Coral2 is out!

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Coral2 is out!

Post by fabio.migliorati » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Product: Coral2
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): EARLY ACCESS PRICING- 89.00€ (REG. 199.00€) Save 55% OFF For the first four weeks after release or until first official version is released.
Plug-in Format(s): VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 7 - Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.8 - OSX 10.13
Coral Commercial web-page:
Coral User's manual: ... lie303.pdf


CORAL2 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in designed first and foremost for use in mastering sessions. It allows for a smooth and controlled action on any audio material and includes an equalizer, a compressor, an elliptical filter, and a preamp stage, plus a new, powerful M/S Baxandall EQ, enabling you to further shape the tone of your masters.


Coral2 is an extremely transparent processor, thanks to the smooth, broad curves of its equalizer and the uniquely forgiving behavior of its dynamic section. Particularly, the compressor applies an ultra-soft clipping to the signal and the gain reduction applied to large dynamic areas is more gentle and gradual, in order to preserve the transients from being 'chopped off'.
We have also added an elliptical filter, which controls the stereo spread of selectable frequency ranges, a kind of processing which is often required mastering sessions for vinyl.


We took inspiration from the classic Baxandall shelving curves of the '50s and created a uniquely powerful and smooth Equalizer designed as a “finishing EQ”. The added M/S features make this a great master buss EQ and a perfect equalizer for tracking, mixing and mastering.


CORAL2 suite includes:


Each plug-in included in the Coral2 suite comes in 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.


Smile! Free Baxter EQ

Get a taste of the sweet sound of Coral with our awesome freebie: the Baxter Equaliser (a simpler version our full commercial M/S version) but equally as powerful. Get it now through Aquarius.


CORAL2 suite is based on our Core 13 (version 13.5) engine:

-NEW: Our new Core 13 engine improves on the previous version by introducing our new VLA™ technology (Vector Loading Acceleration), which makes the response of the plugin much faster.
-Upgraded SASM (Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modelling) high-performance saturation algorithm;
-Introduction of a new post-production sample de-noising tech for cleaner deconvolved impulses called STT (Super transient technology);
-Full compatibility with Client/Server architecture integrated by default in Acqua plugins;
-Engine optimisation introducing a new highly efficient algorithm. This innovative technique is applied to all the deconvolved impulses for further de-noise processing and subsequent elimination of any incorrect low-level behaviour (including the so-called "echo bug").


With Coral Baxter M/S and Coral Baxter (Free version) we introduce the next AI-based plugins.
Unlike other companies, who simply classify the nature of audio content (violins, drums, vocals, etc.) with the aim of implementing an auto-mix functionality with the software, we have chosen a completely different approach.
But Deep Learning techniques - applied to our already unique hardware sampling technology - will be a true game changer as - to our knowledge - the creative approach of an engineer to mixing has never been 'sampled' and recreated in a plugin.

How to try a plugin: TRIAL MODE

- Create a user account (if you do not have one yet) on our website
- Download and Install Aquarius, our products manager, for either Mac or PC
- Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password
- Type the product name in the 'search' field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' version of the product, then click on the thumbnail or on the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product page (the trial version of a product is also visible in the 'related products' section on the right)
- Select the right plugin format according to the DAW you are using and click 'Install'
- Aquarius will download, install,and authorise the trial product automatically
- Run your DAW. You're set!

Please note:

- The old trial authorisation method - which required the 'LASTTRIALS' code - is now obsolete and each trial version of a product can be easily downloaded/installed directly from Aquarius, for a more streamlined process
- Should you see an authorisation error, the reason could be that the product has been already authorised too many times and the limit has been reached

For details about installation/authorization please refer to the following page: Acustica Audio - Professional Audio Software - Acustica Audio

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Re: Coral2 is out!

Post by fabio.migliorati » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 pm


Coral Baxter M/S and Coral Baxter (Free version) include AI Presets.
The presets are present by default in both the commercial and the trial version of the Coral Baxter M/S and Coral Baxter (Free version).
By clicking the “PRESET” drop down menu on the right hand side of the Baxter EQ you can select a preset from the displayed list. You can choose between several presets. Details in the following Chapter (“AI PRESET LIST & CREDITS”)

A normal preset would simply load the same settings each time you use it. Our AI presets will assess the audio being fed into the plugin and then based on the data stored in it’s memory from a “sampled” mix engineers knowledge it will make an Eq change.
For the best results loop a short section of audio you think is best suited for the AI evaluation. The timeframe is quite short, only a couple of seconds, so different points in the audio will obviously give different results. Then click the preset you would like to use and watch as the eq changes. It works very well on individual tracks and groups, whereas results on the master may vary.


