Manley® Massive Passive EQ
Manley® Massive Passive EQ
What was I waiting for....amazing!!!! Just get it!!!!
Works with console one
With the update I can now have my tape, massive passive and vari mu on my console one as one channel strip. Very powerful.
Love the sound, UI way too small
I bought the Massive Passive EQ plug-in to use for color EQ on a master chain. I instantly loved the sound I was getting out of some of the presets and found it relatively easy to tweak. I compared it to a lot of different EQ plug-ins including the Chandler Curve Bender but preferred the overall sound of the Manley. (I did, however, end up buying and using the FabFilter Pro-Q3 exclusively for both color and corrective EQ-ing in my master chain because it was just so very surgical.) One negative for the Manley is that the user interface is WAY too small for how many details are on the panel. I find this to be true with all UAD plugs and UA desperately needs to start offering resizability. I probably won’t use the Manley how or as much as I had originally intended, but I will more than likely use it on certain instrument channels similar to how I use the Pultec on my vocal channels. I probably wouldn’t have bought it had I settled first on the FF Pro-Q3 but I’m glad I have it for options.
Best colorizing EQ ive ever used.
Really great sounding EQ for mixbus and other uses. Manley is cool.
What more can be said, great tone. The top end of this EQ is really cool sounding, as is the thump of the low end. Really like both versions. I bet I could just run the signal through this plug without turning a knob and stuff would sound better. lol.
This is the secret sauce on all my tracks
Unbelievable sound. I put this gently on the master buss and it just brings everything to life in a very sexy, velvety way. Secret sauce, no doubt. One of my favorite plugins.
A must have for mix and mastering Engineers
This has become the go to mastering Eq plugin for us in Sophia Studios. It brings to life elements within the mix and makes vocals to be upfront. We have bypassed one of our outboard Eq for this plugin! All we can say is that it is wonderful, I hope one day we will be able to AB it with the real hardware unit it was emulated on
I love it!
I use it for mastering. Must have!
A must-have for Mastering and for Rock/Metal songs
Remarkable EQ, I'm blown away. This is a must-have for Mastering, and also if you mix a lot of Rock & Metal like I do. I've experimented with many different digital EQs from many different companies and whenever I'd try adding boosts (e.g., anything maybe 300Hz or greater) to distorted guitars (or to a mix containing distorted guitars), the resulting sound was kind of harsh/gritty. Not the Manley EQ. This is an amazing technological accomplishment by Universal Audio.
Massive Passive Active
A cool tool for home & professional recording studio for the acceptable price !!!
Good EQ from Manley.
A good tool for the right task! I love!
L. Tian Siung
Sounds beautiful, especially on Piano and Acoustic Guitar
Manley Massive Passive EQ
I did an A/B with the Precision EQ and preferred the Manley. The Rock and U&D
presets seemed to preserve the drum sounds better for mastering.
Works pretty well
I am usually not a fan of UA plugins as all. Most stock plugins that come with DAWs for free sound much better than most UA plugins. I have a hardware MP. When that is in use I do use this plulgin. It does a pretty good job. Not 100% like the original but close enough for small stuff. I have no idea why UA still process audio though the UA hardware. This add an additional 20ms or so of latency rendering this useless during tracking. Wake up UA it is 2021 computers are fast enough switch to native Ilok so we do not have latency anymore.
A wishlist plugin that will not disappoint you.
The Manley Massive Passive EQ is very subtle yet effective EQ plugin that can make any mix shine. I use it on everything!
Just getting to know this, I love it so far. Add a high-end sheen to your mix.
Sound sculping at it's best
Truly a well designed and perceived EQ in hardware form so the expectations of the plugin were pretty high.
Having quick simply access and incredible routing options in a DAW will have you cleaning up audio you thought already sounded good.
You will quickly see it as an all around tool not just a mastering EQ as you learn to use it to make things sit in the mix or find presence.
I'm still finding new uses for it everyday and it never seems to let me down.
D. Van der Merwe
Best EQ for the Master
Just gives my tracks the lift that it needs. Take it off and it just misses that final finishing touch. Very smooth sounding.
Macht den Unterschied!
typisch manley.... keiner checkt wie die Geräte wirklich reagieren und warum. aber dafür zwingen sie einen ausschließlich die Ohren zu verwenden. subtil eingesetzt und besonders beim Mastern macht massive passive absolut den Unterschied.
MASSIVE PASSIVE EQ
I LOVE IT!