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
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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)
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Best EQ Out there
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It's a Pultec
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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...続きを読む
So easy to dial in, yet so musical. UA has surely replicated the magic of this legendary EQ, even the legacy version.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
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
So easy to dial in, yet so musical. UA has surely replicated the magic of this legendary EQ, even the legacy version.
It’s like putting on that extra layer of car wax. You don’t think you need it but once you do it will shine! The controls are simple and effective.
Can't stop using it in my mixes. My favorite plugin!
Great, simple EQs
Classic Pultec tone and simple controls. Has been great for my workflow.
Warm and Silky
Anything you run through this EQ gets a pleasing roundness about it!! And since it's not a graphical EQ, you have to rely on what feels good!!!
I got to work with a real pultec and this is a staple of your plugin collection. Worth every penny, I would have paid more.
A lot better than other versions I have.
I had always heard just putting a Pultec on a track, you could hear a difference without ever turning a knob. Well that never happened for me until now.
I have a Pultec version from 2 other vendors, was not impressed. Then I bought an Arrow, and the Pultec that came with it was so much better, I actually did hear a difference just putting it on a track.
So after that I demoed the Pultec Legacy pack, yes what a difference. A must have.
Another must have easy to use plugin is the Oxide Tape.
Classic and up to date!
Simply the best eq curves and tones
I put this $h!t on Everything!!
Once you understand how it works you will use it on everything!!!
These Put The EQ In EQ
What more can be said , you need an eq just use a Pultec.
My favorite EQ
Excellent Analog EQ
I was looking for an EQ like this to enhance my Techno Productions and this is the one!
It add the color + the precision I was looking for and it is really great to get that SUB boom boom that no other plugin EQ I tested can do. Thank you UAD
Reasonable results for voiceover
For many of UAD's analog emulations, the presets are too off the rails for voiceover. Manley and Pultec are more useful for tweaking spoken word. By having some presets that come close, I can then use those as starting points to get my desired end result.
Pultec collection we should all have
Pultec for my guitars is amazing! I fell in love with the eq!
Wherever you need it
Work on everything, true universal