One of the most important parts of getting a good mix is your ability to mix before ear fatigue sets in. This is why sometimes plugins that give you control over every little detail often lead to worse mixes. This is where T-Bone comes in. T-Bone is designed to be fast. Get in and get out. It gives you quick access to all the necessary tone adjustment tools that 95% of your tracks need. Adjust the brightness, focus, air and beef with simple and fast controls. And when you are done, you can check your sanity with the "intensity" control, which lets you dial back everything (or dig in harder) if you've overdone it.
Clean filters up to Nyquist without a CPU hit
During the development of T-Bone, Boz Digital created some incredibly smooth filters that don't produce any of the disturbing high-frequency wonkiness. Boz Digital's wonk-free filters not only give you a smooth frequency response up to the Nyquist limit, but also can do so without the resource-draining hit to your CPU that occurs with oversampled filters.
T-Bone—Just the Facts:
This is a nice tilt eq plugin with some additional features. The gui is simple and well designed, and I like the sound. Unfortunately in Reaper it doesn't save the settings -> so every time I reopen the session, the T-Bone settings are the default ones again. I really wanted to use this, but come on... so at the end I had to buy another tilt eq from another company.Read Review
T-Bone is a 'tilt' or 'slant' EQ. A tilt EQ raises the amplitude at one end of the spectrum and lowers it equally at the other. I find them really useful for doing quick and dirty adjustments to overall tone, and for 'pushing' sounds into a more suitable spectral space in my mix.
T-Bone is impressive to me in every way. The filter sound is top quality, I immediately noticed how good the sound was compared with my previously favoured tilt EQ. Boz makes mention of special filters that "do not have any of the wonky side effects to your high end". This claim bears out, and I would certainly be interested in more filter and EQ products from Boz Labs.
The GUI is also beautiful and impressive to me. I know a lot of people dislike the Skeumorphic designs, but I think this one works well, and I really enjoy looking at it and using it.
T-bone extends the usefulness of a basic tilt eq by adding a number of features that really help you sculpt and shape your sound. The low and high pass filters are a great addition, and allow me to dispense with one or more extra plugins from my chain. Having the filters and tilt all in one plugin really speeds up my workflow.
The 'Harsh' and 'Boom' controls are great; if you push the treble up, and it's pushed too much into the high treble, you can use the harsh control to smooth the top off. Boom can be used similarly to keep the low end under control.
There's mid/side/stereo options (useful) and mix control (useful for parallel processing) and an analog button, which imparts subtle saturation.
CPU seems very low (I haven't actually measured; I generally only look at my CPU hit if something seems to be using it excessively), I use these all over my projects, and my DAW and I don't notice any strain.
All in all, an incredibly well designed and useful plugin that I use all the time. I don't usually give a 10 score, but until I find something better, I believe T-Bone is the best at what it does.