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ACQUA - Gold2

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Gold2 is a VST/AAX/AU plugin suite which represents a one-stop-shop solution for any lover of the sound of legendary vintage British consoles. The rarity of the emulated devices, the detail of the emulations, and the superb design make this plug-in as precious as pure gold.

GOLD2 includes 6 different equalizers (one more than the previous version), 2 extremely rare compressors, 7 preamplifiers (for a total of 15 preamplifiers available inside the GOLD2PRE 'standalone version') and a routing control section, making this one of the most comprehensive ACQUA plugins to date.

 

Details

GOLD 2 consists of:

  • GOLD2 (Channel-strip):
  • GOLD2 PRE (standalone preamps module)
  • GOLD2 EQ (Equalizer standalone module);
  • GOLD2 COMP (standalone compressor module);

To help you fully unleash the true potential of your mixes, you can use the individual modules of GOLD2 channel strip as separate plugin processors, giving you the possibility to use each component separately, for even more versatility and a significant CPU optimization.

For each plugin included in our GOLD2 suite there is a “Standard” version or an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency at the cost of extra processing resources and is thus suitable for use when tracking.

Analog.

“It’s no secret that the sound of our creations is different from all the others. Nobody can deny that they are unique in just about every respect. Our approach is based on sampling. By using FIR filters we have also a clean, almost alias free signal with a beautiful frequency/phase response up to Nyquist frequency. Long kernels allow to reduce ripple without introducing the typical errors of IIR implementations (no oversampling needed, no de-cramp filters, no lowpass filters, no phase issues or approximations”. Giancarlo Del Sordo - CEO

Dreamware.

Calling our plugins digital emulations would be an understatement. They belong to a completely new dimension, which we called Dreamware. It transcends both analog and digital giving you access to a cutting-edge technology that marks a revolution in the audio industry. 

Anthology.

Our Anthology captures the spirit and essence of our plug-ins. The goal was to provide all our users with the best collection of vintage hardware. We are improving on our own technology day after day, in order to create the most faithful emulations on the market, striving for perfection.

 

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 12

Gold2 is based on our Core 12 engine:

  • Upgraded SASM (Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modeling) high-performance saturation algorithm;
  • Introduction of a new post-production sample de-noising technology for cleaner deconvolved impulses called STT (Super Transient Technology);
  • Full compatibility with Client/Server architecture integrated by default in Acqua plugins;
  • Engine optimization thanks to a new highly efficient algorithm. This innovative technique is applied to all the deconvolved impulses for further de-noising and subsequent elimination of any incorrect low-level behavior (including the so-called "echo bug").

 

  Windows
 
Mac
 
  Minumum
Recommended
Minumum
Recommended
Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.11
CPU Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1) Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1)
RAM 4 Gb 16 GB to 128 GB 4 GB 16 GB to 128 GB
HDD/SDD 500 Mb 500 Mb 500 Mb 500 Mb
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2) 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2)
Audio Host VST2/AAX 32 bits VST2/AAX 64 bits VST2/AU/AAX 32 bits VST2/AU/AAX 64 bits
         

(1) Intel Xeon v3 or Intel i7 generation 4 or 6 or newer is recommended.
(2) 3840x2160 UHDTV is also supported.

 

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ACQUA - Gold2

  • LIST PRICE: €149.00
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