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Release notes

Terminology  


All notable changes/news regarding Acqua plugins will be reported in chronological order on this page.

These will be differentiated into four main macros:

  • New release: new product(s) are officially available on our website. They can be purchased in our store and downloaded using our Aquarius download manager.
  • Core Update: updates regarding our main engine and driving technology of the plugins. Obvious advantages are for example more responsiveness, resolution of problems linked to older engines such as the 'echo bug' or graphic glitches, better usability and lower CPU consumption
  • Product Upgrade: new features are added/removed to/from existing products such as plugin modules, functionalities or features, GUI variations and more.
  • Fix: all minor fixes that improve the stability and usability of a plugin

History

What has changed?  

 

November 21, 2019

  • Gold3
    Fix: bus preamp in GOLDEQ and GOLDPRE;
    GOLD3PRE vst3 hidden in Cubase; Output Gain in GOLD3.
    Product Upgrade: New AI preset available.

November 19, 2019

  • Gold3
    New release: Gold3 suite available!
    Core Update: CORE 14.

October 31, 2019

  • Scarlet4
    New release: Scarlet4 release M available in Aquarius.
    Fix: Preamp harmonics improvement ( Scarlet4 Standard and Classic version).

October 30, 2019

  • Scarlet4
    New release: Scarlet4 release L available in Aquarius.
    Fix: Preamp harmonics fixed

October 24, 2019

  • Scarlet4
    New release: Scarlet4 release I available in Aquarius. AI presets added

October 23, 2019

  • Scarlet4
    New release: Scarlet4 suite available!
    Core Update: CORE 14.

October 21, 2019

  • Cola
    Core Update: Engine 1.4.302.

October 4, 2019

  • Sand3
    Fix: Sand3Eq, Sand3EqPE, Sand3EqPg meters values fixed.

September 30, 2019

September 25, 2019

  • Sand3
    New release: Sand3 suite available!
    Core Update: CORE 14.

September 3, 2019

  • N4
    Core Update:
    N4 R010 (new IDE for Windows and macOS).
    N4 R009 (use this release on legacy OSs or legacy computers).
    Fix: N4 Cakewalk sessions recall fixed.

August 22, 2019

  • NEW!
    Core Update:
    64 bits compiled on XCode10 target framework 10.8 nebula framework B000.
    32 bits compiled on XCode 3.2 target framework 10.6 nebula framework A000, to be deprecated soon.
    64 bits vstgui4 compiled on Visualstudio 2017 v141 target framework 8.1 nebula framework A000.
    32 bits vstgui4 compiled on Visualstudio 2017 v141 target framework 8.1 nebula framework A000, to be deprecated soon.
    32/64 bits vstgui3 compiled on Visualstudio 2010 nebula framework A000, to be deprecated soon.

August 21, 2019

  • N4
    Core Update: Engine 1.4.294x.
    Assembler framework compiled in XCode 10.
  • BigCeil
    Core Update: Engine 1.4.294x.
    Assembler framework compiled in XCode 10.
  • Tan
    Core Update: Engine 1.4.294x
    Assembler framework compiled in XCode 10.
  • Azure
    Product Upgrade: 48-88 kHz samples available.

August 14, 2019

  • Coral2
    Product Upgrade: 48-88 kHz samples available.

August 13, 2019

  • Pink3
    Fix: Pink EQ 1650 - HMF A in Peak - 3KHz frequency issue.
    Pink 3 Channel-strip - Bandpass Filter button behaviour fixed.

  • White2
    Fix: High band frequencies issues at 48 and 88.2 kHz fixed.

August 8, 2019

  • Navy2
    New release: Navy2 available!
    Extra plugin added: Navy2 EQ, Navy2 Comp.
    Core Update: CORE 14.

 

July 18, 2019

  • Honey2
    New release: Honey2 F000 released! Engine 1.4.279.

July 17, 2019

  • Coral2
    New release: Coral2 I000 released! Engine 1.4.279.

July 12, 2019

      • Cola
        New release: Cola R000 released!
        New feature: NUW v2 with JUCE v4 available.
        New feature: VST3 and AU side-chain is possible now in both formats.
        Fix: Latency compensation in AAX format fixed.
      • Coral2
        New release: Coral2 H000 released!
        New feature: NUW v2 with JUCE v4 available.
        New feature: VST3 and AU side-chain is possible now in both formats.
        Fix: Latency compensation in AAX format fixed.
      • Coral2 (trial)
        New release: Coral2 trial C000 released!
        New feature: NUW v2 with JUCE v4 available.
        New feature: VST3 and AU side-chain is possible now in both formats.
        Fix: Channel Strip compressor authorization issue.
        Fix: Latency compensation in AAX format fixed.

July 11, 2019

      • Coral2
        New release: Coral2 suite available!
        Core Update: CORE 13.5 - Coral2 Baxter M/S included in this suite utilizing AI Deep Learning Technology.
        Extra: Coral Baxter available through Aquarius as a forever-FREE download!

July 2, 2019

      • N4
        Core Update: N4 P000 released!

July 2, 2019

      • Cola
        New release: Cola N000 released!
        Fix: Preset (DL) loading/crashing issue solved.

