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Acustica Audio releases Scarlet4: The mastering EQ that rules them all
Old 23rd October 2019
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Acustica Audio releases Scarlet4: The mastering EQ that rules them all

Product: Scarlet4
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Early access pricing - 76.05€ [Reg. 169.00€] - Save 55% OFF - For the first four weeks after release or until first official version is released.
Plug-in Format(s): VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 7 - Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.8 - OSX 10.13
Scarlet4 Commercial web-page: https://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/scarlet
Scarlet4 User's manual: https://app.box.com/shared/static/ni...nngivecllw.pdf


SCARLET4 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite specifically tailored for mastering engineers. It brings you the sound of two celebrated, specialized mastering devices designed in the '70s by two legendary pioneers, considered the most ingenious minds in the field of music recording technology. These two specialists joined forces to create the first parametric equalizers to ever appear on the audio market. Given how rare these models are, there is no sum of money large enough to persuade their lucky owners to part with their beloved unit.
The transparency of their sonic trademark and the quality of their electronic and mechanic components wholly justify the reputation these tools earned over the years: military-grade rotary switches, precision resistors, proprietary discrete op-amps, without any capacitor on the signal path.

DETAILS

Scarlet4 represents the natural evolution of our acclaimed Scarlet plug-in. To further meet the needs of demanding mastering engineers, we included two different EQ models: SCARLET4 EQ and SCARLET4 CLASSIC EQ, thus ensuring greater flexibility and the highest level of sonic excellence.

NEW EQ MODULES.


CORE 14 AI

Core14 AI introduces our breakthrough AI Deep learning (IRIS™) technology. Learn about all the new implementations HERE.

UNION IS STRENGTH

We have teamed up with several professional engineers from all over the world to feed SCARLET4's AI with some good knowledge. The resulting presets will be available in the next few weeks.

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: www.acustica-audio.com/pages/aquarius
Old 23rd October 2019
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The first acustica plugin I bought! Been waiting for this for a while! Can’t wait to try it!
Old 23rd October 2019
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And what is the difference between normal and classic?
Old 23rd October 2019
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And what is the difference between normal and classic?
Scarlet4 Classic EQ is the result of the sampling of another unit from the same manufacturer. A piece of hardware considered the main reference as well as the absolute standard in mastering. Our emulation is absolutely faithful to the original unit in which we kept the original features trying to preserve the sound of the device without any kind of trick or artifact.

Also different EQ curves
https://app.box.com/shared/static/ni...nngivecllw.pdf
Old 23rd October 2019
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Originally Posted by AcusticaCM View Post
Scarlet4 Classic EQ is the result of the sampling of another unit from the same manufacturer. A piece of hardware considered the main reference as well as the absolute standard in mastering. Our emulation is absolutely faithful to the original unit in which we kept the original features trying to preserve the sound of the device without any kind of trick or artifact.

Also different EQ curves
https://app.box.com/shared/static/ni...nngivecllw.pdf
Thank you, but I still don't know what the difference is, the one that is not classic, what differences does it have with the classic?
Old 23rd October 2019
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Thank you, but I still don't know what the difference is, the one that is not classic, what differences does it have with the classic?
Classic version is the original hardware. The other one is a sort of super machine which we made as ideal as possible for mastering use.
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Classic version is the original hardware. The other one is a sort of super machine which we made as ideal as possible for mastering use.
Thanks!
Old 23rd October 2019
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Thanks!
you're welcome Denork
Old 23rd October 2019
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Scarlet 4 is failing plugin scan in Studio One 4.5.1 twice so far will try reboot.

Edit: reboot didnt work 1st AA Product with scan issues.

KP2020
Old 23rd October 2019
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Classic version is the original hardware. The other one is a sort of super machine which we made as ideal as possible for mastering use.
The original hardware now in Scarlet as an option? Thanks for this info..

Great move!

This one just shifted to a 'must buy' ...
Old 23rd October 2019
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Scarlet 4 is failing plugin scan in Studio One 4.5.1 twice so far will try reboot.

Edit: reboot didnt work 1st AA Product with scan issues.

KP2020
Hi KP! Please check the directory (path) on the stage area in Aquarius and make sure Studio One is scanning that folder.
Old 23rd October 2019
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The original hardware now in Scarlet as an option? Thanks for this info..

Great move!

