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Acustica Audio Launches new Green 4 Plugin Suite

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Acustica Audio Green 4

Finally, after a long wait, Green 4 has landed and it now includes a 5-band Mono Parametric Equalizer, a 5-band True-Stereo Parametric Equalizer, a 5-band Stereo Parametric Mastering Equalizer and a Stereo Mastering limiter/compressor. Green4 emulates industry-standard, high-end processors found in recording studios across the globe, manufactured in the USA and designed by one of the most famous and respected recording engineers in the world, who is also the inventor of the parametric equalizer.

Green4 includes a 5-band Mono Parametric Equalizer, a 5-band True-Stereo Parametric Equalizer, a 5-band Stereo Parametric Mastering Equalizer and a Stereo Mastering limiter/compressor. It also features our Ultra-gain™ Matching technology, which accurately maps all the gain values for all of the frequencies, to give you utmost precision.

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The first version of Green was released back in 2014 and, since then, it has been highly acclaimed by the public despite the technological limitations of the time. Today we are offering you an improved and expanded version of Green, comprising of 4 processors, to satisfy the demands of mixing and mastering engineers alike.

Green4 Suite

Green4 Mono Parametric Equalizer (GREEN4EQMX)

A 5-band continuous mono parametric equalizer with high/low shelf filters, +12/-12 dB gain excursion, Q amplitude adjustment for each band, equipped with L-R / MID-SIDE specific controls and a by-passable preamp stage emulation.

Green4 True-Stereo Parametric Mixing Equalizer (GREEN4EQST)

A fixed-frequency 5-band stereo parametric equalizer with high/low shelf filters, +12/-12 dB gain excursion, Q amplitude adjustment for each band, equipped with several controls including: L-R / MID-SIDE, control-link, different types of meters, Pan, Spread, phase inversion and a by-passable preamp stage.

Green4 Stereo Parametric Mastering Equalizer (GREEN4ZENEQ)

A fixed frequency 5-band stereo parametric equalizer with high/low shelf filters, +6/-6 dB gain excursion, Q amplitude adjustment for each band, equipped with several controls including L-R / MID-SIDE, control-link, different types of meters, Pan, Spread, phase inversion, and a by-passable preamp stage.

Green4 Stereo Mastering Limiter/Compressor (GREEN4ZENCMP)

A Stereo ‘RMS’ limiter/compressor consisting of two compressors (FAST-SLOW) running in parallel for each channel with a significant number of controls, including a blend control, L-R / MID-SIDE, control-link, different types of meters, Pan and Spread. It is therefore an uncompromising, precise, and extremely effective tool for mastering and other critical applications where maximum control, flexibility, and transparency are required.

Each plug-in included in the Green suite comes in a “Standard” version and an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the Green user’s manual in the Overview section.

Pricing and Availability

Special Intro Pricing: €129 (reg. €219) You’ll save 40%!* on Green 4 (Intro pricings normally last for 30 days from the date of the announcement.)

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Sienna – It’s a Kind of Headphone Mixing Magic by Acusticaudio

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Sienna – headphone mixing magic

Everyone is talking about mixing on headphones these days. But with so many different solutions on the market, how do you know which one is the best choice for your needs? Odds are that you have already tried some of these plugins, and were frustrated with their sound quality. This is why Acusticaudio created Sienna, their most energetic project to date. So you can craft epic-sounding mixes anywhere you are, using the supported headphones you may already own. Sienna works out of the box with over 150 headphones – and counting – from the world’s most famous brands that Acusticaudio consistently measured and profiled using a highly sophisticated and extremely accurate system.

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Sienna Features

  • Includes 3 plugins for an increasing level of control and sound customization.
  • Compatible with over 150 headphone models.
  • Powered by Acustica’s exclusive combination of sampling technology and proprietary algorithms.
  • Up to 10 studio rooms and over 30 different professional and consumer-grade speaker emulations*.
  • Emulates speaker harmonics and distortion.
  • Includes AI-based presets from professional engineers to get you started in no time.
  • Compatible with all DAWs like Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and others.
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Sienna takes a radically different approach from other plugins in correcting your headphones’ response and emulating mixing and mastering rooms, high-end monitors, Hi-Fi systems, car stereos, TVs, radios, laptop speakers, and more.

A unique combination of Acustica’s exclusive sampling technology and a proprietary algorithm not only makes any headphone perform better – regardless of its price point – but recreates on headphones an authentic, mixing-in-the-room feel you can’t find anywhere else.

Sienna Allows You

  • Mix on your headphones with accuracy and peace of mind.
  • Reference your tracks on a variety of professional and consumer systems.
  • Tailor sound to your taste.
  • Achieve perfect results fast without even turning on your monitors.
  • Never second-guess your creative decisions again.
  • Forget about expensive, bulky room treatment.
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Sienna (Volume A) is an Acqua plug-in suite in VST, AU, AAX formats. It represents an ambitious project that took a lot of time in design and development, but that time, which Acustic audio willingly spent, has repaid us considerably given the incredible results achieved, which will completely change the way people mix on the go. The outcome of this effort is one of the most extensive and rich plugins that Acustica has ever created. It recreates the same listening experience as if you were mixing in top-tier studios, mastering in audiophile-grade rooms, or playing back your tracks on HI-FI systems, car stereos, boomboxes, and more, all through your headphones.

