N4 Player is out!

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N4 Player is out!

Post by fabio.migliorati » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 pm

Introducing N4 Player.

Acustica Audio is pleased to announce N4 Player. It will supersede the currently available N4 FREE which will become obsolete and no longer available. The new N4 Player will offer to all customers important improvements and new features.
N4 Player will be a new multi-effect plug-in available in VST2, VST3, AAX and AU formats. It is able to load various types of N4 products, such as Acqua libraries for N4 or Nebula libraries for N4, and provides the user with an easy and intuitive way to use and manage them. Such libraries can emulate a wide range of audio equipment, removing the need for costly and bulky hardware. N4 Player is our modern FREE tool to introduce you to a new sound experience.

Why a new tool for N4 product line?

Acustica Audio made a technological leap forward and we think that it is time to provide our customers with a modern tool able to meet our new standards.
N4 Player will load N4 libraries, and additionally, N4 Player will be able to load new types of libraries and products always created by our proprietary sampling approach. Feature not supported in the soon obsolete N4 FREE plug-in which support only free emulation presets and free libraries.

Main N4 Player features:

- Complete integration with Aquarius and official 3rd developers (1) within an online market-place environment.
- Redesigned user interface for a better user experience.
- Support for the latest CORE 12 technology.
- New simple interface mode.
- Available in VST2, VST3, AAX and AU plug-in formats in MacOS and Windows.
- Support for 64 bits architecture.
- Support for the latest operating systems including macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
- N4 Player is a completely free product and no authorization for it will be required.

N4 Player will be able to load the following products:

- Nebula libraries for N4, both commercial and trials.
- Acqua libraries for N4, both commercial and trials.
- Acqua Effect plug-ins, both commercial and trials.
- Acustica Audio cross-platform commercial library version 5, both commercial and trial.

N4 Player list price is zero euros.

Nebula libraries for N4.
A Nebula library is a collection of emulation presets created with the proprietary sampling application NAT. A Nebula library for N4 can include a custom skin or use factory generic skin.

Acqua libraries for N4.
An Acqua library is similar to a Nebula library but it is built by merging several emulation presets into a single one, resulting in a more complex simulation with a custom user interface.

Acqua Effect plug-ins.
Acqua Effect plug-ins are standard standalone plug-ins in VST2, AAX and AU format. However, they can also be loaded in N4 and N4 Player to take advantage of some additional functions. For example, an Acqua Effect plug-in can be hosted into N4 allowing customers to run the Acqua Effect plug-in in a TCP/IP network using Nebula Server.

Aquarius
Aquarius is an stand-alone assistant application from Acustica Audio products to help and assist users to download, install, update, and authorize all products offered within our market-place.

Market-place

Acustica Audio market-place is the Acustica Audio's on-line shop which will allow official 3rd developers (1) to sell Nebula libraries for N4 and Acqua libraries for N4 in the same way as Acqua Effect plug-ins are being sold at the moment. Such products will be available for download and authorization within Aquarius immediately after their purchase.

Cross Platform Commercial Library (CPCL) version 5 features
- Complete integration with Aquarius and market place.
- Updated version of Rose Acqua library for N4 and Rose Acqua Effect plug-in.
- Updated version of Violet Acqua library for N4 and Violet Acqua Effect plug-in.
- 12 skinned Nebula libraries for N4.
- CPCL version 5 is bundled in N4. Alternatively, it may be purchased individually and used with N4 Player for the price of 69 euros.

Upcoming N4 update
A new version of N4 will be available coinciding with the launch of N4 Player including new features and bug fixes.

- Complete integration with Aquarius and official 3rd developers (1) within an online market-place environment.
- Redesigned user interface for a better user experience.
- Support for the latest Core 12 technology.
- New simple interface mode.
- Integrated Presets editor.
- Integrated Setups editor.
- Available in VST2, VST3, AAX and AU plug-in formats in MacOS and Windows.
- Support for 64 bits architecture.
- Support for the latest operating systems including macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
- Support for Nebula Server version 4 (currently in development)

Limitations not applicable to N4 (as opposed to N4 Player)
- N4 can load Nebula2 and Nebula3 commercial and free emulation presets.
- N4 can edit Acqua Effect plug-ins
- N4 can connect to a Nebula Server version 4 (currently in development).