This one just shifted to a 'must buy' ...
X-D
Old 23rd October 2019
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Hi KP! Please check the directory (path) on the stage area in Aquarius and make sure Studio One is scanning that folder.
Hi AcusticaCM so studio one should also scan the Stage area folder?
Old 23rd October 2019
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Hi AcusticaCM so studio one should also scan the Stage area folder?
It should scan the folder you set on the stage area for the plugins.
Old 23rd October 2019
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It should scan the folder you set on the stage area for the plugins.
Stage area installed paths are correct studio one scans..no issue when updated to sand 3 from 2 and Diamond 2 no issues.
Old 23rd October 2019
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Stage area installed paths are correct studio one scans..no issue when updated to sand 3 from 2 and Diamond 2 no issues.
Ok, try this: https://acusticaudio.freshdesk.com/s...nning-problems if still doesn't work please send a ticket so customer support can assist you.
Old 23rd October 2019
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Scarlet 4 is failing plugin scan in Studio One 4.5.1 twice so far will try reboot.

Edit: reboot didnt work 1st AA Product with scan issues.

KP2020
Hey, same here on S1 (v4.5.4) with some AA Acquas.

I believe since v4 there are issues with scanning, so I did a research
and found a working solution is to move the file "Plugins-(your country code).settings"
located on PC drive C\users\Apdata\Roaming\Presonus ...
and then delete it. (While S1 is closed).

After then opening S1 this forces the scanner to re-establish the plugin list from scratch.
All problematic plugins in general came up after.
Sometimes I had to do it 2-3 times.

I saw S1 users reporting this over and over,
may makes sense to have it sticky somewhere.
Old 23rd October 2019
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downloading with 56k/min
Old 23rd October 2019
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downloading with 56k/min


On a serious note, will try this against AlexB's 432
Old 23rd October 2019
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Hey, same here on S1 (v4.5.4) with some AA Acquas.

I believe since v4 there are issues with scanning, so I did a research
and found a working solution is to move the file "Plugins-(your country code).settings"
located on PC drive C\users\Apdata\Roaming\Presonus ...
and then delete it. (While S1 is closed).

After then opening S1 this forces the scanner to re-establish the plugin list from scratch.
All problematic plugins in general came up after.
Sometimes I had to do it 2-3 times.

I saw S1 users reporting this over and over,
may makes sense to have it sticky somewhere.
Thanks Omkar for the info will try this..
Old 23rd October 2019
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Ok, try this: https://acusticaudio.freshdesk.com/s...nning-problems if still doesn't work please send a ticket so customer support can assist you.

Thank you for the info AcusticaCM!!
Old 23rd October 2019
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Thank you for the info AcusticaCM!!
You're welcome KP! If you need to submit a ticket don't forget to clarify the Studio One version, as stated by Omkar above, seems to be a scanning issue on some versions.
Old 23rd October 2019
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Is this the best unit for high shelf boost? would be interested if anyone’s heard better.
Old 23rd October 2019
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On a serious note, will try this against AlexB's 432
Please let us know which one you prefer. I have got the impression that the acqua releases are getting even better lately, cola eq and ssl g eq being my favorite to date. ssl bus comp is a step foreward also.

Anyway, tomorrow I expect my new 9900x based PC to arrive with 64 GB of RAM, so I really hope I can use lots of acquas in the future.
Old 24th October 2019
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Interested to see how this compares with the algo IK EQ 432 plugin.
Old 24th October 2019
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Interested to see how this compares with the algo IK EQ 432 plugin.
Maan, demo it itself please.
Tested myself in mastering situation - imho no comparison. they sound similar.
ik is good by typical plugin standards . but the new scarlet classic - just amazing!!! smooth box tone,depth, punch...

actually i tested almost every eq in my folder, whose are suitable for mastering.

Last standing where - aa coral2, mh channel strip!?, aa diamond3 (for smiley bass and highs, mids are to wide).

Previous scarlet revision didn't inspired me personally. in some cases it is great - as always.

Tested in Sennheiser HD600...just let you know.

Would like to hear any word from Ivory 4 users in comparison. I cannot demo it for some reason - aquarius activation problem!?

Last edited by mididim; 24th October 2019 at 02:20 AM..
Old 24th October 2019
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I really liked it in some quick tests this morning. Tried some broad boosts and cuts on a track, and the bass is really something. One interesting thing is that a small cut at 25k helped tame some brightness so well. I'm liking this thing a lot. Plus all the selectable frequencies are great.
Old 24th October 2019
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Beautiful sounding, fat bass and smooth top end. Waiting for the 48khz files.
Old 24th October 2019
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I can't find the trial version in Aquarius. I scrolled down on the Home page but couldn't see it.

???
Old 24th October 2019
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Finally. Man, I'm exciting. Good job.
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