J1000 has announced the release of the MQ55 mixing equalizer and SX36 stereo processor, two free effect plug-in for Windows.

J1000 MQ55

The MQ55 equalizer is based on the MQ57, optimized for mixing.

Parametric mixing equalizer based on MQ57. Most of the functions are the same, except that MQ55 operates only in stereo mode, has more flexible pass filters and has gain ratio that acts like dry/wet control. This is my go-to EQ for music production.

MQ55 features

  • 7 parametric minimum-phase stereo filters, 5 of them are peak, 2 are shelf.
  • Functions and ranges optimized for mixing tasks.
  • HP and LP filters with two selectable slopes (1st & 2nd order for HP, 2nd & 4th for LP filter).
  • Ratio knob that serves as a overall gain multiplier.
  • Possible monitoring for each peak filter.
  • 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.
  • No introduced harmonic or dynamic distortion.
J1000 SX36

The SX36 is a three-band stereo processor.

Three-band stereo processor that separates audio into low, mid and high frequencies and lets you manipulate their stereo properties – width and panning or rotation. Crossover points are easily adjusted with single knob. It has simple meters for each range showing correlation or panning. High-pass filter cuts unwanted frequencies on side channel for more stable bass.

SX36 features

  • Three spectrum ranges with identical stereo and gain controls.
  • Choice between rotation and classic panning for each range.
  • First order (6dB/octave) crossover to preserve spectrum fluidity as much as possible.
  • Simple correlation and panning meters with two speeds of operation.
  • Dedicated, auto-monitoring side channel HP filter (12dB/octave).
  • 32-bit internal precision with zero latency and low CPU consumption.

J1000 has also updated the MQ57 equalizer to version 1.11.

Changes in MQ57 v1.11

  • Removed audible clicks on knob resets.
  • LED indicators for filter monitoring.
  • Small GUI redesign.

J1000 plug-ins are available to download as freeware for Windows (VST).

More information: J1000 (website no longer available)