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Acustica Audio Midnight 2023-R2R screenshot
Team R2R | 25 Nov 2023 | 157.0MB
Embark on a journey into the realm of timeless audio processing with Midnight, the newest Acqua plugin, available in VST, AU, and AAX formats that stands as the Ultimate Vari-mu Tube compressor collection universally considered the most iconic dynamics processor to date, reinterpreted in the Acustica way.

Introducing Midnight: Timeless Classic Compressors, Vintage Vibes, Modern Mastery.

Described as the 'universally accepted standard for level control' in the 1950s, Vari-mu's remain one of the most revered studio processors ever invented, equally multipurpose in mastering studios and radio broadcast facilities. Widely acknowledged for their unique ability to impart a musical warmth and gentle compression, these tube compressors have left an indelible mark on the world of sound.

Midnight includes four different sampled units from different manufacturers, delivering unparalleled sound quality thanks to Hyper 3 technology. It brings to life the 'Ultimate' vari-mu tube compressor, reminiscent of the renowned Acqua plugin suite Ultramarine, but redesigned by Acustica, adding many innovative features, never before introduced for these specific iconic 660-670 compressors whether hardware versions or software emulations on the Market.

Key features
Hyper 3 technology.
New 'Aria' engine supporting the new dynamic / real-time metering displays.
New Anti-Aliasing algorithm that significantly reduces the plugin's aliasing issues.
Advanced Metering System with Real-Time Waveform Display: A new visual interface that includes RMS Input-Output meters and GR meters, designed to swiftly identify peaks and extreme values in the audio signal.
4 sampled powerful compressors
'Ultra' Tube preamp emulation
Super-responsive knee display for real-time monitoring.
Visual Control and Precise Calibration: Midnight fits into a landscape of plugins that emphasize strong graphical components, offering the primary advantage of providing a highly detailed view of audio information.
Instant Feedback: Enhanced instant response of the controls, capable of providing immediate feedback on the impact of your adjustments, enabling you to make real-time changes to the signal to achieve the desired sound quickly.
High quality oversampling, up to 64x; with perfect phase response.
3D – Flat GUIs
Listening modes (Δ, LR, M, S).
Great and distinctive sound.
Resizable and responsive GUIs.

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  Member 11.02.2014 2 129
wow, we also get the newest plugins from r2r!
lets see if this comp can keep up with the competition out there...
  Member 9.04.2014 1 108
AHAHAH, gotta be used to AA stuff posting here immediatly. Nice going R2R!
  Member 19.08.2023 94
R2R you guys rock amazing release
  Member 15.02.2023 9 135
faster than light!
  Member 8.01.2023 51
<3 insane
  Member 14.12.2020 1 154
Holly shit, this just got released yesterday, that's insane
Thx R2R
  Banned 28.01.2023 2 94
New acoustic audio plugin... their plugins are not good, just a mix of markketing and graphics. Nothing good after all. IMHO
  Member 7.02.2020 124
Who is good then? Is there really that much difference in plugins? I like some of there stuff, just not the cpu
  Banned 28.01.2023 2 94
Yes they're all similar, but the acoustica plugins are old graphic for 2023 and too much "marketing pump functions"
  Member 28.01.2021 17
OK, but who is good then?
  Member 6.05.2019 100
Incorrect. Sounds like you haven't tried it so, basically a non-comment.
  Member 6.10.2022 12
It is impossible not to admire R2R. Most likely, Acustica Audio staff cannot believe their eyes.
  Member 4.02.2015 7 285
Would love to see the shock ! That frozen in time facial expression 👌 🤣
  Member 22.11.2023 4
"0 nights after it's released."

  Member 2.07.2013 17
thanks R2R, beyond legends
  Member 28.12.2021 1 33
R2R , you made me feel alive again .
Thank you for everything you do till today
  Member 29.12.2017 149
The game ended too quickly.
  Member 23.05.2022 1 67
quote by smithhhThe game ended too quickly.

Once R2R enter the building game is always over everyone knows this

said on sister site
"Giancarlo thought he was untouchable , well Giancarlo you were very wrong R2R have you in there sights now forever. bend your fxckin knee and bow your head"
  Member 14.11.2023 83
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  Member 22.12.2015 235
Just my two cents, if by now R2R are able to release the latest latest AA plugins like "Midnight", i guess game over, no more need for us to put any REQUEST as the whole plugin library will show up here soon or later. And its really unbelievable to see that R2R was able to truncate and find the reason WHY these plugins were so overweight... all that because of Security matters which I don't blame AA but still, way too much and when you see R2R release under 500 MB is astonishing.
Thanks to R2R Team to enlighten us and of course Kudos for their hardwork.
  Member 4.09.2020 348
So this has their Ultramarine comp as 1 of the 4 included does it?
  Resident 27.05.2022 39 562
No, they are different
  Resident 11.12.2011 578
well they say this is 224 MB ...are they (AA) now fixed this?! ...
  Resident 5.08.2014 370
Midnight (19.5) - The Fairchild 670 Hardware Clones Collection
  Member 23.06.2014 5 326
Wow, this is a newly released plugin, I didn't think R2R would be releasing those...
  Member 23.07.2021 80
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  Resident 27.05.2022 39 562
Oh that is quick! This was only released a day or 2 ago.

Just a note to r2r: with Acustica plugins, they're usually released with a few bugs that get fixed within the first few weeks of release.
That's why they have the intro price, cos it's essentially a public beta version.
So with new Acustica plugins it's probably worth waiting a month or so before releasing, because then it will include the various big fixes and optimisations
  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
Until we get UAD Fairchild this might be the best option available so far. This plugin actually sounds pretty good. First good compressor from Acustica i hear so far. Although, Tone Empire FireChild uses less CPU

edit: the output for Midnight does nothing? all 4 models for Midnight sound good i guess. some model you will have to increase the output with another plugin cause the output button is broken

With Midnight Flat. the Nightshade 670 model sounds bad cause the attack and release is not fast enough. Overall, the Midnight Flat plugin is very bad. just the regular Midnight is better

edit: if u want to save CPU just use Waves Puigchild or Tone Empire Firechild
  Member 21.09.2023 1 155
flat and regular are the exact same plugin sonically. just different interfaces. perhaps an issue with the repack / sample rate??
  Resident 27.08.2023 17 133
Upon second look, u r right they are sonically the same. Although it looks like Midnight Flat uses about 50% more cpu

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