Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ


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The inspired tone of the legendary British console EQ, taken to the next level.

Based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk from Abbey Road Studios, the same one used to record Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Beatles' Abbey Road, Chandler Limited’s Curve Bender EQ isn’t just a recreation of the legendary hardware. It takes the sonics of the vintage EMI unit, and blows it up into powerful mastering EQ.

Developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ plug-in is endorsed by Chandler Limited and is an exacting emulation of this ultra‑boutique EQ.

Now You Can:

Shape and color your mixes with the only authentic emulation of Chandler Limited's best-in-class EQ

Give your tracks vintage warmth and character

Boost frequencies in your masters with powerful, character-filled EQ curves — without ever sounding harsh

Harness plug-in-only features Mid/Side and Channel Linking to tweak width and punch

Take a listen

Take a listen
An Iconic Circuit

An Iconic Circuit

Using an advanced algorithm, Softube expertly emulates the Chandler Limited Curve Bender’s filter inductors — the key to its legendary sonic character. “Inductor-based EQs have a sound that is unachievable by any other method," says Chandler Limited founder, Wade Goeke. "They sound fat, with thick low end, slightly aggressive mids, and smooth highs.”

Expanding a Classic

Expanding a Classic

The original EMI TG12345 desk EQ offered nine fixed filter points. The Chandler Limited Curve Bender expanded these to a whopping 51, with more gain options, a slightly more flexible Q, Mid/Side capability, and added high and low‑pass filters. These enhancements have made the Chandler Limited Curve Bender EQ equally at home in high-end mixing or mastering studios.

Mastering and More

Mastering and More

Although it’s primarily designed for the mix bus, the Chandler Limited Curve Bender EQ plug-in can be used in myriad tone-shaping scenarios. Put it on your mix bus and add air, complexity, weight and mojo with juicy inductor-based flavor. The Chandler Limited Curve Bender plug-in’s ultra-flexible filters can even clean up infrasonic rumble, DC offset, and high-frequency noise. Or place it on your drum or vocal bus for tons of old-school spice and attitude that is unachievable any other way.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of this modern classic EQ for mixing and mastering, fully authenticated by Chandler Limited
Based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd
Models entire Chandler Limited Curve Bender electronic path including transformers and circuit nonlinearities
Plug-in-only features include Mid/Side functionality and channel linking
Includes Artist Presets from Howard Willing, Kevin Kadish, and Tony Maserati

Customer Reviews

Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ


(94 reviews)

N. Dettenbach

April 12, 2017

High Level Mastering EQ

Worked primarily with the Manley Massive Passive - which is a a Monster. The Curve Bender seem to have it's own sound, which seem to blew up where the Massive Passive comes "at his ends". I'm still new with the Curve Bender and have to get more experiences, but the sound out of tweakin on some first masters was awesome.

T. Lockett

April 11, 2017

Great EQ

I have a lot of great EQ's, and the Chandler Curve Bender EQ, is high up on the list of my go to, mastering EQ's.
This EQ can cut or boost, either subtly or drastically, but it ALWAYS sound smooth.
I would recommend this EQ to anyone I'm not very good at writing about the details, I'll just say it sounds great,and it was worth the money

T. Prilesky

April 3, 2017

My new fave mastering eq

I've been using the Massive Passive as my main mastering eq for years, but this one is so much more satisfying to work with. The tones change in a more organic way, it has beautiful analog character, and the m/s feature is incredibly useful. Very happy that I got this.

C. Witt

March 22, 2017

The best Bus Eq i ever heard!

This one i put on every bus/group and on the master channel. it is so beautiful. rich and creamy curves.. like my wive. i love it.

J. Costable

March 18, 2017


Smooth, musical, loving this on my mix buss.

K. Degiorgio

March 13, 2017

Shines in the upper mids.

I have found the best use for this on the mix buss. The gentle settings and curves are perfect for that. The best upper mid section I've yet heard on a plug-in EQ. Very impressive.

J. Morra

February 22, 2017

Satisfied with this

Reactive eq so I can use it on mastering chain or bus tracks. In addition to 4 bands, it has low pass and high pass filters. Mid-side processing is also useful.

A. Shaw

February 17, 2017

Special Sheen

This Eq sound great! I typically use it on my mix buss and it does the job well with slight boosts in top and low end frequencies. It is far from transparent but it has a sweetness to it. I'm typically recording a mixing Rap, HipHop, Reggae, and R&B.

T. Lash

February 14, 2017

Favorite UA plugin

This is my favorite EQ. Easy to use and dial in or cut out just the right amount. Makes tracks and mixes sound considerably better. Not huge DSP hog either. Thumbs way up on this beauty.

V. François

February 13, 2017

Better than Manley

Very efficient EQ, a must have for mastering

T. V

January 31, 2017

Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ

The massive EQ sound frequencies take a lot of experience, and not for the first-timers, unless you're a mastering pro. For software, this seems sharp at times, and slightly over-compressed, if you're not careful, but compared to the hardware version, the savings help make you work for the right tweaks.

T. V

January 31, 2017

Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ

The massive EQ sound frequencies take a lot of experience, and not for the first-timers, unless you're a mastering pro. For software, this seems sharp at times, and slightly over-compressed, if you're not careful, but compared to the hardware version, the savings help make you work for the right tweaks.


January 20, 2017


I love it!! It is my new weapon!

B. Benton

January 16, 2017

Shape of sound

Endless shaping possibilities. From shimmer to warmth, I could easily add it to everything and with Apollo, I can.

G. Burke

January 14, 2017

Buy it

Just do it!

S. Dawood

January 14, 2017

Best Mastering EQ

On of the best Buss and mastering EQs...

B. Dunn

January 14, 2017

Something Special

If you haven't used Chandler products before, you see the hardware price tag and think, "man, this thing better be special for the price". Well, this plug in, I'm sure like the hardware, does a "thing" that is very special. The EQ is fantastically smooth, but there's a color that is very likable. Its not a pultec, the color is a finishing color, if that makes any sense. This plug also does mid/side. Anyway, demo it on your 2 buss and you won't be able to take it off. Fantastic.

m. wan

January 12, 2017


Through it can all the details of the music
Will not miss the sound quality
Let the sound clear and natural open
Full voice
Too strong

L. Puschmann

January 12, 2017

Sehr schön!

Sehr schönes PlugIn. Klingt gut, sieht gut aus und der Einsatzbereich gilt für alle Arten von Instrumenten. Der Einsatz macht Spass, den Chandler nehme ich bei jedem neuen Projekt.
Vielen Dank hierfür!

G. Samraj

January 10, 2017

Great for adding color

Great plug in for adding color. I use it primarily on bus mixes or stems. It may be a rather expensive plug in however if put into good use maybe worthwhile indeed

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