Chandler Limited® Curve Bender Mastering EQ
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 — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo 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
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
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
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.
“The tone is strong, rock and roll, and has tons of personality. The Curve Bender can deliver a simple one-click notch of air on an organic mix or a healthy amount of low-end thump to punch up an electronic track.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The Curve Bender plug-in has the hallmarks of the original, with the added benefit of M/S processing and channel linking – it sounds amazing!”
– Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers)
“The sonic similarities of the UAD Chandler Curve Bender to the hardware allows me to work on my mobile rig, and integrate seamlessly into the analog world.”
– Tony Maserati (Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jason Mraz)
August 22, 2016
Just buy. No Questions asked.
I blind-bought this one, before seeing any demo or video. I do this every so often, and had the money for it, so I went for it. NO REGRETS. This is THE equalizer own nothing comes close...Read More
August 16, 2016
super versatile EQ
Great sounding EQ, compares well to the hardware unit. Useful on everything.Read More
August 11, 2016
I love this EQ its just perfect on the Mixbuss, specially for cleaning the mids and adding air. I also love it on the piano with the M S feature to give a little bit of stereo spread.Read More
August 1, 2016
The best UAD 2 bus and mastering EQ, up to now. Pretty close to the Hardware.Read More
July 24, 2016
Stunning smoothness en warmth
I really dig this one on the masterbuss but also on drums, guitars and vocals! Makes the sound even better on default mode without cutting or boosting a thing due to the accurate modelling...Read More
July 21, 2016
Subtle but effective - light on the dsp and makes a real difference in the mix bus - also used it to widen synths - a great plugin all round - and used in every mix from now on!!!! Highly...Read More
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
Chandler Limited Curve Bender Mastering EQ
Just buy. No Questions asked.
I blind-bought this one, before seeing any demo or video. I do this every so often, and had the money for it, so I went for it. NO REGRETS. This is THE equalizer own nothing comes close when making that fat analogue warmth in the bass, especially. It actually made my music that had a distinctively Tin-like quality sound like a smooth-as-butter baseline. And it does wonders for making drums whether actual recorded,sampled, or electronically produced percussion of any kind a very "round" sound that just is beautiful beyond comprehension. Like I said I blind-bought this and never regretted it. I do recommend to demo stuff first but this is one device that doesn't need a demo to prove itself. :)
super versatile EQ
Great sounding EQ, compares well to the hardware unit. Useful on everything.
I love this EQ its just perfect on the Mixbuss, specially for cleaning the mids and adding air. I also love it on the piano with the M S feature to give a little bit of stereo spread.
The best UAD 2 bus and mastering EQ, up to now.
Pretty close to the Hardware.
Stunning smoothness en warmth
I really dig this one on the masterbuss but also on drums, guitars and vocals! Makes the sound even better on default mode without cutting or boosting a thing due to the accurate modelling of the whole circuit.
Subtle but effective - light on the dsp and makes a real difference in the mix bus - also used it to widen synths - a great plugin all round - and used in every mix from now on!!!! Highly recommended!!!
Much like other reviewers have mentioned, this EQ is really smooth. You can really shape the timbre of your mix without it sounding strange.
This had replaced my goto Buss EQ ( Manley Massive Passive) at once.
Congatulations - the first EQ Plugin that gives you a real sweet analog Sound.
it's really nice master EQ
nice movement. and really warmth and sweet.
i always using by master bus.
chandler curve bender
The name is strange but this is a beautiful eq. I find that by using a subtle ammount it seems to give something to a track that perhaps otherwise would be missing. I love this eq.
Chandler Curve Bender EQ
The most musical EQ to put on my master buss. The emulation is stunning. I used the hardware for years. Bravo!
M. Diaz Velez
I bought this EQ because I knew the amazing sound of the hardware... I have to say that I was amazed with the sound quality of it and fits perfectly in my mixes leveraging them to a new level. Well done guys!
This was one of the 3 pieces of hardware I wanted as a plugin format! Never heard the real thing, but every hit mixing engineer is using one. So it should be good, right?
Demoed it and the first thing I realized was the sweet and musical high frequenties. Even without any eq, only on the master bus, makes your mixes sound more analog, but not in a dramatic way! (it doesn't muddy or blur the sound at all)
I never write reviews, but this is the best master bus eq I've ever heard. In combination with the shadow hills mastering compressor (the discrete) makes my master bus a super sounding, final chain!
Try it and you will certainly buy it!
Also the filters are super sweetttttt.....
Who Needs Another EQ??
very skeptical on this one...I mean really...another EQ? I have the Massive Passive. BUT, then I demo'd the Curve Bender and it blew me away - unbelievably super smooth, open. Indiv tracks, drum buss, mix... it's just amazing the way it opens up the sound. So, I guess the answer is, 'ME'... because I bought it and I love it.
Smooth and accurate
Had been thinking of getting the hardware version for a while. That thought is now on hold. The Curve Bender Plug-In sounds every bit like i would have been expecting the hardware version to sound like. Thumbs up!
Soft and Warm
Love the sound of this EQ! Fixed alot of sampled material with it's gentle tone and also it made some magic on my master bus! So pity I can't afford it at the moment, so I need to work hard next 14 days until demo expires :)
Vibey and Musical
I've wanted this in plugin form for YEARS. Having never been truly satisfied with the ITB Manley, MDW, Millenia and the like as a mix bus EQ finding them either boring, flat and uninspiring I honestly feel I can lay to rest the search. It's got an amazingly rich tone and musical EQ that you can boost for days and not feel like you're screwing anything up. Really happy with this, great job Softube!
but i demo it on a my master bus and it make my mixing sound narrow why is that
There`s much written about its sound - and i`m agree with it: well crafted m/s space, air, brilliance... yes it`s another level of eq ) But what is really hooks you, is a gorgeous design of the device. i`m really hypnotized by its shape and colors, the same i can say about the Limited Zener Limiter. It`s a mans game - you want to have it, to explore it.. and if not use it...just to to know it`s there in your pocket like an expensive pristine watch. You`ll not use it often , it`s not a workhorse but it will really make ice on a cake.
As good as it gets...
I just can't speak highly enough of UA's plug ins.......got some pretty decent outboard, and I never thought I'd be favouring software over hardware, but these guys keep hitting it out of the park!!!
Thanks UAD for turning my relatively modest set up into a mastering powerhouse......no, really.