4.7 / 5     (26 votes)
Win32 Win64
EQ560 is based on the 1967 classic API 560 10-Band graphic equalizer.

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.
Eel Oct 11 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 11 2022
Good stuff!
Grannitus Jun 23 2022
(5 / 5)
Jun 23 2022
Wie der Grosse EQ Super Teil !!!!
saffton Oct 26 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 26 2021
Interesting. The CPU load seems really low on moderate-to-low specs here, in fact I switched over to this from Solid EQ which did put a strain on. I haven't tested with loading infinite instances but in an already stuffed project, I've added an instance of this on roughly half of the instrument tracks and the project is no more cumbersome than before. I also noticed the GUI looks nice when it is static but when you move it it is like cardboard, so graphically it isn't demanding anything at all. Gain control would be pretty useless because the EQ faders already make a huge difference in volume.
John Burns Oct 16 2021
(4 / 5)
Oct 16 2021
I'm a latecomer to this one. Impressed so far. Similar to 7Q but seems a bit more accurate and smoother sounding. Much more useful than Luftikus which adds a lot of character but is too inaccurate. CPU usage seems pretty average for this sort of EQ, maybe equivalent to or slightly higher than 7Q. Lack of a gain control is pretty lame though. Not sure why anyone would fail to add that...
leo Oct 03 2021
Oct 03 2021
Como lo instalo o que debo de hacer?
Angkar Sep 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Sep 19 2021
I use this for everything and I mean everything. It has never once failed. At 10 bands you sometimes hope it might be a bit more detailed but at the end of the day that number of bands is pretty perfect compromise between really detailed and broad strokes E. The GUI feels a bit static too but seriously, it works perfectly so I'd rather the dev did not change one thing. Nevermind, I'm glad to see they updated it with the ability to double-click to reset to default value, that's a big conveniency plus. Thanks for this gem and for updating it Red Rock! Now don't do anymore, treat it with silk gloves just so it doesn't break! xD
ACS Jul 21 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 21 2021
Thank you :)
Red Rock Sound Dec 02 2020
Dec 02 2020
EQ560 (FREE) updated to version 1.0.2. Added: - Double click - reset to default value - Save / Load patches. Fixed: - plugin settings were not saved after exiting the DAW - other bug fixes.
Diogo G Nov 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 07 2020
This is incredible, put this on plugin doctor you will see a very broad light movement at low settings and when the plugin shows +9db/-9db, that's when starts do narrow very fast, the cool thing is that this behaviour is the same for every band, so know that if you need a little more push, try to get to the 9db territory while being very careful from there because it sharpens fast awesome, awesome, awesome eq. This and Bee Happy 550 v2 by madBee and you are done, really.
Luis Jul 09 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 09 2020
excellent equalizer, just what you were looking for simple and accurate
Ander Fat May 28 2020
May 28 2020
Muchas Gracias
diego Apr 07 2020
(3 / 5)
Apr 07 2020
shadowgee Mar 04 2020
Mar 04 2020
Very nice and good
Robert Aug 16 2019
(5 / 5)
Aug 16 2019
This is a very nice eq, thank you. Looking at Red Rocks site it would be great if they ported some of their stuff to vst.
Frans Jul 28 2019
Jul 28 2019
A very good one this is!!!!
Alfredo Jun 16 2019
(4 / 5)
Jun 16 2019
Very good and simple, the Q is very good setting and with natural response like vintage eq plugins. Maybe a better results on the very high freqs could do a professional plugin, event with thar is one of the best. Is very usefull for find a general eq and then use a better complex/presition eq, like with 32 band and a specific Q per band
jerry Apr 19 2019
(0 / 5)
Apr 19 2019
32 bit version won't load either to Reaper or plugin analyzer.
Shady May 14 2019
May 14 2019
Both VSTs work fine with REAPER v5.x and the VST Plugin Analyser.
TA-AT Dec 26 2018
Dec 26 2018
This equalizer does a GREAT job of adding warm analog sound and rich saturation to any instrument you use. I generally use it on acoustic instruments but really is good for anything.
Kuac Dec 26 2018
Dec 26 2018
A version for Linux? please :(
Sompn Brurl Dec 09 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2018
I'm surprised, it really has that analog feel and sound to it. Great job and big thanks!
Anon Nov 08 2018
(5 / 5)
Nov 08 2018
Excellent emulation of a vintage equaliser.
Bazil Oct 31 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 31 2018
Очень хороший плагин,использую для обработки акустической гитары.
MAK Oct 03 2018
Oct 03 2018
VST HOST can not read. Both 32 bits and 64 bits can not be read. I attempted to load it with PODIUM free, but it was useless.
Wagner Mar 18 2019
Mar 18 2019
Try to install Cakewalk By Banlab, it works perfectly, it's free and up to date. Podium Free has not been updated since 2014... It's outdated...
Alex Sept 16 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2018
RED ROCK SOUND please make NEVE EQ !!!
red rock sound Sept 15 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 15 2018
Friends, thanks for the comments. Please vote for Red Rock Sound EQ560 https://www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2018/
cyber_T Sept 20 2018
Sept 20 2018
I guess you´ll got many votes!
MM Sept 30 2018
Sept 30 2018
Voted 5 stars!
eg571212 Sept 13 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 13 2018
I was looking for a free octave eq for a long time. This is a good one. Thanks !
Jenny Rigg Sept 12 2018
Sept 12 2018
Great EQ!
ALEX Sept 09 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2018
For free eq - five stars!!!!
MM Sept 08 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 08 2018
This is so amazingly good! I can't believe it's free!! I have used long time ago the WAVES api EQ and this one is no less good. Grab it till it's free Thanks so much Red Rock Sound