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ACQUA - Magenta4


Magenta 4 is a VST/AAX/AU bundle, undoubtedly one of the best plugin suites we have ever created.
Imagine being able to fully exploit the authentic sound of analog while having the same amount of control and precision as digital - and more. Not only is Magenta 4 a huge leap forward compared to its predecessor, but it pushes the limits of what technology can achieve in order to give you the exact same sound as its hardware counterparts and even improve on it!

With Magenta 4 we have reached a level of sonic accuracy never heard before, reproducing the same frequency and phase response of the sampled units down to the tiniest variables, which makes the character of these sought-after units so desirable. In fact, we have even improved on some of the inevitable drawbacks and quirks inherent to the original circuit designs, for even more versatility. You can now have all of this at a fraction of the cost of the original hardware price, augmenting the impact of your sound and achieving the desired results quicker than ever.


A thousand shades of Magenta

Magenta 4 works wonders on single sources like drums, percussions, guitars, analog synths, bass and vocals as well as whole mixes, you name it. From hard compression to velvety equalization and tonal shaping, you will be able to give your mix the right “hue”, for a multi-dimensional aural experience your ears will thank you for.

Harmonic EQxtravaganza

It gets even better. Yes, we know you like harmonic distortion. You like the idea of sound traveling through circuitry getting richer, fatter, warmer, coming alive. But how about being able to choose the amount of harmonic content based on what you actually want or need? That’s right. Our technology allows you to separate the harmonic distortion component of the hardware from the response of the EQ section, opening up a whole new world of sonic possibilities not possible in the analog world.

A revolution in the making.

Despite the digital revolution in the pro audio industry, many of today's top albums are still mixed using analog outboard gear. Many sound engineers feel that mixing in the analog domain imparts an elusive quality to the overall sound by adding a greater sense of weight, space, dynamics, and tri-dimensionality that digital is simply not capable of.

The sound of analog devices can become very articulate as the initial input signal is changed in many - often very subtle - ways, distortion is added, the frequency response changes, nonlinear saturation may occur. Acustica's exclusive Volterra technology is the only technology that truly captures all these nonlinearities, inherent to the original hardware.

Thanks to our continuous technological refinements, we have managed to convince even the most die-hard fans of analog that now - more that ever - digital is not just a practical solution but it's also a synonym for utmost quality, and we can proudly say that Magenta 4 is evidence of all of this. You can now effectively and creatively "color" your mixes with an almost infinite variety of tonal shades.

Main features

MAGENTA4 is a suite that includes six different plug-ins:

  • MAGENTA4 Channel-strip;
  • MAGENTA4 PRE (Preamps standalone module);
  • MAGENTA4 EQ (Equalizer standalone module);
  • MAGENTA4 EQ STEREO (Stereo equalizer standalone module);
  • MAGENTA4 COMP (Compressor standalone module);
  • MAGENTA4 COMP STEREO (Stereo Compressor standalone module);

For each plugins included in Magenta4 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.


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 - Magenta4

  • LIST PRICE: €199.00
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