A collaboration with Kiive Audio, Mixland has announced the release of a free stripped down one-knob version of the TILT! passive tilt/shelving equalizer with an adjustable vacuum tube output stage.

The EQ curves and tube circuitry of freeTILT! were inspired by classic and modern pieces of tube gear, and various aspects of those boxes were modeled and mangled at an exceptionally bizarre level of precision to provide a delicious and undeniably-pleasing sound.

The tilt knob features fixed high and low frequency Tilt points at 100hz and 12khz, and the user’s EQ moves feed directly into the tube circuit and will influence the amount of drive and harmonic saturation that will be heard. Additionally, the user can control the amount of tube saturation using the grit parameter, and the effect ranges from subtle warmth to a sizzly clipping extravaganza depending on the amount chosen.

The user interface is inspired by Mixland Founder Jesse Ray Ernster’s Los Angeles mixing studio, featuring the Strauss Elektroakustik MF-4 monitors.

freeTILT! for Windows and Mac (VST, AU and AAX) is free to download from the Mixland website.

Priced $29.99 USD the full TILT! plugin comes with the following features:

  • Meticulously-modelled passive equalizer with a rich analog sound.
  • Linkable EQ bands for classic tilt function, or unlink for independent shelving boosts/cuts.
  • Class-A triode vacuum tube output stage with adjustable grit parameter.
  • Tube stage is post EQ, and is influenced directly by EQ moves that drive into it.
  • Scale animation that reflects the amount of attenuation chosen by the user.
  • Tube visuals that glow brightly to convey the amount of tube warmth being applied.

More information: Mixland