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Old 24th February 2020
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Acustica Audio releases Jade: introducing CORE15 - Dynamic Routing Tech

Product: Jade
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Introductory price -89.00€ [Reg. 199.00€] - 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 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.14
Jade Commercial web-page:
Jade User's manual:

Jade is one of the most versatile suites in the Acustica domain, capable of delivering a warm and smooth sound that retains a remarkable naturalness, while also providing absolute transparency and top-end presence.
Jade comprises 5 different hardware units merged into three different EQ emulations (A - B - C), two dynamics processors (Discrete Class-A Compressor (D)/Peak Limiter (E) ) and, last but not least, a complete preamplifier section that lets you choose among 5 different flavors.


The Jade suite consists of:

- Jade Channel-strip (two switchable 4-Band EQ's with High-pass and Low-pass Filters, a Class-A Compressor/Peak Limiter, with five preamp emulations and a routing section).
- Jade EQ (two switchable 4-Band Equalizers with High-pass and Low-pass Filters and five Preamp emulations).

Each plug-in included in the Jade suite comes in Standard version and an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources.
For the first time, in the Jade suite, we included an alternative version of the channel strip called JADE 'AL'.
'Adaptive Latency' technology can reduce plugin latency and resource consumption depending on the number of sections used.
EXAMPLE: if you use only the Jade channel-strip equalization module bypassing the compressor section, you will experience a lower latency. Thanks to this NEW plugin version, you will be able to optimize the use of your resources without sacrificing the distinctive quality of Acustica products.



- Model A is derived from an American unit famous for being able to maintain the integrity of your mixes’ original sound and for imparting an 'airy' quality to higher frequencies, in both mixing and mastering situations. In other words, it is one of the most versatile equalizers ever emulated by Acustica, meticulously sampled taking into account the intrinsic peculiarities of the original machine, including the interaction of the EQ bands.
PLUS: The original unit is characterized by a HIGH band gain excursion of a maximum +10 dB gain for each frequency, while our emulation includes the corresponding negative part for each frequency (-10 dB gain).

- Model B is based on a powerful unit that was a part of an iconic British series of gear introduced in 1994. Famous for their natural, unobtrusive sound they have earned an ‘iconic’ status in the pro audio world and are coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility.
This ‘flaming’ collection of units remains among the most successful and recognizable hardware series of this British company, still present in professional recording studios the world over. Our emulation embodies the essence and the sound of the EQ enabling you to sculpt your tracks from top to bottom with unrivaled transparency and top-end sheen.

- Model C is a ‘hybrid’ equalizer that merging 2 different models on the market (labeled C1 - C2) into a single processor.
Acustica combined several frequencies in 4 bands in a logical way to create a perfect ‘breathy’ EQ that will bring your tracks to life.
The result is an addictive, state-of-the-art EQ capable of adding musical presence to different sources: vocals, acoustic guitars, and drum overheads.
NOTE: The original units from which the C emulation is derived are characterized by either positive or negative GAIN excursion (but not both) depending on the band, its frequency, and the selected model. To remedy this, we have introduced the corresponding negative - or positive - counterpart for each frequency.


Jade’s preamp section includes five models (A – B - C1 – C2 - D) and is based on a collection of var*ious hardware units, whose harmonic content and frequency response are readily available for use on your tracks.


Jade is equipped with two dynamics processors: a Discrete Class-A Compressor (D) and a Peak Limiter (E). The main idea behind the original unit is to provide a transparent, musical control of dynamics.
These emulations can be activated and used individually (C / D) or simultaneously (C + D). If both emulations are used at the same time, their behavior is in SERIES, so the limiter module will follow that of the compressor. Also, the behavior and the sound of these dynamic processors may vary further based on Jade's Dynamic Routing™ control technology (channel strip version) that sets different block configurations.


Jade features our latest core engine technology which now includes EHR™ - Enhanced Harmonic Response Technology, and Dynamic Routing™!
Learn more:

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 the following page: Acustica Audio - Professional Audio Software - Acustica Audio

NOTE Available sample rates: 96 - 44.1 - 48 - 88.2 kHz