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Versatile in pre-sale

Post by fabio.migliorati » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:01 pm

Versatile in pre-sale
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Versatile is the first of a new series of hybrid EQs, combining the specific features of some Acqua plug-ins in a single product which boasts excellent performance and sound quality.
Thanks to our collaboration with the producer/sound designer/dj Gianni Bini, Acustica Audio can offer you a simple yet powerful parametric EQ, designed for tracking, mixing and mastering and aiming to be a great piece of gear for the pro-audio industry.
The whole design concept, by Gianni Bini, is the result of a work of careful selection and research. Our partnership with the artist has resulted in an innovative product whose main feature is versatility!

Versatile will be issued in bundle containing two versions: Mastering and Standard.

Versatile is based on new CORE6 engine, this revolutionary technology involving our convolution technique of FIR filters allows the condensing of a series of cascadeing filters to a single filter that is with which to perform the audio processing, instead of a series of filters, allow Acqua plug in to reduce latency up to 1/8.


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Re: Versatile (presale)

Post by nonstandardryder » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:18 pm

Sometimes I think you guys hate filters. So no Lowpass or Highpass on the "versatile" EQ? ;p

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Post by theheliosequence » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:37 pm

Yeah it seems like an EQ named versatile would have HP/LP... but perhaps we'll see that in the 'Honey' eq?

Any clue at all what this is based on?
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Post by tumburu » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:36 am

theheliosequence wrote:Yeah it seems like an EQ named versatile would have HP/LP... but perhaps we'll see that in the 'Honey' eq?
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Post by kindafishy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:20 am

Very surprised that this does not have filters. I assumed it would be a general purpose mixing EQ based on the name.

Which hardware is this based on?

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Post by giancarlo » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:46 am

a mixture between green and amber, but it is not meant to be an emulation. For example it is clean - no preamp at all.
It is a mixing device, also the gui reflects this approach
Price is reasonable too. I dont think we'll have other similar products in the immediate future: I want to be sure you like this approach

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Post by udo » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:08 am

I don't see much sense in this versatile eq at all. We got already a green eq and a amber eq !Rather update them to core6. Besides there are by far more acqua eqs than acqua comps.What about the announced ivory comp or emulations of other real top tube compressors?

I asked this in a few posts of mine before-with examples of relevant hard wares- but it seems they get ignored!

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Post by mightymosaic » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:50 am

udo wrote:I don't see much sense in this versatile eq at all. We got already a green eq and a amber eq !Rather update them to core6. Besides there are by far more acqua eqs than acqua comps.What about the announced ivory comp or emulations of other real top tube compressors?

I asked this in a few posts of mine before-with examples of relevant hard wares- but it seems they get ignored!
+1 Core 6 for green amber and magneta would be amazing and it will most likely boost the sales of all three quite a bit imo.

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Post by theheliosequence » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:09 am

Well, as an owner of each Acustica made Aqcua plugin, I can't say I'm terribly excited by versatile EQ (just being honest). For example I rarely use either Amber or Green without the preamp... and If I do, it's because I've got another instance running with the preamp on. They are a big part of what make the plugins special. If it is supposed to be a versatile EQ... It should probably have at least a HP filter (and a low pass wouldn't hurt). What would make it even more versiltile (and make me more excited about it) is if it did have a preamp emulation with an adjustable trim (similar to Ivory), but something very different from Amber or Green... maybe something more mixing oriented... making it something that one might still want even if they already owned Green and Amber.

Anywho... Just my thoughts. I'm sure everyone wants something different. I personally can't wait for more mastering comps... and Core6 on the stuff I already own!
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Post by ianc » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:00 am

too make it a bit more versatile why not have a choice of preamp colours that you could select or disable if not required, just a thought.
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Post by richie43 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:44 pm

Just to throw in a different perspective.....
I think there are advantages to this Vesatile EQ not having the preamp. For one, it will make it lighter code, which may mean a better price-point. I think as Acustica expands it's product line, they are also trying to see ways to appeal to more people, especially the currently "non-believers" (lol). I consider this new EQ as almost a "sampler", a taste of a few products at a better (and less scary) price that buying both Amber and Green (and all of the awesome options that those 2 eq's offer). This is a very simple and straight-forward eq.
As a tester, I can say that I had the same initial doubts when i started using it. But for those of us that do already own Green and Amber, it is a simple thing to load up one of the preampps. For those who own Nebula, after you purchase an Acqua plugin, it is possible, for instance, to load just the Acqua preamp using Nebula (I won't go into that process here, it's somewhere on the forum).
Anyway, as I use this more, I am liking the choices made between which bands of each eq used, it's quite clever and useful (for my work at least).
Is this a great buy for poeple who already have Green and Amber? That is a matter of choice and economics, I guess. But looking beyond our own selfish wants for more NEW Nebula/Acqua stuff (as we all get craving, it's one of the attributes of us users, it seems...we have been soiled rotten!), I think Versatile EQ is actually a smart move for Acustica to hopefully broaden their appeal. World domination is hard work, so they need to be creative, y'all!!
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Re: Versatile (presale)

Post by ce1909 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:21 pm

If there's no preamp & uses lighter code how many instances can be used?
With basic algos (FabFilter, Waves, Slate, Softube et al) I typically use 20-40 eq's on a project in real time using my i920 / 2.3Ghz PC.
That includes comps, vstis, verbs, delays.

How comparable is this?
(This is another reason why demos are necessary.)

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Post by Sheikyearbouti » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:08 pm

giancarlo wrote:I dont think we'll have other similar products in the immediate future: I want to be sure you like this approach
well, if this is not successful it would mean that this particular design is not successful. But it does not mean that every hybrid is a bad idea ;) I also would have put something extra - special filter, extra preamps, etc. The workflow of this EQ though might be very convenient - but I have not tried it yet to comment on this.
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Re: Versatile (presale)

Post by Dimzo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:23 am

i bet Nebula4 would be even more versatile.
i'd prefer Neb4 over any hybrid made of previously released Aquas.

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Re: Versatile in pre-sale

Post by sethius » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:43 pm

Hey guys, my Italian is limited! Any chance of a short video demo in English? Thanks.

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