Detailed and Musical

  • Organic and open, for mixing or mastering
  • Fully parametric 2-channel, 4-band EQ
  • Per-band stereo link, M/S processing and A/B mode
PASSIVE EQ Audio Demos

TRUE STUDIO SOUND

PASSIVE EQ captures the rich, natural sound and presence of high-end, tube-powered studio gear. Its ‘musical’ character, even at extreme settings, makes this all-purpose EQ a natural choice for a wide range of production duties. Its ability to double as a premium mastering tool brings an unmistakable high-end-studio feel to every track, for beginners and experts alike. Exclusively modeled in collaboration with the renowned Softube, and running standalone in any DAW, PASSIVE EQ puts the professional touch at your fingertips.

PASSIVE EQ is also available as a part of the PREMIUM TUBE SERIES bundle.

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ALL-ROUND QUALITY

PASSIVE EQ‘s natural, open sound lends itself to many sources – producing rich and consistent results on individual tracks, sub-groups and even mastering duties. The first native emulation of this boutique hardware, PASSIVE EQ features a fully-parametric two-channel, four-band equalizer, with additional high and low pass filters plus a wide collection of presets for all use cases.

Not limited to the original specifications, a number of features have been added, including a highly usable interface, separate stereo linking for each EQ band and filter, mid/side processing for fattening and widening your finished mix, and an A/B mode for comparing two settings or presets.

ABOUT SOFTUBE

This effect belongs to the PREMIUM TUBE SERIES, produced in collaboration with Softube. These “Swedish rock 'n' roll scientists” specialize in incredibly accurate software emulations of professional audio hardware.

As well as working with Native Instruments, they make a wide range of their own products. Their reputation in the industry is exceptional.

ARTISTS ON PASSIVE EQ

"WOW!! It adds a detailed warmth that I wasn't getting before."
Dready (Producer for Busta Rhymes, G Unit, Dr. Dre)

"Passive EQ does things I couldn't quite match with any other EQ, e.g. transforming the grit from a sawtooth synth in original ways."
Adam Berg (Engineer for Aloe Blacc, Melody Thornton, Richard Rudolph / Grammy listed in 2008 and 2009)

AT A GLANCE

Product type KOMPLETE Effect
For use with Any host / DAW as a plug-in
Effect category Professional EQ expertly modelled on analog gear
Size Mac 103 MB / PC 40 MB
User Manual DOWNLOAD MANUAL

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Mac: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Supported interfaces: AU, VST, RTAS, AAX 32- and 64-bit

THE PREMIUM TUBE SERIES

Check out the other effects in this series:

• ENHANCED EQ: Unique yet simple to use, this EQ fattens and enhances the low end, and adds definition and clarity on the midrange.
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• VARI COMP: A highly flexible compressor with a natural, transparent sound. Just as comfortable working on subgroups as on stereo sum.
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• PREMIUM TUBE SERIES BUNDLE: All three effects at a special price.
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