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Old 29th April 2018
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London Acoustics - Tokyo Tube EQ - Nebula Library

There's no thread on this yet, having tried it out for the last week and really enjoying it's sound, I think it deserves one and for more people to hear about it.



Tokyo Tube EQ - London Acoustics

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The Tokyo Tube EQ plugin’s reference unit is a beautifully crafted boutique piece of gear from the mid-‘90’s, made by a well-respected former Italian manufacturer of awesome pro-audio products. The original unit features a tube mic/line/acoustic preamp and four tube equalisation bands – two shelves and two fully parametric eq bands.

Tokyo Tube EQ is an official third-party plugin for N4 Player
This plugin uses a patented technology courtesy of Acustica Audio SRL Nebula ©. For more information after purchase, please read the accompanying manual for installation, settings and usage.

Tokyo Tube EQ Features
Low Shelf 80Hz +/-15dB gain
Low Mid Parametric with 3 position Q bells: narrow, medium wide, +/-15dB gain, continuous 150Hz-800Hz frequency range
High Mid Parametric with 3 position Q bells: narrow, medi- um wide, +/-15dB gain, continuous 800Hz-4kHz frequency range
High Shelf: 12kHz +/-15dB gain
Tube circuit medium/high saturated preamp
Bypass on/off button
VU Meters IN/OUT -21/+5dB
VST, AU, AAX – 32, 64 bit
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Old 29th April 2018
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either I never need another eq plugin or the drum loop example is bypassed A/A. I can hear what it's doing on the others–nice
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It's a very nice sounding EQ. As soon as is gonna end the demo I will purchase it.
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What eq is this based on or comparable to?
Old 1st May 2018
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Thanks Eklo for this post

The official thread is also here: https://gearspace.com/board/new-prod...l#post13288958
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What eq is this based on or comparable to?
The hardware is something like hand made and pretty rare to find around. Apart ours own, we found another single channel in a specialised shop in Tokyo, during a business trip, hence the name. Very few info also in the web.
The reference unit is a beautifully crafted piece of boutique gear from the mid-‘90’s, made by a well-respected former Italian manufacturer.

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Thanks Eklo for this post

The official thread is also here: https://gearspace.com/board/new-prod...l#post13288958


Perhaps the mods could merge or delete this one?
Old 7th May 2018
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Ive been playing around with this for a bit now, and i just had to buy it! It is my go to EQ now when mastering.
Im a hobby-masteringguy, that enjoyed sound since i was small and built carstereos, to get it hifi and put some serious effort to sound..
This thing sound sweet as hell, never driven, just, light! Like pulling a blanket of the sound.. Im seriously impressed.
Was looking for the other contender for EQ:s and N4, Bronze.. But i went with this one.
Bronze is more sculpting and it does sound good. But this thing!! Definetley a shapingtool..
Im impressed...
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Ive been playing around with this for a bit now, and i just had to buy it! It is my go to EQ now when mastering.
Im a hobby-masteringguy, that enjoyed sound since i was small and built carstereos, to get it hifi and put some serious effort to sound..
This thing sound sweet as hell, never driven, just, light! Like pulling a blanket of the sound.. Im seriously impressed.
Was looking for the other contender for EQ:s and N4, Bronze.. But i went with this one.
Bronze is more sculpting and it does sound good. But this thing!! Definetley a shapingtool..
Im impressed...
I have the same feelings towards it. I was demoing bronze as well as this as I want an eq that brings something a bit special and felt more towards this one. I'm not mastering though just making music - feel connected to the sound of Tokyo, it feels right.

It's strange because eq's don't sound like they are noticeably detached from the sound, yet Tokyo sounds like it's noticeably at one with the sound. Removing a blanket is a good way of putting it, it doesn't get too bright or harsh at all, just opens things up. The pre sounds great!!

Are you finding use for the pre when doing your home masters?
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I have the same feelings towards it. I was demoing bronze as well as this as I want an eq that brings something a bit special and felt more towards this one. I'm not mastering though just making music - feel connected to the sound of Tokyo, it feels right.

