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ACQUA - Crimson

Acustica is pleased to release Crimson, the first Dreamware Dynamic Overdrive Acqua Plugin based on our brand new Core11 technology.
We can’t but say it again: we are very proud to release CRIMSON, the first Acqua Effect plug-in expressely devoted to saturation and distortion.
We believe it will be appreciated by mastering and mixing engineers for its precise, punchy, clear compression, its wealth of colorful distortion flavors and, last but not least, its proprietary ‘Super Saturation’ mode. We specifically coined a new definition for this product: Dreamware Dynamic Overdrive.We believe this is the most appropriate name for an absolutely unique plugin, a real gem characterized by a number of surprising features.


It is common believe that software isn’t yet able to mimic the intricate details of saturation and distortion in overdriven analog devices.
With CRIMSON we firmly believe that we have come really close to the real behavior of analog saturation; it’s a result we achieved at the end of a long research and improvement phase of our technology. Therefore we invite you to consider even just few audio tests with CRIMSON, if you want to get a grasp of the real potential of this powerful processor, one that we hope will eventualy become an irreplaceable tool in your audio processing arsenal.

Crimson is a powerful and complex processor; the manual will help you learn your way through its many versatile functions.
A thorough understanding of this innovative and unique plug-in is highly recommended in order to explore all its innumerable, radical sound-shaping possibilities.
We at Acustica are very proud of this latest technological advancement of ours.

We believe that CRIMSON is the perfect choice for those who intend to bring warmth and character to the signal path. Thanks to our state-of-art sampling technology, today you are provided with all the sonic traits of an overdriven hardware unit in a convenient plug-in format! A fantastic product that by all means is waiting to become an essential part of your equipment.

 CRIMSON suite includes:

  •     CRIMSON (Channel-strip)


Core 11 represents a significant upgrade of the already revolutionary Acustica technology.

  •     Introduction of new Delay and Pre-delay modules;
  •     Client/server architecture supported also in Acqua plugins;

It's not only an engine optimization which improves the performance of every Acqua Effects plugin, but also a
completion of all the features already supported in COREX with the addition of a number of substantial innovations:

  •     Implementation of High Efficiency Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modeling (SASM), a new high performance saturation algorithm/harmonic distortion modeling characterized by a significantly smaller number of digital artifacts.


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 200 Mb 200 Mb 200 Mb 200 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.


ACQUA - Crimson

  • LIST PRICE: €129.00
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