Pultec Passive EQ Collection
Astonishingly accurate recreations
of the “must-have” classic EQs.
Building on a decade of the world’s most intensive modeling research, UA has recreated the famed Pultec EQ experience as plug-ins – ones that are nearly indistinguishable from the original analog hardware.
The Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware includes the ultimate plug-in emulations of Pulse Techniques’ original passive EQs. With painstakingly modeled amplifier sections now onboard, the Pultec EQ Collection "breathes" like the original hardware.
now you can:
Use Pultec's three most popular studio EQs on individual tracks or busses
Provide the same Pultec analog “magic” for your tracks, making them sound better just by passing through
Push the Pultec's fully modeled transformer and tube-based amplifier sections
Make difficult-to-isolate instruments and vocals breathtakingly clear without affecting neighboring frequencies
Dial up extreme levels of EQ boost while staying natural and musical
Give that signature airy, smooth-as-silk vintage tone to your master channel
take a listen
Featuring the UAD Pultec EQ Collection
The Pultec Story
When Ollie Summerland and Gene Shenk hand-crafted the first Pulse Techniques passive program equalizer in 1951, they had no idea they were transforming an industry. But like a Stradivarius, their little garage-built, made-to-order designs have been copied by nearly every EQ-maker for decades, and their early EQP-1A's still bring thousands on the used market — if you’re lucky enough to find one.
Legendary Pultec Depth and Clarity
Going far beyond UA’s original standard-defining Pultec plug-ins, the EQP-1A faithfully models the overbuilt transformers and complex tube amplifiers of the original hardware. Simply running a full mix or single instrument through it imbues the track with the legendary Pultec analog magic. And, with these new plug-ins, you can actually hear the Pultec's amplifier overload effects — just as you would with the hardware — unleashing a bounty of sublime results.
The Signature Effect on Low End
The Pultec EQP-1A’s signature effect, unintended by its designers, is its ability to seemingly boost and cut the same frequency simultaneously. In reality, the filters actually alter adjacent frequencies, but the naturally interactive resonant dip has an amazing boosting and tightening effect — especially on bass guitar and kick drums.
Shaping Your Mids: The MEQ-5
The MEQ-5 Mid-Range Equalizer is the richly colorful tube-amplified companion to the EQP-1A. With two bands of midrange boost and one band of midrange dip, the MEQ-5 gets the very best out of the ”power region” where guitars and vocals can make or break a mix. The unique band overlap and filter interaction unleash the vibrancy of these instruments in the track – without fighting your overall mix.
Tame The Highs: The HLF-3C
The never-before-available HLF-3C completes the Pultec Passive EQ Collection. This new plug-in adds 12 dB per octave low and high cut filters, for broad retro-tonal sculpting or bygone-era special effects. You can easily subtract the unnecessary frequencies in any instrument and sub-group so they stay wonderfully musical in the mix.
“The Pultec Passive EQ Collection is just sick. The legacy versions were great to begin with, but the new ones add yet another level.”
– Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers)
“The new UAD Pultec Collection gives producers access to an even greater tone-sculpting pallet.”
– Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley)
“For synths that need to cut through the mix, we add the UAD Pultec EQ for some boost on the top.”
– The Glitch Mob
“The UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection is so spot on with the originals, it eliminated my need and want to ever own the hardware.”
– Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Shinedown, Train)
“At last, a faithful and eminently usable emulation of the Pultec equalizers to add to my collection of go-to plug-ins.”
– Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton)
“The soulful analog character that the UAD Pultec EQ Collection gives you is absolutely astonishing. If I close my eyes, it reminds me of a brand new vinyl record.”
– David Isaac (Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton)
“I like to use the UAD Pultec Passive EQs without any boost. They’re a wonderful tool for blending live elements with synths — just by going through the virtual circuitry.”
