Black Q - User Interface

Product code: pib5562
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  • 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.

    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!

    System Requirements

    Plugin Formats:

    • Mac OSX – VST/AU/AAX (with wrapper) (64 bit only)
    • Windows – VST/ AAX (with wrapper) (64 bit only)


    • OSX 10.13 or later (Not yet compatible with 10.15 Catalina)
    • Intel i3
    • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
    • Screen resolution: 1024×768
    • VST2, AU, or AAX (with wrapper) 64-bit host


    • Windows 7 or later
    • AMD Ryzen or equivalent
    • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
    • Screen resolution: 1024×768
    • VST2, AU, or AAX (with wrapper) 64-bit host


    • Native OSX Platforms
    • Native PC Platforms

    Latest Version:

    • 1.0

    Operating System:

    • OSX
    • PC

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  • Additional Information

    Brand Tone Empire