Make your mixes sound Pro. Now you have Ash as a trick up your sleeve.

Ash is the first Acqua plugin (VST/VST3/AAX/AU) encompassing a collection of classic clipping circuits of the most revered high-end converters. It is the perfect choice to achieve the sound you want quickly , by choosing from multiple circuits for character you like the most. You can achieve punchy, dynamic, clean and loud tracks with this high-end clipping monster in a few seconds in a very simple way!


The sound of the most wanted classic clipping circuits is now at your fingertips, this time in a plugin designed in a way for how we work today: Ash! Ash is workflow-friendly and can help you achieve your desired sound and loudness fast, giving you a wide range of choices. Ash is also unique thanks to the presence of our best brickwall limiter, and it is highly responsive and ultra-light on CPU. Push the loudness of your mixes like never before with your new favorite clipper.

What you get

 Ash includes two different GUI to choose from:

  •  ASH: plugin version based on a 3D 'Acustica's classic-style' GUI.
  • ASH 'Flat': plugin version based on a 2D 'modern-style' GUI.

If you are an 'analogue-lover', you can work with Acustica's classic style interface; if you want to experience something never seen before here, choose the 2D modern interface (Ash flat).

Each plug-in included in the Ash suite 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 Indigo user's manual in the Overview section.


Ash 'Flat' GUI


Key Features

Ash highlights functions such as

  • Two different plugins to choose from (‘Ash flat’ and Ash).
  • Five different skins for Ash 3D GUI version.
  • Five different families of classic and modern clipping circuits of the most revered high-end converters.
  • Advanced metering system for RMS and LUFS.
  • Acustica’s best brickwall limiter included.
  • High quality oversampling, up to 1024x (the highest and best on the market) with perfect phase response.
  • Listening modes (Δ, LR, M, S).
  • True peak mode to prevent inter-sample peaks.
  • Great and distinctive sound.
  • Low latency and extremely lightweight on CPU.
  • Resizable and more responsive GUI.




  • Create a user account (if you do not have one yet) on our website
  • Download and Install Aquarius, our products manager, for either macOS or Windows.
  • Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password.
  • Type the product name in the search field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' versions of the product, then click on the thumbnail or the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product pages (the trial versions of a product are 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 authorize the trial product automatically.
  • Run your DAW. You're set!

For details about the installation/authorization process, please refer to this page.

Technical Specs

  • All Available sample rates
  • M1 Compatible

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  • LIST PRICE: €199.00