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Acustica Audio Diamond 3 2023-R2R screenshot
Team R2R | 25 Nov 2023 | 56.6MB
Diamond Color EQ 3 is Studio DMI's signature sound contained in a single plugin. It’s the secret ingredient to crafting heavy-hitting, radio-ready songs that have that “special something.”

In Search of the Perfect Vibe

We worked closely with acclaimed engineer Luca Pretolesi in order to revamp the original design of this renowned processor, which is a favorite of electronic music producers all over the world. Our updated version includes new features, such as an additional HMF band with selectable frequencies, a “focus” control (for precision mastering duties), a left/right and mid/side selector, as well as a complete “cut filter” section.

In Pretolesi’s words: “The Color EQ fills the gaps between frequencies.”

Luca Pretolesi: The Hit-Making Soundsmith

Luca Pretolesi has logged over 20,000 hours in the studio honing his skills. Mixing and mastering are an art form at the world-class Studio DMI in Las Vegas, and each session is carefully executed in order to create the best sound possible while preserving the artist’s original vision.

Pretolesi pushes the boundaries of expectations by taking his mixes to the next level; in adding the finishing touches to a song, he does so in a way that is uniquely his, thanks to his superb ear and decades of experience.

As an engineer, he has worked with Diplo, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS, Snoop Lion, Gareth Emery, Dada Life, Lil Jon, MakJ, E.A.S.Y., Morgan Page, Dillon Francis, KSHMR, TJR, and many other chart-topping artists.



A witch says,

Library is completely decrypted, decompressed, DRM related bloat removed, and built to the clean one.

We can see users are really frustrated by seeing the "fact" and complaining to developer in some forums / SNSs. Funny thing is, many are asking iLok as a new protection. R2R users know that it's another bloating protection.

Current Acustica DLL is about 4MB. WrapWarden (iLok wrapper) adds 10MB. If dev wants more, they put MetaFortress, which adds another 10MB. The estimated DLL size is about 25MB after protecting by the iLok. If there were 8 DLL in 1 product, WrapWarden + MetaFortress adds (10MB + 10MB) * 8DLL in the end. Need VST3 and AAX? It must be further multiplied by 3. Another big bloat for sure.




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  Member 1.02.2021 12 143
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  Member 11.02.2014 2 128
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no, this is the Diamond Color EQ 3
  Member 29.03.2021 24
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I will assume this doesn't support 48khz sample rate since i didnt find any 48 N2V files
  Resident 27.05.2022 39 544
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Really? That's a shame :(
  Member 29.11.2020 29 2497
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correct.

It makes no sense to say you’re not good at it. It’s like saying, “I’m not good at being a monk.” You are either living as a monk or you’re not.
  Resident 27.02.2022 398
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Stevie what kind of eq is the CharterOak PEQ-1 ? Can we say its a fixed eq for example due to the fixed frequencies ? Where do you put it ?
  Resident 29.05.2012 637
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I’ll redownload the releases for VST2 instead of VST3 after that nfo now.
  Member 3.11.2019 4
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damn.. this fkn guy again lol.. he must be the most overrated bald ugly hats wearing mastering engineer that ever existed. I don't like this chart topping "special something" sound at all but hey, try it out if you want, it's free now!
  Member 27.10.2020 75 825
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With an attitude like that it's probably a reflection of your lack of engineer skills. You can download all the free plugins you like and it won't change your lack of talent or attitude.
It's an EQ for free from R2R and you so mad about it lol.
  Resident 2.05.2012 163
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This bald ugly hats wearing mastering engineer has accomplished things in life you will never be able to do.
  Member 9.11.2016 68 397
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R2R
R2R change sad days
  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
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CPU usage isnt extreme and is actually reasonable here. Fabfilter uses less tho. The eq here is fine and works

edit: all of Acustica products need to add function of turning the knob to 0/resetting when you double click it! Without this its a hassle and annoying to use
  Resident 27.05.2022 39 544
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Use Ctrl + click
  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
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thanks this works
  Member 27.10.2020 75 825
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  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
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the "preamp" doesnt change sound and u can use different plugin thats more CPU efficient. u r right some plugins rest knob with ctrl click but some plugins do with right click or double left click. why insult me and call me amateur?
  Member 29.11.2020 29 2497
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Always read the manual. Always.

PREAMP: The PRE-IN button enables (lamp ON) or bypasses (lamp OFF) the preamp stage of Diamond. The Harmonic distortion levels depends of High frequency, the boost of High frequencies increases the distortion.
It makes no sense to say you’re not good at it. It’s like saying, “I’m not good at being a monk.” You are either living as a monk or you’re not.
  Member 13.10.2023 10
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  Resident 8.06.2011 1 40
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  Member 27.10.2020 75 825
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  Resident 8.06.2011 1 40
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  Resident 27.05.2022 39 544
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Really nice EQ. I've been wanting this plugin since I first heard of Acustica back in 2018 or something.

Btw, title is wrong, should say "Diamond Color EQ"
  Member 4.12.2022 30
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Unexpectedly good EQ
  Member 17.02.2023 7
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R2R..Do something for mac users,too :(
  Member 25.08.2018 30 85
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i tried fro some aa plugins using crossover and audiogridder, the cpu almost always spikes to 100 😭
  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
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dont worry u arent missing out on much. Logic plugins probably sound way better than Acustica
  Member 13.10.2023 10
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What are your thoughts on: Acustica vs. Waves? And what are some of your favorite Plugin Devs?
  Member 17.02.2023 7
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  Member 29.11.2020 29 2497
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Really big fan of Charter Oak EQ and been using the Analog Obsession OAQ version 1 since forever. It's one of the AA plugin I've been waiting for R2R to release. It didn't disappoint either. CPU is acceptably low but to get the full benefit of it of course always oversample (for 48kHz sr project) to get the perfect curve of the High Shelf which is the strongest part of this EQ. The whole sound of this EQ depends on that high frequency. From the manual :

PREAMP: The PRE-IN button enables (lamp ON) or bypasses (lamp OFF) the preamp stage of Diamond. The Harmonic distortion levels depends of High frequency, the boost of High frequencies increases the distortion.


Input is labeled "Input" instead of "Input Trim" like other AA plugins, so it does not have output compensated function but pushing the sound into the plugin will always do what it usually does. Not affecting harmonic pattern/shape though.

The 50kHz curve is useful to get a sense of height, instead of just doing the Air boost, it affects the very low end frequency range as well, it could help shaping the sense of "height" of the sound. I prefer the JMG Sound Expanse 3D for the Height boost better tho. Try it out.

The HMF is kinda unique, it was modeled after a rare Italian Pearl Mastering Console that used for vinyl mastering (couldn't find anything about it) the almost double bells EQ boost a certain ranges of the mid frequency to bring up all the mid, crank it up together with the High Shelf then turn the Output volume down and finally compensate the lost low end with the LMF or the Low Shelf band to get the best out of this EQ.
It makes no sense to say you’re not good at it. It’s like saying, “I’m not good at being a monk.” You are either living as a monk or you’re not.
  Resident 18.06.2019 1 247
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Bro please enlight me.if I use it in44100 khz and i boost highs, it sounds bad?

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