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 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
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)
Great plugin for that final EQ touch on your master bus.続きを読む
Great for mix or master bus
This plugin’s great! Sounds great on the 2bus, has a really nice sound & great to have low pass & high pass. Recommend it for mix bus or mastering chain続きを読む
Essential Eq for Mastering
There is a reason for this to be one of the most loveed Eq for Mastering , but i can tell that this can be used a lot on other things , its just so musical and has the right...続きを読む
Valid. Good tool !続きを読む
Love this EQ! I use to add a little, now I add a lot but I'm still Svenny...Svenny from the block. It is so good, you don't have to add to much but if you do it still sounds INSANE!...続きを読む
I am surprised that turning any knob any way still sounds good, even cutting the bass or mid-range. It feels magical.続きを読む
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
Great plugin for that final EQ touch on your master bus.
Great for mix or master bus
This plugin’s great! Sounds great on the 2bus, has a really nice sound & great to have low pass & high pass. Recommend it for mix bus or mastering chain
Essential Eq for Mastering
There is a reason for this to be one of the most loveed Eq for Mastering , but i can tell that this can be used a lot on other things , its just so musical and has the right frequencies...
Valid. Good tool !
Just ok for me
This Chandler Limited curve bender isn't like the Manley EQ that I think sounds great on the two bus, but this thing definitely has it's own sound. The top end is a bit more tinny but it has some vintage tones going and it's ...meh. I reach for the Manley and others first now.
Love this EQ! I use to add a little, now I add a lot but I'm still Svenny...Svenny from the block. It is so good, you don't have to add to much but if you do it still sounds INSANE!
I am surprised that turning any knob any way still sounds good, even cutting the bass or mid-range. It feels magical.
warm and smooth
this eq is kinda magic, I love this smooth stuff
great character and sound
I find this plug-in to have rough parameters, but the great character and sound are very appealing.
The sound of the curves of this equalizer is fantastic! Simply completed my mix and master bus in the best way! Congratulations on developing this amazing tool!
Simply the best!
You can’t go wrong with this one. It subtly adds body without overpowering your mix. Love it!
Best EQ Plugin on the market
This mastering EQ has changed the sound of my music for the better. It is the best bus/mastering EQ I have ever used or heard. I even use it on individual channels as well. Can't overstate how musical this EQ is. Easily the Best EQ plugin on the market without a doubt.
Killer mastering / mixbus eq, but equally great on vocals
I love this EQ. It’s as ‘musical’ as The Pultecs, but with more edge and character. The option to use it in MS operation is very useful as well, perfect for getting a focused (mono-ish) low-end if you mixes use a lot of panning. For mastering purposes or on the mixbus it’s really a no-brainer. But it equally shines on vocals,
drums, guitars etc.
I’ve been searching for a way to get that late 60s forward vocal sound with lots of presence and highs, but not sharp or harsh. I have tried lots of EQs: The 1073, Helios, Pultec, Oxford, FabFilter, Abbey Road Brilliance etc., but none of them were really nailed it. With the Curve Bender it was just there - instantly and exactly how I wanted it.
I can’t compare to the hardware, as I’ve never had the chance to work with one. But the plugin has that depth and 3D quality that makes you think of hardware, rather than emulation.
Great work on this UA. Keep em comming!
... A Binson Echorec and a good Leslie Emulatiin would be nice
best plugin for a finest mastering!!! amazing dynamic!
I started using this on my master bus and it sounded amazing!
Entzerrung auf Sahne-Niveau
Du hast das große Gefühl, Hardware anzufassen. Und nicht irgendeine: Der Curve Bender ist wirkmächtig, und er hat dieses Vintage-Ding, dass sich mit ihm alles besser anhört, gleich in welcher Einstellung. Toll sind auch die M/S-Möglichkeiten. Dieses Plugin ist mein Lieblings-Abrunder.
Excellent as the original hardware and everything of UAudio !
Legendary.... Must to have ! For Mastering and not ! Always on my sessions!
A great big portable studio in my Mac !
By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everything of UAudio!
Very cool sound
Very cool sound!
Master buss anologue sound perfect !
It has a great sound, very satisfied