Universal Audio Releases Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD Platform

Developed by Brainworx, Dangerous BAX's plug-in “finishing EQ” offers world-class sonics, unique frequency curves and features... all for UAD-2 and Apollo workstations.  

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • February 20, 2014 — Designed as a “finishing EQ,” the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is the first and only authentic plug-in emulation of the hardware studio staple, available exclusively for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo-equipped workstations.

Created by UA direct development partner Brainworx and in conjunction with Dangerous Music Digital, the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is a powerful tool for shaping and enhancing the tonality and character of your music. The inspiration behind the Dangerous BAX EQ is Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ — a tone control that has graced hi-fi systems around the world. Baxandall’s simple yet-effective EQ sweetened up program material by simultaneously employing broad, open curves and gently sloping cuts.

The BAX EQ Collection contains two distinct plug-ins: the Dangerous BAX EQ Mix and the Dangerous BAX EQ Master — a stereo version with Mid/Side processing capabilities not found on the original hardware.

“When designing the Bax EQ we asked ourselves, ‘Does the world really need another equalizer?’” says Bob Muller, President of Dangerous Music. “We wanted to do something special and unique, more of a tone control-style finishing EQ that would not alter the essential character of the audio. We just wanted to make it sound better while allowing the user to shape the sound in ways that are not possible with a conventional EQ. The Bax EQ plug-in is a wonderful rendering of the essential characteristics of the hardware design. The guys at Brainworx did a fantastic job!”


Available for purchase via UA's Online Store for $249, the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection is part of the new UAD Software v7.5— which also includes the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection.

Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection Features — $249

  • Based on Peter Baxandall's legendary 1950s EQ circuitry
  • Modeled exactly after the original Dangerous design, schematics, and hardware
  • Low Frequency cut filters dial-out unwanted subsonic frequencies, cleaning up low-end rumble and increasing headroom
  • High frequency filters tame high-end harshness
  • Broad Q Shelving for a natural, open character
  • New Mid/Side function on stereo EQ Master version — not found on the original hardware 
  • Linked controls mode on EQ Master version
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide.

Download new UAD Software v7.5 here:

www.uaudio.com/support/uad/75.html

Learn more about the Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection here:

www.uaudio.com/store/equalizers/dangerous-bax-eq.html

Learn more about award-winning Apollo audio interfaces here: 

www.uaudio.com/apollo

Learn more about the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins: 

www.uaudio.com/uad-plug-ins.html

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