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Acustica Audio releases Erin: luxury mastering suite for the discerning artist
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Acustica Audio releases Erin: luxury mastering suite for the discerning artist

Product: Erin
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Summer Friday special - 62.00€ [Reg. 179.00€] - Save 65% OFF - The promotion is valid from June 17 to June 24, 2020 (23:59 pm - UTC+2), and is not retroactive. This promotion is eligible for our Loyalty Coupon Program.
Plug-in Format(s): VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.14
Erin web-page: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/erin
Erin User's manual: https://app.box.com/shared/static/s7...47zcm8h9mp.pdf


Erin represents the state-of-the-art of the plugin suites dedicated to Mastering. This bundle, consisting of three different studio processors, embodies the luxury mastering equipment as manufactured by one of the most prestigious and appreciated designers in the world, who has been known since the early '70s for his innovative approach in the field of tube-based systems for the high-end, hi-fi market.Erin includes three different plugins: a 5-band stereo tube equalizer, a stereo tube compressor/limiter and a mid-range tube equalizer.
Erin is our first plug-in to introduce a new technology called ULTRAGAIN™ matching, which consists of an extremely accurate mapping of all gain values in all frequency bands, providing even the most demanding mastering engineer with a perfect resolution, consistency and response.

What you get


The Erin suite consists of:

• Erin Stereo Tube Equaliser (ERIN EQ ST)

• Erin Passive Tube Mid-Range Equalizer (ERIN EQ MID)

• Erin Stereo Tube Compressor/Limiter (ERIN COMP ST)




DETAILS


Erin Stereo Tube EQ

The Erin Stereo EQ is a faithful emulation of an 'esoteric' 5-band stereo parametric equalizer mainly used in mastering facilities. Its utterly prohibitive cost makes it one of the most revered equalizers out there for musically shaping tracks of any genre. We sourced an immaculate unit and carefully sampled it to give you the same creative fire power than only high-end mastering rooms had previously access to.
Both channel of the EQ feature five bands, hi-shelf and low-shelf filters with gain and fixed Q controls. It is also equipped with three boost/cut filters with adjustable center frequency. The preamp and each band can be bypassed at any time using the dedicated button controls.
Erin EQ ST features our new ULTRAGAIN™ matching technology, ensuring extremely accurate gain mapping on all bands and providing even the most demanding mastering engineers with perfect resolution, consistency and response, all of this while retaining the original behaviour and character of the hardware.


Erin Mid EQ

Erin EQ Mid is designed for use on the mid-range, focusing on frequencies from 200Hz to 5kHz. It is a faithful emulation of an extremely intuitive tube unit made in the UK and reminiscent of Pultec-style tube designs.

It features a limited number of selectable frequencies, placed closer to each other compared to other EQ designs, to give you a more precise control over this critical part of the spectrum. Finally, a colorful preamp stage and dedicated Mid/Side, Left/Right controls make it a truly versatile processor for more specialised uses. It is therefore a very useful plug-in for all those sources who live in the midrange of a mix like violins, guitars, and vocals.


Erin Comp

Erin Comp is a stereo tube compressor/limiter derived from an esoteric mono unit manufactured in the UK, and designed to limit or compress the signal with the minimum of interference below the threshold. It is very simple to operate and features standard attack and release times. A deeply optimized behavior around the 'knee' of the attack/decay envelope and an euphonically transparent dynamic action, makes this compressor a top choice for mixers, mastering wizards and extremely demanding artists. It is not by chance that legendary Pink Floyd frontman and guitarist extraordinaire David Gilmour owns two of these luxury processors in his unique Astoria recording studio.


CORE 15


Erin suite features our latest core engine technology which now includes*EHR™ - Enhanced Harmonic Response Technology

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:

- For details about installation/authorization please refer to the following page: Acustica Audio - Professional Audio Software - Acustica Audio
- RN* Value (*Residual Noise - with All active) value average: -∞ dB;
- Harmonic Response max peak (all plugins) > -25 dB;
- Available sample rates: 96 - 44.1 - 48 - 88.2 kHz

Old 4 weeks ago
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Sounds great so far! Instabuy
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Trying it out at the moment : C-Link doesn't work properly with the VST3 version, when I press it the knobs are moving but the desired channel is not active. Need to activate it manually. Even when I disable the button set the knobs at the same position, it is the same. It is also extremely heavy on CPU.

I think I will try the AU version too to see if it happens there too.

