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ACQUA - Gold2 (Trial)

Gold2 is a VST/AAX/AU plugin suite which represents a one-stop-shop solution for any lover of the sound of 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.

GOLD2 includes 6 different equalizers (one more than the previous version), 2 extremely rare compressors, 7 preamplifiers (for a total of 15 preamplifiers available inside the GOLD2PRE 'standalone version') and a routing control section, making this one of the most comprehensive ACQUA plugins to date.

 

Details

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, you can use the individual modules of GOLD2 channel strip as separate plugin processors, giving you the possibility to use each component separately, for even more versatility and a significant CPU optimization.

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.

 

1. Analog

“It’s no secret that the sound of our creations is different from all the others. Nobody can deny that they are unique in just about 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 de-cramp filters, no lowpass filters, no phase issues or approximations”. Giancarlo Del Sordo - CEO

2. Dreamware

Calling our plugins digital emulations would be an understatement. They belong to a completely new dimension, which we called Dreamware. It transcends both analog and digital giving you access to a cutting-edge technology that marks a revolution in the audio industry.

3. Anthology

Our Anthology captures the spirit and essence of our plug-ins. The goal was to provide all our users with the best collection of vintage hardware. We are improving on our own technology day after day, in order to create the most faithful emulations on the market, striving for perfection.

CORE 12

Gold2 is based on our Core 12 engine:

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

GOLD2 (Trial) is a time-limited, fully functional version of this product; it will expire 30 days after installation.
In order to install GOLD2 (Trial), you need to:

  •  register an account (if you haven't one);
  • click on the "Download" button on this page: a Trial Order will be created;
  • click on the "Download Product" button to access the Installers folder;
  • in order to authorize GOLD2 (TRIAL), you have to upload the Computer Identification file (extension .SER) using the tab below. As a preferred alternative, however, we suggest using our new application Aquarius (see the User Guide in Aquarius page).

You can find all detailed and technical information in the User's Manual of each Acqua Effects plugin in the Overview section.

PLEASE NOTE: GOLD2 (TRIAL) IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE COMMERCIAL VERSION!
IF YOU PLAN TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE STANDARD VERSION OF THIS PLUG-IN AFTER USING THE TRIAL VERSION, PLEASE REMEMBER TO MANUALLY COPY ALL THE SETTINGS OF EACH TRIAL PLUG-IN INSTANCE TO A NEW INSTANCE OF THE COMMERCIAL VERSION BEFORE THE TRIAL’S EXPIRATION DATE.

 

  Windows
 
Mac
 
  Minumum
Recommended
Minumum
Recommended
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.

 

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ACQUA - Gold2 (Trial)

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