N4 will be able to load the following products:
- Nebula libraries for N4, both commercial and trials.
- Acqua libraries for N4, both commercial and trials.
- Acqua Effect plug-ins, both commercial and trials.
- Acustica Audio cross-platform commercial library version 5, both commercial and trial.
- Nebula libraries for Nebula3, both commercial and free.

N4 list price is 299 euros.

Following the N4 player and N4 update releases, our market-place will be inaugurated including new products from our official 3rd developers (1).

(1) With the term official 3rd developers (1) we refer to all 3rd developer in at the following link of our website: https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/developers.
For now we define as unofficial all 3rd party developers not included in the previous link and consequently it will not be possible for load their libraries in N4 Player.


More info and details in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Acustica Audio is pleased to announce N4 Player.
N4 Player supersedes the previously available N4 FREE which is now obsolete and no longer available. N4 Player is here to offer to all customers important new features and improvements.
N4 Player is a multi-effect plug-in able to emulate a wide range of audio equipment and other electrical, digital or acoustic audio systems, providing a true sonic alternative to costly and bulky hardware and opening new paths to creative uses and highly realistic sounds.
N4 Player loads libraries or entire plug-ins, all created by using a sophisticated state-of-the-art dynamic sampling approach and engine based on Volterra series nonlinear convolution.
N4 Player is our new FREE tool to introduce you to a new sound experience!

Direct link:

http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/n4-player

Following N4 player and N4 update releases, marketplace will be inaugurated including new products from our official 3rd party developers (1).

(1) With the term official 3rd party developers (1) we refer to all developers listed at the following link of our website: https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/developers and for now we define as unofficial all 3rd party developers not included in this link, consequently it will not be possible for load their libraries in N4 Player.
Paid N4 license is necessary to be able to load all old Nebula 3 libraries.

- Official 3rd party developers products will only be available in Aquarius.


N4/N4Player user's manual will be available in a short time.


Mandatory requirements
In order to use products from the official 3rd party developers:
- It is mandatory first to install either N4 Player OR N4. Only after this it will be possible to proceed with the installation of 3rd party products.
- Please don't install both versions of N4 - use only one of them to guarantee a proper functioning of the products!
- If you already use N4 please don't install N4 Player.
- Please make sure that you use an up-to-date version of N4 or N4 Player (at the point of this release N4 is version 1.1.011).
- N4 FREE and N4 Player cannot coexist.

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by karol83 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:42 pm

Sadly not working,crashing Reaper,Ableton...waiting for fix :oops:

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by MEMFIS_AKA » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:11 pm

Install by Acquaris - FL + Reaper - open's N4 player well. When i install Trial Compressors (open finder) - will crash bouth.
Loads Trial Comps by right click....not crash...huh...
I dont understand how it work?
I try to load ANY programm but its empty (Acqua, N3 libbs, Trials for N4, Demo libs) это пиздец!

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by THAPRODUCERZ » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:59 pm

Same here.
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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by giancarlo » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:52 am

raise a ticket, they will address it!

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by strata189 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:55 pm

Raised a ticket 12 days ago ... no answer, gonna try deleting everything I can find relating to N4P and reinstalling.
First problem I've had with Aquarius.
Edit. One possible problem I see - in the settings page in Aquarius, the N4 repository path is blank. Is there supposed to be a default location?

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by giancarlo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:30 pm

Yes put there a valid location, browsing it

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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by AcusticaPress » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Hey guys, I hope this table will bring some light to the difference between the free N4 Player and the commercial N4. We are going to add it on the website and in manuals.

Note that in the table it does say that upgrade from N3 to N4 is not possible. For now this is the case, but the situation has been discussed with the CEOs. Not promising anything, but this is currently looked at and under consideration.
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Re: N4 Player is out!

Post by ladgrove85 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 am

Hi there, I'm very interested in N4 player, with the 69 Euro Cross Platform Commercial Library.
Is this available for purchase yet, or something that is coming soon?

Many thanks!

Josh

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