Btw I am working on a Mac with Reaper. Normally I don't have any performance issues at all with Acustica Audio stuff.
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Originally Posted by mvd83 View Post
Trying it out at the moment : C-Link doesn't work properly with the VST3 version, when I press it the knobs are moving but the desired channel is not active. Need to activate it manually. Even when I disable the button set the knobs at the same position, it is the same. It is also extremely heavy on CPU.

I think I will try the AU version too to see if it happens there too.

Btw I am working on a Mac with Reaper. Normally I don't have any performance issues at all with Acustica Audio stuff.
According to manual this is correct so I suppose it's by design.
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- RN* Value (*Residual Noise - with All active) value average: -∞ dB;
Congrats! I'll definitely check this one out!
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C-Link not work with AAX protools
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by lee52813 View Post
C-Link not work with AAX protools

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvd83 View Post
Trying it out at the moment : C-Link doesn't work properly with the VST3 version, when I press it the knobs are moving but the desired channel is not active. Need to activate it manually. Even when I disable the button set the knobs at the same position, it is the same. It is also extremely heavy on CPU.

I think I will try the AU version too to see if it happens there too.

Btw I am working on a Mac with Reaper. Normally I don't have any performance issues at all with Acustica Audio stuff.
we normally synchronize all controls with the control link. We have made choices for this particular product, dictated by its use.
In particular:

-the equalizer activation buttons are not synchronized in the stereo eq.
-some controls such as model selection are not synchronized in the compressor

This choice was made to take into account the use of these products in M/S mode, we preferred to keep some things independently.
So yes, it's true, the buttons on the eq for example must be activated manually, and so on...
Old 3 weeks ago
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Compared the AU with the VST3 but both are too heavy on CPU for me. Too bad, it has some nice sound but since I have quite a lot of EQs which are also amazing I will skip this version.

Nice work Acustica Audio!
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C-Link not work with AAX protools
It's explained in the manual...
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Original units?
Old 3 weeks ago
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it's very nice indeed, after playing around with it for an hour i'm sold, it is a little heavier on the cpu compared to recent acquas though, no doubt they'll take a look at that. nice job acustica!
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Original units?
EAR825Q

https://www.proaudioeurope.com/outbo...tering-eq.html
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Ear 660 limiter/compressor?

https://vintageking.com/ear-660-limiter-comp-amplifier
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EAR 823?

https://vintageking.com/ear-823-tube...er-014698-used
Old 3 weeks ago
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Sounds good but as some others have said, it's to CPU heavy for me.
It's recommended for Windows 10 but I had no problem with it on Windows 7.
Had I seen that rec I probably wouldn't have even tried it.
I would probably buy it if I knew for sure they would try and improve the CPU.
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Echo bug is there on the EQ with a kick drum test. Raising a ticket later today.
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Echo bug is there on the EQ with a kick drum test. Raising a ticket later today.
As far as residual noise is concerned, Erin is special: impulsive response with all active bands and test equalization does not create a truncation. I still noticed a presence of noise in the preamp section, I asked the crew to limit it further. Personally I can live with this noise (and integrated can cause artifacts), but it makes sense to try to improve it further. Expect as usual some small improvement fixes in the next few hours and days, I remind you that products released with the presale formula are subject to small improvements and changes in the first few days.
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Sounds good but as some others have said, it's to CPU heavy for me.
It's recommended for Windows 10 but I had no problem with it on Windows 7.
Had I seen that rec I probably wouldn't have even tried it.
I would probably buy it if I knew for sure they would try and improve the CPU.

The stereo equalizer on the other hand is quite complex, and we have introduced very precise gain control. This control has a rather marginal but present impact on the CPU. Consider turning off the meters if you have problems consuming resources. Otherwise, Erin consumes like our stereo equalizers, and they consume a lot, this is nothing new. In our tests, we were able to open for example 14 instances of Scarlet4 and 12 instances of Erin. Consider that Erin is a 5-band equalizer, not a 3-band one. As for the consumption of the stereo equalizer with the bands off, I asked to do a check. I honestly haven't detected anything abnormal, but we'll do an additional check to make sure there are no problems.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Been testing this on all sorts for the last few hours - Absolutely fantastic! Yes, its pretty intense on my Mac; however, its quality is just exceptional.

