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Acustica Audio releases Trinity eQ plugin

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Acustica Audio has released Trinity eQ, a virtual equalizer effect for Windows.

Acustica Trinity eQ

Trinity eQ is a detailed emulation of a coveted and highly sought out British console equalizer that has been used in countless records throughout the world. To faithfully reproduce the elusive analog sound in your DAW, we recommend using Trinity eQ in all tracks where you need to shape or even just color the sound.

On single track: Insert Trinity eQ on the audio tracks in any position of the effects chain (to taste). Trinity eQ sounds great on any instrument and voices.

On master track: Trinity eQ is inserted on the mixbus, or group bus, as last insert giving at the whole mix the classic British console sound.

Trinity eQ features

  • High Pass Filter: The HPF switch inserts a 70Hz High Pass Filter with a rolloff of 18dB per octave into circuit after the input. This may be used to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noises such as rumble, pops, camera buzz.
  • Low Shelf: The LF switch inserts a Low Frequency Shelf Filter fixed at 80Hz with ±15dB of adjustable gain. This frequency represents the punch in bass drums, bass guitar, fat synths and some really serious male singers. Used in conjunction with the HPF, you can boost the LF without injecting tons of infrasonic debris into the mix.
  • Mid Bell: The LMF and HMF switches inserts the Low Mid Frequency and High Mid Frequency Bell Filter respectively, they provide ±15dB of adjustable gain at the frequency determined by their frequency knobs. LMF extends down to 100Hz which includes the male vocal range and the fundamentals of some lower instruments. HMF extends up to 8000Hz which includes the female vocals range as well as the fundamentals and harmonics for many instruments.
  • High Shelf: The HF switch inserts an High Frequency Shelf Filter fixed at 12kHz with ±15dB of adjustable gain. Use this to add sizzle to cymbals, and an overall sense of transparency or edge to the keyboard, vocals, guitars… Turn it down a little to recude sibilance, or to hide tape hiss.

Trinity eQ for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 79 EUR (regular 89 EUR). A Mac VST version is currently in beta development.

More information: Acustica Audio / Trinity eQ

Acustica Audio releases Cooltec EQP-1 Program Equalizer Plug-In Suite

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Acustica Audio Cooltec EQP-1

Acustica Audio has launched the Cooltec EQP-1 Program Equalizer Plug-In Suite, a bundle of 7 effect plug-ins in collaboration with CD Sound Master.

This suite is created to provide you with a rare piece of American Music History. This is a world-class, world-famous, original “Cooltec” designed as the very first in the “EQP” line, using the original transformers and vacuum tubes.

It uses vacuum tubes to provide the proper gain staging and an inductor for the amazing input frequency processing.

Cooltec EQP-1 Suite features

  • High Attenuation: Fixed Frequency Shelf Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Increasing the “Attenuation” control reduces the wide shelf high frequencies.
  • High Boost: High Bell Boost Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Five “Q” Bandwidth options. Frequencies for High Boost: 3kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, and 12kHz (designated as KCS, meaning KiloCycles per Second). The High Boost Plug-In has a “Q” Width” control. These 5 buttons control the width of the bell-shaped frequency. Clicking button 1 activates the most narrow “Q” width. Clicking button 5 activates the widest “Q” shape.
  • High Boost/Cut: Simultaneous Boost and Cut on a single controller from 0dB to 11dB in 1dB steps. Five “Q” Bandwidth options. Fixed Shelf Cut Frequency with Simultaneous Bell Boost Frequencies: 3kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, and 12kHz (designated as KCS, meaning KiloCycles per Second). The High Boost/Cut Plug-In has a “Q” Width” control. These 5 buttons control the width of the bell-shaped frequency. Clicking button 1 activates the most narrow “Q” width. Clicking button 5 activates the widest “Q” shape.
  • Low Attenuation: Low Shelf Frequency Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Cut: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Low Boost: Low Shelf Frequency Boost Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Boost: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Low Boost/Cut: Low Shelf Simultaneous Boost and Cut Equalization in 1/2dB steps from 0dB to 11dB. Frequencies for Simultaneous Boost and Cut: 30Hz, 60Hz, and 100Hz (designated as CPS, meaning Cycles per Second).
  • Preamp EQ In/EQ Out: Dynamic Signal Path of the EQP-1 with program selection between EQ In and EQ Out. Drive – warmth/harmonic distortion control. Click the “EQ On” button to use the sound of the electronics of the Cooltec with the EQ set to 0dB and engaged in the signal path. Click the “EQ Off” button to use the sound of the electronics of the Cooltec with the EQ removed from the signal path.

