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ACQUA - Cream

CREAM is a VST/AAX/AU bundle composed of several modules based on an iconic series of hand-built British vacuum tube and transistor-based solid-state hardware made between the late '50s to the early '70s. Part of it is vacuum-tube based, part is built upon solid-state technology.
Cream was born from a specific necessity: we wanted to offer to our customers a product that contains what we believe is a number of legendary devices, with a strong vintage character that should not be missing in the equipment list of any recording studio worth its name and fame. Due to the rare historic topology and components used in the original hardware, Cream offers a unique tone that stands out from any other designs.
Acustica has been thinking for a long time about introducing on the market a product so impressive and capable of such a unique sound. Cream is the first in a series of three plugins, each embodying a volume of Dante’s Divine Comedy according to the vision of Acustica.
Welcome to the first Cantica .. the 'Cream Inferno'!
Try not to lose sight of the right path on your way, and be careful not to burn yourself!


Cream went through a long phase of research, design, development and prototyping. We hope that we have managed to create a complete, flexible and easy to use plug-in that will bring a smile to the faces of our customers.
We are proud of this product and we are really happy with the final result: the innumerable peculiarities of Cream make this plug-in the perfect fusion between Vintage and Modern, Analogue and Digital...
We believe we have created a bridge to close the gap that separates software from hardware, at the same time demonstrating all the inherent potential of Acustica's technology and debunking once and for all the prejudices and outdated ideas of how good digital emulation can sound.

CREAM is the name of the suite that includes four different plug-ins:

  • CREAM Channel-strip;
  • CREAM PRE (Preamps standalone module);
  • CREAM EQ (Equalizer standalone module);
  • CREAM COMP (Compressor standalone module);

For each plugins included in Cream suite there is a “Standard” version or an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency at the cost of extra processing resources and is thus suitable for use when tracking.

Think not that your journey is done, O Wayfarer!

We all are pilgrims. We are all in search of light, aiming at the stars like Dante. The path to our natural destination is laid down by our desire for knowledge, and our constant efforts to rise and look upwards.
We are approaching our destination, but the journey is still long. It is the journey of the heart of every human being, each with his or her personal blend of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven...
So let yourself be comforted by Cream; grasp its essence, reach the full deployment of its miraculous strength, feed on it. When you are satiated, then be prepared for what awaits you next: the sweet vision of Purgatory.


Core 12 represents a new technological advancement by Acustica:

  • Upgraded SASM (Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modeling) high performance saturation algorithm;
  • Introduction of a new post-production sample de-noising tech for cleaner deconvolved impulses called STT (Super transient technology);
  • Full compatibility with Client/Server architecture integrated by default in Acqua plugins;
  • Engine optimization introducing a new highly efficient algorithm. This innovative technique is applied to all the deconvolved impulses for further de-noise processing and subsequent elimination of any incorrect low-level behavior (including the so-called "echo bug").

Core 12 allows performance improvements for each plug-in of the Acqua Effects series, while at the same time preserving all the features already supported in previous CORE upgrades.

ACQUA - Cream

  • LIST PRICE: €199.00
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