Pultec Passive EQ Collection

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

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Astonishingly accurate recreations
of the “must-have” classic EQs.

Building on a decade of the world’s most intensive modeling research, UA has recreated the famed Pultec EQ experience as plug-ins – ones that are nearly indistinguishable from the original analog hardware.

The Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware includes the ultimate plug-in emulations of Pulse Techniques’ original passive EQs. With painstakingly modeled amplifier sections now onboard, the Pultec EQ Collection "breathes" like the original hardware.

now you can:

Use Pultec's three most popular studio EQs on individual tracks or busses

Provide the same Pultec analog “magic” for your tracks, making them sound better just by passing through

Push the Pultec's fully modeled transformer and tube-based amplifier sections

Make difficult-to-isolate instruments and vocals breathtakingly clear without affecting neighboring frequencies

Dial up extreme levels of EQ boost while staying natural and musical

Give that signature airy, smooth-as-silk vintage tone to your master channel

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Artist Testimonials

Artist Testimonials

Featuring the UAD Pultec EQ Collection

The Pultec Story

The Pultec Story

When Ollie Summerland and Gene Shenk hand-crafted the first Pulse Techniques passive program equalizer in 1951, they had no idea they were transforming an industry. But like a Stradivarius, their little garage-built, made-to-order designs have been copied by nearly every EQ-maker for decades, and their early EQP-1A's still bring thousands on the used market — if you’re lucky enough to find one.

Legendary Pultec Depth and Clarity

Legendary Pultec Depth and Clarity

Going far beyond UA’s original standard-defining Pultec plug-ins, the EQP-1A faithfully models the overbuilt transformers and complex tube amplifiers of the original hardware. Simply running a full mix or single instrument through it imbues the track with the legendary Pultec analog magic. And, with these new plug-ins, you can actually hear the Pultec's amplifier overload effects — just as you would with the hardware — unleashing a bounty of sublime results.

The Signature Effect on Low End

The Signature Effect on Low End

The Pultec EQP-1A’s signature effect, unintended by its designers, is its ability to seemingly boost and cut the same frequency simultaneously. In reality, the filters actually alter adjacent frequencies, but the naturally interactive resonant dip has an amazing boosting and tightening effect — especially on bass guitar and kick drums.

Shaping Your Mids: The MEQ-5

Shaping Your Mids: The MEQ-5

The MEQ-5 Mid-Range Equalizer is the richly colorful tube-amplified companion to the EQP-1A. With two bands of midrange boost and one band of midrange dip, the MEQ-5 gets the very best out of the ”power region” where guitars and vocals can make or break a mix. The unique band overlap and filter interaction unleash the vibrancy of these instruments in the track – without fighting your overall mix.

Tame The Highs: The HLF-3C

Tame The Highs: The HLF-3C

The never-before-available HLF-3C completes the Pultec Passive EQ Collection. This new plug-in adds 12 dB per octave low and high cut filters, for broad retro-tonal sculpting or bygone-era special effects. You can easily subtract the unnecessary frequencies in any instrument and sub-group so they stay wonderfully musical in the mix.

Key Features

Painstaking circuit reproduction of the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made
Must-have studio staple Pultec Equalizers: EQP-1A Program EQ, MEQ-5 Mid-Range EQ, HLF-3C Filters
Models entire electronic path, including tube amplifiers and transformers, for musical distortion
Silky, vintage highs and tight, focused lows using combined boost/cut resonant shelf dip with EQP-1A
Broad, overlapping frequency selections for fine peak and dip midrange filter control with the MEQ-5
12 dB cut filter tonal sculpting or special effects with the HLF-3C
Includes Artist Presets from Neal Cappellino, Jacknife Lee, and John Paterno

Customer Reviews

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

OVERALL RATING

M. Ball

October 20, 2014

Fantastic EQ

It's incredible how much this EQ sounds like the original hardware. It responds the way I want it to and it sounds so good! I use this EQ on practically everything. 10/10. Keep up the great work Universal Audio!

Matt Ball
Record producer and mix engineer

C. Ventura

October 15, 2014

A must have !!

I'm in love with this piece of gear, use it on all my mixes !!

S. Hlavsa

October 14, 2014

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

Great EQ for everything, excellent sound. Adds body, warmth and a nice top end. Thanks Universal Audio

S. Tib

October 13, 2014

Great EQ, easy to use,

I used the Pulteq EQ on Bass synth a lot and master

The big difference for me, between the old and the new version is the Pultec Passive collection is more precise, less muddy than the old one. It's great to have an eq that boost the bass frequency without having a muddy low end !!!

S. Tib

October 13, 2014

Great EQ, easy to use,

I used the Pulteq EQ on Bass synth a lot and master

The big difference for me, between the old and the new version is the Pultec Passive collection is more precise, less muddy than the old one. It's great to have an eq that boost the bass frequency without having a muddy low end !!!

