REAPER’s ReEQ – Free download from nitsuj. This is the best sounding, CPU friendly, fully featured JSFX plugin for REAPER hands down. In looks, it’s reminiscent of the FabFilter and features Andy Simper’s (Cytomic) SVF filter algorithms used in Ableton’s highly regarded EQ Eight. Download it for FREE…
I’ve been searching for a complement to the standard EQ in REAPER (ReaEQ) for some time. This morning I boiled it down to two plugins for testing. The ReEQ by nitsuj, and Tokyo Dawn’s Slick EQ. Both are very competent, good sounding EQ’s, this post will concentrate on nitsuj’s ReEQ.
My EQ strategy
Along with many, I tend to place a built in, standard EQ (like ReaEQ) in the first slot of each track when I need to EQ. Why? Well, oftentimes a transparent EQ is more favourable for corrective EQ duties. Of course I may add another more ‘colourful’ EQ later down the line for character (SSL, NEVE, API etc) but I generally start with ReaEQ. Handy as it is, ReaEQ is non-bloated by design and although it continues to serve me well it’s always nice to have options.
Nitsuj’s ReEQ provides a few more bells & whistles and improvements like solo-listen, smart shortcuts and a beautiful GUI. Great, so now I have a choice. And that’s the point I’d like to make. ReEQ is not a replacement for ReaEQ, they merely complement each other.
ReEQ by nitsuj is quite simply another great sounding EQing option for REAPER users with some very welcome features not found on ReaEQ. The CPU hit is negligible and to my ears it sounds a little sweeter and is both beautiful and easy to operate. As if that’s not enough, its also FREE!
Download REAPER’s ReEQ – Free download from nitsuj
According to the author, this project is a labour of love. Feel free to download the software free of charge and if you wish, you can send a contribution to the author via PayPal. Click the link below to visit the Official Reaper forum post and download ReEq:
Installing REAPER’s ReEQ
Currently, this method will work for both Mac and PC users. To locate your REAPER resources folder you can use REAPER itself.
- In REAPER open the ’Options’ menu and choose: ”Show REAPER resource path in explorer/finder”.
- In the resulting window choose the ”Effects” folder.
- This is where you can place the unzipped files.
To keep things organised, why not create a new folder for the new files, perhaps call it ’nitsuj’ or something else meaningful to you?
Paste the new files in the folder and re-start REAPER.