December 20, 2022


Enjoy a Special Christmas gift from your friends at Acustica.

Free 'All-in-one' mix bus tool for Xmas!

As per our tradition, every year for Xmas we like to surprise our faithful users with a gift for their loyalty and support. This year is no exception, so please give a warm welcome to Arctic. This brand-new 'Frankenstein' tool fuses three different processes, giving you a powerful 'All-in-one' Mix Bus plugin that takes you toward your desired sound in just a few moves.

Three Processes, Few Controls

Arctic represents an Innovative Multi FX Acqua plugin (VST/VST3/AAX/AU) which combines a compressor (COMP), limiter (LIM) and distortion (SAT) in a single tool for your DAW. From smooth compression to hard limiting to extreme overdrive, Arctic allows you to find the perfect processing for your mix anywhere and makes your work much easier.

Plugin GUI

Mix faster and sound better

We took the best parts of all three processes and merged them into one ultra-lightweight CPU plugin based on the Acustica's new high-performance Hyper technology.


Morphing in a fluid manner

A single 'morphing' slider makes it easy to instantly understand how the three processes are being controlled and the 'fine-tuning' controls are for more accurate and detailed settings. Nothing could be simpler and more straightforward to get an homogenised sound and ‘bigger picture’ processing.


The compressor in Arctic features two detector circuits working simultaneously, both derived from different sampled units and enhanced by our Hyper tech, all within one single dynamics processor.

  • The first, a Peak-type detector, is characterised by fast attack-release times, to preserve and manage transients.
  • The second, the detector is derived from a slower compressor characterised by an RMS type detector, which has a natural but less snappy behaviour.

Arctic represents our first product to feature shape modulation for both the attack (SHMOD) and release time constants,  'invisibly' incorporated within the morphing control (MORPH).

It is characterised by very low latency with very low aliasing and minimal distortion.

How to get it

Enjoy Arctic, our brand new FREE plugin. The pro­cess is simple.

  • Log in to Aquarius, our free download manager for macOS and Windows, using your email and password.
  • Download the plugin in the desired format, and authorize it! Done!