This is one of 5 pultec style eqs i have tested. I love the sound, it has the ability for some nice saturation to add to the eq curve. Speaking of the curve, it is wide. When you boost at 30hz, you get a fair amount of mid range as well, which can then be cancelled out with the attenuate feature. I also love the input pad, allowing for some extra gain staging, of required. What i did not like is the fact that the choice of frequencies is very small, I would like to see it go down to 20hz, like all the others do. For some reason, Lindell give extra features, but then take away some that were just fine. Same with their 76 compressor, you get the extra SC, mix, but no 8 ratio.
Other than that little annoyance, I love this plugin
LOTS OF MENTAL WENT INTO THIS DEVELOPMENT, SONICALLY WELL BUILT, TRY IT ON MASTER BUS, VERY SMOOTH
very happy about PEX-500 - the high boost offers creamy heights and the low boost powerful basses.
thank you plugin alliance :-)
PEX-500 brings my tracks to life with some high end excitement. Tasteful use on certain instruments gives them a character and place to sit in the mix. Jolly good, I use it on the upright acoustic bass, brings up the attack and definition of the notes.
;0P All birds birds are tweeting from the roofs about the famous Pultec Trick for bass or kick (pushing lows and cutting them at the same time using the slightly different curves to one's advantage) so not much needs to be said about this. (Ha, I just did!) I have the Universal Audio Pultecs, and the Softube Tube-TECH version, but they all don't replace this dude here! First, the sound the PEX-500 is very direct, warm, three-dimensional and punchy! Yes you might argue, so are the others in one way or another. True, but here comes number 2:
This thing is native. And (bless you Plugin Alliance people!!) you only go online once and connect to the PA server and it's DONE!! No stupid iLok, Dongle, or external DSP Cards (for which you now need a MAGMA or another extension chassis-THANKS, APPLE!) Let me repeat: This is native and it is really processor efficient, like all Plugin Alliance plugins btw. So, for me, myself and moi: No brainer!
Oh, I forgot to mention it has M/S and an input pad so you can drive it or...not :D
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with PA but I friggin love what these guys are doing. If I had to start all over with (buying) plugins for processing, guess where Plugin Alliance would be on my list?! ; )
Air silk and beef plate are my chosen words for this magical beast. I have not used a real Pultec before but this EQ puts a heavy slapping to the emulations that I've tried. It's also dirt cheap for what it can do. Beautiful!
Don't look for another Pultec emulation, just fall in love with the top end of this plug !
I wasn't sure what to do with this at first , but on a final mix as the results are impressive.
It's able to add a very sweet top end and warm bass , mixes sound a lot bigger with this .
This is a very musical EQ. Very pleasing to the ears and easy to use. Some really nice presets on this one.
I'm finding this to be my favourite EQ plugin due to the sweetness of it. It's not in your face, it's not weak, it's just right. This one has very quickly made it's way into my tracking chain and I reckon it's become my go to EQ as of now.
It's hard to write a review on it as it's just that good. Try it out and I believe you'll end up buying it. I've just passed on one that's 3 times the price and thePEEX-500 kicked it to Kingdom come.
I was totally amazed at how good it is. Try it!!!
download the trial and you know why