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Tone Empire Black Q

Smooth Tubes equalizer



  • This is a Smooth Equalizer with drive to go from very subtle color to full on Thermionic FURY!
  • Wet/ Dry controls for "parallel EQ" effects, and individual input and output gain controls. You can "drive" the circuit more.
  • Features 4 Bands that can be bypassed individually with easy precision controls over Q and frequency & Gain
  • 2 Drive modes featuring 2 unique signal path emulations using sowter transformers and vintage tubes

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 & 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!

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