by Kuassa
3.9 / 5     (18 votes)
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basiQ is an acronym for Baxandall simulation equalizer.

It is a 3-band equalizer plugin with photorealistic graphics from Kuassa, Inc. As the name implies, the engine are modeled after a design of classic baxandall equalizer well known for its smooth shelves and natural-sounding responses, similar to the tone control on a hi-fi systems. The simple controls allow you to shape the frequency from many sources to your needs, from opening up an air on guitar leads, adding a gentle shimmer on vocals, giving extra ‘oomph‘ on your synth basslines, or even getting more presence from your masters.

This straightforward equalizer are well-suited for mixing or mastering purpose although the neutral characteristic of basiQ are more suitable as a ‘sweetening‘ device or giving some transparent ‘tilt‘ to your mix rather than a surgical device, best paired on master output with Kratos Maximizer, another audio processing plugin from Kuassa, Inc.
  • Simple tone control with large Low, Mid, and High knobs
  • Preset Management with 12 preset slot within a single bank
  • Mono and Stereo applicable
  • Supports up to 96 kHz Sample Rate
  • Compact and straightforward user interface
HF_3000 Apr 27 2023
(4 / 5)
Apr 27 2023
Nice and easy eq with gentle curves but the fixed frequencies are a bit useless - at least for my taste: When boosting highend you will always boost transients too - because the corner frequency of the highshelf is set too low.
Eel Oct 09 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 09 2022
Good stuff.
dayzru Oct 05 2021
(4 / 5)
Oct 05 2021
It's simple to use and sounds good. The only thing I'm missing is an option to reset knobs by double click. I know it's a minor thing, but it really saves time and is expected. For now my goto free EQ would be Brit Channel by Analog Obsession. It has some extra features like parametric EQ, hi-shelve, low cut & saturation. For more complicated job there's Melda MEqualizer. But anyways, this EQ sounds really neat!
Навальный May 18 2021
(5 / 5)
May 18 2021
Пять баллов!
Danil Dec 03 2020
(1 / 5)
Dec 03 2020
One of the worst equalizers in my entire life ...
Anonymous Dec 20 2020
Dec 20 2020
I suggest you offer some kind of explanation to substantiate your claim.
cyber_T May 07 2021
May 07 2021
...less trolling and more explanations, please.
MANIAC MUSIC Feb 05 2022
Feb 05 2022
Bob Jan 21 2023
Jan 21 2023
Worst EQ of my life too...but i will give info for full cap lock guy. Its heavy on cpu, very buggy, cant choose the shelf frequency and it sounds bad...really bad. I event took the time to take it out of my vst folder.
Ali J Aug 02 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 02 2020
Love simple plugins
cyber_T Apr 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2020
As good as similar Plugins from Sl*te D*gital and other "big brands". Unbelievible that it´s free! Thanx.
rjjrdq Oct 25 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 25 2019
I like it. Makes the vocals pop.
foggyboy Nov 22 2018
(0 / 5)
Nov 22 2018
cyber_T May 07 2020
May 07 2020
Что именно не работает?
LOCEE May 23 2018
(5 / 5)
May 23 2018
Anonymous Apr 17 2017
(1 / 5)
Apr 17 2017
Makes a lot of troubles on cubase 7 :(
John Oct 24 2016
Oct 24 2016
This is true to real Baxandal. I know because I've build couple of real ones. I use it all the time, great for vintage rock. Only improvement would be a components circuit tone modeling but it probably wouldn't work anyway since no plugin can sound like the real deal. To fix that, sometimes I run it through some hardware unit in bypass. Crazy? Maybe :)
cyber_T Apr 18 2020
Apr 18 2020
It´s not crazy IMO! But you can also use a free saturation-plugin (Voxengo TubeAmp or FerricTDS) in combination with this eq to add some "anlogue circuit".
Chucky Sept 09 2016
(4 / 5)
Sept 09 2016
Record acoustic guitars through a microphone. Insert this in the track. Put the High knob at 1 o'clock. Other knobs at unity. Listen. Enjoy. Bounce it to a new track. Use it in the mix.
FRED LINS May 26 2016
May 26 2016
Toby May 11 2015
May 11 2015
Excellent for everything, mastering especially.
Ken B Feb 15 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 15 2015
So simple to use, but has a lovely sound and a great way to lift something out of the mix, even just by adding or cutting a small amount. Sometimes uncomplicated works best.
k s a v Sept 28 2014
(5 / 5)
Sept 28 2014
So sweet & perfect for mastering :)