It's strange because eq's don't sound like they are noticeably detached from the sound, yet Tokyo sounds like it's noticeably at one with the sound. Removing a blanket is a good way of putting it, it doesn't get too bright or harsh at all, just opens things up. The pre sounds great!!

Are you finding use for the pre when doing your home masters?

Agreed!
I held of a bit on Bronze, and realised it was a bit to harsh for me, or, agressive might be a better word.
This thing is really easy on everything even though the huge difference in sound.
Kind of like ruby, in my eyes, but with more options. (kind of)...

Well, for my mastering, sometimes I do and sometimes not.
I do like a little colour and personality! So I can tend to get that going.
In the end though, whatever sounds good and help u get to that point where u want to go.
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Agreed!
I held of a bit on Bronze, and realised it was a bit to harsh for me, or, agressive might be a better word.
This thing is really easy on everything even though the huge difference in sound.
Kind of like ruby, in my eyes, but with more options. (kind of)...

Well, for my mastering, sometimes I do and sometimes not.
I do like a little colour and personality! So I can tend to get that going.
In the end though, whatever sounds good and help u get to that point where u want to go.
Yeah no doubt about whatever gets you there, I was just curious as to using it in a mastering context.

I agree about Bronze, aggressive is the right word, very very good sounding and aggressive can be what you want but for me, mixing individual tracks and busses Tokyo just seems to melt into the audio, sounds effortless.

I've been resting my ear a few weeks as it's had this pressurised feeling which is starting to wane so I've only been able to test it on single sources and not for too long, excited to get a whole mix together with it, I think it will bring it!!
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Yeah no doubt about whatever gets you there, I was just curious as to using it in a mastering context.

I agree about Bronze, aggressive is the right word, very very good sounding and aggressive can be what you want but for me, mixing individual tracks and busses Tokyo just seems to melt into the audio, sounds effortless.

I've been resting my ear a few weeks as it's had this pressurised feeling which is starting to wane so I've only been able to test it on single sources and not for too long, excited to get a whole mix together with it, I think it will bring it!!

For me when i master, i find it usefull sometimes. Just by having it on it opens up a bit, and trimming it does feel like there is some bit of glue going on.
And a little smileyface on top of that.
So for that reason, if the song is on the dull side i usually start there, and then start twisting knobs.
But this thing has a little smiley on it regardsless of the pre is on or not. U just get a little more of it, depending how u trim it.

Bronze is really good i agree on that. Me, im feeling sometimes it gets in the way of the sound, for my taste.
And the melting, i agree there. Its just like its not there, just made everything better without really effort, i would call it effortless.
This thing got me to go back to Henry Olongas Air. Start wishing someone would make an aqua of that one! :P
Also extremely effortless. (high end only).

I think that u are right.. This makes me want to go back and remix my bands song entirely! haha..
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Without a doubt and surprisingly, Tokyo is becoming my favorite or should I say most used color eq ITB for mixing. On tracks and/or mixbus alike.

I already commented about the eq's ability to "polish a turd" but I also I love love love the color and the depth. Not too much in any particular direction. Goldilocks' baby bear syndrome. Imo it does need to be paired with something more tight and/or punchy in the lows though. You won't get the forward punch of Pink2(C), the density of Cream, or the tightness and lowend extension of Azure. It is undeniably tubey down there ala Magenta/UAD MP. I also don't get hugeness like Purple or Cobalt but rather more focused the mids. Tokyo is really it's own thing, pure velvet.
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But this thing has a little smiley on it regardsless of the pre is on or not. U just get a little more of it, depending how u trim it.
The latest Tokyo update had corrected the PreAmp OFF response ... it is not perfectly FLAT when OFF.

PreAmp ENGAGED ... there is a 0.3dB gentle dip around around 1K.
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The latest Tokyo update had corrected the PreAmp OFF response ... it is not perfectly FLAT when OFF.

PreAmp ENGAGED ... there is a 0.3dB gentle dip around around 1K.
Ah that explaines my experience! Thank u!
Manuals usually goes over the shoulder here! :P
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Ah that explaines my experience! Thank u!
Manuals usually goes over the shoulder here! :P
It's stated in the manual, but honestly very subtle!
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