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ACQUA - Purple2

 

If you are tired of looking around the internet for the 'best-sounding, more-authentic and god-knows-what-else' legendary passive EQ plugin collection then you have landed on the right page. First and foremost, Purple2 (VST, AAX, AU) is the result of the meticulous sampling of each one of the included machines. We do not use algos. You get what the machine gives. Secondly, Purple2 is a collection giving you the highest number of different 'Purple-style' [pun intended] equalizers on the market - all in a single place - including some ultra-rare units we managed to find and sample for you. If you had to buy all of this in hardware form it would cost you over €10.000! Now you can have all this at a fraction of the price - and no, you're not going to compromise on the sound.
 

So, what's with the 'new' models?

You may be wondering why we are introducing another M5 into the Purple2 suite? This is a legitimate question, but very easy to answer: we challenge anyone to find two equal sounding units of this kind. The case of our M5 and M5V is a clear demonstration that two faithfully sampled versions of two different models can have differences in terms of sound. For this reason, when we had the original unit in our hands (from which we derived our M-5V), we were really pleasantly surprised and decided to offer you a new "vintage" plugin, very colorful, given its tube nature, and immediate operation.

Plus, you get Purple2 H2, which is a passive tube EQ renowned for the ability to both boost and cut the low-end frequencies at the same time and to add an unmistakable analog flavor to your mix. This emulation is derived from a rare and vintage 2U single channel program EQ designed as a compact version of our Purple P1 with a more transparent character.

Purple2 H-2 differs from its bigger sibling however, in that it has different peak boost curves but the same Class-A output stage as the M5 (mid-band EQ). Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the fixed bandwidth for the HF Boost and fixed high-cut at 12kHz.

The Purple2 P-AA was sampled from a 'modern take' on this exquisite vintage classic, which can now be found in many studios worldwide. You will be surprised at the inherent differences between the two units.  There is no such thing as 'which one sounds best ?' this time. Purple2 gives you all the possible shades for your mix and YOU are going to be the ultimate judge.

Details

Purple2 suite includes:

  • Purple2 P1 (Vintage tube-based, passive program Equalizer)
  • Purple2 PAA (Tube-based passive program Equalizer reissue)
  • Purple2 M5 (Classic mid range tube EQ)
  • Purple2 M5V (Vintage classic mid-range tube EQ)
  • Purple2 H2 (Vintage single channel tube EQ )

Each plug-in included comes in a “Standard” version and an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the user's manual in the Overview section.

 

HOW TO TRY A PLUGIN:  TRIAL MODE

  • Create a user account (if you do not have one yet) on our website
  • Download and Install Aquarius, our products manager, for either Mac or PC
  • Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password
  • Type the product name in the 'search' field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' version of the product, then click on the thumbnail or on the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product page (the trial version of a product is also visible in the 'related products' section on the right)
  • Select the right plugin format according to the DAW you are using and click 'Install'
  • Aquarius will download, install,and authorise the trial product automatically
  • Run your DAW. You're set!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The old trial authorisation method - which required the 'LASTTRIALS' code - is now obsolete and each trial version of a product can be easily downloaded/installed directly from Aquarius, for a more streamlined process
  • Should you see an authorisation error, the reason could be that the product has been already authorised too many times and the limit has been reached

For details about installation/authorization please refer to this page
 

CORE 13

Purple2 is based on our Core 13 engine:

  • NEW Our new Core 13 engine improves on the previous version by introducing our new VLA™ technology (Vector Loading Acceleration), which makes the response of the plugin much faster.
  • 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").

*Early-access / Crazy-access pricings are introductory, time-limited discount periods during which the plugin may be subject to further refinements and minor updates, for better performance and extended compatibility. All updates and bug fixes will be available inside Aquarius under the 'Updates' section.

References to other companies or their products or representation of those products does not imply any official endorsement of the software by those companies or any affiliation to those companies unless expressly stated otherwise.

 

  Windows
 
Mac
 
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Recommended
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Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.13
CPU QuadCore Latest multicore CPU Quad Core Latest multicore CPU
RAM 4 Gb 16 GB to 128 GB 4 GB 16 GB to 128 GB
HDD/SDD 1000 Mb 1000 Mb 1000 Mb 1000 Mb
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV)
Audio Host VST/AAX 64 bits VST/AAX 64 bits VST/AU/AAX 64 bits VST/AU/AAX 64 bits
         

 

 

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ACQUA - Purple2

  • LIST PRICE: €199.00
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