Like the other big console manufacturers, (API, SSL, Neve) Trident doesn’t miss a beat in maintaining its relevance with plug-ins. Back in February, the console maker released its first products in this vein, emulations of its CB9066 and 80B hardware EQs. Trident has just followed up that release with LTS Tiltration – a new concept incorporating old and brand new designs into a formidable “analog mojo” plug-in.
LTS Tiltration saturator and Tilt EQ plug-in
First off, Tiltration features a new saturation processor delivering harmonic distortion by the buckets. While 8x oversampling is a highly relevant addition, it’s not nearly the most exciting among the plug-in’s abilities. Trident included a dual-stage Tonelux loudness and Tilt EQ module, as well as Sallen-Key variable high and low-pass filters with continuous variable slopes (up to 18dB). Each stage can be bypassed for independent processing and auditioning.
Showcasing equal parts attention to detail and strive for practical realism, the virtual VU meter has switchable calibration (-18 or -8 dBFS). It’s paired with a PPM peak monitor for transient and clipping detection. The control set is complete with output gain and polarity inversion.
A feature set like this proposes plenty of potential applications. Tiltration can contribute smooth saturation, analog dirt, broad tonal shaping, and anything else you’d call character, mojo, sparkle or similar epithets. Personally, I think Trident has a fantastic DSP engine in its hands and I’m glad to see it put to such great use – powering new concepts that reach beyond trivial vintage emulations.
LTS Tiltration – Price and availability
LTS Tiltration is on sale at the Trident website for USD 79, down from US 179. The plug-in is available in 64-bit VST3, AAX, and AU versions for macOS (10.8 or later) and Windows (7 or later) computers. A 32-bit VST3 version is available for legacy Windows (7 or later) systems. The free iLok License Manager application handles authorization.