Shippen Leans on Massive Passive

F. Reid Shippen, who has mixed 10 Grammy Award-winning projects over the past 15 years, recently used his Manley Massive Passive two-channel, four-band passive equalizer on a project for Disney.
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Nashville, TN (September 22, 2015)—F. Reid Shippen, who has mixed 10 Grammy Award-winning projects over the past 15 years, recently used his Manley Massive Passive two-channel, four-band passive equalizer on a project for Disney.

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"The Massive Passive is capable of doing a wide range of stuff, from things that are really subtle to some pretty hardcore music," explains Shippen, who has mixed Grammy-winning projects with artists such as Kenny Chesney, Jewel, Matthew West, Keith Urban, Jonny Lang, Ingrid Michaelson and the London Symphony Orchestra. "As a mix EQ, it's everything that you want and nothing that you don't. It has stellar high and low pass filters, it's incredibly musical, and it's got a great top end that never gets harsh. You have tons of control, but if you don't need all that, it's simply a great all-around shaping tool."

Recently Shippen mixed a major Disney project with the London Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and once again used his Manley Massive Passive. "It was perfect," he recalls. "Instead of trying to EQ individual instruments and sections, I ran the whole orchestra through it and shaped the entire tonality. It worked like a charm."

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