Dangerous BAX EQ Collection
Sweeten your mixes with one of
the smoothest EQs around.
The Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music. Designed as a “finishing EQ,” the BAX EQ Collection is an authentic plug-in emulation of this studio staple for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
Now You Can:
Apply sweet, musical EQ tweaks based on Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ circuitry
Rid your mix of unwanted subsonic frequencies, cleaning up the low-end and increasing your headroom
Tame high-end harshness while simultaneously opening up your mixes with air and transparency
Enhance stereo imagery and depth with Mid/Side function on stereo “Master” version
“The Dangerous BAX EQ is my new favorite box to put across my whole mix. It lets me achieve that modern pop brightness without any of the usual sibilance or harshness. The super low-end is fat without being muddy.”
– Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold, Jennifer Lopez)
“As an avid user of the hardware, I was stoked to see the UAD BAX EQ Collection. After using the BAX EQ Master plug-in with the M/S option, I have only one word — awesome.”
– John Paterno (Robbie Williams, Badly Drawn Boy, Bonnie Raitt)
June 23, 2022
Love using this for a nice little tuck on my mastering sessions.Read More
June 16, 2022
One of many colors and purposes
I hesitated a while but what made the final decision to buy this plug-in is the bottom end of the sub frequencies. It does nog have al lot of color but it does if you get me.. It’s...Read More
March 3, 2022
February 8, 2022
I wouldn’t master without this! Faithfully replicates the physical h/w. Powerful EQ adjustments can be achieved by the unique shelving options & Db levels offered to create pleasing...Read More
December 16, 2021
Top of the top in final touch ! 20/20Read More
October 25, 2021
Hello UAD so will keep this short and sweet `EXCELLENT` you would be hard pressed to noice any difference from the headwear. UAD has completely changed the way I mix and...Read More
Exacting emulation of the Dangerous Music BAX mastering-grade analog EQ
Based on Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ
Modeled exactly after the original Dangerous design, schematics and hardware
Broad Q Shelving for a natural, open character
"Mix" version, single set of controls, can be used on mono, stereo, and multi-mono sources
"Master" version with dual-mono controls and additional M/S (mid/side) mode for extended mastering possibilities (the hardware doesn´t have the M/S mode built-in)
Linked controls mode (Master version only)
Additional Output Trim (uncolored gain)
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Dangerous BAX EQ Collection
Love using this for a nice little tuck on my mastering sessions.
One of many colors and purposes
I hesitated a while but what made the final decision to buy this plug-in is the bottom end of the sub frequencies. It does nog have al lot of color but it does if you get me.. It’s between the Maselec and the Manley just another useful tool to handle specific frequencies for different genres by the needs of the moment.
I wouldn’t master without this! Faithfully replicates the physical h/w. Powerful EQ adjustments can be achieved by the unique shelving options & Db levels offered to create pleasing bass / treble balance with sympathetic mids. A tool you wouldn’t think of necessarily but can’t live without once you use it! Harnesses in overtly bold bass &/or treble excess or just refines nicely for already modest stereo master mixes
Top of the top in final touch ! 20/20
Hello UAD so will keep this short and sweet `EXCELLENT` you would be hard pressed to noice any difference from the headwear. UAD has completely changed the way I mix and master music. 100% game changing.. Thanks to you all..
Good for my mix Lve it can use it anywhere
Great plugin for improving lo- or hi-end, mono-ing the bass etc. Probably, it will occur on each of my master-chains.
Super clean mastering eq with magic mid side sound without phase
This makes every mix and master better
It is truly an outstanding plug in that helps add clarity to every mix and master. it is purely magical
Great stuff as usual.
All I am missing now is a full controller integration - for all uad products (I love softube, but...)
Still fully recommendable!
I love it - it is everything the ads say and it was usable right away~
EQ subtile mais parfaite
EQ subtile mais parfaite, pour du mastering sourtout mais aussi pour une strip de console.
I started using this eq as a Plugin Alliance version but stopped due to tech issues with my computer. After getting my computer fixed and my studio running I wanted it but I wanted to own it. I saw UAD had this. And as soon as it went on sale I pulled the trigger. Now this next to my Avalon 737 plugin and my Pultec Pro is my absolute killer setup. It’s my go to for every mix and master. I had a chance to hear the hardware a while back. This sounds better than the PA version and exactly like the hardware! I love this eq! Absolutely! It’s a great Smile EQ! Perfect for mastering and mixing.
UAD is miles ahead of the competition.
Does what you need it to do
Been using it for some Masters recently. The Mid/Side capabilities are really useful, especially the volume balance knobs. Quick for readjusting a mix and creating width. The EQ has a very subtle sound which is awesome, not at all harsh.
It works so well I tried it on everything it has great character. Wow
I started a mastering company using this... it’s that good.
Indispensable m/s EQ
The "Master" version of this plugin, in m/s mode, has become a staple in my mixes when I want to enhance stereo presence.
Apparently not everyone's first choice for mixbus/mastering chain, but became one of mine.
I watched Luca Pretolesi mix Major Lazer on Puremix, and was intrigued by his use of Dangerous hardware, so I decided to try out the plugin version. I now use the BAX on almost every mastering chain. The way it was described to me, Baxandall curves are the kind of eqs that home stereos in the 90s used for the "smile" eq. I guess somewhat similar to the Pultec in that they are both "smile" eqs with gentle, wide bands, the BAX seems to bring out more meat specifically in my kick drums than the Pultec, and also allows me to lift the sides without compromising the center. Don't ask me too much about the science behind why this curve sounds good or how it differs from the Pultec. The HPF is also very nice in that I can eliminate more of the lows on the sides than in the center, which is as it should be from my understanding. I really, really like this plugin.
If you want Subtle Transparent Mastering EQ
I demo’d this alongside the Manley Massive and although both are great for mixing and mastering I felt the BAX is a cleaner, more transparent sounding unit and can be as subtle as you like or as big as you need, the M/S section for mastering makes it more than just an EQ, excellent work from the team at UAD.