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Old 8th August 2019
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Acustica Audio releases Navy2: the MODERN DREAMWARE ANTHOLOGY.

Product: Navy2
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Early access pricing - 59.00€ [Reg. 199.00€] - Save 70% 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
Navy2 Commercial web-page: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/navy
Navy2 User's manual: https://app.box.com/s/jshktvv7bahqlpmyrygcqfgpnd2esiku


MODERN DREAMWARE ANTHOLOGY.

Our new Modern Dreamware Anthology is not just a series of plug-ins: our goal is to provide you with a complete collection of inestimable, rare vintage gear, but most of all, modern reissues of exceptional British outboard equipment.

Thousands of records have inherited their "sound character" from the British gear we have sampled for this incredible suite. You're going to love Navy's extensive possibilities of compression and limiting, thanks to our faithful emulations of two cherished modern dynamic processors made in the UK: a 2254 reissue and a modern 33609 (an evolution of the 2254 itself). Over the years, the unique sound quality and ease of use of these devices have made them a de-facto standard in recording studios.

UNION IS STRENGTH

We teamed up with 10 professional engineers from all over the world to feed Navy2's AI with some good knowledge. Out of these, we collected 8 full captures of these mixing engineer's tests and, after putting together all the data we came up with 6 accurate AI presets you can use in your productions.


THE EQ SECTION

Navy2 EQ consists of two switchable 4-band parametric equalizers (A-B) plus an additional high and low-pass filter set. Model A is derived from a modern British recreation of a vintage console EQ module (built by the original manufacturer brand). Model B, instead, is based on an original, highly sought-after vintage British EQ module.

Both A and B equalizers deliver a clear, smooth and musical sound, but there are sound differences between them that deserve further explanation:

-Model A is the perfect choice to satisfy your need for a classic sounding, high-quality equalizer. Our emulation reflects exactly the behavior of the EQ section of a celebrated modern console based on this trademark British EQ circuitry. This contemporary recreation of a classic topology gives the same 'musical' sonic qualities as the original, only much cleaner and quieter. We just love the warm qualities it possesses as well as its ability to boost without getting harsh or unmusical
-Model B embodies the essence of the original unit that has lent its big, wide and characterful analog color to countless hit records. We are confident that it is going to be one of your main mixing weapons, given its capability to effortlessly add a warm low end and a pleasing top end. Many celebrated sound engineers simply love this equalizer because of its classic sound and sheer ability to handle a variety of sources with musicality and ease.


THE PREAMP SECTION

It is based on a collection of various hardware units; it emulates the frequency/phase response and harmonic distortion of their corresponding circuits. Equipped with the newest Core 14 AI engine, Navy2 is capable of executing any combination of these pre-amps by generating a single impulse response program; this helps to dramatically reduce the CPU consumption of the plug-in.

This carefully chosen collection of pre-amps is intended to provide you with a complete virtual console emulation with all its flexible and colorful options.



THE COMP SECTION

NAVY2 COMP is a plug-in emulation inspired by 2 different British units.

The first compressor emulation is a faithful and improved reissue of a classic vintage British dynamic processor, a true piece of recording history. The mere fact that this device is still built and sold after 50 years from its first appearance (1969) speaks volumes about its sonic qualities.

It can work as a compressor (with a fixed attack time, 3 release times and 6 ratios) or as a limiter (with 2 attack times, 3 release times and a fixed 8:1 ratio).

The second compressor emulation included in Navy2 is, again, a modern recreation of a British classic.

The model we sampled for this emulation was first designed in 1973 as an evolution of the compressor/limiter cited above. At first, it was intended simply as a rack version of the dynamic processor previously included in the mixing console, but then it evolved into a more refined device.

This emulation offers the same controls as Comp/Lim1, except for an additional fourth Release Time setting, both in compressor and limiter modes.




Package contents

NAVY2 suite includes:

-NAVY2 STRIP
-NAVY2 EQ
-NAVY2 COMP



CORE 14 AI

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

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 8th August 2019
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On the trial now, thanks.
Old 8th August 2019
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Been waiting for this, super excited!!! Downloading
Old 8th August 2019
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Awesome. Them bouncy meters! Great job!
Old 8th August 2019
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Nice features like new meters (hopefully they work now, anyone already tested it?) and being able to choose the input and output "preamp".

Are we going to see this to all other Acquas?
Old 8th August 2019
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First session (44.1) ...

CS:
EQ goes into Comp? Fix or routing planned?
Input VU (before the comp) doesn`t indicate an overdrive zone (I stepped through L/M/G)?
I don`t think it means +24 in = 0VU maxed?

Comp:
becomes comparable with UAD when SHMOD at 3.
Not sure, could default be a bit too sharp?