– Armin Van Buuren
“I love the Pultec HLF-3C plug-in. The steep cutoff filters and slight combing effects are great to give things an old-time vintage feel, or a telephone-type effect on a vocal or keyboard. ”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection has a very smooth and analog sound. ”
– Jason Schweitzer (Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Ciara)
“The UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection sounds smooth and lovely. Use them gently or slam them — they still sound good. Another gem.”
– Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, The Cars, Snow Patrol)
“The UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection is very special indeed. It has heaps of warmth and a nice open clarity on the top end. It’s beautiful on vocals and guitars.”
– Glen Nicholls (The Crystal Method, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt)
“ I have compared the UAD Pultec plug-ins with the hardware — the real ones stay off now.”
– Mark Needham (The Killers, Neon Trees, P!nk)
“You can really crank the top end on the UAD Pultec EQs, without ever sounding artificial or displeasing.”
– Henry Jackman (The Da Vinci Code)
“I've owned Pultec EQs my entire career and the UAD Pultec Passive EQ Collection has all the subtleties that I find with the original hardware.”
– Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Florida Georgia Line)
Classic for a reason
Classic for a reason, tube eq at it’s best, nothing sounds like it, thanks UAD.続きを読む
Absolutely amazing Best Eq ever!! I’ve been using it mainly for mastering続きを読む
Best Pultec plug out there続きを読む
Wow!!!Great Sound I Love Pultech続きを読む
A worthy upgrade from the legacy Pultec. Gives great colour and musicality plus added flexibility over the legacy version. Very smooth and musical EQ unit.続きを読む
Transforms any audio source
Try boosting 100Hz and 10-12kHz a bit and hear what happens.続きを読む
Painstaking circuit reproduction of the most popular outboard studio equalizers ever made
Must-have studio staple Pultec Equalizers: EQP-1A Program EQ, MEQ-5 Mid-Range EQ, HLF-3C Filters
Models entire electronic path, including tube amplifiers and transformers, for musical distortion
Silky, vintage highs and tight, focused lows using combined boost/cut resonant shelf dip with EQP-1A
Broad, overlapping frequency selections for fine peak and dip midrange filter control with the MEQ-5
12 dB cut filter tonal sculpting or special effects with the HLF-3C
Includes Artist Presets from Neal Cappellino, Jacknife Lee, and John Paterno
Pultec Passive EQ Collection
Classic for a reason
Classic for a reason, tube eq at it’s best, nothing sounds like it, thanks UAD.
Absolutely amazing Best Eq ever!! I’ve been using it mainly for mastering
Best Pultec plug out there
I Love Pultech
A worthy upgrade from the legacy Pultec. Gives great colour and musicality plus added flexibility over the legacy version. Very smooth and musical EQ unit.
Transforms any audio source
Try boosting 100Hz and 10-12kHz a bit and hear what happens.
This EQ is a BEAST!
Yeah, theres 100001 pultec plugs around. In the mix this one always seems to shine over the others. PLEASE do yourself a favor and check out the HLF 3C included in the bundle. Youll find yourself abusing it in the mix on FX and sends
Oldies but Goodies.
It's old, but it's the best EQ.
It makes the sound that I want very comfortable.
Incredible close to original
I don’t have original hardware units just cos they very expensive, however I have very good clones from AML Manchester UK and I must say that UAD sound very good close to the hardware counterpart.
The same airness, same bottom.
A Game Changer
That’s def a “must have” plugin, the low end sounds so much bigger and thicker
Sound is very good
Low pumping i like that
Um excelente EQ clássico
Ótimo som e muito fácil de usar!
Love the sound of these on vocals, drums and acoustic guitar. Great sounding lows and sweet sounding highs.
it's just like Magic
thousand options turning a knob, magic, warmth and above all effectiveness when mixing
Best EQ Out there
When you put the pultec on you will smile :)
It's a Pultec
Enough said just get it.
Tracks sound better immediately
These add beautiful harmonics just running through with no added EQ. I use the Pultecs on as many tracks as I can and the mix buss to add some sheen and weight