The suite is available for Windows (VST), priced at 89 EUR.

More information: Acustica Audio / Cooltec EQP-1

Acustica Audio updates Nebula Series to v1.3.600

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Acustica Audio Nebula 3

Acustica Audio has updated its Nebula Series multieffect plug-ins for emulating and replicating audio equipment to v1.3.600.

Nebula emulates the character and personality of analog hardware with exacting accuracy. Whether it is high end outboard equalizers, classic compressors, the latest reverbs, or vintage time-variant effects like phasers and flangers, Nebula has them all.

With a large library of free included presets, you’ll be adding the warmth of analog to your digital mixes in no time at all.

Changes in Nebula v1.3.600

  • New Core4L (Light) engine:
    • Evolution of Core2 engine (no sharing of memory resources).
    • Highly optimized on performance.
    • Highly optimized on loading of presets.
    • Based on VST-GUI3 graphic library.
  • New Core4 engine:
    • Evolution of Core3 engine (sharing of memory resources, high performances).
    • Highly optimized on performance.
    • Highly optimized on loading of presets.
    • Based on VST-GUI4 graphic library.
  • Mac OS X: VST 64-bit support for Server/Free version.
  • New Nebula 3.6 versions.

The updates are available from Acustica Audio now.

More information: Acustica Audio

Gemini Audio releases KultComp library for Nebula 3

Gemini Audio has released its KultComp sample library for the Nebula 3 plug-in by Acustica Audio.

Gemini Audio KultComp

This library is based on a Modern German Tube Compressor which is loved by many for its versatility and outstanding audio quality with the musicality and user-friendliness that this company’s units stand for.

It finds its application in Mastering, Mixing and Recording. Discrete, very high performance gain cells were developed for this compressor and are used instead of the usual VCAs. This compressor is the first product to use them. They ensure the highest level of musicality and clarity in signal processing and demonstrate significantly improved distortion values over VCAs.

KultComp features

  • Compressor/DeCompressor Library for Acustica Audio Nebula3.
  • 96kHz / 44.1kHz.
  • Includes Soft Knee Compression and combo programs (all ratios within one program with interpolation).
  • Extended release times for all programs (up to 10 seconds instead of the original 2 seconds).
  • Includes HQ versions of all programs (using the TIMED engine).
  • Includes HP versions of all programs (internal high pass filter).
  • Includes SC versions of all programs (for external side chain).
  • includes NC versions of all programs (for Nebula Compressor, offers the best compression behavior).
  • Total of 324 programs, 2.18 GB library size.
  • Requires Nebula3, Nebula3 Pro or Nebula Server.

The KultComp library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 25 EUR through September 2012 (regular 32 EUR).

More information: Gemini Audio / KultComp

Cupwise FX releases YouRei HP/LP Filters for Nebula

Cupwise FX YouRei HP/LP Filters

Cupwise FX has introduced YouRei HP/LP Filters, a sound library for the Nebula effect processor by Acustica Audio.

Sampled from a unique filter unit that was largely aimed at forensic audio work, but has found many uses. It’s notch/peak filters can be swept around for a unique phaser-like effect, and it’s HP/LP filters can be used for general audio filtering purposes. It was made available in two versions, and this is the more desirable/sought-after ‘T’ model featuring an output transformer which adds a little extra color to the sound.

The notch/peak filters will be sampled for a future release. This first release includes 3 differently sampled configurations of the unit’s high/low pass filters.

YouRei HP/LP Filters is available in 96khz and 44khz versions, priced at $7.50 USD; a bundle of both is $8.50 USD (full version of Nebula required, Nebula 3 Pro or Server is recommended).

