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ACQUA - Sand3


Rock your Mix.

SAND3 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite that reproduces the sonic behavior of a series of high-end British consoles which literally dominated the Pop and Rock scene from the '80s onward.
Sound engineers from all over the world swear by their forward, slightly 'aggressive' sound as well as their logical layout.

In addition to a fully replicated channel strip, SAND3 includes 3 EQ modules, a compressor inspired by 3 different British units, and a preamp module, for a total of 6 plugins.

Last but not least, SAND3 packs the experience of 7 renowned engineers, who have been directly involved in the development of dedicated AI presets, ready for use.

Meters to go

SAND3 is equipped with different multivariable meters for the INPUT and OUTPUT stages including VU, Peak, True Peak, LUFS, K12, K14 and more. We did this to give you the utmost in level reference during mixing.

New EQ Modules

In SAND3 we introduced 2 extra EQ modules to give you even more tonal-shaping possibilities. SAND3 +E EQ is derived from a console that changed the face of mixing forever, whereas SAND3 +G EQ is derived from another revered British console which was introduced on the market in 1993. It features a switchable 4-band parametric equalizer with a preamp section and an additional high and low-pass filter set. Find out more in the user manual.

Union is strength

We teamed up with 7 professional engineers from all over the world to feed SAND3's AI with some good knowledge. Out of these, we collected full captures of these mixing engineer's tests and, after putting together all the data we came up with 8 accurate AI presets (included in SAND3EQ standalone plugin) you can use in your productions.


  • SAND3 Channel Strip
  • SAND3 EQ
  • SAND3+G EQ
  • SAND3+E EQ
  • SAND 3 PRE




  • 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 authorize the trial product automatically
  • Run your DAW. You're set!


  • The old trial authorization 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 authorization error, the reason could be that the product has been already authorized too many times and the limit has been reached

For details about installation/authorization please refer to this page


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*Early-access / Crazy-access pricings are introductory, time-limited discount periods during which the plugin may be subject to further refinements and minor updates, for better performance and extended compatibility. All updates and bug fixes will be available inside Aquarius under the 'Updates' section.
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ACQUA - Sand3

  • LIST PRICE: €199.00
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