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ACQUA - Azure2

Thanks to its classy tone and extreme flexibility, Azure2 will become an indispensable tool in your mixing and mastering arsenal.  Mirco Reimer aka Analog in the Box and the Acustica team called on Zino Mikorey, one of the most celebrated Mastering Engineers in Europe to give birth to an exciting project.
This beast of a plug-in delivers the sound of a custom-made vacuum tube passive mastering EQ and embodies the most accurate digital representation of Zino Mikorey's holographic three dimensional sound.

Details

Azure2 is a faithful emulation of a passive hand-made equalizer characterized by tube make-up stages and the finest transformers - making it ideal for a wide range of applications.
The transparency and three-dimensional quality of the original hardware is simply unmatched in the industry.
The life it can breathe into mixes, vocals, and instruments is something you need to hear for yourself in order to explore its infinite possibilities. Compared to similar designs, it makes everything sound more "like a record".

While having the tone and the sound purity of passive designs, Azure2 has precise sound-shaping capabilities with a Q control for all bands. Both stereo and mid-side operational modes are available.
Azure2 also truthfully reproduces the dynamic "transformer sound" of the original design as well as the characteristics of Zino’s signal path.
One thing that makes Azure2 different from the hardware is the summing topology of the bands. Azure reacts more like a conventional equalizer giving you the exact desired level of boost/cut. This makes for a much easier evaluation of the applied processing when compared to the passive parallel hardware design.

HOW TO TRY A PLUGIN:  TRIAL MODE

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

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The old trial authorisation method - which required the 'LASTTRIALS' code - is now obsolete and each trial version of a product can be easily downloaded/installed directly from Aquarius, for a more streamlined process
  • Should you see an authorisation error, the reason could be that the product has been already authorised too many times and the limit has been reached

For details about installation/authorization please refer to this page

CORE 13

Azure2 is based on our Core 13 engine:

  • NEW Our new Core 13 engine improves on the previous version by introducing our new VLA™ technology (Vector Loading Acceleration), which makes the response of the plugin much faster.
  • 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").

ACQUA - Azure2

  • LIST PRICE: €169.00
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