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Easy Effects

Audio effects for PipeWire applications

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This application was formerly known as PulseEffects, but it was renamed to Easy Effects after it started to use GTK4 and GStreamer usage was replaced by native PipeWire filters.

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Effects available

  • Auto gain
  • Bass enhancer
  • Bass loudness
  • Compressor
  • Convolver
  • Crossfeed
  • Crystalizer
  • De-esser
  • Delay
  • Echo Canceller
  • Equalizer
  • Exciter
  • Filter (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject modes)
  • Gate
  • Limiter
  • Loudness
  • Maximizer
  • Multiband compressor
  • Multiband gate
  • Noise reduction
  • Pitch
  • Reverberation
  • Speech Processor
  • Stereo tools

The user has full control over the effects order. Just use the up/down arrows next to the effect labels on the left side.

Some packages do not provide all plugin packages by default. In case some effects are not available, ensure you have the following installed on your system:


Plugins needed for effects:

Other dependencies include:


You can help me to keep developing Easy Effects through donations. Any amount will be greatly appreciated :-)

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Distribution-specific packages

Most up-to-date Linux distributions have an easyeffects package that can be installed with the distribution package manager. See the wiki for a full list.


Alternatively, click here to install via Flatpak:

Download Easy Effects on Flathub

Flatpak packages support most Linux distributions and are sandboxed. The Easy Effects Flatpak package also includes all available plugins.

If your distribution does not yet include packages required to build Easy Effects, Flatpak is a convenient option.


Don't set Easy Effects' virtual devices as your default audio input/output. Easy Effects is designed assuming that your hardware stays as default.


A comprehensive set of help pages are included in the application itself, accessed via the hamburger menu in the top right. If the help pages are inaccessible ensure the yelp package is installed.

The latest version of the help pages can also be seen here.


For information about changes between versions, take a look at our changelog

Frequently asked questions

Take a look at our FAQ to see if you are facing a known issue.

Community presets

See the wiki: Community presets

This page also has instructions for converting PulseEffects presets to Easy Effects presets.

Command-line options

See the wiki: Command Line Options

Reporting bugs

See the wiki: Reporting Bugs

Translating Easy Effects

See the wiki's Translating Easy Effects article for detailed instructions.

Installing from source

To install from source, see the wiki's Installing from Source article for detailed instructions.

CI artifacts

Flatpak bundles and Arch packages for testing and development purposes are built for PRs and pushes to master. See the installation instructions.


Easy Effects is licensed under GNU General Public License version 3 or later. See the LICENSE file.