Acustica releases Gainstation 2: Mike Dean's ultimate distortion upgrade plus the new VSM plugin

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75 posts since 24 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:24 am

The Diamond - Gainstation 2 series was created by Acustica Audio and Studio DMI, in collaboration with Grammy-winning super-producer, composer, and songwriter Mike Dean, and is composed of three separate processors: Gainstation 2, a lighter version of it called Gainstation 2 Boost, and finally the new entry called Gainstation 2 VSM.


Creative tasks such as aggressive distortion, multi-mode clipping, harmonic saturation, and more can now be achieved effortlessly.
Give your mixes that punch-packing, wall-shaking, face-slapping sound that characterizes modern productions faster than ever.
Whether you mix or produce Trap, Hip-Hop, EDM, or if you are a beatmaker or a metalhead, Gainstation 2 has you covered.


Gainstation 2 - What's new?
We have taken Gainstation 2 to a whole new level by adding several powerful features for better performance and sound quality:

1 - A beefed-up 'Pultec-style' style EQ section with two new frequencies from a Classic mid-range tube EQ: 700 Hz (for the BASS ++ band), 1.5kHz (for the AIR++ band).
2 - New variable and versatile Texture circuits that can breathe life into the dullest of recordings, giving a global boost to the harmonic content and linear material.
3 - New Texture circuit buttons which include: Circuit emulation (O=Orange) for more saturation in the bass and low mids. Circuit emulation (B=Black) that accentuates saturation in the high mids and the highs. And finally a third mode (OB=Orange + Black) that serializes both circuits by merging the features of both of O & B into one.
4 - An upgrade to Core 17
5 - Various plugin optimizations and graphic improvements.


Gainstation Boost 2 - What's new?
We took Gainstation Boost 2 to a whole new level by adding several powerful features for better performance and sound quality:

1 - Oversampling buttons change the oversampling rate (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x) to improve the quality of the processing.
2 - Upgrade to Core 17.
3 - Various plugin optimizations and graphic improvements.


The Ultimate Harmonic saturation fine-tuning plugin
Gainstation 2 VSM emulates a series of hardware units that were carefully selected and modded by Mike Dean himself to achieve his unique signature sound. Gainstation 2 VSM, as with its sibling Gainstation Boost, only features a few controls for a hyper-fast workflow to deliver immediate punch. Thanks to its versatile Texture circuit emulations, it is the perfect, winning choice to adjust the amount of harmonic content of your source, all in one, easy-to-use plugin!

How to try a plugin: TRIAL MODE

- Create a user account (if you do not have one yet) on our website
- Download and Install Aquarius, our products manager, for either Mac or PC
- Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password
- Type the product name in the 'search' field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' version of the product, then click on the thumbnail or on the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product page (the trial version of a product is also visible in the 'related products' section on the right)
- Select the correct plugin format according to the DAW you are using and click 'Install'
- Aquarius will download, install, and authorize the trial product automatically
- Run your DAW. You're set!

*This upgrade is free for current Gainstation & Gainstation Boost owners.

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2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:44 am

GS2 seems a bit better on cpu.

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