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ACQUA - Cobalt

COBALT is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite which includes an equalizer, a compressor, a preamp section and, an absolute first for Acustica, a dynamic equalizer. It is based on a series of hand-built vacuum tube processors characterized by a warm, expensive and unique sound.
Thanks to Stefano Dall'Ora (SoundDrops), who is one of Acustica's most invaluable collaborators, and who was directly involved in this project, the Acustica team got in touch with Luca Martegani, aka Xelius. Luca is the manufacturer of an amazing suite of hand-built audio hardware units, characterized by superb sonic characteristics.
The equalizer and the compressor are the elements of this suite that impressed us the most, so we decided to base our new product on both of them.
Building upon these 2 excellent, one-of-a-kind devices, we have decided to create also an “augmented reality” plugin, something that simply doesn't exist in the real world: a vacuum-tube dynamic equalizer. A milestone achievement and a major leap forward for Acustica's analog emulation technology.
 

 

Details

Cobalt suite consists of four different plug-ins:

  • COBALT (EQ)
  • COBALT COMP
  • COBALT PRE
  • COBALT DYN EQ

 


COREX

COBALT is based on CORE X, a new revolutionary multithreading technology by Acustica:

  • Input level can now exceed +3 dBFS without adverse sonic consequences.
  • New algorithm for hard-clipping.
  • New "Multi-input System" implemented.
  • A New "Blending Algorithm" reduces the number of internal instances, allowing for a significant CPU optimization.

 

  Windows
 
Mac
 
  Minumum
Recommended
Minumum
Recommended
Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.12
CPU Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1) Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1)
RAM 4 Gb 16 GB to 128 GB 4 GB 16 GB to 128 GB
HDD/SDD 2400 Mb 2400 Mb 2400 Mb 2400 Mb
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2) 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2)
Audio Host VST2/AAX 32 bits VST2/AAX 64 bits VST2/AU/AAX 32 bits VST2/AU/AAX 64 bits
         

(1) Intel Xeon v3 or Intel i7 generation 4 or 6 or newer is recommended.
(2) 3840x2160 UHDTV is also supported.

 

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ACQUA - Cobalt

  • LIST PRICE: €179.00
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