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Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25861
Gear Nut
 
🎧 5 years
Ivory is more "clinical", precise. Would say more versatile.
But Erin's bass is very good! Unique texture.
Old 26th November 2020
  #25862
Anyone else having errors opening up Aquarius?
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25863
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This Gainstation plugin sounds great, I'm glad there's multiple distortion options. Even the boost plugin sounds great. And on the tutorial video it sounds good on the 808s as well. The pultec eq is not bad, I prefer the highs on the P1 and the PUN though, I'll just combine the two.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25864
Deleted e680ec2
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No, mine is working.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25865
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Quote:
Originally Posted by time2mix.com View Post
Anyone else having errors opening up Aquarius?
Too much traffic.
Try again later
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25866
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The main critique I have of the Gainstation plugin is that after applying the distortion and pre amps it doesn't really warm up the sound like Crimson does. It still feels kind of cold. It's probably just the track I'm working on. I think this plugin is more suited for Rap/hip-hop (hence Mike Dean). But the boost plugin I was able to use on one of my stems.

The biggest thing that confuses me is that Studio DMI's plugins all sound tonally the same even though they sample different hardware. They all have a sort of neutral sound that lacks hardware warmth and texture. But when Acustica samples different hardware, we get a lot of different tones and textures. I'm not sure why that happens. Regardless, these plugins sound great.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25867
Gear Nut
 
I bought my long wanted Diamond EQ3 and the new Gainstation plugin.

happy with adding those to my already large collection of Aquas.
Old 26th November 2020
  #25868
Gear Nut
 
🎧 10 years

We took a look at Gainstation. It sounds great!
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25869
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🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by valy View Post
Personally I found Ivory to be more useful when I need to "master" something (like an instrumental that isn't tracked out) while Erin seems better on the mixing side.

This is just my limited experience so far with them. I'm sure that they can shine in both applications.
I concur, Ivory is unique in that it sounds incredibly smooth and natural and beautiful. Almost always works for mastering anything. I love that thing.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25870
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by DamianL View Post
Erin is my go to big strokes mastering eq and I love it.
The Erin comp is a joy for jazz mixes! Love the spreader on the EQ as well.
Old 26th November 2020
  #25871
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🎧 5 years
I was super skeptical about gainstation but I put it up against phil's cascade and vsc-2 and ... I bought it. It doesn't bring a lot more to the table than these 2 but it does have a more dynamic 'feel' that I like. I wish there was control over the 2nd and 3rd harmonics like in vsc-2 but that's what I'll use vsc-2 for. And the cpu hit is pretty good.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25872
Here for the gear
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by slangking View Post
Trying to limit myself to just one today despite the very tempting prices and having a hard time making my mind up between Erin and Ivory. Any suggestions?
Thank you all for making a very strong case for getting both lol
Old 26th November 2020
  #25873
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Seems this is the only place to sell a bundle of AA.

Acustica-Audio Bundle $250 (will only sell a minimum of 2 plugins to a buyer.)
Ebony
Amber
Honey
Titanium
Enna & Telge
Mantis 2

Last edited by BigSmo; 27th November 2020 at 04:06 PM..
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25874
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🎧 5 years
Is it ok to link to KVR? I have Cobalt, Sand 3, Taupe and White 2 listed there. Please feel free to contact me through here or there if you are interested.

https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewt...?f=43&t=556438

Awesome plugins, they are just not for me anymore. I am keeping all my other Acquas (a LOT of them) and I'm going to pick up a couple more in the BF sales.

Mods, please delete this or let me know if I am not supposed to do this.
Old 26th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25875
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tansao View Post
QUESTION: for someone who hasn’t experienced the AA Hype before..... what channel strip or compressor is the first one you’d recommend that you think is undeniably amazing????
I put this together about a year ago, it may be of use...

https://soundcloud.com/plexus-produc...io-compressors
Old 27th November 2020
  #25876
Gear Nut
 
🎧 10 years

Some electronic and more extreme examples of Gainstation.
Old 27th November 2020
  #25877
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Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25878
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🎧 5 years
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Prime Studio 50% off on Audiodeluxe: https://www.audiodeluxe.com/brand/prime-studio
also JRR + use code Forum
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25879
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🎧 5 years
Crimson out performs the new distortion plug in easily. But seems pretty cool for not having a deep learning curve.
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25880
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🎧 10 years
Whelp... demoing the new Gainstage tools. Good thing I have Gainmatch from Letimix. I found out about this somewhere recently and picked it up. I love tools like this because I am constantly A/Bing as I work. It works great with Gainstage to provide auto gain matching pre/post. Gainmatch was recently updated with more great features. I just watched their update video. It's only $9 but going out to $19 in 2021. Well worth it at either price. Check it out... really useful (to me) when working with Acquas...

https://letimix.com/
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25881
Gear Nut
Can't seem to install the trial of Camel, always comes with an unzip error saying its missing a file, anyone knows a solution for this?
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25882
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Originally Posted by Mightmosaic View Post
Crimson out performs the new distortion plug in easily. But seems pretty cool for not having a deep learning curve.
The same way a truck outperforms a racing car .

I´d rather say they complement each other nicely.

Sound and featureset are pretty different, as are the results.
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25883
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🎧 5 years
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Originally Posted by plexus View Post
Whelp... demoing the new Gainstage tools. Good thing I have Gainmatch from Letimix. I found out about this somewhere recently and picked it up. I love tools like this because I am constantly A/Bing as I work. It works great with Gainstage to provide auto gain matching pre/post. Gainmatch was recently updated with more great features. I just watched their update video. It's only $9 but going out to $19 in 2021. Well worth it at either price. Check it out... really useful (to me) when working with Acquas...

https://letimix.com/
Thx for the info, it's now in my plugin folder .
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25884
Gear Maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightmosaic View Post
Crimson out performs the new distortion plug in easily. But seems pretty cool for not having a deep learning curve.
+1

Gainstation - is quick and dirty
Crimson - is where do you what it, and how much
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25885
Gear Addict
 
Good tip for me playing with it last night -

I set up a single send buss with Gainstation on it running quite hot and utilising the clipping - and send through any drum elements and bass synths/loops etc for quick and easy background boosting to blend into the mix.
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25886
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Originally Posted by 6ixcore View Post
Can't seem to install the trial of Camel, always comes with an unzip error saying its missing a file, anyone knows a solution for this?
Delete the zip file on the error message and hit install again, or purge the stage area directly.
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25887
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🎧 10 years
Some nice prices at acustica right now.
How is the viridian 2?
I really want a pye comp.
Choosing between that one and a UAD plugin. But the uad is so pricey. Right now it's 50-60% of and a coupon with additional 25£ but it's still more expensive than most other plugin.
Well well
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25888
Gear Maniac
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.vybz View Post
+1

Gainstation - is quick and dirty
Crimson - is where do you what it, and how much
Crimson is a pretty massive CPU hog too. Something else to consider if trying to use multiple
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
  #25889
Gear Maniac
Yup, for me Crimson is 20% more demanding than Gainstation.

I'm kinda bias right now because of how much Crimson has grown on me and the presets I've made to speed up my workflow, Im always rushing to get to the creative process of mixing lol
Old 27th November 2020
  #25890
Gear Nut
 
🎧 15 years
SAND3 comp - with reference to the pres - which of the stereo BUS pres is the one from the actual unit? can't find the info.
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