So I’ve been a UAD, Waves, Slate, Plugin Alliance (as well as the usual suspects) user for a long time. But got the itch to try some of Acustica Audios plugs and WOW ! I started out with “Camel” (the names are odd but this is based on Trident and Calrec hardware) and was immediately impressed. Then yesterday I demo’d ”Pink4” (API) and again WOW ! Also “wow“ is the download - it’s like 10 gigs. Now I’m demoing “Sand” (SSL) and holy shit it’s awesome. HUGE download on that as well.
The massive downloads are because they download ”libraries” - I don’t fully understand it but that’s how they’ve modeled the hardware vs algorithms (I think). Luckily I built a new studio computer earlier this year (i9 9900k, 32 gig RAM, all M2’s and SSD’s) because even with that kind of hardware horsepower you can tell these plug-ins take some serious power to work.
Anyone else have experience with these ? BTW - on Cakewalk by Bandlab they work perfectly.