Navy2 is out!

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Navy2 is out!

Post by fabio.migliorati » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:46 pm

Product: Navy2
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Early access pricing - 59.00€ [Reg. 199.00€] - Save 70% 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
Navy2 Commercial web-page: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/navy
Navy2 User's manual: https://app.box.com/s/jshktvv7bahqlpmyrygcqfgpnd2esiku

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MODERN DREAMWARE ANTHOLOGY.

Our new Modern Dreamware Anthology is not just a series of plug-ins: our goal is to provide you with a complete collection of inestimable, rare vintage gear, but most of all, modern reissues of exceptional British outboard equipment.

Thousands of records have inherited their "sound character" from the British gear we have sampled for this incredible suite. You're going to love Navy's extensive possibilities of compression and limiting, thanks to our faithful emulations of two cherished modern dynamic processors made in the UK: a 2254 reissue and a modern 33609 (an evolution of the 2254 itself). Over the years, the unique sound quality and ease of use of these devices have made them a de-facto standard in recording studios.

UNION IS STRENGTH

We teamed up with 10 professional engineers from all over the world to feed Navy2's AI with some good knowledge. Out of these, we collected 8 full captures of these mixing engineer's tests and, after putting together all the data we came up with 6 accurate AI presets you can use in your productions.


THE EQ SECTION

Navy2 EQ consists of two switchable 4-band parametric equalizers (A-B) plus an additional high and low-pass filter set. Model A is derived from a modern British recreation of a vintage console EQ module (built by the original manufacturer brand). Model B, instead, is based on an original, highly sought-after vintage British EQ module.

Both A and B equalizers deliver a clear, smooth and musical sound, but there are sound differences between them that deserve further explanation:

-Model A is the perfect choice to satisfy your need for a classic sounding, high-quality equalizer. Our emulation reflects exactly the behavior of the EQ section of a celebrated modern console based on this trademark British EQ circuitry. This contemporary recreation of a classic topology gives the same 'musical' sonic qualities as the original, only much cleaner and quieter. We just love the warm qualities it possesses as well as its ability to boost without getting harsh or unmusical
-Model B embodies the essence of the original unit that has lent its big, wide and characterful analog color to countless hit records. We are confident that it is going to be one of your main mixing weapons, given its capability to effortlessly add a warm low end and a pleasing top end. Many celebrated sound engineers simply love this equalizer because of its classic sound and sheer ability to handle a variety of sources with musicality and ease.


THE PREAMP SECTION

It is based on a collection of various hardware units; it emulates the frequency/phase response and harmonic distortion of their corresponding circuits. Equipped with the newest Core 14 AI engine, Navy2 is capable of executing any combination of these pre-amps by generating a single impulse response program; this helps to dramatically reduce the CPU consumption of the plug-in.

This carefully chosen collection of pre-amps is intended to provide you with a complete virtual console emulation with all its flexible and colorful options.

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THE COMP SECTION

NAVY2 COMP is a plug-in emulation inspired by 2 different British units.

The first compressor emulation is a faithful and improved reissue of a classic vintage British dynamic processor, a true piece of recording history. The mere fact that this device is still built and sold after 50 years from its first appearance (1969) speaks volumes about its sonic qualities.

It can work as a compressor (with a fixed attack time, 3 release times and 6 ratios) or as a limiter (with 2 attack times, 3 release times and a fixed 8:1 ratio).

The second compressor emulation included in Navy2 is, again, a modern recreation of a British classic.

The model we sampled for this emulation was first designed in 1973 as an evolution of the compressor/limiter cited above. At first, it was intended simply as a rack version of the dynamic processor previously included in the mixing console, but then it evolved into a more refined device.

This emulation offers the same controls as Comp/Lim1, except for an additional fourth Release Time setting, both in compressor and limiter modes.

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Package contents

NAVY2 suite includes:

-NAVY2 STRIP
-NAVY2 EQ
-NAVY2 COMP


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CORE 14 AI

Core14 AI introduces our breakthrough AI Deep learning (IRIS™) technology. Learn about all the new implementations HERE.

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 this page: www.acustica-audio.com/pages/aquarius

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by merlin17 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:40 am

Is this a free update for Navy 1 users?

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by RJHollins » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 am

yes.
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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by merlin17 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:50 pm

Great!!

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by jockypooh123 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Tried this out for half an hour ... then ... bought it it

Again thing is phenomenal - I think I have about 11 aquas and thought hey I dont need any more

Then I hear this ... sold ... price amazing - sound even better

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by beingmf3 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 pm

Same here - except I tested it for 2 hours, before I couldn't resist any longer. The filters alone are pure killer, the 2 different EQs make total sense, the limiters are OMG. This is a total no-brainer, honestly.
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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by beingmf3 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:02 pm

BUT! I get Aquarius Download Errors, tried twice to install the commercial version without success. The curious thing is that officially the size of the installer package is 2099MB, but the "NAVY2" folder in Aquarius' Stagearea has already grown to 2.51GB now. Where's the error?

EDIT: I have no clue what is going on here.

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EDIT2: The latest Aquarius update finally installed the plugins. The visual feedback of the progress bar (none) and the confusing numbers during the install process (at about 2GB the download size went backwards, prefixed by a minus sign, stopping at -359) though made me wonder if anything has installed at all.
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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by miracledee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 am

Similar problem here downloading NAVY2 TRIAL. Installation stops at <NAVY2-TRIALA000028.zip>

I'm so excited about this product, but sad that I could'nt even try it yet!

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by Passive Massive » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:06 pm

Navy2Strip trial crashing Reaper 5.981 on project open. Strange.....it was working when I instantiated it in the project.

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Re: Navy2 is out!

Post by realhomerecording » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:46 pm

This free update is outstanding! Thanks for supporting your legacy users and for giving new ones a very sweet deal. I used the NAVY on virtually every mix and no doubt NAVY2 will be on every new mix.

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