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ACQUA - Gold2

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL €199.00    €159.20 (20%OFF)

Gold2 is a VST/AAX/AU plugin bundle, the latest suite conceived, designed and created by Acustica Audio.
The realization of GOLD2 is the result of our continuous search for vintage and rare outboard processors and our desire to achieve the utmost perfection in our emulations. This bundle represents a one-stop-shop solution for any lover of the sound of the legendary vintage British consoles. The rarity of the emulated devices, the detail of the emulations, and the superb design make this plug-in as precious as pure gold..

This brand new 2nd edition of the GOLD plug-in series includes: 6 different equalizers (one more than the previous version), 2 extremely rare compressors, 7 preamplifiers (for a total of 15 preamplifiers available inside GOLD2PRE 'standalone version') and a routing control section, making this one of the most comprehensive ACQUA plugins to date.
Hear the magic for yourself!



GOLD 2 consists of:

  • GOLD2 (Channel-strip):
  • GOLD2 PRE (standalone preamps module)
  • GOLD2 EQ (Equalizer standalone module);
  • GOLD2 COMP (standalone compressor module);

To help you fully unleash the true potential of your mixes, we have created a BUNDLE which includes each individual module of GOLD 2, giving you the possibility to use each component separately, with a significant saving in terms of CPU. This will help you enhance your mixes greatly with all the quality, versatility and the distinctive sound of Acustica’s plugins. GOLD 2 and its modules have been created to satisfy the  most demanding engineers’ requirements.

For each plugin included in our GOLD2 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.

Acustica has decided to create an Anthology (Analog Dreamware Anthology) plug-in. It's not just a series of plug-ins: our goal is to provide all customers with a complete collection enclosing all inestimable outboard of the past.. in order to realize our goal we are ready to hunt them down to the ends of the earth.

1. Analog

- About analog modeling
“It’s no secret that the sound of our creations is different from all the others. Better or worse, nobody can deny that they are unique in every respect. Our approach is based on sampling; by using FIR filters we have also a clean, almost alias free signal with a beautiful frequency/phase response up to Nyquist frequency. Long kernels allow to reduce ripple without introducing the typical errors of IIR implementations (no oversampling needed, no decramp filters, no lowpass filters, no phase issues or approximations)”.

2. Dreamware

- What we do
We are finally doing something new: a software which in a certain way is really superior to both a classic software approach (circuit modeling) and an existing real hardware created from a specific design. The first would be sterile; it would sound like a “plugin” because of the usual IIR phase issues and not precise harmonic distortion introduced by "ideal circuit modeling". The second would include many physical world limitations. This is the reason why we don’t use an “algorithmic” approach: Acustica uses ‘samples’ of real gears and the resulting sound proves to be amazingly authentic!

3. Anthology

- How to get the most
Our Anthology captures the spirit and essence of our plug-ins. The goal is to provide all customers with the best collection of vintage commercially available hardware. We are willing to improve our technology day after day, in order to create the most faithful emulations on the market, always aiming to achieve the best possible quality.

How to install:

How to install the full product after purchase:

1. Download Aquarius, our download/authorization manager
2. Login into Aquarius using your credentials (user email and password)
3. Click on the 'Purchased' icon and, next to the plugin you wish to install, select the correct plugin format for the installation from the drop-down menu.
4. You are set!

How to install our trials:

1. Download Aquarius, our download/authorization manager
2. Login into Aquarius using your credentials (user email and password)
3. Click on settings icon in the upper-right corner of Aquarius window
4. Under 'Coupons' enter "LASTTRIALS" (uppercase, without quotes)*
5. Our trials are visible inside Aquarius.
*This coupon will only work inside Aquarius and cannot be used on our webshop .


Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.11
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 500 Mb 500 Mb 500 Mb 500 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 - Gold2

  • LIST PRICE: €159.20
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