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by kenbobplus3db
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Gold3 is out!
Replies: 3
Views: 388

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: 4
Views: 267

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: 934

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 315

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: 315

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: 776

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: 283

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: 559

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: 5249

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: 909

Re: Plugin Suggestions

Cobalt EQ and Comp brings the cajones!
by kenbobplus3db
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Purple2 is out!
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: Purple2 is out!

Here is a screenshot of Purple H2 vs Harware done with Har-Bal (Yellow: Peak / Green RMS). Full mix Here is another screenshot on a drum track: Just so I understand, the drum track shows some divergence in the traces, the peak level rolls off on the top, and the RMS rolls off in the low end. I see ...
by kenbobplus3db
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Working with Acqua
Topic: vst3 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: vst3 problems

Do we have 64bit audio through the VST3 versions yet?
by kenbobplus3db
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Working with Acqua
Topic: Custom Skins?
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Custom Skins?

Hey guys: I have been loving on my Blue skin for Magenta 4 and have gotten impatient waiting for the Magenta 5 equivalent to be released. That said, I've gotten confused by the layout of gain and bandwidth knobs (to the detriment of my tweeters) on both the Magenta Strip and the new Amber3 strip and...