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by kenbobplus3db
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: WHY would anybody use these plugins ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: WHY would anybody use these plugins ?

If you're using a program like Wavelab, it is possible to run any plugin in M/S mode, and I do this with Acquas frequently. All the AA plugins have a channel link/unlink button, and the Magenta comps allow you to variably tie the sidechains together. My only question, and I assume Acoustica has done...
by kenbobplus3db
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Cobalt
Topic: Cobalt is due for an engine/sample update
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Cobalt is due for an engine/sample update

I am working on a swampy blues rock jam today and Cobalt is such a beautiful source of attitude for this heavy-amp'ed guitar rock. I love this plugin! but... Since Cobalt came out a few years ago the AA engines have gotten so much better. Bass extension has been improved, low frequency ripple and no...
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Working with Acqua
Topic: feat. req.: dynamic latency / latency switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: feat. req.: dynamic latency / latency switch

There really needs to be a translation utility to accommodate this. VST2 plugins are "Different plugins" from their equivalent VST3 versions. A version upgrade say from Ivory3 to Ivory4 is likewise a different plugin even though no parameters or scaling has changed in the GUI. We need to have a simp...
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Gold3 is out!
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Gold3 Strip - input gain compensation

Here's a fun experiment: reduce your Gold3 input gain by 10 dB, set your monitor level at a healthy level, switch between different preamp models. After you're done picking up your ears and your woofers, we might want to re-examine the order in which input gain trim and gain compensation are applied...
by kenbobplus3db
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: WHY would anybody use these plugins ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: WHY would anybody use these plugins ?

Oh, maybe because they sound so F'n amazing! Acoustica's software innovation is the audio equivalent of a revolution in military affairs-- akin to the radical introduction of the machine gun to Napoleonic warfare, or the tank to trench warfare. You really have to understand that this is a totally di...
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Sand3 is out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: Sand3 is out!

Sometimes it takes a while to fully explore these really extended plugins. I've been a regular Sand user since the original Sand1 days. Today I tried out Sand3 EQ+G for the first time and fell in love! It was the perfect module to put between compression and mastering limiting to tighten up the sub ...
by kenbobplus3db
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Honey3 is out!
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Honey3 is out!

Well I think Navy 2 works like most of your other plugins, but Honey 3 does not seem to reflect signal level post input trim. I don't think the metering at input needs to reflect harmonic distortion, it just needs to reflect the signal level presented to the algorithm.
by kenbobplus3db
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Honey3 is out!
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Honey3 is out!

Input meters on the Honey3 channel strip do not seem to reflect input trim. On all the other Acqua strips, input metering is post input trim which is more useful because it allows me to set the level that I use to drive the preamp modeling.
by kenbobplus3db
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Desiderata: Migration Tool!
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Desiderata: Migration Tool!

Is there a way that you could create a tool that would rewrite file header info so that you could open a Gold Strip file and save it as a Gold2 strip file?

Is there a way to spoof the identity of the plugin so that Steinberg thinks its the old version on preset recall?
by kenbobplus3db
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Desiderata: Migration Tool!
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Desiderata: Migration Tool!

I want a plugin migration tool! As a mastering engineer- I am frequently called upon to recall songs from previous years. Acquas are getting upgraded constantly, are consistently sounding better with each new engine release, and I don't want to be bound to version I originally set up on. Today I ha...
by kenbobplus3db
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Engine Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

Engine Updates

Noticed that with today's Big Ceil and Tan releases, the engine has updated again to 1.4.294x. The last engine version I noticed was engine 1.4.279 in mid July. A couple questions: 1) Does engine version relate to Core version? I.E. when we see a core update does that mean an engine update as well? ...
by kenbobplus3db
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Coral
Topic: UPdate?
Replies: 1
Views: 506

UPdate?

Acoustica changelog webpage suggests that Coral has been updated to v2, but I'm not seeing it in Aquarius on the Purchased page or the updates page. Has this been released?
by kenbobplus3db
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Aquarius 2 Proposed Upgrade (cross posted from other thread)
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Aquarius 2 Proposed Upgrade (cross posted from other thread)

Can we get an Aquarius preference option so that zero-latency versions are not installed? I'm doing mastering work, and I don't care if the latency is "tomorrow" (this is hyperbole but really latency is a almost a non-consideration for me). Still, my plugin lists are cluttered with Acqua versions I ...
by kenbobplus3db
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Aquarius 2 is now available
Replies: 39
Views: 7372

Aquarius 2 Proposed Upgrade

Can we set a preference so that zero-latency versions are not installed? I'm doing mastering work, and I don't care if the latency is "tomorrow" (this is hyperbole but really latency is a almost a non-consideration for me). Still, my plugin lists are cluttered with Acqua versions I never use, and my...
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Plugin Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Plugin Suggestions

Cobalt EQ and Comp brings the cajones!