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ACQUA - Water

WATER is a VST/AAX/AU bundle based on '60s vintage series of Austrian hardware, hand-built around  Germanium transistor topology and plenty of audio transformers.

Water as plug-in is characterized by a large number of important Core 12 tech features, making it an incarnation of a classy vintage hardware sound in a new guise. Just as with Cream suite, we believe that Water can be considered another highly valuable plugin representing a perfect fusion between Vintage and Modern - Analogue and Digital. Water brings a new frontier in the world of audio software.
We believe that we have built a bridge across the software and hardware domain, connecting the best of both words, yet again demonstrating the inherent potential of Acustica's technology!

Here we are once again referring to Dante's writings as the common theme, as started with Cream, which will serve to express our vision for Water as well.
Welcome back to a Cantica… the second of Dante’s volumes as reinterpreted by Acustica, here is our 'Water Purgatory!'
Prepare yourself for the journey of sound purification and ascension, to the place of passage and transit for your soul, up to the wonder of Paradise.


WATER suite carefully crafted with the goal of building a set of characterful tools that reproduce the sonic behaviorof ultra-rare vintage hardware devices and include new features making it flexible and suitable for the demands of modern productions. Water embodies the spirit of revolution and the desire to experiment typical of the 1960s!

WATER is the name of the suite that includes three different plug-ins:

  • WATER Channel-strip;
  • WATER EQ (Passive Germanium Equalizer standalone module);
  • WATER COMP  (Limiter/Compressor standalone module);

For each plugins included in Water 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 - Water

  • LIST PRICE: €129.00
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