Pricing and Availability

ACQUA – Sienna is available now. Early bird price €89 (€149) – Valid through March 25, 2021 11:59 pm CET

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SAND3 suite

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SAND3 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite that reproduces the sonic behavior of a series of high-end British consoles which literally dominated the Pop and Rock scene from the ’80s onward. Sound engineers from all over the world swear by their forward, slightly ‘aggressive’ sound as well as their logical layout.

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With the SAND3 suite, Acustica Audio has faithfully recreated the sound characteristics of classic British high-end mixing consoles and recording studio hardware. It includes a powerful channel-strip featuring a combination of many devices into a single plugin, characterized by unique color with incredible new features. First of all let us briefly look at some of the plugin’s key features before moving on to its specific controls.

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SAND3 Includes 6 Different Plugins

  • SAND3 Channel Strip ( Full channel strip with EQ, compressors and preamp options )
  • SAND3 EQ ( 3 band EQ module with 3 selectable per band models including a complete PREAMPS section )
  • SAND3+G EQ (Homebrew EQ)
  • SAND3+E EQ (Homebrew EQ)
  • SAND3 COMP ( 3 switchable Single-band compressors)
  • SAND 3 PRE (56 different preamps: 32 MIC, 16 LINE, 8 GROUP)
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Sound engineers from all over the world swear by their forward, slightly ‘aggressive’ sound as well as their logical layout. Last but not least, SAND3 packs the experience of 7 renowned engineers, who have been directly involved in the development of dedicated AI presets, ready for use.

SAND3 is equipped with different multivariable meters for the INPUT and OUTPUT stages including VU, Peak, True Peak, LUFS, K12, K14 and more. Acustica Audio did this to give you the utmost in level reference during mixing.

Pricing and Availability

Combine the code below with your personal Loyalty Coupon to save even more! Oh right, do not trash these codes even if you cannot make it in time. They could come in handy someday.

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Acustica Audio Releases ACQUA – Erin

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Acustica Audio Releases ACQUA – Erin

Erin represents the state-of-the-art of the plugin suites dedicated to Mastering. This bundle, consisting of three different studio processors, embodies the luxury mastering equipment as manufactured by one of the most prestigious and appreciated designers in the world, who has been known since the early ’70s for his innovative approach in the field of tube-based systems for the high-end, hi-fi market.  Erin includes three different plugins: a 5-band stereo tube equalizer, a stereo tube compressor/limiter and a mid-range tube equalizer.

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Erin is our first plug-in to introduce a new technology called ULTRAGAIN™ matching, which consists of an extremely accurate mapping of all gain values in all frequency bands, providing even the most demanding mastering engineer with a perfect resolution, consistency and response. 

The Erin suite consists of:

  • Erin Stereo Tube Equaliser (ERIN EQ ST)
  • Erin Passive Tube Mid-Range Equalizer (ERIN EQ MID)
  • Erin Stereo Tube Compressor/Limiter (ERIN COMP ST)

Erin Stereo Tube EQ

The Erin EQ ST is a faithful emulation of an ‘esoteric’ 5-band stereo parametric equalizer mainly used in mastering facilities. Its utterly prohibitive cost makes it one of the most revered equalizers out there for musically shaping tracks of any genre. We sourced an immaculate unit and carefully sampled it to give you the same creative firepower than only high-end mastering rooms had previously access to.
Both channels of the EQ feature five bands, hi-shelf and low-shelf filters with gain and fixed Q controls. It is also equipped with three boost/cut filters with adjustable center frequency. The preamp and each band can be bypassed at any time using the dedicated button controls.

Erin EQ ST features our new ULTRAGAIN™ matching technology, ensuring extremely accurate gain mapping on all bands and providing even the most demanding mastering engineers with perfect resolution, consistency, and response, all of this while retaining the original behavior and character of the hardware.

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Erin Mid EQ

ERIN EQ MID is designed for use on the mid-range, focusing on frequencies from 200Hz to 5kHz. It is a faithful emulation of an extremely intuitive tube unit made in the UK and reminiscent of Pultec-style tube designs.

It features a limited number of selectable frequencies, placed closer to each other compared to other EQ designs, to give you more precise control over this critical part of the spectrum. Finally, a colorful preamp stage and dedicated Mid/Side, Left/Right controls make it a truly versatile processor for more specialized uses. It is therefore a very useful plug-in for all those sources who live in the midrange of a mix like violins, guitars, and vocals.

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Erin Comp

Erin Comp is a stereo tube compressor/limiter derived from an esoteric mono unit manufactured in the UK and designed to limit or compress the signal with the minimum of interference below the threshold. It is very simple to operate and features standard attack and release times. A deeply optimized behavior around the ‘knee’ of the attack/decay envelope and a euphonically transparent dynamic action, makes this compressor a top choice for mixers, mastering wizards, and extremely demanding artists. It is not by chance that legendary Pink Floyd frontman and guitarist extraordinaire David Gilmour owns two of these luxury processors in his unique Astoria recording studio.

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Each plug-in included in the Erin suite comes in a “Standard” version and an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the Erin user’s manual in the Overview section.

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Pricing and Availability

Summer Friday special: Erin for €62 (reg. €179) You’ll save 65%! The promotion is valid from June 17 to June 24, 2020 (23:59 pm – UTC+2), and is not retroactive. Cobalt, Azure, El Rey, Diamond Color EQ, Diamond Lift, and Pensado EQ are excluded from the Summer Sale promo. This promotion is eligible for our Loyalty Coupon Program.

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