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by kenbobplus3db
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Magenta
Topic: Alternate Skins for Magenta
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Alternate Skins for Magenta

The blue skin on Magenta 4 was much more easy on the eyes. Is there any chance we could get a similar tweak for Magenta 5?
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: Core Technologies
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Core Technologies

It is time for a web page update! https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/acqua-cores lists Core 13 as the last technology improvement. I'm getting some understanding of what the new core technologies do by reading user manuals of the updated Acqas. We are now up to Core 16 which may be most noticeable...
by kenbobplus3db
Wed May 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Working with Acqua
Topic: TAUPE Plugin Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: TAUPE Plugin Questions

In some ways I think the make/model of the machines is less important because so much of the tape machine sound depends on things like bias calibration, rec/play HF EQ calibration, and reference level. I find it more useful to go by the frequency graphs. Frequently I'll set up on one machine that I ...
by kenbobplus3db
Fri May 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Acqua plug-ins
Topic: Viridian2 SHMod
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Viridian2 SHMod

Hey, I'm having some difficulty with the SHMod control on Viridian, both with the stand-alone compressor and the strip-- it seems twitchy as hell. On the other Acquas the attack time seems to be as dialed-in when the SHMod control is set in the middle of its range (usually value 2). Turning the cont...
by kenbobplus3db
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: New Product Alert!
Topic: Coffee is out!
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Coffee is out!

God that's beautiful! Looks like it came off a submarine!

Bravo on the UI.
by kenbobplus3db
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Other things
Topic: WHY would anybody use these plugins ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

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: 598

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: 2594

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: 2035

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: 8
Views: 3453

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: 9
Views: 3372

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: 2982

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: 2982

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: 860

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: 860

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...