Explore TILT: Demos | CORE Series (Coming soon)
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PRE-ORDER LEAD-TIME: The TILT is open to pre-order and stock is limited to 50 units at this time. Supply chains continue to be a concern but as of 10/31/21 we are expecting to ship these between Nov 25 and December 10th. We do expect to ship well before Christmas! Please be aware of this when you order and we will ship as soon as humanly possible in order of order placed.
The TILT is a Preamp/ Clean Boost pedal with a simple but powerful EQ section, focused on clean, highly musical tone shaping. The TILT fills a hole in our CORE lineup, serving as both EQ and a Boost, sporting up to 20ddB of clean gain thanks to our high voltage rail technology!
(Note: 18v opperation is required for maximum spec. performance)
Furthermore, the preamp color of the TILT is not exactly neutral, its designed to have a balance of clean and musical sonic signature! However, the color of the internal preamp can be configured in our custom shop to have maximum mojo with the Vintage Mod or even squeaky clean with our Modern mod. While we love a good clean boost, we feel the most exciting part of this pedal is its namesake, the TILT filter! The combo of the TILT and the LOWS control allows for nearly any EQ curve to be created. Lets explore this seemingly simply control and some of the unique features we added with the RANGE knob.
WHAT IS TILT?
The Tilting EQ curve is a simple but powerful approach to shaping the entire audio range with just one knob. This EQ curve essentially is flat at noon and as you turn the TILT knob, you boost one side of the audio spectrum while simultaneously cutting on the opposite side of the spectrum. Effectively boosting highs and cutting lows as you go past noon to the "right", or inversely, cutting highs and boosting lows as you dial it back to the "left" of noon. This fantastic musical curve has been celebrated by audiophiles and engineers alike since it’s inception in the 50s. We have included the TILT ewith a unique 4 way voicing rotary switch that reconfigures the EQ uniquely, each setting for a different RANGE.
The First position of the Range switch is a new voicing dialed in specifically to highlight low frequencies, which maybe particularly useful for baritone and bass guitars, but we certainly think it shouldn’t be limited to those applications. Standard tuned guitarists and even acoustic instruments may find boosting with this curve very useful.
The second position on the RANGE switch implements the modern voiced Tilt curve lifted from our CRUSH compressor. It’s middle frequency is shifted lower from the CHIME and the use of modern WIMA caps really brings a clean, modern sounding alternative to RANGE voicing .
We first integrated the Tilt EQ in what quickly became and has stayed our best selling pedal, the CHIME. The Range Position 3 recreates this tilt curve exactly with the same vintage style Orange Drop capacitors for a lovely sweet tone with a touch of vintage vibe.
Finally, the 4th position on the RANGE switch is focused on shaping the high end of the audio range. Boosting with this curve results in a brilliant treble booster, while cutting results in a warming, thickening effect that is perfect for chilling out anything with to much bite or zip.
To compliment the TILT curves we have included the same passive low cut from the Foundry series, which gently rolls off lows at a slope of 6dB per octive. It’s sweepable from 20hz to 1khz and it interacts wonderfully with the tilt curve to create a whole new set of synergistic curves. Use it to create mid boosts, tighten lows whole cutting highs, or to make the treble boosting effect even more pronounced for twang and jangle. It’s general slope is surprisingly useful on bass instruments as a tightens boomy sub frequencies without fully “cutting” them. Finally, we love this filter because it basically doesn’t color your tone at all, it just reduces low frequency energy without any strange blurring or ringing found in some more agressive low cut filters.
CORE Series Simplicity
The CORE Series features a streamlined control set for quickly dialing in killer tones with four knobs to adjust Level, RANGE, LOWS and TILT.
CORE Series Dual Rail Power
We designed the CORE Series with a dual rail doubling power supply. This design can scale from +/-7v to +/-18v, effecting the headroom, tone and feel of the pedal, achieving up to four times the headroom over standard 9v pedals. The internal supply achieves this by mirroring whatever input voltage you apply via the external power supply and we always encourage people to experiment.
CORE Series Quiet Bypass
Our entire CORE Series features our quiet bypass switching system. It is a true bypass, relay based system for minimum pop when engaging the effect.