REQ: Acustica Audio Aquamarine4 WiN
'Brand new' vintage passive EQ from the 1950s
Aquamarine4 now features an astoundingly precise recreation of an American ultra-rare passive equalizer from the 1950s. And when we say 'ultra-rare' we say it for a reason. The owner of this unit, which we sampled in Berlin, explained how only a few of these beasts - possibly less than 5 - can still be found in good working order. We don't know how the others sound like compared to the one we are bringing you this time and if they present any differences due to component variations or simply due to maintenance. What we know, though, is that the DNA of Aquamarine's EQ is the exact same one as its hardware counterpart and we like to consider it a tribute to this iconic piece of engineering.
The Aquamarine suite includes:
Aquamarine 4 (standalone Mastering discrete/optical compressor)
Aquamarine 4 EQ (standalone Vintage Passive Equalizer)
Each plug-in included in the Aquamarine 4 suite comes in a “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 further details consult the Aquamarine 4 user's manual in the Overview section.