dbx 530 Parametric EQ

500 Series 3-band Parametric Equalizer, with Switchable Peak/Shelf Curves for Low and High Bands, and Infinite Notch Mode for Extreme Attenuation
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Your New Go-to Parametric EQ

Put the dbx 530 parametric EQ in your 500 series rack and you'll soon find yourself using it on every project, and possibly every track. You have full parametric control over three bands, which overlap with each other for creative sound-sculpting potential. Engineers at Sweetwater dig the "infinite notch" mode which allows you to turn any band into a notch filter for extreme attenuation of problem frequencies. The "In" switch lets you quickly A/B your sculpted sound with the dry source. Your 500 series rack needs a reliable EQ that consistently works well on any source, and that's what you get with the dbx 530 module.

dbx 530 Parametric EQ 500 Series Module Features at a Glance:
  • 3-band fully-parametric EQ module for 500 series racks
  • High and Low bands can be switched between peak and shelf EQ curves
  • Boost or cut each band up to 15dB
  • Overlapping frequency ranges allow more extreme sound shaping
  • Infinite Notch mode allows for extreme attenuation of problem frequencies
Get a parametric EQ module that's ready for anything - the dbx 530!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide
Fortify Your 500 Series Rack with dbx Processing
dbx 530 Parametric EQ 500 Series Module Overview by Sweetwater Sound

Tech Specs

Number of Bands 3
Boost/Cut Range ±15dB
Freq Range High 800Hz-20kHz
Freq Range Mid 200Hz-5kHz
Freq Range Low 20Hz-500Hz
Manufacturer Part Number DBX530

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Music equipment

I'm just loving this equipment I've released two new songs on iTunes using this equipment I'm a customer for life 😀😀
Music background: Singer/Songwriter

Sweet and warm

For the price these are amazing! Very sweet and warm. Not harsh or muddy at all. So easy to dial in a good sound. Compared a pair to stock Cubase plugins and the RND Portico EQ plugin. The dbx 530 easily surpasses the plugins. Comes very close in sound quality to the Great River 32EQ or Tonelux EQ5P! Only demo'd with DI acoustic and tube condenser vocals at this point, but this type of material can often be finicky about EQ, so I can imagine the 530 will perform well with other material. For the comparison, ran everything into a Kush Audio ubk Fatso on glue setting, in case you are curious. All in all, I am impressed. Definitely check out the 530 if you are in need of more 500 series EQ. :-)
Music background: Home enthusiast


Good surgical eqs. Used on 2 bus instead of plugin EQ. The 530 doesn't sound cheap at all. Surprised these things are priced this low . Not complaining about the price . Not much color coming out of these units and sometimes that can be a good thing. Tried them on bass and vocals. Tight lows on bass and nice air on vocals. A nice addition to any 500 series lunchbox.
Music background: Producer, engineer,
See also: dbx, dbx 500 Series EQ