S. Tib

October 13, 2014

Great EQ, easy to use,

I used the Pulteq EQ on Bass synth a lot and master

The big difference for me, between the old and the new version is the Pultec Passive collection is more precise, less muddy than the old one. It's great to have an eq that boost the bass frequency without having a muddy low end !!!

R. Maloney

October 7, 2014

Good stuff !!!

Real good for the kick drum. Also great on snare too.

F. Schartner

October 6, 2014

Great sounding eq!! Easy to use!!!! my new go to eq

Talking short about myself i am the typical home studio nerd with no professional experience. So if there is a plug-in that shows up with such a clean gui interface i have to try it.
The Pultec eq plugins sound is really really great and the presets are definitely helping me out the get into the ballpark asap. Just by putting it on the track without doing anything it already changes the sound. Speaking for myself i found that the pultec eq are not meant to be like surgical eq, but help to make the instrument sound better, more defined, helping to highlight the strength of each track you put it on.
Using both the boost and attenuation function gives some really nice and interesting sounding results!! Worth every single penny!!!

C. Reynolds

October 1, 2014

Simply Beautiful.

Hands down the best Pultec emulation out there. Really does improve the sound just by passing the signal through. The EQ is silky smooth, just like the original units. Thanks UA!

S. Corbett

September 29, 2014

New Go-to EQ!

I demoed the EQ-1A and MEQ5 and then just bought the collection outright. Insane sound here, nothing like any plug I've used before. Smooth, sweet, warm response, with the ability to carefully bring out character in an instrument in a warm and musical way. The EQ-1A works wonders on anything lacking a bit of sheen, boom, or need a bit of control, while the MEQ5's mid-cut clears up the "boxy" on drums in a way that used to take me several plugs to get (and nowhere near as smooth-sounding, mind you). Of all my recent UA purchases, THIS collection is my favorite!

S. Arts

September 26, 2014

PULTEC...

Across the seas of hope... With nowadays DAW`s, cpu and UAD, running on 192khz i had my first listen.... no more words needed...

L. Min

September 17, 2014

Good!!!

Very very good sound . . .
Forever pultec passive eq

R. Diekmann

September 15, 2014

The Pultec

I once bought a Pultec Style EQ...but since i tested this plugin i realized that the Hardware is not even getting close to this little sexy Plugin!!!

I Luv it and i can just say: Its so damn worth every cent!!!

Suburb Kids

M. Gonzalez

September 13, 2014

extremely addictive

already loved the Legacy, but this version is so smooth and subtle, definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Magic on kick, vocals, you name it. I never used to boost the highs but now I do with this plug!

surprise application - I just used it on a fuzz bass that sounded kind of gnarly. The pedal sounded great but robbed a lot of the low end. The Pultec restored the lows, sculpted the mids to make it sit in the mix better, and shaped the highs to give it some fizz without fighting the guitars.

the extreme amounts of boost available also make it a great combo with the 1176 collection! turn the boost up to 7 or 8, and then use the 1176 to flatten it back down into the mix!

N. Warnaar

September 4, 2014

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

After a five-minutes demo I was convinced... this UAD Pultec EQ is so much better than . Finally I found in this the perfect EQ for spoken word.

J. Partelow

August 22, 2014

Pultec

Had the luxury of an immediate a/b between the plugin version and the hardware version of the same Pultec EQ on the vocal I did for a friend's song.

While the two weren't identical, the truth is there wasn't anything discernibly off from the plug compared with the hardware once a couple settings get adjusted, and the same amount of eq adjustments would likely be required of two hardware units when you factor in calibration, age, original Pultec hardware vs kit rebuild - might just be in a different way.

Hardware connoisseurs say it's not quite the same, my own take is Universal Audio makes that delta feel like you're splitting atoms to complain about it.

The only problem with ua plugins? Nothing, and they have more you haven't tried.

R. Bowring

August 1, 2014

Pultec Passive EQ Collection

Since I started using this plug in 2 weeks ago it has become by go to eq collection for colour. The character it imparts is sublime, as it adds something that I simply have not found in other emulations I've used. Does is sound exactly like the hardware? I don't know but it has added something magical to nearly every source I've tried it on!

A. Stoehr

July 24, 2014

it`s simply perfect

i tried it first when i got my uad2-quad, but i didn`t really got the concept, but when i saw the great price a few weeks ago i thought: let`s give it another try.
and after reading the manual i was enlightened immediately and since then i use it in every project.
it just sound so good and you can get this nice warmth and presence as you would expect from an old analog legend.
so far it`s the UAD plugin i`m most happy with

G. Sharp

July 22, 2014

An awesome EQ

This is a truly awesome plugin. It makes me smile almost every time I try it. Really my favourite EQ and I already have quite a number and I cannot imagine doing a mix without it.

G. Sharp

July 22, 2014

An awesome EQ

This is a truly awesome plugin. It makes me smile almost every time I try it. Really my favourite EQ and I already have quite a number and I cannot imagine doing a mix without it.

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