The smart:EQ 3 User Guide

May 5, 2021 | Tutorial

smart:EQ 3’s AI-powered algorithms create spectral balance in single audio tracks and assist you in establishing transparent arrangements of multiple channels with intelligent cross-channel processing. Additionally, the plug-in offers a lot of control options and features that let you efficiently tweak your creation to perfection. In this user guide you’ll find all our smart:EQ 3 tutorials in one place.

smart:EQ 3 is based on the needs our community. Their valuable feedback was our guiding light when we designed the intelligent equalizer. Its lean interface and well-thought-out features makes every step count and keep users in the flow. Check out all the video tutorials below.


For further in-depth instructions please download the smart:EQ 3 manual.

Hint: In case you already own smart:EQ 2 but tried smart:EQ 3 and now think that the plug-in could improve your workflow even more, log into your user account and take a look at your upgrade deal.

Get started with smart:EQ 3 by checking out this tutorial. It will show you how to use the AI-powered features of the intelligent equalizer.

Learn all about achieving spectral balance with the smart:filter.

Discover the group view and how to use its spectral mixing abilities.

There are so many handy features that will keep you in the flow.

Create your own smart:EQ 3 profiles for a consistent sound.

Using audio busses is a great option to use the intelligent cross-channel processing with a large number of tracks



  • added strings profiles: violin, viola, cello and contrabass
  • added native Apple Silicon support
  • removed PACE iLok License Manager dependency for non-iLok licenses


  • updated macOS signing certificate


  • fixed rendering issue affecting certain mono instances


  • fixed various issues related to NVIDIA OpenGL Windows Driver (496.13, October 2021)


  • improved accuracy of Universal and Bass profile
  • various stability and performance enhancements


  • Group View now working without an active network connection
  • improved performance of dynamic learning
  • added miniature EQ response for Pro Tools (AAX)
  • applied various stability and performace improvements
  • fixed stability and graphics issues in Cubase 11
  • fixed display problems with missing frequency and gain labels