Acustica Audio releases Orange Eq plugin

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Acustica Audio has announced the release of the Orange Eq, a new equalizer effect plug-in inspired by the sound of a much sought-after American equalizer used in the 1980’s in nearly all areas of audio: audio amplification, recording studio, broadcasting, disco, theatre.

Acustica Orange Eq

The name itself has been thoughtfully chosen and subtly refers to the original name of this famous equalizer – just to pique the curiosity of those who are familiar with the field, we leave it up to your imagination and knowledge…

A stand-out difference is that, instead of having 8 bands, the Orange Eq is a single-channel four-band quasi-parametric equalizer with the convenience of graphic-type Eq controls providing up to 16dB of boost or cut. The quasi-parametric technique was adopted because it allows to deliver a top-notch sound quality without compromising distortion, noise, accuracy and reliability.

This is the first new product entirely developed by Acustica Audio, characterized by an improved quality and based on a sampling technique with Prism Sound converters.

This powerful tool is designed to provide the quality and performance required by professionals, and also the versatility needed by advanced audiophiles. The sound quality of the Orange EQ is crisp and clean, and does not affect the sound beyond your expectations, but you can even give it a radically different “colour” from the original.

It is suitable for all types of instruments: electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, snare drums, and both leading and backing vocals. All in all, it is a perfect tool for fine-tuning a signal for recording and mixing.

The Orange Eq is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for the introductory price of 20 EUR (regular 30 EUR).

More information: Acustica Audio / Orange Eq

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Acustica Audio releases new Red Eq equalizer

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Acustica Audio has launched the new Red Eq, a free equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Acustica Audio Red Eq

Red Eq is a free equalizer which provides three fixed bands at 80Hz, 1.8kHz and 8kHz, the upper and lower bands being shelving while the middle has a traditional bell response.

There’s an ample 16dB of cut and boost, and though the EQ may look limited compared to a parametric, it actually sounds nicely musical and the frequencies have been chosen with care. A five-section led level meter and an output gain knob allow you to control the overall output level from the unit up to a maximum of +6dB. A red warning lamp lights if the signal approaches clipping, due to excessive use of boost on already hot signals. It can be used to make adjustments in the most needed areas of the audio spectrum without the sound losing its focus.

Red Eq features

  • Mac OS X: VST 32/64-bit, AU 32-bit.
  • Windows: VST 32/64-bit.
  • New CORE5 engine (improved performances).
  • Delay time significantly reduced.
  • New installer.
  • Faster loading and less dropouts.

The plug-in is a free download (requires registration, also free).

More information: Acustica Audio / Red Eq

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Acustica Audio releases Blue Eq effect plugin

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Acustica Audio has announced the release of Blue Eq, an equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Acustica Audio Blue Eq

Blue Eq is a detailed emulation of vintage-revisited semiconductor equalizer, inspired by legendary British devices. For the first time ever, this well known EQ will be available in-the-box, and with a gorgeous original GUI.

Originally equipped with germanium, this EQ sounds thick & huge with its beefy bottom, musical mid-range and “expensive” air. Modeled after an incredible EQ heard on many hit records, this unit has both passive and active signal paths. This meticulously created VST version will help you transform your tracks from near-perfect to amazing.

Blue Eq for Windows and Mac (VST) is available for purchase for 89 EUR.

More information: Acustica Audio / Blue Eq

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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

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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

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