The philosophy behind Smooth Tube EQ
At Tone – Empire we are obsessed with “Sound”
We recently brought a vintage unit to life by building the hardware version over 6 months, changing tubes, transformers and signal paths.
In this quest, we built a ”Golden Unit” with “Super Powers”
We had the idea then to model this circuit with 2 paths involving sowter and lundahl transformers and some choices of vintage valves.
The result was simply “Stunning”
Then combining this with a versatile EQ Design, we developed a monster Tube EQ in the DSP world, a kind of hybrid with a sound going from ” Clean and Silky ” to full-on ” Crunchy ” sounding saturations.
The TYPE A gives you a great “FULL” sound including a “Big” Low end and TYPE B gives you a crunchier mid/high enhanced sound.
These choices make it possible to use this eq on a variety of sound materials from Drums to vocals, Piano, string instruments, Bass, Synths and as a mastering unit itself.
The next part was to make this plugin as processor efficient as possible so it could be used as a tracking plugin with very low latency and also allow one to run multiple instances of it effortlessly.
I think we have accomplished both things.
We are now very keen to see our customers reactions to Black Q!
- MAC OSX – VST/AU/AAX – 64bit
- WINDOWS – VST/ AAX – 64 bit
- PC/MAC : Windows 7 or later.
- Intel i3 / AMD Ryzen or equivalent
- 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
- Screen resolution: 1024×768
- VST2, VST3 , AU, or AAX 64-bit host
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