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.
Cobalt suite consists of four different plug-ins:
COBALT is based on CORE X, a new revolutionary multithreading technology by Acustica:
|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.