • SOLO button on each parametric EQ band for listening to the exact frequencies being shaped.
  • Unique section Copy and Paste function on each band for quickly moving and duplicating bands.
  • High Pass and Low Pass filters with adjustable Q and selectable filter orders from 6 – 96 dB/Octave.
  • High and Low Shelves
  • Modern spectral display that shows cumulative EQ shape as well as colored individual bands
  • Built-in preset management system with proprietary preset format for cross-DAW preset access.
  • Copy and paste current settings from one instance to another using the preset menu.
  • Stereo version is un-linkable for Dual Mono operation.
  • 2 available interface sizes – small and large.
  • Up to 8x Oversampling for the Finisher tested up to 768 kHz operation.
  • Direct entry available for all parameters – double click on any parameter to type in a value.
  • Master Phase Switch.
  • Smoothly automate all parameters.
  • Bypass any section to monitor changes and free up processing.

    System Requirements

    • MacOS 10.7 Lion and above
    • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
    • Intel or AMD CPU
    • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
    • iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported
    • Includes 2 activations per license

    Plugin Formats

    AAX Native, AU, VST3 (all 64-bit only)

    User Manual