Very well done AA
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I had 10-15 minutes to play around with this and will be buying it.
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Echo bug is there on the EQ with a kick drum test. Raising a ticket later today.
I tested and did not notice echo bug on this one.
How did you test?
My test had a short kick with 40db limiting - this exposes echo bug usually really well. For an instance echo in gold 3081 eq is almost the same level as the initial transient.
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I'm curious about the tech requirements. I'm on OS 10.12, while the requirements spec at 10.14

What are the draw-backs of using an older system like mine?
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I'm curious about the tech requirements. I'm on OS 10.12, while the requirements spec at 10.14

What are the draw-backs of using an older system like mine?
It should work, install the trial, the commercial version will work the same.
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I tested and did not notice echo bug on this one.
How did you test?
My test had a short kick with 40db limiting - this exposes echo bug usually really well. For an instance echo in gold 3081 eq is almost the same level as the initial transient.
I used a UK Drill style kick which has a heavily clipped waveform. Boost the low shelf at 50Hz, mid cut at 500Hz and high boost at 5KHz (all around 2-3dB) and then I got the echo bug at a low but audible level.

The low boost on its own didn't cause the echo bug like normal but its seems the interaction of the low mid band somehow brought it out.

I got banned from the official FB group today for pointing this out. I've used Acustica products proffesionally for about ten years now and really don't appreciate being kicked out of a group which I've significantly contributed to with no warning, especially when I was told the problem didn't exist by the marketing guy and now the head of the company has just acknowledged it!
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The stereo equalizer on the other hand is quite complex, and we have introduced very precise gain control. This control has a rather marginal but present impact on the CPU. Consider turning off the meters if you have problems consuming resources. Otherwise, Erin consumes like our stereo equalizers, and they consume a lot, this is nothing new. In our tests, we were able to open for example 14 instances of Scarlet4 and 12 instances of Erin. Consider that Erin is a 5-band equalizer, not a 3-band one. As for the consumption of the stereo equalizer with the bands off, I asked to do a check. I honestly haven't detected anything abnormal, but we'll do an additional check to make sure there are no problems.
Thanks for he explanation and suggestion zaphod. I'll try that.
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Also the AAX version seems more unstable than the VST version CPU wise. I'm trying it out using Patchwork and its behaving much better. TBF the AAX version was spiking liking crazy...
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Originally Posted by zaphod View Post
we normally synchronize all controls with the control link. We have made choices for this particular product, dictated by its use.
In particular:

-the equalizer activation buttons are not synchronized in the stereo eq.
-some controls such as model selection are not synchronized in the compressor

This choice was made to take into account the use of these products in M/S mode, we preferred to keep some things independently.
So yes, it's true, the buttons on the eq for example must be activated manually, and so on...
just a personal thought on this after using for some hours; i think it would make more sense from a workflow view to link all controls then tweak individually after, for instance, there seems no point in linking the compressor ratio/releases/thresholds etc unless the compressor models are linked as they react differently for each model, i have found myself constantly checking which settings are linked and which ones need manual adjustment, kind of defeats the idea imo. i am really enjoying the sound of erin though, another excellent release.
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I used a UK Drill style kick which has a heavily clipped waveform. Boost the low shelf at 50Hz, mid cut at 500Hz and high boost at 5KHz (all around 2-3dB) and then I got the echo bug at a low but audible level.

The low boost on its own didn't cause the echo bug like normal but its seems the interaction of the low mid band somehow brought it out.

I got banned from the official FB group today for pointing this out. I've used Acustica products proffesionally for about ten years now and really don't appreciate being kicked out of a group which I've significantly contributed to with no warning, especially when I was told the problem didn't exist by the marketing guy and now the head of the company has just acknowledged it!
It's the new concept: Positive Space.

Their motto is "This is an environment of welcoming and positive vibes and you should just get the f out of here"
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Originally Posted by bukarin View Post
I used a UK Drill style kick which has a heavily clipped waveform. Boost the low shelf at 50Hz, mid cut at 500Hz and high boost at 5KHz (all around 2-3dB) and then I got the echo bug at a low but audible level.

The low boost on its own didn't cause the echo bug like normal but its seems the interaction of the low mid band somehow brought it out.

I got banned from the official FB group today for pointing this out. I've used Acustica products proffesionally for about ten years now and really don't appreciate being kicked out of a group which I've significantly contributed to with no warning, especially when I was told the problem didn't exist by the marketing guy and now the head of the company has just acknowledged it!
This is not good.
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This is not good.
He was banned not because he reported a problem, but because he went against the rules of our page. I'm sorry, but we have a low tolerance for such incidents lately. I still think it's not vital, we're talking about a private group, with rules. And it's not a very large group either.
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