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Hardware-Quality FX

Limited Time Offer ends 6th December 2020

Tone Empire provide hardware-quality processors at unbelievable prices so that everyone at a budget can afford world-class, cutting-edge technology. This FX Bundle includes the Model 500 and OptoRED Compressors, Black Q - V2 EQ, Loc-Ness Drum FX and Goliath Channel Strip.

Model 500

A "Heavy Weight" VCA Compressor

A “Punchy” hybrid compressor with controllable low end “Thrusting” inspired by the famous American compressor and the classic British console compressor. Great on drums, your mix bus, and for mastering. Go subtle or “Thrust” your sound! This is part of the new Enhanced Classics series.

The Model 5000 is a hybrid VCA modeled on the famous “Thrusting” American compressor and the famous British “Console” compressor. Get “Bottom Weight” on your mixes with ease.


  • Knock Circuit - This plugin brings the best of the 2 compressors to one single unit. This VCA compressor derives its compressor ratio, attack and release time from the British Model and brings a unique “KNOCK” circuit from the American compressor design.
  • TransX - When engaged, the TransX adds transformer coloration to the circuit, this brings a pleasing analog solid-state style saturation to the sound. The more the input gain, the more the drive.

Learn more about Model 500.


OptoRED is a transparent Optical Attenuator (compressor) based on the classic American unit used on countless hit records. This is part of the new Enhanced Classics series.

Compression is one of the most important tools in the arsenal of an Engineer, Music Producer & Artist alike. This is now a device that far surpasses its original intent which was to control the level of the sound automatically.


Compression Capabilities

  • This knob works counter-clockwise and is the threshold control for the compressor.
  • The range is set from +10dB to -30dB.
  • Turning right adds more compression.

Comp | Limit Switch

  • This switch will toggle the device between a smaller compression ratio and a very large compression ratio
  • Choose between a Compressor Mode or Limiter Mode.

Lo Cut

  • This is a 12 dB Low-cut shelving filter which goes from an 'off' setting to 100 Hz
  • This has been implemented to help the user automatically filter out the very low frequencies when tracking vocals, bass and other instruments.

Wet / Dry Mix

  • On the leftmost position, this knob only allows the processed compressed signal to pass through.
  • This gives the user more tone shaping and parallel processing options needed in today’s workflow.

Sidechain On / Off Switch

  • This turns on or turns off the sidechain circuit.

Gain, Freq & Control

  • The compressor gets fed a filtered version of the incoming signal to trigger the side chain.

In Gain Control

  • The In Knob controls the level of the input signal entering the Optored Processor with a range of -48db (silence) to +24 dB.
  • This will affect the threshold of the processor.

Auto Switch On / Off

  • This switch toggles between switching on or off the AutoGain circuit.
  • The more you turn the threshold knob to the right, the more the gain added to the compressed signal.

Make-Up Gain

  • This control handles the level of the processed signal after the AutoGain system and can be used to reduce or increase the levels of the processed signal.
  • The range of this control is from -48dB to +24dB.

Learn more about OptoRED.

Black Q - V2

"Smooth Tubes" Equalizer

What's new in BLACK Q - Version 2?

A new and improved version of Black Q. V2 now features overlapping bands and new frequency ranges as well as oversampling for more “analog” behaviour.

Tone Empire are obsessed with “Sound”

Tone Empire recently brought a vintage unit to life by building the hardware version over 6 months, changing tubes, transformers and signal paths.

In this quest, Tone Empire built a ”Golden Unit” with “Super Powers.”

Tone Empire 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, Tone Empire 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.

In Black Q Version 2, Tone Empire have also introduced ” OVERSAMPLING “. Now it has up to 8x oversampling option if your system can take that CPU LOAD, Select your oversampling choice to get the more ” ANALOG ” Sound.

Learn more about Black Q - V2.


Drum/Percussion Processor 

The Smash Box.

What does it do?

Drums…, the most crucial part of your mix that can make or break a track.

For decades pro engineers have used various combinations of compressors, pre-amps, EQ’s and saturation to make styles of sounds that stand out. Not just a compressor or EQ, Loc-Ness is the mystical plugin that brings all the right controls and colors for drums to your workstation.

This is a dedicated channel designed for processing Individual Drum Hits, The room sound, and the entire drum bus.


Crust + Smash

  • CRUST (Saturation) / Input Gain: - Increase the saturation (tone color) drive with this control. Select the type of saturation from modes 1 thru 4.
  • SMASH (Limiter) / Input Gain - Heavy Limit (sustain) the signal as you dial more of this effect. The signal flows from Crust to Smash in a serial manner. This processing is reminiscent of the 1176 compressor’s “All Buttons In” “smash” mode but smoother...

Filters + Mix + Trim

  • A Low and a High Cut Filter lets you zone into the frequency bands that you want to process, and leave the rest of the signal untouched (Crust + Smash will only work on this defined range).
  • Individual WET & DRY controls allow you to precisely mix the processed and unprocessed signals. The phase button inverts the phase between wet and dry signals.
  • Attenuate the Master Mix balance of wet and dry with the TRIM control.

Mode 2

  • Now introducing a new Mode 2, this makes the processor “less” sensitive” and allows very subtle and accurate dialling in of saturation via the crust controls, and also “less” smashing with the smash control.

Learn more about Loc-Ness.


Tri-Colour – Saturation / Dynamics / EQ

Transformer, Tube & Tape Saturation with Envelope Follower & Analog Modelled EQ


  • Analog Behavior - The signal path of analog audio running through solid-state, tube and tape gear yields what Tone Empire call a “Dimensional Analog Sound”. The ability to choose type of saturation, an envelope shaper and an analog modelled equalizer makes Goliath a true “Analog Mojo Box”.
  • Tone Colors - Choose from Solid State (Silver), Tube (Gold) & Tape (Titanium) saturation with the Tone selector. These 3 very distinct flavours give you plenty of tone control additionally with the “Input/Drive” control and the “Roof” control. Easy to dial in the sweet spot and details you want.
  • Envelope + EQ - This section lets you mould the sound shape you desire using the “Motion” control going from “splat” to “sharp”. Thin out pianos, strings & guitars with presence and air, or thicken up synths, bass guitar, kick drums etc. Detailed tweaking allowed on this one to dial in the sweet spots. Blend in this processing with your dry sounds using the wet/dry mix control.
  • Mode 2 - Now introducing a new Mode 2, this makes the processor less "sensitive" and allows very subtle and accurate dialling in of saturation via the input/drive controls.

Learn more about Goliath.

System Requirements


  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later (Catalina Supported - 64-bit only)
  • VST / AU / AAX (64-bit host required)
  • AMD Ryzen or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768
  • *AAX format is not compatible with Catalina.


  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • VST / AAX (64-bit host required)
  • AMD Ryzen or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768

Important Note: All software is 64-bit compatible only and will not function on 32-bit systems.

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