Pultec Passive EQ Collection
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
Yes, the EQP-1A is now sounding even more silk in the hi-end, good job. However it would be nice to have a newEQP-1A + MEQ-5 combo in one plugin instead of inserting two plugins EQP-1A + MEQ-5 to save latency in your system.
The only EQ's you really need.
The EQP-1A and the MEQ-5 have all the harmonics and character, I need, a touch of 3K and a little less of 200 from the MEQ-5 makes all lead singers, or soloists to come up front and present.
A touch of broad 30Hz tweak, some boost and a little att, and the same at 8K and then A/B listen, it is amazing.
A decent Buscompressor UAD 4K or P-Bus Comp is my favorites, before the Pultecs and then the Cambridge for Highpass at 20-30 with a sharp curve, and last the P-Limiter, and you can do masterpieces.
Always try with the pultec's first it 99.9% solves any situation.
Uffe Börjesson Mastering engineer, Sweden.
Way Over Expectations!!!
Pultec Passive is always my first choice to eq tracks, period!
It works great with pretty much any instrument/vocals and it makes them sounds better instantly.
What this plugin does is absolutely incredible and over expectations.
I always hear people saying: Analog Sound, etc... Yea, but that's not what I'm always looking for, right?! And this one has much more to offer! You actually have to use it to believe.
No idea how close this plugin is to its original gear, since I never had a chance to work on hardware version, but I can tell this software gives me everything I need to make my tracks powerful and cutting thru.
This is my ultimate tool to make my productions in the box sounding just the way I want without a hustle.
- The Ceez
It is the best EQ plug-in for a vocal of that I heard
It is very good for mastering. Very much filters - musical, soft were pleasant
Great sounding piece of gear!
Dialing in low end with the Pultec sounds fantastic ... retuning a kick drum, getting rid of mud in a bass guitar. The color of the pultec is nice, but keep in mind by default the signal gets boosted around 1.2 db, you'll have to reduce the output to get a fair comparison.
The Mother of All Pultec Plug-ins
Arguably, the greatest thing about the hardware Pultec is its ability to inform your music simply by passing your signal through it. If I was working in a studio that had an EQP-1, I made sure to pass tracks I was recording through it just cause it sounded so darn good. I know of scores of studio-rat buddies who have used that same trick. There is no other plug-in out there that has got that sound of the entire hardware Pultec chain of circuitry, including the essential effect of its amp stages, an aspect of this particular emulation that is unsurpassed in all the other Pultec models out there. Like all UAD plugs, this makes me feel like I own the real thing- for a fraction of the price and no maintenance! You did it again, Folks!
UA does it again!
“The UA Pultec Passive EQ is the best reproduction of the original unit currently available on the market, I know this because I have the actual beast in my rack, and I own all the other plug-ins that try to emulate it. The fact that I can add this plugin to my track without making any adjustments and hear a harmonic and tone improvement speaks volumes to the carefully crafted, flawless reproduction of the original unit.”
-Tim Craven is a 4 time Emmy Award winning engineer and producer. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and owns and operates Gen X Studios.
Clients include: MTV Networks, CMT, CBS television, ESPN, and HBO.
Album credits: Erin McCarley, The Die Nasties, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Patty Larkin, Kree Harrison, and Josh Ritter.
New Pultec Passive Eq Collection
I purchased and I am very pleased with the purchase. Sounds amazing and provide needed !
Thanks a lot Universal Audio ;)
New Pultec Plug Ins
The Legacy Pultec collection was my favorite Pultec emulation out on the market. However, that's all changed now. The Passive EQ collection certainly surpasses it. There is more size and tone to the sound. The inclusion of the HLF is something I wanted for years. It seems that with everyone wanting LoFi recordings with lots of character i can never get enough radical telephone filtering type devices that restrict bandwidth and add enough color.
Legacy Pultecs sounded good, but these ... !
I was Mastering a record in Logic and I had the Legacy Pultecs on virtually all the tracks. Exactly amidst this project the Pultec Collection was released and I gave it a try. The material was very dense and rich in harmonics, so the color and effect of these plug-ins were all evident straight away!
The legacy sounded good, but next to these, they sound candy-like! Amazing
One of the best emulations heard body and texture
Absoulutly Monsterious !!! Pultec Passive Collection
Absoulutly Monsterious !!! Thanks UA you've done it again and I love how you've revised this classic and vital piece of gear. With all the warmth and caracter I would expect from the real things you've really nailed it down to the finest details. It's things like these reissues of "classic collections" that confirm I've gone the right way with using UA's stuff.
Excellent !! Stunning !! Empowering !!!
I thought the (now) Legacy Pultec Pro plugin was great, but it has now been surpassed. It is now fairly rare when I have plugins other than UA in my session.
I would love to see a EQP 1a3 emulation now :)
Studio One support
I haven't used the Pultec Pro yet.
Just wanted to comment on J. Battel's review below. I use Studio One Pro v2.5. Works just fine. I have a UAD 2 Quad PCI card. Zero problems... great investment.
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
This is it! You guys nailed it! I’ve test it on two mixes of the same song using only Pulteq as eq.
One mix with the legacy and same setting and the other exact same mix with the new ones. I encourage everyone to try so. The difference speaks for himself.
First the 1176 and LA2’s than the API and now those, I frankly didn’t expect such an improvement on the Pultec :-). Thanx UA
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
Very good plug
i like it
ths u univerasal audio
you are the best
Love this EQ set, something for really any application. I love how you can coax up the weirdest wooliest sounds for drums and synth, or just use it like a normal eq. Without even doing anything it adds some unique and subtle flavor. UAD has been picking winners lately with the plugs they've chosen to re-model. Miles beyond the originals!
Not the trump I was hoping for...
The Pultec Pro (classic) has been the primary EQ in my mastering chain for several years. I just completed an A/B test. I like the smoothness and warmth of the new set (sans lo/hi-cut). But by comparison the new EQs jointly lack the punch of the original. In fact, I'm going to be sticking with the original for my mastering work. It's just not worth sacrificing the midrange punch I get through the original.
I anticipated this would be a no brainer upgrade for me like the 1176 and LA-2 compressors were, but it's simply not. I pray to my higher power that UA NEVER discontinues the older versions. Ultimately, it's probably good to have both versions, but for now, I'll spend my dough on something else.
New Pultec Collection - GREAT Upgrade
Been using the Pultec-Pro plug for years. Just purchased the new Pultec. Ran some A/B tests over the last few days.
The new Pultec has much more character than the old. You can really hear the tubes and transformers. The highs have greater definition & more air, but more smooth. The lows seem bigger, fatter, bouncier, but are again more smooth. The Q on each band seems to be different, not wider, just a different curve resulting in better definition between each band. Especially true for the MEQ-5. The MEQ is much improved & can really be used surgically now, not just to shape the mids. The HLF-3 is a nice addition.
The whole package exudes class! DEFINTELY a worthwhile upgrade! Now if they'd just have included the EQH-2...
Wow! It just keeps getting better!
UA just keep raising the bar. This really is another evolution in the standard of tools available to us in the digital world.
Does simply placing this plugin in the signal path improve things? Yes! Does it sound like the hardware? Yes!
I don't have an original 1A here in my studio at the moment so I can't do a proper A/B, but this plugin instantly gives me the feel I am looking for, the same feel I have always got when using the hardware. Is it going to be exactly the same as the hardware? Well, no! But try to find two hardware units that are exactly the same as each other! It sounds like a Pultec.
An amazing update, a great price, low DSP hit, and THAT sound!!!
Once again UA you have captured and recreated magic.
This really is Pultec!!