Modern digital tools are a god sent gift to the producer/engineer. You can edit, EQ, save and recall with ease and 100% precision but there is something about analog that we miss in the box [...] There are various offerings and ways to emulate hardware but to our ears the offerings from Acustica Audio and generally their approach and technology seem to come the closest possible.Read Full Article
Production master Reid Stefan looks at his best-plugins selection of 2019. Turns out El Rey is one of them!
Watch Stefan put it to test on his tracks.Watch video review
Sam Inglis has reviewed our Taupe for the March 2019 issue of Sound on Sound, and he has some sweet words for it!
"Acustica Audio have applied their unique sampling technology to the world of magnetic recording media — with impressive results. [...]
It sounds great, with a complex and subtle dynamic response that would be impossible to achieve using conventional processors.
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by Andy Cappellato
"El Rey is an outstanding dynamic processor that shines on all kinds of sources"
Watch the full video review (Italian) here
by Dave Edwards
"I've tried every API emulation out there, and PINK2 sets the bar substantially higher than anything else on the market "
Dave Edwards has given our Pink 2 a spin and he was utterly impressed with the results.
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By Sam Inglis
"If you’re an aficionado of SSL-style compression, I suspect you’ll like Sand’s take on it a lot"
Most software emulations of analog devices are created using so-called ‘modelling’ techniques, which attempt to simulate the behavior of individual components or circuit blocks. However, Acustica Audio has long championed an alternative approach called dynamic convolution.
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