by Mixland
4.5 / 5     (6 votes)
Win64 OSX
freeTILT! is a tube EQ / saturation plugin.

One knob. One fader. Delicious tube EQ & saturation. This a stripped down version of the TILT! plugin, another dreamteam collab between Mixland's Jesse Ray Ernster and Kiive Audio's Eddie Lucciola! FreeTILT! is a powerful passive tilt equalizer with an adjustable vacuum tube output stage. The EQ curves and tube circuitry 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 boasts (you guessed it) tilt functionality with fixed high and low frequency 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. Texture for days, baby! Additionally, the user can control the amount of tube saturation using the grit parameter, and the effect ranges from subtle warmth to a sizzling clipping extravaganza depending on the amount chosen. The GUI is inspired by Jesse Ray's Los Angeles mixing room, MIXLAND, featuring the Strauss Elektroakustik MF-4 monitors.
  • Meticulously-tuned passive tube equalizer with a rich analog sound.
  • Classic tilt functionality with high and low shelving points at 100hz and 12khz.
  • Rich and detailed 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“Tilt” parameter adds modeled tube EQ with gorgeous high and low shelves.
  • Satisfying scale animation that reflects the amount of attenuation chosen by the user.
  • Gorgeous tube visuals that glow brightly to convey the amount of tube warmth being applied.
  • Available in aax, vst3, and au formats.
  • Compatible with macOS X 10.7 & higher (M1 and Monterey supported), Windows 7 & higher (Pro Tools 11 and above).
John Burns Jul 27 2023
(4 / 5)
Jul 27 2023
Nice interface. Nice tones. CPU usage is reasonable.
gwugluud 77 Apr 09 2022
(3 / 5)
Apr 09 2022
It can be pretty useful for clarifying a track. The "tube stage", even when barely engaged, introduces mud and very digital, silly-sounding distortion, however.
mf Mar 02 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 02 2022
Wow, one of the best tone shapers around. It's become a staple on parallel bass tracks, drums, keyboards and anything which needs a little extra to sit better in the mix. Amazing, really amazing!
Faydit Feb 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2022
Nice, useful tool. The combination of tilt-eq and saturation in general is a good idea. Treble still could sound more "tubeish", it still offers too much digital harshness and too little of an authentic, organically sounding, „breathing“ tube clipping with increased harmonics for my taste, at least, if compared to real tube gear, but this is complaining at a high level, as a lot of other (even commercial) tube simulation based plugins also don't produce better results, a lot of them in my opinion even worse ones. Simple, but effective, the scale animation also is a nice visual control.
Mike S. Feb 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2022
Sounds terrific. Works flawlessly in Reaper. I also find it easy to dial in the right tone for me.
Walkalone Feb 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2022
I absolut love this Saturation Plugin, from subtile to drastica,...Superb UI & sound, many thanks.
Greg Feb 28 2022
Feb 28 2022
I've downloaded "Win 64 VST", but my DAW (Studio One) doesn't recognize the plugin. Too bad, it looks interesting.
geryzenz Feb 28 2022
Feb 28 2022
hab keine Probleme mit Studio One, funktioniert perfekt. Hast du es in den richtigen Ordner kopiert? C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST3
geryzenz Feb 28 2022
Feb 28 2022
Have no problems with Studio One, works perfectly. Did you copy it to the right folder? C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST3