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Trident™ A-Range Classic Console EQ Plug-In
The legendary British console EQ that crafted the “Golden Age” of rock records.

Licensed and endorsed by Trident Audio Developments, the Trident® A-Range Classic Console EQ plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces expertly emulates the iconic EQ used on David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Lou Reed’s Transformer, and Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack, among hundreds of others.

The original Trident A-Range desk holds near-mythic status, and is arguably the best loved of the classic Trident console designs. Heralded for its unique band interactions and distinct cut-filter combinations, the Trident A-Range EQ has made an indelible impact on the sound of rock.

Now You Can:
  • Track and mix with the legendary 4-band active EQ modeled from one of only 13 original Trident A-Range desks
  • Artfully sculpt instruments with unique band interactions and musical cut-filter combinations
  • Add snarling midrange and airy high end to electric guitars
  • Easily inject life and color to kick drums, bass, and vocals without adding harshness

Capturing the Rare A-Range
Working in partnership with Trident Audio Developments, Universal Audio scrupulously analyzed and faithfully reproduced the EQ section from the same Trident A-Range console used to record Rush’s Hemispheres and the Police’s Outlandos d'Amour.

One of only 13 A-Range consoles ever built, this desk was hand-picked by the late Elliott Smith for his private studio, and now resides at New Monkey Studio in Van Nuys, CA.

An EQ with Distinct, Musical Character
The A-Range’s unique voice is born from its inductor-based EQ design. Featuring clever band interactions and distinct cut filter combinations, the Trident A-Range plug-in lets you easily shape guitars, vocals, piano, individual drums, or your drum bus with the same legendary curves used on over 300 Gold and Platinum records.
With Unison Technology


Note that artists names and/or likenesses contained herein do not constitute an official endorsement of Universal Audio products. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.



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  • Joe Chicarelli

    (The Shins, My Morning Jacket, The Killers)

    "The Trident® A-Range Classic Console EQ Plug-In is one of my favorite EQs, especially for electric guitars. I think it’s the best electric guitar EQ that there is."

    Hans Zimmer

    (The Dark Knight, Gladiator)

    "[For lots of color] there's the Trident A-Range EQ plug-in, which is great on snare drums & things like that."



    "[The Trident A-Range EQ] is all about character. It emulates the original, including the quirky ability to create really unusual curves."

    Glenn Rosenstein

    (Ziggy Marley, U2, Johnny Cooper)

    "All of the love of a vintage Trident A-Range, none of the maintenance ... It's a console-in-the-box"

    J.J. Blair

    (Rod Stewart, George Benson)

    "There is no better EQ [Trident A-Range] for electric guitars ... making that snarl cut right through the mix."

  • C.J. Vanston

    (Prince, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker)

    "I used the [Trident A-Range EQ ] and I was blown away, wow! I can't live without it now! Easily my favorite of all the EQs, so musical."

    Ariel Borujow

    (P-Diddy, TI, Black Eyed Peas)

    "I love the high end boost [of the Trident A-Range EQ plug-in]! Extremely musical all across the board."

    Arabian Prince

    (N.W.A, ProfessorX)

    "I mix through the Trident [A-Range plug-in], to get that sound that I had back in the day. It's damn accurate too."

    Glenn Rosenstein

    (Ziggy Marley, U2)

    "Not sure how, but they did it. UA created an A-Range plug-in with the sonic integrity of the original hardware."

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    Sounds great!
    by M. Spaans(Sunday 7 August, 2016)

    It's my EQ plu-in to go, just love it!!! Read More

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    Very useful EQ with flavour!
    by S. Kalisperides(Thursday 14 July, 2016)

    I purchased this EQ after demoing it. It sounds great on various instruments and voice but i think its strengths lie mainly on drums, bass and guitar for that vintage 70s warm flavour. It has a very distinctive character that is not easy to achieve with other EQ plugins, so definitely worth… Read More

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    Great EQ
    by M. Neville(Sunday 1 May, 2016)

