ACQUA - Gainstation


Developed in collaboration with Studio DMI and super producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, 2Pac, Scarface, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Jay-Z, Drake), Gainstation is the 21st Century plugin for anything distortion and creative sound mangling. Save 15% when you buy Gainstation and Gainstation Boost together!

The ultimate distortion plugin

Gainstation is based on a series of hardware units that were carefully selected and modded by Mike himself to achieve his unique signature sound. Gainstation is a completely new tool with no equivalent on the market, enabling you to add power, dimension and juice to your tracks way faster and better than with any other plugin chain in your arsenal.

Get your gain face on!

Gainstation features five different sections, for ultimate creative control.

A dedicated preamp section lets you change the overall input and output levels from -24/+24 dB. The Input preamp trim control allows you to increase and decrease the harmonic distortion of the preamp by easily adding ‘coloration’ to your source.

The EQ section comprises two Pultec-style bands: a BASS++ band plus an AIR++ band. The bass portion influences both the low frequency response and the amount of harmonic distortion as it features an integrated preamp emulation. To increase the level of harmonics, just choose one of the four included emulations and fiddle with the ‘Preamp Input Trim’ control.

Spread your wings.

Gainstation features a Spread control that lets you optimize the stereo image of your tracks. This control differs from that of other plugins, as it does not affect the MID portion of the audio but only increases or decreases the amount of SIDE, leaving the MID intact. Simple and effective.

Clip it to the max

Gainstation includes four different Clipper modes (D - E - A – N) with increasing impact from D to N. Use the Clipper Trim control to vary the intensity to suit your taste. Experiment with the different possible routing configurations for even more creative possibilities.

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 - Gainstation

  • LIST PRICE: €149.00
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