Major Acqua product to be released in september

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by giancarlo » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:32 pm

We decided for the bus, since more powerful (with more controls)
This is our vision of the device

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by garyk_123 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:39 am

So does that mean we'll have the sound of the 4k E series channel comp as an option?

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Post by flaviusr » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:57 am

I don´t thing so Gary. What I understood in my short English is that they decided to offer us the bus compressor, because it is "more powerful". And who are talking about any model here? This is speculation only.
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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by garyk_123 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:14 am

I know G's point about Acquas is to go above and beyond and not just churn out unlicensed clones. That's great, but, assuming this is an S*L, an E series (and a brown knob eq for that matter) would be a pretty decent starting point.

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Post by giancarlo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:58 am

The A was built on samples of a 4k, g+
Take it as reference only, since we are not looking for a clone, but trying to achieve our vision of this kind of device. You'll compare samples with real units and you'll judge by yourself. My goal is a plugin with a gorgeous sound and flexibility, and sometimes superior than actual models since our devices are perfectly serviced, maintained and we try to improve several workflow aspects still trying to keep the soul, the tone
If you are looking for a clone there are plenty of plugins who claim to be.

The compressor, alone, will be worth the price.
The routing, alone, is something not very common in this class of plugins
The shadows of different eq, in a same device, with a single band granularity is something new. We extended peak/shelves adding intermediate values, or condensed mid eq without buttons and strange gui workflows. The unit is straight, it sounds powerful and with an incredible cohesion. Imho after you try the plug you'll ask a console with the same features

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by CharlesT » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:27 pm

This is great news ! Really looking forward to the release.

Just a thought about the colours of the EQ section, I think it would look immensely better and possibly cooler to use if the HF knobs were red, HMF= dark green, LMF= blue and LF= brown (switching to black when mode B is engaged).

Ideas ?

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Post by giancarlo » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:02 pm

We prefer to keep coherent colors for each section, since those sections are the building block for routing.
Eq A and B will feature slightly different knobs and colors

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Post by Brian » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:53 pm

It's really interesting to see something 5k inspired. Those are very rare desks.

I hope the EQ is based on the 542 module (the 5000 version of the 242 "black knob" that you commonly find in 4k and 6k desks). Those bell filters are just so nice and punchy and simple to use (turn the gain right up and find a frequency).

The 5000 version also omits a continuous Q control on the 2 middle bands and simply has a high bandwidth toggle - so the midrange control is more limited.

Something really cool here is the potential to switch EQ modes per band - to have the classic high and low bells in black knob style, with fully parametric middle bands from the 4k desk (hoping they sampled the 02 modules).

That type of setup should be ideal for anything - drums, bass, vocals, keys, etc.
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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by SoundForSoul » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 am

White2 just got out, maybe Ultramarine2 will follow these days...kind of a summer xmas! :)) And oh, thanks for helping me finally changing my desktop picture (it is the one that came with the operating system, I got it for some years now) with the GUI renders of SAND. They look AWESOME!
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Post by callumr » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:03 pm

Wow the sand concept sounds awesome!

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Post by heraldo_jones » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:46 pm

It will stay in my mix bus forever for sure :D
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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by giancarlo » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:26 pm

we confirm SAND will be our first Core9 product.
Before it, also Ultramarine3 will be Core9 (even if just an upgrade we justify it with the high price; ultramarine will be free of charge for actual users)

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by be a gorilla » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:57 pm

cool! what a year....will titanium 2 be Core 9 , too?

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by eaccin » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:06 pm

Awesome!! waiting anxiously for UM and titanium, and SAND! :D

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Re: Major Acqua product to be released in september

Post by giancarlo » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Not sure because the program was already closed and verified

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