Manley® Massive Passive EQ
Manley® Massive Passive EQ
Cannot believe how good this eq is. Perfect for the 2 bus; mastering; or any bus track that needs some sweetening...
good caracter give that phat sound, it is totally diferent form other eq plugins, seems that you could now let the hardware passed by.
One of the best EQ plug-in on the market, never tried the original but this plug-in add a lot of nice coloration
The perfect EQ. A true masterpiece. Amazing high end sheen (makes you say, OMG this is digital?!?), delicious mids, beefy lows. Tons of control, and switches easily from broad strokes to precise tweaks. Somewhat unique interface takes some getting used to. Very heavy DSP user, but worth it. Transparent filters. Impossible to make it sound bad. A steal at double the price.
A must have... I often use it in the master chain of my daw.
Truly an amazing eq. Very clean, and can be pushed hard without signal degradation. I know--it's pricey. But worth it.
I do not know the hardware but the plug is super efficient. The only limit is me, as often ua
Any time I think I'm finished with EQing, if I haven't already got this in the mastering chain, I'll slip one it, and whoa! In three shakes, I've got something MUCH better than I had without it. Doesn't matter what's in the chain already. It's almost always an improvement.
On some material (tambourines, cymbals and other "white noise" percussion instruments, as well as strings bow sound, etc.), there's something the Manley does to those sounds that is VERY unique and recognizable. I know it when I hear it in other people's work, and I like it more times than not!
It's something I never want to be without again, and I don't think it would ever have come about in plug-in form if it hadn't been for UA. Thanks, EveAnna and Hutch, for the original design (and for helping get the plug-in right), and thanks, UA for bringing it to us in the software domain!
Great sound and clean sound, simple to use. A most !
This Plug-In is very important my mastering.
My mastering doesn't consist if this is not.
Out-freaking-standing sound - the glue i use to hold the final mix in place AND make it sparkle on top AND thump on the bottom! I cannot rave enough about this eq plug-in - there must be SOME artifacts when boosting frequencies - but I have yet to hear anything I disliked when doing so (to do so though, is uncommon/last resort in my case).
Only thing I dislike, is the solo/laptop's limitation to just one stereo incidence of this plug-in. I look forward to going to a quad satellite system when I can.
Definitely a high-class Plug-In! Changes the sound very subtel, but always musical and with a precious tone.
Excellent plugin! Sounds really good every time. My go to mastering EQ just gives the mix that extra bit of character
Also I know hardware MP EQ. unbelievable but UAD version is most powerful. And I love audio charecteristics better then hardware.
This is the greatest gift to humanity since penicillin! I still can't believe that Manley allowed you guys to make it so accurate to the real thing....WTF?!!!!!
The 1st of 2 of my favorite UA plugins (the other is A800). I don't know what to tell you. The moment you insert it (without touching the settings), the mix sounds better. Well done.
I have never used a real Massive Passive... however after using this plug-in I definitely want one!
Just fantastic and musicial. Very easy to make instruments or mixes just to sound better.
I whish it was not so DSP hungry, but... thats probably why it sounds so good
The Manley is the smoothest Eq I have every used. This plug goes on every master buss. I won't mix and master a song without it!
It's just so good to use this.
Once you stop thinking you know what you're doing and read the manual it's amazing.
I really wasn't expecting it to make such a welcome difference to my mixes.
My Mastering engineer has the hardware, now I can preempt his job a bit just to see I'm in the ball park.