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Tonelux Tilt and Tilt Live

Go from shimmering bright to warm and wide with a twist of a knob! The Tonelux Tilt plug-in is a fast and easy way of making a track sit better in a mix or make it sound "warmer" or "cooler". It's also perfect in a live situation where you need to tweak the whole mix to adjust for ear fatigue.

You may want to put Tonelux Tilt first on all your channels. It includes all the controls you need for a quick and rough setting before you get into the details - and it's quite possible you will find that Tilt was all your track needed to find its place in the mix.

The Tilt filter does precisely what the name says - if you activate it and turn the control knob clockwise, it will attenuate the lows and boost the highs. Go counterclockwise, and the opposite happens - the sound gets fatter and darker. Turn on or off the Loud switch to make the effect stronger or back to keep it more subtle. So by the twist of a single knob, you give your sound a basic and nice sounding frequency trimming.

Move on to the gentle and natural sounding high and low pass filters, that are sweepable and switchable from -6dB to -12 dB per octave. Finally, you will find a polarity reversal switch and a gain knob. See? All you need for a basic rough setting of each and every channel! Softube's model of Tonelux Tilt also includes modeling of the transformer found in the Tonelux MP1a mic preamp. The transformer adds a subtle distortion for bass frequencies which fattens up the low end of a track.

The Tilt plug-in is a joint development effort between Tonelux designer Paul Wolff and Softube, bringing the famous Tonelux sound to the digital world. The innovative Tilt design was first featured on the Tonelux MP1a discrete mic preamp module and has been a godsend for engineers and producers that need to take control of their sound in a fast and effective manner.

A special "Live" version of the Tilt plug-in is included, which is optimized for Digidesign VENUE and other live systems and contains features requested by live sound engineers.

In Short
- Get the basic sound in place with a single knob
- High and Low Pass filters, with 12 dB/oct option.
- Modeled output transformer distortion.
- Created together with original Tonelux designer Paul Wolff.
- Tilt Live plug-in included, optimized for live sound engineers.
- Very CPU friendly

Read more about Tonelux Designs.

Features and Tutorial
Click to show Joe Chiccarelli

My new addiction is the Tonelux Tilt. How brilliant is Paul Wolff?

Joe Chiccarelli, Mixer/Engineer/Producer for Beck, U2, The Strokes, Elton John, etc.

Click to show Koen Heldens pondering the next move.

Tonelux Tilt is everything I need to start off my mixes. Whenever a sound is too dull or bright, I'm capable of fixing it in a split of a second rather than minutes. Tilt should be a mandatory tool for every single DAW!

Koen Heldens, LA-based international multi-platinum award-winning mixing engineer, with artists like Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Timbaland on his resumé.

Click to show Michael Wagener in his WireWorld Studios.

Tonelux Tilt—it's very smooth and just a very good idea for an equalizer.

Michael Wagener, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Dokken, Alice Cooper, etc.

Beautiful on over heads. Just enough sheen.

Ted White, Producer/Engineer (Glenn Hughes, Hilary Duff)

In my everyday mixing, I found Tilt EQ to 'hit the spot' for most of the instrument tracks used in the songs I work on. I find it a musical tool I use without hesitation for the shape of things to come!

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

Filters, phase reverse, gain: these are essential features that I use on every mix. Add the Tilt option and this plugin becomes essential on every channel!

Brad Wood, Producer/Engineer (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Pete Yorn)

This Tilt EQ really is a quick, one knob fixer. I'm finding it very easy to get a fast, great sounding result, and a lot of times, at festivals and such, speed is of the essence. The Loudness curve does exactly what it's supposed to as well. Cool stuff!

John Kerns, FOH Engineer (Sum 41, No Doubt, etc.)

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