    As a lifetime Bowie fan the chance to emulate the sounds that really turn me on is astounding, I was ready to buy unheard but tested anyway, I have no hardware example to match against but the control is great, having read all the five star reviews I can only agree with them, gobsmacked at… Read More

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    I always wanted a trident
    by S. LAY(Sunday 21 February, 2016)

    I always wanted a trident console. Now I have that console sound. It sounds great on anything you can throw at it. Much love UAD. Read More

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    Magic EG!
    by P. Shrout(Monday 18 January, 2016)

    This EQ is magic to my ears. I have never had the fortune to work with a real Trident console, so I don't know how close it is to the actual EQ on the Analog Trident. I can tell you that it does add some very cool mojo to whatever you slap it on. I just completed a project where I used… Read More


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    Valente Bertelli is a recording artist and producer based in Los Angeles. Here, he breaks down the track "It Don't Matter" from his latest album, Music For Rooftops. Read More

    Joe Zook Mixes OneRepublic and Serena Ryder

    WIth multiple platinum-selling records under his belt, Zook is one of the industry's most sought-after mix engineers. Read More

    Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli

    The Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and engineer is responsible for capturing some of modern times’ most beloved sounds. Read More

  • Tony Maserati

    Tony Maserati’s renowned chops has had him mixing everyone from Lady Gaga, Sting, and Mariah Carey, to The Notorious B.I.G. and Alicia Keys… Read More

    Jason Schweitzer On Mixing With UA Gear for Snoop

    GRAMMY®-winning mixer and recording engineer Jason Schweitzer on developing artful ears. Read More

    Miles Walker

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  • Michael Brauer

    Michael Brauer has enjoyed an illustrious 30-year music career, mixing chart-topping albums by artists including Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones. Read More

    Ryan Hewitt

    Few people are lucky enough to grow up in the music business. Ryan Hewitt had the fortune of being raised in and around recording studios. Read More

    Glenn Rosenstein

    Glenn Rosenstein is one of those powerhouse engineer/producers who cut his teeth at NYC’s Sigma Sound in the ‘80s. Read More

  • Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and compelling film composers in Hollywood, with more than 100 films and eight Academy Awards to his name. Read More

    Mike Shipley

    GRAMMY®-winner Mike Shipley is one of the music industry’s top mixers; his hit-making career spans over thirty years. Read More

    Arabian Prince

    Veteran hip-hop/electronic producer Arabian Prince has enjoyed a steady career of hits spanning 25 years, and he’s not stopping now. Read More


Features & Specs
Trident® A-Range Classic Console EQ Plug-In
Key Features
  • 4-band active EQ modeled from one of only 13 original Trident A-Range desks
  • Licensed and endorsed by Trident Audio Developments, created by Universal Audio
  • Unique filter response curves modeled to exacting detail
  • Inductor-based EQ design yields band interaction between bell and shelving filters
  • Unique ability to combine cut filters for unusual filtering responses
  • Cosmetics match the original module’s “aubergine” (eggplant) finish
See the UAD Instance Chart here
  • High Shelf Filter: ±15 dB gain with switchable frequency (15 kHz, 12 kHz, 10 kHz, 8 kHz)
  • High-Mid Bell Filter: ±15 dB gain with switchable frequency (9 kHz, 7 kHz, 5 kHz, 3 kHz)
  • Low-Mid Bell Filter: ±15 dB gain with switchable frequency (2 kHz, 1 kHz, 500 Hz, 250 Hz)
  • Low Shelf Filter: ±15 dB gain with switchable frequency (150 Hz, 100 Hz, 80 Hz, 50 Hz)
  • Low Pass Filters: independently switchable and combinable (15k, 12k, and 9 kHz) 12 dB/Octave
  • Low Pass Filters: Independently switchable and combinable (15 kHz, 12 kHz, 9 kHz), 12 dB/Octave
  • High Pass Filters: Independently switchable and combinable (25 Hz, 50 Hz, 100 Hz), 18 dB/Octave
  • Output Gain: -24 dB to +12 dB
  • Ø: Inverts signal polarity
  • EQ In/Out: bypasses plug-in

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