Tilde~Q Is A FREE Tilt EQ VST3 Plugin By Shameless Plugs


Shameless Plugs releases Tilde~Q, a freeware tilt equalizer in VST3 plugin format for 64-bit digital audio workstation software on Windows.

Tilde~Q is the first-ever plugin released by Shameless Plugs. It is a simple yet powerful and well-made tilt EQ audio effect.

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Unlike parametric and graphic equalizers which are more suitable for precise frequency correction, tilt equalizers are optimized for broad tonal changes. It’s the type of EQ you’d want to apply to a sound that can be described as being “too dark,” “too dull,” or “too thin.”

A single twist of the tilt EQ knob will drastically alter the audio source’s frequency response. It will attenuate the low end while boosting the higher frequencies and vice-versa.

Tilde~Q features a simple interface with three control knobs: the Tilt EQ control and a pair of filter cutoff knobs for controlling the 24 dB/oct high-pass and low-pass filters. The two filters are a welcome addition, allowing the user to clean up the extreme lows and highs while adjusting the overall balance with the Tilt EQ control.

So far, though, nothing about Tilde~Q really stands out compared to most other EQ plugins on the market. But the developers at Shameless Plugs indicate that the real value is hidden below the hood in this case.

According to the developers, Tilde~Q sports an ultra-precise EQ curve that is “virtually linear over the complete audio spectrum.” As such, the plugin doesn’t provide a “center frequency” control fount in most other tilt equalizers.

This definitely sounds interesting and I’m looking forward to testing Tilde~Q ib my DAW. It seems like it could quickly become one of my go-to music production software tools.

Tilde~Q features a simple interface with three control knobs.

Tilde~Q features a simple interface with three control knobs.

Check out the Tilde~Q product page on Shameless Plugs’ website for more info about the controls and several usage scenario suggestions like mastering, buss processing, etc. There’s an interesting section that describes an emphasis/de-emphasis technique that can be achieved with two instances of Tilde~Q.

Tilde~Q is available for free download via Shameless Plugs. The software is compatible with 64-bit DAW applications on Windows.

A forthcoming paid version of the plugin will introduce additional features, including gain compensation, a mix control, a bypass switch, and more.

Download: Tilde~Q (1.56 MB download size, ZIP archive, 64-bit VST3 plugin format for Windows)

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


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    3) Firepresser is free with any purchase at adsr sounds.

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      • Michal Ochedowski


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  2. It would be fun and useful to see a “Tilt EQ” plugin showdown. I’d really like to find a favorite to settle on. In my past experience, I found TAL-USE and Hornet Angle to be overly CPU intensive, so I avoided them, but there may have been improvements since.

    • I quite enjoy the tilt that audiothing gave out a while ago. Although its not “true” tilt eq, it works great. And if you didnt get in on that deal, TBpro audio has a great tilt EQ. TB makes some really quality plugins (they make DSEQ, which is touted as an equal or better competition to soothe), so if there were to be a tilt eq thats better than the others, id think it would be from them.


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