Acustica Audio has released Navy, a classic channel-strip plug-in emulation for Mac and PC with 4-band Equalizer, 2 filter section and equipped with as many as 6 preamps – switchable (IN – OUT). Navy’s preamps are based on a collection of various hardware units and emulate the time and harmonic distortions of their corresponding circuits. Armed with the newest Core7 engine, Navy is capable of executing any combination of these preamps in the form of a single impulse response program, which helps to dramatically reduce the CPU consumption of the plug-in.
Navy is the first plug-in exploiting natively the new Core7 engine, the multithreding technology by Acustica. It is based on fractal approach to partitioned convolution, allows to optimize performance of Aqua plug-ins to make maximum use of your system resources to exploit zero latency.
» BY-IN button: sets to bypass the plug-in or not-bypasses
» PREAMP sections. This plug-in allows to combine 6 different preamps (IN-OUT) to provide different choice.
— P73 button actives the P73 preamp
— P81 button actives the P81 preamp
— PLUS-PRE button enables the combination of P73 preamp and P81 preamp
— OFF-PRE button sets to bypass the PREMP or not-bypasses
—MIX button actives the MIX preamp
—GRP button actives the GRP preamp
—DIR button actives DIR
—OFF-PRE button sets to bypass the PREMP or not-bypasses
» Input control – This knob controls the input level of the plug-in ( from -192 dB to +6 dB)
» Output control – This knob controls the output level of the plug-in ( from -192 dB to +6 dB)
» Input trim – This knob sets the input level from -24dB to +24dB, and is used to control the signal level inside the plug-in.
» Input / output meter
» LPF/HPF – these control determine the cut-off frequency for the LOW-HIGH pass filter
–HP filter: the range is 27 Hz to 2.7 kHz
–LP filter: the range is 3.9 kHz to 18 kHz
» Gain control – Gain control provides boost and/or cut amount depending on which band you are applying it. You have a -24dB/+24dB cut/boost for each band.
» Frequency control – Frequency ranges differ for the bands to accommodate maximum flexibility.
— Low Band: 33Hz, 56Hz, 100Hz, 180Hz, 330Hz.
— Low-Mid Band: 220 Hz, 270Hz, 330 Hz, 390 Hz, 470 Hz, 560 Hz, 680 Hz 820 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.2 kHz..
— Low-High Band : 1.5 kHz, 1.8 kHz, 2.2 kHZ, 2.7 kHz, 3.3 kHz, 3.9 kHz, 4.7 kHz, 5.6 kHz, 6.8 kHz, 8.2 kHz.
— High Band: 3.3 kHz, 4.7 kHz, 280 Hz, 6.8 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz.
» Q/PK button: The PK/Q buttons control the sharpness of the peak or dip for each band. There is two Q values: High Q (peak with narrowQ) or Low Q (peak with largeQ) selection
» IN button – enables or bypasses each section
Acustica’s Navy costs €111 and comes in the VST 32bit & 64bit / AU 32bit & 64bit / AAX64 AAX 64bit formats.