Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ

Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ

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Regular Price: $299.00

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The inspired tone of the legendary British console EQ, taken to the next level.

Based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk from Abbey Road Studios, the same one used to record Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Beatles' Abbey Road, Chandler Limited’s Curve Bender EQ isn’t just a recreation of the legendary hardware. It takes the sonics of the vintage EMI unit, and blows it up into powerful mastering EQ.

Developed by Softube for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces — the Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ plug-in is endorsed by Chandler Limited and is an exacting emulation of this ultra‑boutique EQ.

Now You Can:

Shape and color your mixes with the only authentic emulation of Chandler Limited's best-in-class EQ

Give your tracks vintage warmth and character

Boost frequencies in your masters with powerful, character-filled EQ curves — without ever sounding harsh

Harness plug-in-only features Mid/Side and Channel Linking to tweak width and punch

Take a listen

Take a listen
An Iconic Circuit

An Iconic Circuit

Using an advanced algorithm, Softube expertly emulates the Chandler Limited Curve Bender’s filter inductors — the key to its legendary sonic character. “Inductor-based EQs have a sound that is unachievable by any other method," says Chandler Limited founder, Wade Goeke. "They sound fat, with thick low end, slightly aggressive mids, and smooth highs.”

Expanding a Classic

Expanding a Classic

The original EMI TG12345 desk EQ offered nine fixed filter points. The Chandler Limited Curve Bender expanded these to a whopping 51, with more gain options, a slightly more flexible Q, Mid/Side capability, and added high and low‑pass filters. These enhancements have made the Chandler Limited Curve Bender EQ equally at home in high-end mixing or mastering studios.

Mastering and More

Mastering and More

Although it’s primarily designed for the mix bus, the Chandler Limited Curve Bender EQ plug-in can be used in myriad tone-shaping scenarios. Put it on your mix bus and add air, complexity, weight and mojo with juicy inductor-based flavor. The Chandler Limited Curve Bender plug-in’s ultra-flexible filters can even clean up infrasonic rumble, DC offset, and high-frequency noise. Or place it on your drum or vocal bus for tons of old-school spice and attitude that is unachievable any other way.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of this modern classic EQ for mixing and mastering, fully authenticated by Chandler Limited
Based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd
Models entire Chandler Limited Curve Bender electronic path including transformers and circuit nonlinearities
Plug-in-only features include Mid/Side functionality and channel linking
Includes Artist Presets from Howard Willing, Kevin Kadish, and Tony Maserati

Customer Reviews

Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ

Overall Rating

m. łuczak

October 18, 2019

Super vintage sound

Super vintage sound

F. Carvalho

October 16, 2019

Great not only for mastering!

It's very difficult to overdo and adds a nice color. Also the M/S mode is amazing!

l. morrish-thomas

October 6, 2019

Night and day on the mixbus

Amazingly subtle, really hard to overdo. Then you bypass to AB and realise it marks everything shine!

D. Fornes Berenguer

September 4, 2019

Definitivo era todo bus y master!!

Empuje cálido al mas alto nivel, una vez lo insertas en el master o en un bus de grupo, ya no puedes prescindir de él, tono 10!!

M. Nwankoti

August 21, 2019

My Favorite Mastering EQ

Digging this plugin, it works well on adding that extra vibe to my low end, mids and highs!! Thanks for the voucher it really helped in acquiring this great tool!!! I have also used it on vocals, soon will also try it on drums! I rarely adjust over 1.5 or 2db's its the subtle vibe I love about it!!!

D. Tetmyer

July 24, 2019

Butter

Carve them frequencies and bend them at will

UAD User

July 22, 2019

Curve Bender - not just for mastering

This EQ sounds great on just about anything.
Functionally the Curve Bender is very similar in some ways to the Manley Massive Passive, but definitely has a different flavor.

Great for stem work, 2-buss, and mastering.
Pair it up with a nice compressor on your drum buss and sculpt the sounds you need!

UAD User

July 22, 2019

Curve Bender - not just for mastering

This EQ sounds great on just about anything.
Functionally the Curve Bender is very similar in some ways to the Manley Massive Passive, but definitely has a different flavor.

Great for stem work, 2-buss, and mastering.
Pair it up with a nice compressor on your drum buss and sculpt the sounds you need!

B. Palmer

July 12, 2019

Changed my sound for the better

I’ve been using the Massive Passive has n my master bus for years, and though I love it, I think the Curve Bender is a notch up. It’s color is unmistakable. Glad I bought it.

T. Zimmerman

July 2, 2019

Subtle to extreme adding a beautiful polish

While I have no experience with the actual unit, this is an excellent polishing equalizer.
It's strength seems to be in generally shaping the tone, more than corrective EQ. However it brings out tone without adding mud or harshness.

A. Gorman

June 30, 2019

Lives on the stero buss!

I use this most on my mix summing return after a hardware Focusrite Red 3 and Burl B2. It's a killer combo..

M. Czyz

March 29, 2019

Amazing mastering EQ

I don’t know the hardware but I like simplicity of this emulation and quality of sound! It also uses less dsp than some other mastering plugins, great sound, easy to use too! Defo on my master bus as a must be! Great!

D. Henry

February 9, 2019

THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

And boy do I accept them with open arms! What a wonderful piece of hardware turned software! Brilliant sonic and spacial characteristics! Lovely to use from guitar busses to master tracks. Absolute magic on a track.

D. Perini

February 8, 2019

Chandler Limited Curve Bender is a great EQ!

Chandler Limited Curve Bender

R. Cambrin

January 18, 2019

A must have but I waited until it was the right time.

It was something that I wanted but it was a little to specialized and I need other stuff first. Now that I have it, it has become a permanent part or my 2 bus stack. It is very subtle in effect and how it works changes how one adds and subtracts the Q. Keeping things short , it opens open up the mix in a very pleasing, and elegant way.
The other thing I like is that it simplifies the Mid/Side thing and using it in that way has helped me to understand how to use Mid/Side abilities in mixing.
I have used mid/side before but it was more like wrangling and in some ways unrepeatable even though a mastering engineer said he like the stereo spread on a mix I had made.
It is one of my faves

j. Kim

December 17, 2018

Good~!!

Very Smooth and Musical EQ!
I used to Master section always~

M. Soares

December 15, 2018

great master bus eq

Nice color eq, the m/s option is a must have!!!!

J. Torres

December 12, 2018

Best Mastering EQ I've ever used

This thing is amazing. Nothing you do will sound bad with this plugin so BE CAREFUL. You will end up over-doing it when you first get it.

J. Torres

December 4, 2018

This thing is GOLD

I demoed this plugin to see what all of the hype was about and I can assure you it isn't hype. Anything you do with this eq will sound good. So much so, that when you use it on your first couple mixes, you might even over do it. Just keep that in mind. Anyway, I love it!

T. Urbanski

November 29, 2018

Juicy and fat!

This is my next purchase!
After testing it for a few days, I can’t imagine not having this beast in my arsenal.

The filters on this plugin are simply amazing!
Adding beautiful finish to your hard work.
If you make dance music and want that juicy-meaty low end, this one is a must!
Thank you UA!