by J1000
4.2 / 5     (13 votes)
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PQ33 is a mixing equalizer loosely based on Portico 5033 hardware unit.

The goal was to create effective plugin that won't distract with flashy graphics and animations, that will disregard exact numerical values and place focus on the sound and finally, prioritize user-friendliness over complexity. Try it and see if this approach makes equalization easier for you.

PQ33 is efficient, minimum-phase equalizer with seven filters. Three of them are fully parametric, two are semiparametric and two are pass filters. Operating ranges for all knobs are moderate and appropriate for music equalization, so for extreme boosts/cuts or lab precision you should use some other EQ. Everything is kept simple and straight-forward to let you quickly sculpt desired spectrum curve.
  • 3 peak filters with overlapping ranges, identical gains and Q factors (LMF, MF & HMF).
  • 2 shelving filters for lows and highs (LF & HF).
  • High-pass (12 dB/oct) and low-pass (6, 12 and 24 dB/oct) filters.
  • Authentic saturation stage.
  • All knobs are continuous, allowing fine adjustments of each control.
  • All gains, including input trim, have +/-12dB operating range.
  • 32-bit internal processing and support for most common sample rates.
  • 16 presets, including very useful curves for complete mixes.
Ariel Mehaudy Oct 16 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 16 2019
tremendo eq !!!
Sammy Steele Jun 18 2019
(3 / 5)
Jun 18 2019
Just started using this. NICE!!!
humble russian noisemaker Dec 09 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2018
Nice EQ, thanks to the plugin author!
Charly Jan 19 2018
(4 / 5)
Jan 19 2018
This is slowly becoming my favourite EQ. It's simple, got everything you need and it sounds really good, even in the high frequencies.
John Jan 02 2018
(3 / 5)
Jan 02 2018
Good but nothing special.
Anonymous Dec 15 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 15 2017
I just love this one.
Pete Oct 26 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 26 2017
I really like the straight forward design and the way the knobs are so easy to operate. This makes it so much faster to find the right tone. Much like analog EQs, turn few knobs and you're there. Lot of plugin EQs are just pain to use.
DJ Marius J Aug 13 2016
Aug 13 2016
Realy good mastering tool.
GTR Man Jan 02 2022
Jan 02 2022
Exactly. 6144 DDMF is almost there (for mastering), but the transients lost the punch in a full mix, specially in the low end. This one works!
Ever Alex Apr 26 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 26 2014
Very good!!!