EQ:
there is something I don`t like in the upper range (from around 3K and up)
could it be a technical issue or I`m simply allergic to Brits?

Overall: input VU without a "red zone" indication confuses me the most.
Old 8th August 2019
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Wow. Metering is much improved. Well done, Acustica

EDIT: is it possible that the frequency selections on the GUI are incorrect? It sounds like the EQ is actually boosting an octave or so lower than the setting shows... (I'm at 48kHz on this session, if that's at all relevant)
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There will be a 48 kHz pack soon, we are preparing them also for other plugins in August
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Originally Posted by SameOh View Post
Nice features like new meters (hopefully they work now, anyone already tested it?) and being able to choose the input and output "preamp".

Are we going to see this to all other Acquas?
Yes, even better than this (waaay more options, resolution, features and so on)

you guys try AI, I think it's amazing this time.
We had 10 people training the AI, and finally selected the best sessions. There are literally hundreds of hours of mixing on navy, plus lots of hours of machine sampling. For our standards it was a titanic job.
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Preamp section in Navy2 Strip does not produce any harmonics at all.
I think its bug.
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Preamp section in Navy2 Strip does not produce any harmonics at all.
I think its bug.
they are low, just raise the input trim. We compensated the double preamp level, so you can't reach a level where you have a nasty sound. Raising the input trim you reach a safe -60dB
Old 8th August 2019
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Meters .... 14 .. Looking forward to check this
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Originally Posted by goshalev View Post
Preamp section in Navy2 Strip does not produce any harmonics at all.
I think its bug.
confirmed the issue, it was introduced in very last release during betatesting. They will upload a fix tomorrow, it is a simple fix


EDIT: we granted visibility to version K, just downgrade to it if you are a commercial customer.

Last edited by zaphod; 8th August 2019 at 05:37 PM..
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Looks great and the price is certainly right! Also great to hear that the meters are improved.

I'm a sucker for Neve EQs, but I JUST got TimP's 31102 EQ recently, so if I get Navy2 it'll mostly be for the compressors (unless of course the EQs are just out of this world). What does everyone think of them in comparison to the other top plugin contenders? Unfortunately my internet connection and Aquarius aren't getting along at the moment, having trouble downloading the demo...
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Downloading trail......
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Originally Posted by tgbeats View Post
Looks great and the price is certainly right! Also great to hear that the meters are improved.

I'm a sucker for Neve EQs, but I JUST got TimP's 31102 EQ recently, so if I get Navy2 it'll mostly be for the compressors (unless of course the EQs are just out of this world). What does everyone think of them in comparison to the other top plugin contenders? Unfortunately my internet connection and Aquarius aren't getting along at the moment, having trouble downloading the demo...
31102 is not a matter of navy, but of gold.
Navy is a modern anthology. It is way more linear, "hifi" and flexible. The B eq is featuring an almost flat magnitudo plot


I repeat it again, so the message is not lost:

commercial release M (the latest one) is introducing an issue, so harmonics are not played correctly. In aquarius after installing it just downgrade to version K. It is almost the same, there were minor fixes in the AI department.
We'll upload a proper release tomorrow.

trial release B (the latest one), is introducing the same issue, but there is not a solution yet. We'll upload a fix very soon. Everything else is fully working.
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Ah, ok, I got confused and thought only Lime was modern Neve. Thanks for the info!
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I have to say, this is one of your best GUI's!
Old 8th August 2019
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2254 and 33609? Can't wait to try this.
Old 8th August 2019
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@ zaphod please introduce some alternative payment method (like amazon pay). Paypal and Paypal related credit card systems don't support the country I live in.
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@ zaphod please introduce some alternative payment method (like amazon pay). Paypal and Paypal related credit card systems don't support the country I live in.
My country is not supported either, I just selected a different country and then paid with CC. No problem whatsoever.
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The EQ shows its qualities when pushed really hard

+1 for Amazon Pay ... it's not a good business decision being locked only to PP.
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My country is not supported either, I just selected a different country and then paid with CC. No problem whatsoever.
It only gives me the option to pay via paypal account. How did you manage to bypass that?
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There's pan on the standalone EQ but no pan on channel strip
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My country is not supported either, I just selected a different country and then paid with CC. No problem whatsoever.
Yes it should work
We are evaluating other methods
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Ah, ok, I got confused and thought only Lime was modern Neve. Thanks for the info!
Gold: old, before 1978
Lime: middle, before 2005, other brand
Navy: modern and reissues
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Remove Pan knob from EQ
Add Pan knob to STRIP
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Gold: old, before 1978
Lime: middle, before 2005, other brand
Navy: modern and reissues
Any clone in Navy ?
Old 8th August 2019
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Any reason you didn't include the a1 and a2 release setting on the compressor @ zaphod ?
Old 8th August 2019
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Free for Navy users?
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