“Ultra high-end tube EQ for mixing and mastering”

                                      “Universal Audio”


Hello friends,

Thank you for checking out our Weekly blog.In this blog I will be discussing UAD’s Manley Massive Passive EQ Plug-in”

                                      Universal Audio


Key features

  • Highly coveted stereo 4-band passive tube EQ plug-in, both standard and mastering versions
  • Painstakingly modeled over a six month period and rigorously scrutinized by Manley Labs for authenticity
  • Filter curves, band interdependencies, distortion and hysteretic behavior all represented in UA’s most ambitious EQ model to date
  • Every band switchable to shelf or bell, each band can be bypassed or set to boost or cut
  • Specially tuned, overlapping and interleaved Frequency choices
  • Disabling channel EQ via ‘In’ (bypass) retains desirable system filtering and coloration
  • Convenient “digital only” Link feature allows for continuously matched L/R settings
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

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  • Expertly shape tracks and masters with Manley’s ultra-boutique tube EQ
  • Dial in punch, air, sizzle, and clarity without adding harshness
  • Select between standard and mastering version with stepped bandwidth controls
  • Harness complex band interaction and tube amp distortion for organic, musical textures 

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Universal Audio does it again

I remember constantly seeing this unit in a store where I used to work as a recording studio sales associate. I can not mention the name, but it is one of the biggest music equipment retailers in the United States. I remember big-time producers and engineers coming in and always asking for precisely this piece. They didn't want to try it nor play with it, they just wanted to buy it, no questions asked. After closing a few sales which included the Manley passive, it became evident that this was no ordinary piece of gear, and when researched I came to learn that this was a standard piece of equipment in mixing and mastering. The beautiful dark gray face and big black knobs made it even so much more harder to forget.

It's four independent passive EQ bands with its unique ability of selecting shelf or bell formats along with it's passive filter circuitry, audio transformers, tube gain staging, and its  ability to boost or cut 20 db’s our some of what make this unit such a powerhouse in any studio rack! It took six months of  careful and intricate programming by UA’s engineer design team to come up with a software version of this amazing box. It comes in a standard and a mastering version.

I haven't had a chance of personally trying out this plug-in., But while doing this research I have gotten the curiosity to go ahead and experiment with its ability and musicality. So, why don't you go to the same and download the free demo at UA.com

Truly yours



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