Luftikus
by lkjb Plugins
4.8 / 5     (39 votes)
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VST AU
Luftikus is a digital adaption to an analog EQ with fext half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost.

As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.

Luftikus has half-octave bands at 10, 40, 160 and 640 Hz, completed by a high shelf at 2.5 kHz. For adding sparkle to recordings a further high frequency boost at 2.5, 5, 10, 20 and 40 kHz can be used. The overall design was improved to allow deeper cuts. The range -5 to +10 is the original range while below -5 results in cuts unavailable in hardware.
Modes

The hardware adds overall gain which can lead to clipping. To counter this an output trim as well as the "Keep Gain" mode is available. While the trim allows manual adjustments the "Keep Gain" mode will keep (more or less) the overall loudness by reducing gain in non-boosted areas.

The "Analog" mode models a more analog behavior while in "Mastering" the controls become stepped and the "Analog" mode performs better.
Downloads
John R Apr 19 2020
Apr 19 2020
Where does the equalizer plug-in belong in Music App for Catalina?
inertia Apr 16 2020
Apr 16 2020
Wow, thank you!
John Apr 16 2020
(4 / 5)
Apr 16 2020
Amazingly good sounding eq with a graphic EQ kinda application. I currently prefer 7q for this kind of EQ but this is a great plugin. CPU usage is low.
cyber_T Feb 17 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 17 2020
Digital audio can be really great - you can make fantastic music/records nearly for free on an epic level. But there are some limitations in the digital audio-world: Generally it´s difficult to handle the high-frequency range. This is one of the few free plugin-eq´s that really makes a good job in treble-boosting (maybe the best). Thanks!
IV XX Jan 29 2020
Jan 29 2020
My fl does not detect this plugin even when my pc is 64 bit
Ruzz Sept 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 22 2019
That 40K high boost is something else.
dave Sept 14 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 14 2019
This plug-in makes me feel like the guy in the movie who asks "who are you?" as the good guy does him in. Luftikus, who are you, and why are you giving this away for FREE? It's a great EQ and incredibly responsive. The slightest twist of the knob and you are in new sonic territory. It does what it does so well that I'm tempted to reach for it more often than I should, because this EQ is def not for surgical repair. It enhances character of a track, and does that very very well.
Fabiano Dias Sept 11 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 11 2019
Simplesmente maravilhoso, e grátis ainda espetáculo, obrigado!!!
Chuck Long Aug 23 2019
Aug 23 2019
Can't believe this is free. So easy to bring life to muddy or lifeless tracks.
NOLLAN Aug 13 2019
(5 / 5)
Aug 13 2019
the best plugin free ever
Quincy Tommes Jul 17 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 17 2019
Tomá no cu vocês todos, esse plugin é bom pra caráleo...
El Jun 04 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 04 2019
Phenomenal EQ....I'd be lost without it. Thank you! Thank You!
Alfredo May 11 2019
(5 / 5)
May 11 2019
Amazing, very professional and easy to use!
Serge Dec 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 20 2018
This plugin is the best of the free EQ!
Bob B Sept 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 21 2018
This has got to be one of the best character EQs to be had regardless of cost. Absolutely love it. This is right up there with my SSL, Sheps 73, API, EQ Pugins. Thank you!
Steve Phoenix May 12 2018
(5 / 5)
May 12 2018
Amazing EQ, particularly on vocals and acoustic guitar! It can really add a top end sheen nothing else can, which for a free plugin is unheard of! The Keep Gain and Trim options are crucial, as well! I'm surprised I don't see them in more EW plugins.
Jim Jan 13 2018
(2 / 5)
Jan 13 2018
Very broad EQ, shows +- 10db up/down but only does +10db and around -5db. Maybe good for some final touches but for tracks I find no use for it. Looks beautiful tho.
Stinky Apr 28 2018
Apr 28 2018
Well you are one in a million. Luftikus is undoubtedly the best free EQ out there. Your loss!
Dan Jan 01 2019
Jan 01 2019
I agree with Jim. It is broad and adjusting one band affects another as well. So you can't just add 5db on one band without effecting something else to an extend. This EQ sounds great but you must use ears not numbers to get the best out of it. I give 5 stars anyway.
Soledrifter Dec 08 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2017
Holy shit! Does it ever brings out the highs in a recording, def adds sparkle.Stunning.Love it,11/10
ProDesigner Oct 06 2017
Oct 06 2017
Very detailed and smart plugin. Thanks to the devs.
GMX Sept 07 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 07 2017
It Sounds Professional: Great!