01. AI ALL

The “Super Experience” AI Preset it’s the result of combined learning by ALL the sound engineers who have worked for this intense project


Preset Technique (used in the AI capture phase):

This Preset is the result of the accurate and intense learning sessions by Giancarlo del Sordo.

The idea behind this product

Giancarlo Del Sordo: “This product represents the culmination of the research I have carried out for 14 years, a search that began back in 2005. Coral Baxter is a concentrate of complex technology and, at the same time, it is as incredibly simple to use as it is elegant to look at. On the one hand Baxter is light, fast, effective, and it sounds just like the hardware, on the other hand its usability is made even simpler thanks to it’s artificial intelligence. Not only do we sample the machines - built by humans - but now we 'sample' humans themselves and their interaction with these machines, which means we capture their own experience, built over years of professional work. Baxter is Art and Magic combined."


Preset Technique (used in the AI capture phase):

- EQ for individual tracks, in particular voice and drums
- EQ for Mix Bus purposes

Alex Trecarichi - Class 1977, Alex Trecarichi has been involved in countless productions for recording, mixing, mastering, arranging, producing and playing instruments for some of the most famous Italian artists and TV Shows.

Alex has toured as FOH engineer with some of the best Italian acts and travelled the world for passion, getting in touch with thousands people, learning languages and.. life!
Loving sharing his knowledge, Alex took the opportunity to teach at SAE Insitute, IED and in many other schools all over his country.

Co-founder of the RESET! collective, in 2007 he started organizing huge parties and producing electronic music, remixing and working with international dance artists such as Fatboy Slim, Cassius and many more.

In September 2012 Alex opened Monodynamic Studio, where he has produced and mixed several multiple platinum hits

Alex Trecarichi


Preset Technique (used in the AI capture phase):

- EQ used on individual tracks
- EQ for Mix Bus purposes for the following genres: House Music, Pop-House, Commercial Deep House, and Tech-house.

Bigbiz Studio (Paolo Aliberti and Dario Khademi) - is based in the heart of Brescia (Italy). Fully focused on the Electronic Dance Music scene, they have developed their sound over several years of hard work.
They believe in embracing new digital technologies, their passion and experience leads them to craft every tune to the highest “state of the art” commercial standard.
To achieve this they constantly spend huge amounts of time studying, testing and developing new skills and techniques. Their roots are from various musical subcultures, but they deeply always embrace the vision of others, after all, they were born dj’s!

Bigbiz Studio


Preset Technique (used in the AI capture phase):

- EQ for Master Bus purposes

Max Paparella - born in 1975, is a Hammond organist with a great passion for vintage musical instruments. For over 20 years in the music industry he has collaborated over the years both in Europe and in the USA, working on the creation of numerous albums as a composer, musician, remixer and ghost producer.
In 2010 he founded the Groove Sound Design studio, starting a solid partnership with the guitarist and producer Valerio Fuiano (member of Mind Music Labs in Sweden), working for singers, artists and record labels on productions as a mixing & mastering engineer.
In 2011 he became a member of AES (Audio Engineering Society). In 2014, as part of his professional training, he took two courses for mastering engineering at the SAE Institute in the UK, passing both with full marks (100/100).
He has been working as a mastering engineer and musician with many record labels such as BMG Production Music (UK), Good Looking Records (UK), Cabana Recordings (USA), Selekta Recordings (USA), IRMA Records (IT).

Groove Sound Design

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Re: Coral2 is out!

Post by walsoo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Ableton crashes when trying to open coral 2 plugins...

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Re: Coral2 is out!

Post by walsoo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:19 pm

I can't even open ableton on win7 because scanning coral2 plugins crashes when scanning the plugins. If you care about your customers then make a product that works......

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Re: Coral2 is out!

Post by karlsplatz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:13 pm

walsoo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:19 pm
I can't even open ableton on win7 because scanning coral2 plugins crashes when scanning the plugins. If you care about your customers then make a product that works......
Hello walsoo,

I am just a new user off AA plugins (love them instantly!) and had an issue with my win7 and Coral2. I had to install the "Service Pack 2" and update my win7 properly. After a reboot, all issues are gone.
Maybe this helps you, too.

For further information check this link:

All the best,

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