More information: Cupwise FX / YouRei HP/LP Filters

Gemini Audio releases KultComp Tube for Nebula3

Gemini Audio KultComp Tube

Gemini Audio has released KultComp Tube, a tube distortion library for Nebula3 by Acustica Audio.

This library is based on the Tube Harmonics function of a Modern German Tube Compressor which is loved by many for its versatility and audio quality with the musicality and user-friendliness that this company’s units stand for. It finds its application in Mastering, Mixing and Recording.

Discrete, very high performance gain cells were developed for this compressor and are used instead of the usual VCAs. This compressor is the first product to use them. They ensure the highest level of musicality and clarity in signal processing and demonstrate significantly improved distortion values over VCAs. The adjustable tube saturation of the output stages combined with automatic output level adjustment can produce tube sound effects that range from the delicate to the raucous.

KultComp Tube features

  • 96kHz (Nebula converts it automatically to your project’s sample rate).
  • Stereo Programs.
  • Includes 10 Kernel programs.
  • Includes HQ programs (10 Kernel programs using the TIMED engine).
  • Includes SE versions of all programs (CPU friendly 5 Kernel programs).
  • Consists of 27 programs.
  • Library size 280MB.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 8 EUR (regular 11 EUR). A free Kernel reduced demo version can be downloaded at Gemini Audio.

More information: Gemini Audio / KultComp Tube

CD Sound Master releases Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster

CDSoundMaster has announced the release Vintage Tube Collection and Tube Booster, two new tube effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

CDSoundMaster Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster
Vintage Tube Collection & Tube Booster effect plugins powered by Acustica Audio’s Nebula.

With the Vintage Tube Collection, everyone can afford to be a collector of rare vintage vacuum tubes. Included are prized tubes from Mullard, Amperex, Brimar, and Radiotechnique. There are a total of nine different tube programs in this collection.

CDSoundMaster states that “most modern producers have not had a lot of hands-on time with expensive, vintage tube gear, so their experience in the software market has largely been with overly-distorted, fake sounding tube drive. As a result, their expectations of what real tubes are supposed to sound like are anywhere from fizzy and distorted, to saggy and lacking in dimension. What we are doing is providing the real sound without overemphasizing the qualities. We actually built the hardware device to play the tubes. The result is the tube’s behavior at all volumes, also known as dynamic range, the frequency spectrum, and the harmonic distortion.”

The Tube Booster plug-in allows the user to add higher gain natural tube harmonic saturation. This is a process that has been emulated in many forms over the years, but because of its subjectivity, it is often implemented poorly and over-emphasized.

CDSoundMaster states that “… our technology allows us to recreate the purity of the analog signal with great detail, and in multiple dimensions.” This technology, called V.V.K.T., or Vectorial Volterra Kernels Technology, has been developed by Acustica Audio over many years, and CDSoundMaster has maintained close ties as beta tester and official 3rd Party Developer.

CDSoundMaster’s attention to detail does not end at the excellent sonic capabilities of these plug-ins, but they have also designed some of the most realistic Graphic Interfaces to date. Even more amazing is that these GUI’s, created by Vincent at GravityLinks, are completely unique to the software, and were designed from scratch.

The Vintage Tube Collection and Tube Booster for Windows and Mac (VST) are available to purchase for $79 USD and $49 USD respectively.

More information: CD Sound Master / Vintage Tube Collection / Tube Booster

Eric Beam releases Powered Bus for Nebula

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Eric Beam has released Powered Bus, a new program for Acustica Audio’s Nebula.

Powered Bus features

  • Flattering bus processor suitable for both mix & mastering bus tasks. (Tape repro amplifier & euphoric transformer balanced Program EQ signal path)
  • Set Low frequency & “Air” Band enhancing EQ curve.
  • Sought after makeup gain/bus amplifier. Inspired by the Ampex tape deck repro push-pull circuit.
  • Elegant discrete components.
  • Stereo signal path/image.
  • Captured @ 24/96.
  • -20 & -18 calibration standards.

Powered Bus is available to purchase for $10 USD. A free samplerate/kernel limited demo is available to download.

More information: Eric Beam