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The Free Ranger is based upon the Full Ranger-EQ from SPL’s EQ Rangers series. It features four very useful bands: The 16 kHz center frequency band is great for adding very pleasant brilliance; the 1.8kHz center frequency band really brings out lead vocals and guitars or reduces harshness; the 150 Hz center frequency band adds warmth, making tracks fuller & fatter, while the 40 Hz center frequency band adds that sub thump or reduces rumble.

Once you’ve grabbed your Free Ranger, you’ll want to demo the SPL EQ Rangers bundle which includes three 8-band EQs: Vox Ranger, Bass Ranger and Full Ranger. Like all Plugin Alliance products, they’re available as 14-day full function demos and no dongle is required!

The Analog Code
During listening tests of this technology, a hardware developer remarked that SPL had “cracked the Analog Code!” and in the process, coined the name of SPL’s software product line.

SPL hardware products can be found in the world’s most renowned facilities, and have become a staple for audio professionals ranging from home studio owners to top mastering engineers. With the growth of computer based audio systems, the need for the SPL sound in plugin form has also grown. With Analog Code plugins, that coveted SPL sound is now available right inside your DAW.

Go get it, it’s free!


  • 4 EQ Bands: 40Hz, 150Hz, 1.8kHz & 16kHz
  • 4 buttons for easy comparison between different EQ settings and automation during a song
  • Mouse wheel control

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Free Ranger goes arrow
    by little cloud
    this is the EQ worlds Arrow quiver.....it just is rediculously handy for no time wasting mixes...Everything in one place..I love it and use it ALL THE TIME.
  • ★★★★★
    EQ Ranger
    by GV
    Have this and the full version. Almost impossible to make the sound worse. Even adding mid-range sounds good. The low end is especially impressive. It's a little complicated to use though. I wish all… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    by EA
    Great stuff
  • ★★★★★
    Nice free plugin
    by Eddy
    This is a free plugin. You don't get all the frequencies. The available frequencies sound very nice. I use it mostly on guitars together with other complementary EQ's.
    Great job bx.
  • ★★★☆☆
    Free Ranger
    by JimHam70
    You can't beat the price. Makes me want it's big brother with all the great presets.


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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.13
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