Acustica has released the Cream suite, a bundle composed of several modules based on a series of hand-built British vacuum tube and transistor-based solid-state hardware made between the late '50s to the early '70s.
Cream includes processors based on the following consoles and units:
- A Vintage British transistor-based solid-state recording and mixing console – version MK2 (1970).
- A Vintage British transistor-based solid-state recording and mixing console – version MK4 (1970).
- A Vintage British tube compressor (1960).
- A 'Homebrew' analog EQ section built by SOUNDROPS (SteDal) based on a original 60s valve desk circuit).
- A Vintage British Tape Recorder (1960 – also known as the "Green Machine").
- A Vintage valve Tape Recorder made in the UK (1967).
Cream channel strip is equipped with 39 preamp emulations divided into three different categories (Line, Mic and Tube), a four-stage multi-model EQ featuring Bass, Treble, Presence and 'Magic' bands, and a compressor section switchable between a solid-state processor (included in the 1970 console) and a vacuum tube outboard model.
As with other similar releases, Acustica offer a versatile and complete bundle consisting of a powerful channel-strip plus 3 separate plug-ins for each of its pre-amp, EQ and compressor sections. Each stand-alone plug-in contains the same features included in the strip, and in many cases it also offers some useful extras.
The four plug-ins are:
- Cream Channel-strip.
- Cream PRE (Preamps standalone module).
- Cream EQ (Equalizer standalone module).
- