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Acustica Release ACQUA – Rust Motor EQ

Acustica have released Rust Motor EQ, plugin that faithfully replicates the sound of an ultra-rare, all-analogue, passive, seven-band fixed EQ considered today as the ‘Holy Grail’ of classic EQs, as well as introducing some additional features compared to the original unit. It’s available at the intro price of €59.00, increasing to €109.00 after the promotion. The offer ends September 20th.

The Rust – Motor EQ can be your secret-sauce for both individual tracks and master bus processing, giving your tracks the same incredible warm and rich sound of the legendary analog hardware passive equalizers used by Motown sound engineers.  Plus, you will find controls that offer further versatility, including: M/S/L-R switch, Preamp and EQ activation switches, Size menu, Presets menu and oversampling option for the preamp section.

In addition to creating the hits of the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, the Jackson 5 and many others, the Motown records label created the true Soul and R’n’B sound. The beating heart of the equipment was undoubtedly the Equaliser that was sampled for this new Acqua plugin.  Built in the 1960s by Motown engineers to improve the sound of their productions, it contributed significantly to ushering in a new era of music; We are talking about a custom passive 7-band graphic equaliser with frequencies fixed at 50Hz, 130Hz, 320Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz and 12.5kHz, capable of delivering full tones and a punchy and warm sound that made this EQ a classic. This plugin recreates the same specs of the original gear, in particular it offers the same proportional Q which means that there is no adjustable Q control: so small cuts or boost have a very broad Q and greater cuts or boost have a narrower one. You can adjust the gain of each fixed frequencies (from -8dB to +8dB) according to your needs.As in the original unit, also in Rust you will find an interesting peculiarity: the interdependence between bands.The plugin is in fact characterised by the interaction of adjacent bands. Namely, the gain of any band is influenced by the two nearest bands: whenever both of them are set at their maximum value, then the gain of the central band is slightly reduced.

The Rust plugin comes in a standard version and an alternative ‘ZL’ (zero latency) version which is suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources. For further details consult the user’s manual in the Overview section.

Rust is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).

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