Pultec Pro EQ Legacy

Pultec Pro EQ Legacy

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Silky smooth midrange boost and cut to compliment a full-bandwidth vintage EQ.

Universal Audio’s Pultec Pro Legacy plug-in combines the Pultec MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, two of the most sought-after hardware EQs, into a single plug-in. The Pultec MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer has been out of production for some time, and is the ultimate compliment to the Pultec EQP-1A.

The MEQ-5 EQ section allows you to boost and cut midrange bands with the same silky smoothness and personality of the original hardware. Either EQ section can be enabled or disabled separately, saving DSP power. And like the EQP-1A, the MEQ-5 was meticulously modeled with all of the attention to detail you expect from Universal Audio.

Now You Can:

Mix and record with two legendary tube-based EQs

Use the EQP-1A to expertly shape bass and kick drums

Harness the MEQ-5’s midrange magic on electric guitars, vocals, and keyboards

Add character and tube warmth to any source

Key Features

EQP-1A & MEQ-5, both modeled after highly prized “golden units”
Unique simultaneous low-band Boost and Cut functions
Smooth, artifact-free EQ, even at high boost settings
Oversampled, phase-accurate modeling

Customer Reviews

Pultec Pro EQ Legacy


B. Malouf

June 14, 2013

Pultec Pro is sweeeet

Both versions of this plug perform exquisitely, and sound exactly like the originals I used back in 1980 at Eldorado in Hollywood.

W. Wei

June 6, 2013

Good eq!

This is a tune you will feel how nice eq, hardware been compared to simulate very successful, hard, dear engineers!

J. Lissette

June 3, 2013

That's what I was looking for...

I have been remastering alot of old reel to reel tapes and had been searching for a plug in with the right type of "feel" and "warmth". Finding it in the Pultec I was greatly surprised and pleased. It's really easy to get the right tone through it....very cool

M. Åkesson

May 30, 2013

Beats the real thing!

I've been fortunate to work on the real thing, the plugin behaves the same exact way.. With the added benefit of that I can carry it and a ton of other plugins that fit in my backpack. That's why it beats the real thing. And I have as many as I want... :)

R. Bonilla

May 27, 2013

This is got to be the best EQ combination you can ever own

This EQ Combination is got to be the best precision tool a Recording Engineer can ever have at his reach such a straight forward spot the problem and fix and having that classic tone that's almost impossible to own on the hardware version since this hardware unit is been discontinued many many years and this UA plugin modeled exact as the hardware no more to say 2 thumbs up!

J. Abdur-raheem

May 27, 2013

The real thing

You can't get any better. It just makes your music sound better

R. Schwabe

May 27, 2013

Unlike any other Pultec emulation

I can pull density and brightness from this plug unlike any other pultec emulation.

A. Pasek

May 24, 2013

Top EQ Plugin!

Jeder wird den Pultec irgendwann mal einsetzen! Auch wenn alle Regler auf Null stehen verleiht er dem Signal das gewisse Etwas. Der Vorteil des Pro zum einfachen Pultec ist natürlich die extra Mittenbearbeitung. Mit den wichtigsten Frequenzen kann man den EQ eigentlich auf jedem Kanal einsetzen. Wieder ein sehr gelungenes Plugin von UAD!!

C. Meyer

May 20, 2013

Very good EQ for small money, but slightly outdated

UA gave me the pro version of the Pultic for free after my purchase of a UAD-2, so that's a plus already to this.
I had a UAD1 years ago and owned the non-Pro version of this at that time and I was very happy with it and used it a lot on mixes and masters, both at work and for my own stuff. Using it now (again) shows me how well the plugin holds up with the strong competition of Waves & co, but also lacks just a tiny bit of sonic quality to be up there with the best. Seeing the price of this and considering the age, I think 4 stars is fair, as it really works very well, doesn't use up too much DSP and just sounds classic, even if other plugs surpass this ever so slightly. I probably wouldn't have bought it, but as a welcome gift it's great!

M. Dennis

May 16, 2013

GREAT Free plugin!

THANKS UAD for this free plugin simply for registering my UAD Quad Custom!

Pultec Pro EQ is great... Particularly as it was free... Be assured that your customers love the gesture of free plugins! :)

N. Nick

May 14, 2013

Pultec Pro EQ

it's just awesome! this plugin makes my job easier and more pleasant! It sounds warm and fat.

J. Becerra

May 3, 2013

Great Color and Sound!

The instance you put the plug on your chain you can hear a great analog color added to the signal. The plug is great for eq on any source but I am primarily using it on my masters as a final color eq that can add some nice retro shine.

A great buy and investment :D

D. Hamilton-leid

May 3, 2013

Wow! Fantastic Plugin

Used the real thing in State of the Ark Studio for a band I've been produced and it sounds so close I thought my ears were deceiving me.

Great plugin guys, keep up the great work!

J. Melvin

May 2, 2013

Pultec Pro

This plug gets the job done plus more. I've never heard a real one but when I do I hope it sounds like this bad baby

M. Howden

May 2, 2013

stick it on!

Stick it on a track, don't touch dials and just compare 'on' with 'bypassed' - that's all you need do and you'll be sold on this. Its warm and lovely :)

N. Afflitto

May 2, 2013


Great enhancing eq. Think your track sounds good? Add this, and it will sound better.

M. Stepien

May 1, 2013

My best Pultec eq!

I have probably all pultec plugins but this eq is my best!
Sound is a very effective and musical. Even a small shift makes big differences. I love it on vocal, guitar and...and everywhere:)

J. Swartzfeger

April 28, 2013

Brilliantly simple

I avoided this EQ for two reasons -- it was a free upgrade from UA and it initially has an obtuse layout to the uninitiated. The Pultec seems like some arcane piece pulled out of a time capsule.

After deciding to drop my biases I had over the plugin, I spent an hour learning the interface, how the various bands interact, etc. It wasn't as hard to learn as I had feared. Simple and straightforward.

My conclusion: it's brilliant and instantly my mixes became better. It's hard to make the Pultec sound bad unless you're simply twisting knobs and not using your ears.

I quickly dialed in a preset that 'opened up' my mixes and get rid of that boxy sound that seems to blanket my monitors. Not surgical or precise, but almost magical. Love this EQ!

R. Comitz

April 28, 2013


so excited on my purchase of the quad satellite. i just cant decide what plugs to get with my custom order!

P. Lira

April 23, 2013

And... cut!

If you need a simple to use but crisp and rich sounding EQ, you won't go wrong with this affordable plugin! I usually attenuate frequencies way more than boost them, and let the Pultec Pro do it's magic! It always sounds great on anything!

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