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The niveau filter first gained prominence in the filter section of elysia’s famous mpressor, where it was used to add punch to muffled snares, reduce the harshness from active pickups, or as a sound design tool to create everything from a telephone tone to low-fi loops. This filter provides a super simple way to change the overall sonic character of a signal. It features two comprehensive controllers and is capable of producing powerful results in no time at all. Whenever a classic shelving filter would be too limited and a fully parametric filter would be too much, the niveau filter plugin is the perfect tool.

The niveau filter provides two basic controls: EQ gain and EQ frequency. Together, they allow you to change the proportions between high and low frequencies on your tracks. The principle is similar to a pair of scales. The “EQ Freq” knob sets the center frequency. The “EQ Gain” knob controls the amount of EQ applied to your signal. When the EQ Gain knob is at 12 o’clock, there is no EQ applied. When you turn the EQ Gain knob to the right, you boost frequencies above the center frequency while simultaneously reducing frequencies below the center frequency. When you turn the EQ Gain to the left you boost frequencies below the center frequency while simultaneously reducing frequencies above the center frequency.

The frequency knob allows you to select a center frequency anywhere between 26 Hz and 2.2 kHz or between 260 Hz and 22 kHz when the x10 switch is activated. Setting the frequency knob all the way to the right will give you a low pass filter while setting it all the way to the left results in a high pass filter.

Download your free copy today to see what this clever little tool can do for you and your music!


  • Tilts frequencies towards the highs or lows
  • Balances the frequency spectrum of your mix
  • EQ gain boosts or cuts
  • Frequency variable between 26Hz and 22kHz
  • Totally FREE!

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • David Arnold
    David Arnold

    The elysia units I've been using on individual tracks as well as across sub mixes and final stereo outs. All of these elysia units make up an incredibly powerful set of tools and have really… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    niveau filter
    by Tipa
    I love this plugin and I still thank my lucky stars that it is free. The hi and lo pass are very nice. Very easy to set up. Easy to make something stand out in the mix.
  • ★★★★☆
    great plugin
    by turtle
    really handy little tool for that fine eq adjustment that lifts or thickens the track, great on individual tracks and or the mix bus .
  • ★★★★★
    niveau filter
    by ecologist
    A very simple and powerfull little creature. It does what you hope it might do with low CPU usage. An invaluable tool in the never ending quest to make your home recorded music sound… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    Free and worth more
    by Ahmed Boareki
    very smooth and simple plugin , you will figure it out immediately. it can be used for a quick separation and quicker than any normal EQ to get a higher or a lower tone that will fit into the mix.
  • ★★★★★
    Great for buildups...
    by Roki68
    I found this really useful for transitions in electronic music, when you don't really want to cut the low/high with a normal resonant filters. When you only need to push the instrument back or… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM