New Music Gear Monday: Mixland TILT! Shelving EQ Plugin

Mixland TILT! shelving EQ plugin on New Music Gear Monday on Bobby Owsinski's music production blog

No one likes spending extra time on a mix when it could have been done hours ago with the right tools. Simple is always best if it does the job. That’s exactly what you’ll find with the new TILT! equalizer plugin from Mixland and Kiive Audio.

TILT! is designed to work like a vintage analog shelving EQ with a class-A tube output stage. It’s dead simple in that you select the frequency for high and low stages, boost or cut them, then add some analog tube distortion to round out the sound as needed.

The low frequency band provides frequencies at 20, 60, 100 and 200Hz. The high frequency band at 1k, 8k, 16k, and 40kHz. If that last frequency sounds familiar, it sure looks like it’s taking a page from the Maag EQ 4’s famous Air band, which everyone loves as soon as they try it. The text books tells us that’s too high for us to hear but it’s actually working on frequencies that start at about half that. Still, that might be up in the dog ear frequencies for some mixers.

The final control is called “grit” and it adds tube-style distortion to the output. There’s also a link button to tie the channels together, and a nice tube display for each band that glow brighter as the grit control is increased.

That’s not the only display though. Right in the upper middle of the UI is a scale graphic that shows how much of each band is being applied, and also moves in the direction that’s most emphasized. In other words, it tilts! Both the high and low controls also have indicators around each knob as an additional visual indicator of the amount applied.

The price for TILT! is just $29 and it’s available in all plugin formats and for both Mac and PC. You can find out more here, or watch the video below.

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