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Manley® Massive Passive EQ

Manley® Massive Passive EQ

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Ultra high-end tube EQ for mixing and mastering.

Officially licensed and endorsed by Manley Labs, the Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in expertly captures the behavior of the original hardware, from the unusual filter curves, to the multiple band interdependencies, right down to the tube amplifier distortion, and all-important transformer/inductor hysteresis.

Expertly shape tracks and masters with Manley’s ultra-boutique tube EQ

Dial in punch, air, sizzle, and clarity without adding harshness

Select between standard and mastering version with stepped bandwidth controls

Harness complex band interaction and tube amp distortion for organic, musical textures

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Featuring the Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in

Massive Reputation

Massive Reputation

The two-channel, four-band Manley Massive Passive tube EQ utilizes design strengths from choice console, parametric, graphic, and Pultec EQs — delivering sweet, musical curves with unparalleled clarity and headroom. The “Passive” in the Manley Massive Passive refers specifically to the tone shaping elements of the equalizer, which use only resistors, inductors, and capacitors to create all frequency changes. Its Frequency controls intentionally interact with one another, as do the Gain and Bandwidth controls, allowing for the Massive Passive’s natural and organic sound.

The Only Authentic Massive Passive Emulation

The Only Authentic Massive Passive Emulation

Painstakingly modeled by Universal Audio and rigorously scrutinized by Manley Labs for authenticity, the Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in captures the hardware’s unique filter curves and musical distortion.

Mix or Master

Mix or Master

The Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in offers a Standard version that offers continuous Bandwidth adjustment, and a Mastering version that includes 16 steps of easily recallable Bandwidth selections. Perfect for subtle or broad strokes to individual instruments or whole mixes, you can add presence and sizzle without harshness to drums and vocals, or add weight and heft to an entire mix without muddying the bottom end.

Key Features

Highly coveted stereo 4-band passive tube EQ plug-in, both standard and mastering versions
Painstakingly modeled over a six month period and rigorously scrutinized by Manley Labs for authenticity
Filter curves, band interdependencies, distortion and hysteretic behavior all represented in UA’s most ambitious EQ model to date
Every band switchable to shelf or bell, each band can be bypassed or set to boost or cut
Specially tuned, overlapping and interleaved Frequency choices
Disabling channel EQ via ‘In’ (bypass) retains desirable system filtering and coloration
Convenient “digital only” Link feature allows for continuously matched L/R settings
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Manley® Massive Passive EQ

Overall Rating

V. Ruzicic

August 1, 2022

Essential part of my master channel

So much realistic colours…great one!

O. Levi

July 11, 2022

Best eq for bassically everything

If you like going crazy with eq to make you’re songs smooth.
That’s the way.
Use it in your master and everything sound alive instantly.

M. Indovina

July 10, 2022

Amazing for mastering

This plugin is fantastic for mastering. It has such a wide range to it, yet even with extreme boosts/cuts, it always sounds natural. Highly recommended

W. Luk

July 8, 2022

Included Massive Passive EQ and Mastering Version

I owned the hardware but I still buy this because I can use it on every tracks at the same time.

h. kim

July 8, 2022

real eq

amazing.. thing.. yeah...

a. shaatoot

June 15, 2022

A real massive passive

I am using the massive passive since 2007(hardware) .. i tried hard to find a difference between it and the uad software version ... they r the same ... try it yourself

M. McCoy

June 14, 2022

Amazing thing

I hear nothing but love, plus my vox box, killer

j. Pettit

June 10, 2022

Manley Massive Passive, my favorite mastering EQ

One of the things I like the most is that it doesn't sound harsh, it sounds nice and sweet. It's not like EQ's I'm used to adjusting, you have to play with it a bit, But as I spend some time with it I get rewarded with something that is quite different from my other EQ's. It's got a bit of magic to it, try it and see for yourself.

W. Ji

June 10, 2022

Fucking Good Hell ya!

GOOOOOD

R. Origin

June 6, 2022

Works OK - Weird resonances on the low end

I was looking for a replacement of my Voltera-Kernel plugin version of the Massive Passive due to the software being unstable somewhat.

This does a passable job, but the low and high cuts have unpleasant resonances on certain settings that makes this my second choice for transparent EQ for the low & high end. If Acustica Audio Magenta was more stable, I'd not need this.

I. Bandera

May 9, 2022

Miracoloso

Un equalizzatore superbo. Lo inserisci sulla traccia desiderata o mix bus e accade il miracolo. Da avere!

M. Indovina

April 26, 2022

Amazing for mastering

This plugin is so good for mastering. You can go very subtle or extreme with it and it always sounds musical. A lot of power in a single plugin.

k. Ioannou

February 7, 2022

Verey transparent holy grail eq

This eq is just amaZing what ever you do it enhances the spectrum in sensitive way

J. Loureiro

January 17, 2022

One of The Best Eq for Mix Bus

I love this eq it is so smooth and never sound harsh even if you push it in extremes it always sounds musical.

U. PATAPENKA

January 11, 2022

one of the best booster eq I ever seen.

Brilliant, but heavy for DSP.

o. martinez lopez

January 11, 2022

Manley Massive Passive

Grrat Eq for mix bus, I like so much!!

L. Deane

January 5, 2022

Lama Steve

On a mix just turn the knobs till you find what you want to boost or cut. Then see if the shelf or bell works it's magic ! Use ears not number or lights ! Move to the center and control gain, high and low pass ! Move it around in the plugin order and find the spot ! Done.

A. nicolas

January 3, 2022

resizeable plugin 2022 you can do it !

can you update all your plugs and make the GUI resizable like the console , you can do it on the console so why not on the plugs, would be nice of you ;) , otherwise plugs are cool

S. Harris

December 29, 2021

Great but heavy on CPU

can't compare to the hardware, but sounds smooth and refined. only drawback is the amount of cpu it uses.

N. Merrick

December 28, 2021

Manley Massive Passive

I love all of the Manley products!