freeTILT! Is A FREE Tilt Equalizer Plugin By Mixland


Mixland releases freeTILT!, a freeware tilt equalizer effect in VST, AAX, and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.

freeTILT! is a stripped-down version of the TILT! ($29.99) equalizer plugin, the result of a collaboration between Mixland and Kiive Audio. We mentioned Kiive Audio’s free Warmy EP1A Tube EQ plugin on BPB in 2021.

The full version of TILT! is a passive tilt/shelving equalizer with adjustable vacuum tube saturation on the output. freeTILT! is based on the same algorithms, but it only keeps the tilt EQ control and the vacuum tube circuit from the original. The shelving EQ is not included.

You can think of freeTILT! as a compact audio coloration box or a tube saturation plugin with a tone control. It’s not a surgical mixing tool. But it works pretty well for applying broad tonal changes to a sound while optionally adding some tube warmth and character on top.

The controls are as simple as possible. The Tilt knob adjusts the eq balance, and the Grit slider applies tube distortion. The tilt EQ module features fixed high-frequency and low-frequency points at 100 Hz and 12 kHz.

So, if you want to slightly warm up a bass guitar, increase the Grit amount and reduce the Tilt knob by a tiny notch.

Here’s a quick demo video of the complete edition.

If you need more control over the equalization process, you can always splurge for the full TILT! plugin or pair freeTILT! with another EQ.

“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.”

If you’re looking for a simple tilt EQ with added saturation, you can download freeTILT! for FREE from the product page linked below. The download comes as a ZIP archive with manual installation files (which I know many of our readers prefer over auto-installers).

Need more saturation plugins? Don’t forget to check out our free BPB Saturator effect.

Download: freeTILT! (25 MB download size, ZIP archive, 64-bit VST3/AAX/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)


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