Frequency is a high-quality equalizer with 8 fully parametric bands. The bands can act as either shelving filter, as peak or notch filter (band-pass), or as cut filter (low-pass/high-pass).


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Main Layout


Alt-click this button to reset all parameter values.

Auto Listen for Filters

If this option is activated and you edit a parameter of a band, the corresponding frequency range is isolated. This helps you to focus on a particular frequency range and allows you to locate unwanted frequencies in your audio.

Global Settings

Opens the settings dialog for the spectrum display.

Show/Hide Keyboard

Shows/Hides the keyboard below the graphical editor.

On the keyboard, color indicators reflect the center frequencies of all active equalizer bands. You can adjust the frequency of a band by dragging its color indicator. If you drag the color indicator of a band to a key, the band is set to its exact frequency.


Adjusts the overall output level.

Band Settings


Activates/Deactivates the corresponding band.

  • To activate/deactivate a band, you can also double-click the corresponding handle in the graphical editor.

  • If a band is deactivated, you can still modify its parameters.

Processing Switches

Allow you to switch between left/right, stereo, and mid/side processing. In Left/Right or Mid/Side processing mode, you can make different settings for the two channels.


This setting is only available for stereo tracks.

Linear Phase

Activates/Deactivates linear phase mode for the corresponding band.

Linear phase mode avoids unwanted frequency dependent phase shifts of the audio signal that might occur with standard minimum phase equalizing.

  • Linear phase mode leads to an increase in latency.

  • In rare cases, for example, when using low cut filtering with a high slope for bass signals, also an unwanted pre-ringing effect may be audible.

Equalizer Section


You can choose between the EQ types Low Shelf, Peak, High Shelf, and Notch. For band 1 and 8, you can also select the types Cut 6, Cut 12, Cut 24, Cut 48, and Cut 96.

  • Low Shelf boosts or attenuates frequencies below the cutoff frequency by the specified amount.

  • Peak boosts or attenuates frequencies at the set frequency value with a bell shaped filter.

  • High Shelf boosts or attenuates frequencies above the cutoff frequency by the specified amount.

  • Notch boosts or attenuates frequencies at the set frequency value with a very narrow filter.

  • Cut attenuates frequencies below (band 1) or above (band 8) the set frequency. You can choose between different slopes: 6 dB, 12 dB, 24 dB, 48 dB, or 96 dB per octave.


Sets the center frequency of the corresponding band.

If the band is active, the frequency value is reflected as a highlighted key on the keyboard below the graphical editor.


For Peak and Notch filters, this parameter controls the width of the band. For Low Shelf and High Shelf filters, it adds a drop or a boost, depending on the gain setting of the band. For Cut filters, it adds a resonance.

  • You can adjust the Q parameter of a band in the graphical editor by pointing on the corresponding handle and turning the mouse wheel.

  • This parameter is not available for Cut 6 filters.


Sets the amount of attenuation/boost for the corresponding band.

Invert Gain

Inverts the value of the gain parameter. Positive gain values become negative and vice versa.