I haven't used a hardware Pultec but if this plugin is even 1/4 as good it truly is the holy grail it's rumored to be. The top is open and airy, the phasey tube quality is warm and pleasant on guitar and voice. You can get very aggressive without sounding awful. The MEQ is a very useful addition for going from just character to a bit of sculpting.
when i installed UAD's Pultec pro eq i really noticed the difference with other plugins that claimed to be something like the original Pultec eq.In the past when analog was king i used to work in a recording studio recording some of the most important hits that
populated the charts in my country Colombia and many other countries in the world.
at the time we used tu burn laquers as a final master of our mix i always liked to play with the pultec eq to correct poor eqs and give some weight to the mixes in question,it was allways a wonderfull tool to get results.Now days almost 30 years later i found the same feeling in UAD's Pultec Pro.its as close as it get's to analog feel in the digital domain.excellent tool to fix and warm up saggy mixes.
Makes things sound how I want them to! This plugin is great!
this plugin is very useful when it comes down to certain drums bass and snares i use in my hiphop productions. i give it a 10 out of 10! its very easy to use too.
A great plugin to smooth out the edges of a digital recording (or any recording for that matter).
Après quelques balbutiements, j’ai enfin lu le manuel pour comprendre comment utiliser les réglages.
Contrairement à la Lexicon 224 que j’ai vu dans de nombreux studios, je découvre cet appareil qui se révèle très efficace. J’aime les aigus précis et clairs de ce plug-in.
Great Stuff! Once installed and fallin in Love with the Plug. Next to the MassivePassive - it´s the only Plugg I use to boost frequencies. The sound I get from the plugg is absolutely outstanding! Thanx UA - great work!
Great EQ for everything, excellent sound.......thanks Universal Audio
Receiving a new email every hour from UA, asking me to review something, had no time to try it yet... But sure it's perfect, as every other UA plugins... :)
I literally compared it to all of the other Pultec plug-ins I have and THIS ONE sounded the best. Extremely warm and pleasing to my ears. Oh Yeah!!!
This is the answer to many of your EQ needs. Sounds great on near everything! Has a ton of mid range tweak options! So thankful this came free with my Apollo Twin!
I love what this does with the low end on tracks, and giving the master chain a 2db 12kHz boost is often the right thing to do with this plugin. Simply adding this to the master chain can enhance a track—it has a wonderful air to it even when left untouched.
On tracks, I'm finding it to perform great in scenarios where something needs a little love in the 100Hz region. Great on synths.
I love the way this plug shapes kick drums. I use it on most sources, but dang it really gives me the kick sound I want. I'm very happy it was included with my Apollo 16. I have done the demo on the updated Pultec and I will buy it next time I get a random voucher from the fine folks at UA, but for now the legacy works very nice!
I have just loaded my first UAD plug-in.
The Full Pultec EQ.
Everything that's stated on the promo vids is more than correct.
As a test I tracked a vocal track, and an acoustic guitar via Rode and Avantone Mics, into LA2A into Pultec through the console app. As printed.
Playback through Slates VCC and VTM in Cubase 7.5.
I used to do tons of sessions back in the 70's and 80's as a guitarist, so have seen the real stuff.....
My impression is, UAD is phenomenal , the attention to detail even with the graphics, has taken me back to those wonderful studios a long time ago in a galaxy far far away!
Well done UA and I'm looking forward to my next orders to be downloaded very soon.
I love the Pultec Pro. It took some time playing with to get familiar with the eq and the way it sounds. Awesome what it does to a mix Love the clarity and detail. UA never cease to amaze at their great products. Keep it coming!
I know UA has already updated this pluggin to something even more technologically advanced but the Legacy version of the Pultec Pro EQ has so much life and spirit I'm actually afraid to audition the "Pultec Collection" version. UA always moves forward and so I'm sure even as hard as it might be to believe it could sound better it probably does (somehow). The reason I'm so impressed with this unit is because it's so harmonically rich, has an undeniable openness and it's so easy to use. It's sound is totally different than the Manley Massive Passive which I will use if I need more of a tight sounding eq or anything stock in Pro-Tools or the stock eq in the CS-1 which to me is very rich, dark and slightly grainy. Love it! Love it!
I had the Pultec Pro on every track of an EDM trance piece. I did not touch a dial and just had them in place for when I warned to eq them. I played the track on another computer with no UAD card and I could not figure out why it sounded so cold and tinny.
Just having the signal running through this added a glue to the mix and added beautifully character to each track. As soon as you start turning knobs it just gets better from there. Very clean and great to pull back or push sounds in the mix.
Sounds great on the stereo output! Also great on stereo drum tracks. Realllllly dig this EQ! It just sounds pretty.
VEry consistent and easy too use. Very nice!!!!
Four years ago I changed from pc to mac and since then I´ve missed my UAD 1 PCI card which was plucked to my pc and would not fit to an Imac.
Everybody knows that the UAD-compressors sound fantastic but the finest tool for me has always been the PULTEC EQ. I used it on almost any source and only loading it into the FX slot made the signal sound better. Smoother, more analog - more alive.
Now I´ve just bought the PULTEC PRO version and can recommend it. It´s like the swiss army knife without ever sounding hard or harsh. You can completely reshape the sound without destroying its musicality.