In celebration of LGBT Pride Month 2020, Manley Labs has announced a limited run of the legendary Massive Passive EQ in rainbow colours. The famous equalizer, which normally sports a rather conservative, dark design, has been dressed up in the colours of the original gay pride rainbow flag from 1978. Manley Labs is making only 50 of these. Here’s your chance to own an ultra-rare EQ with a bold message!
Manley Labs Massive Pride EQ
In times like these, it’s news like these that make our hearts feel a little bit lighter. Manley Labs has thought of something really special in celebration of LGBT Pride Month 2020. The company has taken one of its most iconic products, the venerable Massive Passive mastering equalizer, and painted it in the colours of the original rainbow flag first displayed at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978. The 2 x 4 bands of the Massive Passive look stunning in the eight rainbow colours, sending a message of pride and equality. In the words of President and CEO EveAnna Manley:
“In the spirit of social inclusion and recognition of our desire for the supportive embrace of all people, I invite everyone to help celebrate Gay Pride Month 2020 with us. May unification, peace, and calm be eventually restored to our planet with love, appreciation, and understanding for all of our fellow humans.”
An equalizer for equality
The Manley Labs Massive Passive, of course, needs no introduction. It’s the quintessential mastering equalizer and a long-standing favourite of mastering engineers all over the world. Internally, the Massive Pride remains unchanged. Each of its two channels offers four parametric bands and low and high cut filters. The overlapping parametric bands can operate in shelving or bell modes. According to Manley Labs, the Massive Pride is based on the latest version of the Massive Passive, featuring the new switch-mode power supply.
Manley Labs says that they’re making just 50 of these, which will begin shipping in late June 2020. And because actions speak louder than words, they’re not stopping there. The company says that it’ll donate the proceeds of the sales of the Massive Pride to the Human Rights Campaign. It’s great to see a company of this standing position itself so clearly and unequivocally – especially in times like these!
Price and availability
The Manley Labs Massive Pride can be pre-ordered through Manley Labs dealers (here’s the Massive Passive at Thomann.de*). Shipping will begin in late June. It’s priced the same as the standard Massive Passive.