        Product Upgrade: VST3 support now External sidechain.
        64 bit - VST3 processing

 

June 27, 2019

      • Cola
        New release: Cola suite available!
        Core Update: CORE 13.5 - Cola c228 included in this suite is the first standalone plugin based on AI Deep Learning Technology.

June 20, 2019

      • Magenta5
        Fix: Low-Frequency band - 330 Hz issues fixed

June 17, 2019

      • Honey3
        Product Upgrade: Honey suite version 3 released; The Honey3 suite consists of:
        Honey3 Vintage EQ, Honey3 Classic EQ, Honey3 Comp, Honey3 Channel-strip.
        Core Update: CORE13.

 

May 24, 2019

      • Azure2
        Product Upgrade: Azure2 available;
        Core Update: CORE13.

May 20, 2019

      • Ultramarine4
        Fix: Ultramarine4 manual version 1.1 available; Product Upgrade: Ultramarine4 release O available.

May 17, 2019

      • Ultramarine4
        Product Upgrade: Ultramarine suite version 4 released; Ultramarine4 A-58 Reverb
        Extra plugin added: Ultramarine4 A-27 EQ, Ultramarine4 A-64 EQ, Ultramarine4 Channel-strip.
        Core Update: CORE13.

May 7, 2019

      • Purple2
        Product Upgrade: Purple 2 release I available; 48-88kHz pack added.

 

April 17, 2019

      • Pink3
        Product Upgrade: Pink version 3 released; 48-88 kHz samples available;
        Core Update: CORE13;
        Fix: minor bug fixing.

April 12, 2019

      • BigCeil
        Product Upgrade/New Release:  Acustica Audio is proud to introduce to you Ceil's bigger brother. Give a warm welcome to BigCeil, your ultimate British channel-strip which includes many classic designs in one comprehensive production tool. No matter what your main musical genre is, once you try BigCeil, you'll want to use it on every mix.

      • BigCeil
        Fix: VST3 installation problem.

      • Purple2
        Product Upgrade: improved framework compatibility (8.1 Windows).
        Performance optimization on Windows.

April 8, 2019

      • Purple2
        Fix: Purple2M5 issue in Logic.

         NOTE: In order to have it listed in Logic - AU plugins :

          -unistall Purple2.
          -clean the AU Cache.
          -re-install Purple2 latest version.

April 4, 2019

      • Purple2
        Product Upgrade: P-1 and M-5 EQs improved.
        Extra plugin added: legendary vintage passive EQs (P-AA, H-2, M-5).
        Core Update: CORE 13.

April 3, 2019

 

March 29, 2019

      • Aquamarine4
        Product Upgrade: mastering opto/discrete compressor improved.
        Extra plugin added: an iconic vintage passive EQ  (Aquamarine 4 EQ).
        Fix: Sidechain filter issue.
        Core Update: CORE 13.

March 19, 2019

      • Titanium3
        Product Upgrade: In addition to our classic 3-band compressor and the single-band compressor, we added extra juicy processors: Titanium3 EQ (standalone all-tube passive Equalizer),Titanium3 Pre (Preamp standalone module),Titanium3 Strip (Channel strip that includes all the previous cited standalone plugins) and Titanium BASSTard: a bass-frequency monster machine derived directly from the complete Equaliser, available through Aquarius as a forever-FREE download!
        Core Update: CORE 13.

March 1, 2019

      • Amber3
        Product Upgrade: 48-88 kHz samples added.
        Fix: Mid-Side issue (Amber 3 EQ Stereo version).
        Fix: Eco bug issue.
        Fix: Amber 3 EQ Stereo, LMF freq knob issue.

 

February 28, 2019

      • Amber3
        Fix: Amber3 release N000 available in Aquarius, 44.1 / 96 fix of HF interpolation bug at 44kHz. 

February 27, 2019

      • Amber3
        Product Upgrade: Amber3 includes Amber3 EQ (Equalizer standalone module), Amber3 Stereo EQ (Stereo Equalizer standalone module), Amber3 Comp (Compressor standalone module), Amber3 Pre (Preamps standalone module), Amber3 Channel-strip.

February 21, 2019

February 8, 2019

      • Magenta5
        Fix: phase issue in High-Frequency band.

 

February 5, 2019

 

January 29, 2019

      • Ivory4
        Product Upgrade: 48-88 kHz samples added - VST3 available

January 23, 2019

      • El Rey
        Product Upgrade: VST3 format available.

January 16, 2019

      • Taupe
        Fix: minor bug fixes - EQ A stepped gain fixed.
        Product Upgrade: 48-88 kHz. samples added - VST3 available.

January 14, 2019

January 10, 2019

      • Viridian2
        Core Update: CORE 13.
        Fix: preamp output level not working.

 

December 20, 2018

      • Cream2
        Core Update: CORE 13.
        Fix: PRE C in Cream2 PRE (standalone version) Issue has been resolved.

December 19, 2018

December 18, 2018

      • Ceil
        New release: Ceil (AU, VST2, AAX), free Christmas Gift until February 14, 2019.

December 13, 2018

      • Ruby2
        Core Update: CORE 13
        Fix: interpolation error 44khz low cut band.

December 5, 2018

    • Sand2
      Core Update: CORE 13.
      Fix: Echo bug completely removed, lighter on CPU, open more instances in a mix, more responsive, less sample noise, more linear low-end response.

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