Products: Gainstation - Gainstation Boost
Developer: Acustica Audio
Gainstation - Price (MSRP): Introductory pricing - €74.50 [Reg. €149.00€] - Save 50% - *Save 15% when you buy Gainstation and Gainstation Boost together
Gainstation boost - Price (MSRP): Introductory pricing €32.50 [Reg. €65.00€] - Save 50% OFF - *Save 15% when you buy Gainstation and Gainstation Boost together
Plug-in Format(s): VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.14
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Gainstation & Gainstation Boost User's manual:

The Diamond Gainstation series was created by Acustica Audio and Studio DMI, in collaboration with Grammy®-winning super producer, composer and songwriter Mike Dean, and is composed of two separate processors: Gainstation and a lighter, simplified version of it called Gainstation Boost.
Creative tasks such as aggressive distortion, multi-mode clipping, harmonic saturation, and more can now be achieved effortlessly.
Give your mixes that punch-packing, wall-shaking, face-slapping sound, that characterizes modern productions, faster than ever.
No matter if you mix or produce Trap, Hip-Hop, EDM, if you are a beat maker, or a Metal head. Gainstation has you covered.


The ultimate distortion plugin

Gainstation is based on a series of hardware units that were carefully selected and modded by Mike himself to achieve his unique signature sound. Gainstation is a completely new tool with no equivalent on the market, enabling you to add power, dimension and juice to your tracks way faster and better than with any other plugin chain in your arsenal.

Get your gain face on!

Gainstation features five different sections, for ultimate creative control.
A dedicated preamp section lets you change the overall input and output levels from -24/+24 dB. The Input preamp trim control allows you to increase and decrease the harmonic distortion of the preamp by easily adding ‘coloration’ to your source.
The EQ section comprises two Pultec-style bands: a BASS++ band plus an AIR++ band. The bass portion influences both the low frequency response and the amount of harmonic distortion as it features an integrated preamp emulation. To increase the level of harmonics, just choose one of the four included emulations and fiddle with the ‘Preamp Input Trim’ control.

Spread your wings.

Gainstation features a Spread control that lets you optimize the stereo image of your tracks. This control differs from that of other plugins, as it does not affect the MID portion of the audio but only increases or decreases the amount of SIDE, leaving the MID intact. Simple and effective.
Clip it to the max
Gainstation includes four different Clipper modes (D - E - A – N) with increasing impact from D to N. Use the Clipper Trim control to vary the intensity to suit your taste. Experiment with the different possible routing configurations for even more creative possibilities.


Your one-knob-shop for distortion and saturation.

Gainstation Boost only features two controls for hyper-fast workflow and immediate punch.
The BOOST knob lets you simultaneously vary the amount of EQ applied (BASS++ is fixed at 60 Hz and AIR++ is fixed at 10k Hz) up to approx +16dB of gain for the Low band and +11dB for the High Band, while increasing the harmonic distortion.
A little EQ BOOST switch control lets you choose between Pre or Post Clipping equalization. Hear it in action in the Video below:

To get the most out of your new plugin(s), make sure you read the Gainstation user manual carefully and you will be well on your way to unleash-ing the full creative potential of these powerful processors.

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
- Available sample rates: 44.1kHz | 48kHz | 88.2kHz | 96kHz
- Core 16

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