Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ

Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ

$299.00

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$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

T. Ball

July 7, 2020

The best master bus EQ I’ve used

The curvebender is a superb plugin, perfect for master bus EQ. It has incredibly smooth EQ adding brightness and clarity without harshness. The mid/side function is super useful for focusing low end and adding width. Excellent plugin at a fraction of the cost of the hardware.

N. Pinto

July 1, 2020

Most beautiful mid-hi-range EQ I've seen

Beautiful & colorful EQ, perfect for strings, pads, and synths. Only downside: it takes a *lot* of DSP.

F. zakariya

June 29, 2020

Excellent

Nice color, Also the M/S mode is amazing and hi-frequency sound to fill the missing gap in the mastering process.

R. Hutcheson

June 24, 2020

My favourite tone-shaper

Ive been using the curvebender on my drum bus for some extra sheen. and also on my 2 bus. This thing works wonders if you put it after a pultec eqp1a on a 2 bus; use a pultec eqp1a with the dr dre bass boost technique for some powerful low end, then use a bit of brightness around 6-8k on the curvebender on the sides and the mix blooms.

R. Campo

June 14, 2020

Pow

Thick, punchy, heaven. Wow

R. Gérard

June 9, 2020

awesome color to your mix

This is an EQ that brings life to the mix. It adds warmth and can be very detailed. It gives a coherence on the mix bus.

M. Eriksson

May 26, 2020

Great!

Abbey!!!

W. Pruksavanich

May 12, 2020

Excellent EQ!

I'm glad that I have this plugin. It gives me excellent hi-frequency sound to fill the missing gap in the mastering process. I will explore more on the instrument tracks.

G. Nargiz

May 12, 2020

Ok, but like other UAD master EQs better

I demoed this and the Bax in my master chain. I did not care for the wide separation the Chandler created in the stereo image. Bax sounded much more natural to me without the exaggerated separation.

C. Wilson

May 8, 2020

Fantastic mastering EQ

Simple to use yet incredibly surgical at the same time. This EQ can absolutely transform a mix....wish I had a real one now

E. Mannix

April 4, 2020

Excellent vocal carve after tracking, excellent mix bus. Heck, just excellent, never harsh.

I use it on vocals, mix bus, bass, and piano. Subtle was you want it, but even drastic settings sound smooth.

P. Duffy

March 25, 2020

Beautiful

I use this on every mix on my mix bus, but have also started using it on individual tracks was well. Just gorgeous.

D. Warren

March 5, 2020

Great

Very easy to use along with the classic analog sound that u expect from chandler. One of the best eq I use on mix busses

S. Altenburger

January 27, 2020

Not like the real thing

It's I would say a good EQ for channel EQing. But its sound is far from the original hardware. The sound completely misses the typical density and transparency. It does the EQing but not the refining of the image.

G. Baker

January 23, 2020

So useable...

I love this EQ. It feels like it thins out selected frequencies, instead of removing them. So it has a very natural and organic sound. Pretty invaluable tool on any track or bus.

O. Dramaretskiy

January 14, 2020

Amazing Sound!

Amazing tone and HI frequency

M. Garrido-Lecca

January 13, 2020

Amazing Curve Bender

Tons of character imprinted!

H. Mendez

January 12, 2020

Awsome

Using the curve for almost everything, from drums guitars master you name it, it just works awsome

C. Manchester

January 7, 2020

One of the reason I went UAD

This plugin is one of the reasons I opted for the UAD system and I still can't believe how good it is. I certainly use it in my mastering chain, but I have started using it on tons of things now. The character it adds is unsurpassable.

C. Yang

December 12, 2019

master eq...

It brings effective benefits in the mastering process. It is not obvious, but it can make many bands thinly.