(l-r): Bill Putnam, UA Founder and CEO;
Dr. David Berners, Ph.D, UA Chief Scientist;
EveAnna Manley, CEO Manley Labs;
and UA President Matt WardNew York (March 16, 2010)–Universal Audio has released its Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in.
“The Massive Passive EQ is one of our best-known products. We didn’t even want to entertain the idea of doing a plug-in unless it was really going to be done right,” commented EveAnna Manley, Owner, Manley Laboratories, Inc. “Our expectations were high for the plug-in emulation to be spot-on. Working with Universal Audio, we believe they’ve totally nailed it.”
Available for purchase via UA’s Online Store, the Manley Massive Passive EQ Powered Plug-In is a 2-channel, 4-band, passive, tube EQ emulation plug-in, both standard and mastering versions. Modeled over a six-month period and scrutinized by Manley Labs for authenticity, the plug-in offers filter curves, band interdependencies, distortion and hysteretic behavior in an effort to create a unique, musical and “open” sound.
“The Massive Passive is truly the ultimate in mastering grade EQs. It sounds warm without ever being dull; it stays precise while remaining highly musical,” offered UAD Powered Plug-Ins Product Manager, Will Shanks.
“Manley Labs represents quality, sonic excellence and unequivocal analog design expertise,” enthused Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. “There has always been a special affinity between our companies, and we are elated to have EveAnna Manley joining us a plug-in partner for the UAD-2 platform.”
The Manley Massive Passive EQ plug-in is available as part of the new UAD Software v5.6.0 release. In addition to the Manley Massive Passive EQ, the EMT 140 Plate Reverb and the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-ins, v5.6.0 includes additional performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.
Universal Audio Inc.