RoadieJoe Sept 03 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 03 2017
Absolutely essential. An excellent tool that sounds great.
Tripsichord Jun 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 13 2017
Put this in your bag of tricks. I will use it on 10 tracks and in the final mix... ez and useful.
Joey May 11 2017
(5 / 5)
May 11 2017
Can't believe it's free. This is one of the best coloring EQs out there.
Laura B Sept 07 2018
Sept 07 2018
AGREED!!!! And it sounds totally analog ;)
tripsichord May 09 2017
May 09 2017
This should be in your bag of tricks.. it is now my second most favorite plugin next to fabfilter Pro Q2. It has made a world of difference in my recordings!
JU Mar 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2017
C'est du lourd!!!!! Merci lkjb !!!!
HP Jan 16 2017
Jan 16 2017
Great warm character. Love the interface. Excellent freeware tool for mastering
Anonymous Dec 18 2016
Dec 18 2016
This thing is awesome! It made my tracks come alive, I found the exact sound that I was hearing in my head and now my guitar tracks are sick-heavy. Thank you so much for a great plugin.
Matt P. Aug 13 2016
Aug 13 2016
Hey everyone, I'm having problems installing the vst. Once I've downloaded the .vst file and click on it max opens up and im not sure what to do from there. Usually when i download a max plugin i click on the .amxd file and it immediately opens in ableton, then i save the plugin. Any suggestions on how to get this vst installed? i'm using a mac 10.1 yosemite.
franc Aug 28 2016
Aug 28 2016
hi! you just have to put it into you vst folder. Yo can find it here library/audio/plugins/vts . Start ableton and you gonna find luftikus in your vst library
lucas Feb 22 2016
(5 / 5)
Feb 22 2016
That's what you're waiting for. It gives your piano Sounds and other natural sounding sources more live an beaf. Great Work
AT Feb 04 2016
Feb 04 2016
Thanks for generously providing this excellent eq for free.
morabito Dec 23 2015
(5 / 5)
Dec 23 2015
Warm sound. Thanks!
Pete Dec 02 2015
(3 / 5)
Dec 02 2015
Simply, easy and transparent. The keep gain and high boost wins it for me. It's now a permanent part of my chain for correcting/enhancing VO and dialog.
Tommy Aug 19 2015
(5 / 5)
Aug 19 2015
Thanks for the luftikus... Very good.
cybertam Jul 12 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 12 2015
A freebee- plugin star! Thanx to the developer :-D :-D
Toby May 11 2015
(5 / 5)
May 11 2015
I use it on everything. Enough said I reckon.
Bob S Apr 03 2015
Apr 03 2015
Unable to save setting in Soundforge or CD Architect. Using Win 7 32 bit.
Toby Truman Mar 08 2015
Mar 08 2015
Every single one of my tracks has had some kind of EQ work done with this beauty. Simple and amazing.
Luca Feb 22 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 22 2015
5 stars, i love it Thank you very much.
honjr Feb 13 2015
Feb 13 2015
Wow - nice! Thank you for sharing this. This is one of the best values out there - free and one of the best sounding free plugins.
Marco Jan 25 2015
Jan 25 2015
Great Mastering eq. Thanks Ikjb
Zambo Dec 12 2014
Dec 12 2014
hey guys, thanks for the luftikus, but once i've downloaded the .vst file, live doesn't open it
Fred Jan 10 2015
Jan 10 2015
Zambo, did you ever get Live to recognize it? If so, how?
Big Jan 23 2016
Jan 23 2016
Windows: In the folder Program Files (x86) you may need to create a folder VSTPlugins. Save the zip file there and open it there
Hugo Nov 29 2014
(5 / 5)
Nov 29 2014
One of the best free EQs, out there. Thank you, lkjb.
aes Nov 07 2014
(5 / 5)
Nov 07 2014
Adds a real nice color, good for synths!! I don't mind that it looks nice as hell either. THANKS MANE!
Andy S. Oct 22 2014
Oct 22 2014
My number one eq in mastering! Amazing!!!
Sudarshan Kakoty Oct 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2014
I think, its based on Maag EQ4. With a little development, this plugin should be transformed to payware. Whatever, Amazing EQ, nice colouring. 5/5
A.N.A Dec 18 2015
Dec 18 2015
I might be wrong but it seems to me that Maag EQ4 came after Luftikus. But it sure and i agree with you, they are similar (EQ frequency, knobs color and nice sounding) ;D
KSAV2014 Aug 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 20 2014
MAAG EQ4 FOR FREE...THAT'S THE DEAL HERE... THANKS 4 GREAT VST
TM Jul 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 20 2014
VERY GOOD COLORING ! THANKS...
KB Apr 29 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2014
I've just been using this for a week or so and the sound is superb. I had a couple of sounds that were a bit lost in the mix, a little bit of EQ boost from this and WOW !
ksavorigs Apr 21 2014
Apr 21 2014
Gorgeous image and sound... kate moss eq :)
Kirill Apr 03 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2014
Very good eq plugin.
Tim R Mar 03 2014
Mar 03 2014
This is gorgeous and it sounds great - what can I say? Thank You lkjb!
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