Universal Audio has announced the release of the highly anticipated Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in, bringing UAD-2 users both the standard and mastering versions of a renowned EQ in one package.
Specifically, the two-channel, four-band Manley Massive Passive EQ utilizes design strengths from choice console, graphic, parametric and Pultec EQs — delivering a fundamentally different EQ that’s beyond compare.
The Massive Passive’s natural treatment of a signal lends itself to both radical tonal shaping as well as delicate vocal shading or subtle mastering enhancement.
“The Massive Passive EQ is one of our best-known products. We didn’t even want to entertain the idea of doing a plug-in unless it was really going to be done right,” commented EveAnna Manley, owner of Manley Laboratories. “Our expectations were high for the plug-in emulation to be spot-on. Working with Universal Audio, we believe they’ve totally nailed it.”
“The Massive Passive is truly the ultimate in mastering grade EQs. It sounds warm without ever being dull; it stays precise while remaining highly musical,” offered UAD Powered Plug-Ins Product Manager Will Shanks.
Available for purchase via UA’s Online Store for $299, the Manley Massive Passive EQ powered plug-in features include:
& Highly coveted 2-channel, 4-band, passive, tube EQ emulation 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 plug-in — yielding a unique, very musical and “open” sound
“Manley Labs represents quality, sonic excellence and unequivocal analog design expertise,” enthused Matt Ward, [resident of Universal Audio. “There has always been a special affinity between our companies, and we are elated to have EveAnna Manley joining us a plug-in partner for the UAD-2 platform.”
More information on the Manley Massive Passive EQ Powered Plug-Ins for UAD-2 can be found at here
The Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in is available as part of the new UAD Software v5.6.0 release. In addition, the EMT 140 Plate Reverb and the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins, v5.6.0 includes additional performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.
UAD Software v5.6.0 is available as a FREE download for Mac and PC users worldwide at http://www.uaudio.com/support/uad/downloads/index.html