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ACQUA - Azure

Thanks to its classy tone and extreme flexibility, Azure 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.


Azure 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, Azure has precise sound-shaping capabilities with a Q control for all bands. Both stereo and mid-side operational modes are available.
Azure 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 Azure 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.


Azure is based on our Core 11 technology:

  •     Introduction of new Delay and Pre-delay modules;
  •     Client/server architecture is now supported also in Acqua plugins
  •     Implementation of High-Efficiency Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modeling (SASM), a new high-performance saturation algorithm/harmonic distortion modeling technology.


Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.13
CPU Quad Core Latest multicore CPU (1) Quad Core Latest multicore CPU (1)
RAM 4 Gb 16 GB to 128 GB 4 GB 16 GB to 128 GB
HDD/SDD 4000 Mb 4000 Mb 4000 Mb 4000 Mb
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV)
Audio Host VST2/AAX 32 bits VST2/AAX 64 bits VST2/AU/AAX 32 bits VST2/AU/AAX 64 bits

(1) Intel i7 or Intel i9 generation 4 or 8 or newer is recommended.

Acustica reserves the right to change these specifications without notice in any time.


ACQUA - Azure

  • LIST PRICE: €169.00
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