ACQUA - Cobalt2


Augmented analog

COBALT2 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite which includes an equalizer, a compressor, a preamp section, and a dynamic equalizer. It is based on a series of hand-built vacuum tube processors characterized by a warm, expensive and unique sound.

We got in touch with Luca Martegani, aka Xelius. Luca is the manufacturer of an amazing suite of hand-built audio hardware units, characterized by superb sonic characteristics.
The equalizer and the compressor are the elements of this suite that impressed us the most, so we decided to base our new product on both of them.

Building upon these 2 excellent, one-of-a-kind devices, we have decided to create also an “augmented reality” plugin, something that simply doesn't exist in the real world: a vacuum-tube dynamic equalizer. A milestone achievement and a major leap forward for Acustica's analog emulation technology.

Cobalt2 - What's new?

We took Cobalt2 to a whole new level by completely resampling its EQ and preamp sections, for better performance and sound quality. Plus, we added two new features, for extra versatility.

1 - New M/S control in COBALT2 EQ (Stereo Equalizer).
2 - COBALT2 EQ and the EQ2 of COBALT2 Dynamic EQ now feature a -10/+10 dB gain excursion (PRESENCE band).
3 - All preamps have been resampled.
4 - 2 new preamps (MIC3-MIC4) added to the COBALT2 PRE module.
5 - Meters have been optimized
6 - Various graphic improvements


Cobalt2 suite consists of four different plug-ins:

  • COBALT2 (EQ)



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

Technical Specs

  • Core 16
  • Available sample rates: 44.1kHz | 48kHz | 88.2kHz | 96kHz


ACQUA - Cobalt2

  • LIST PRICE: €179.00
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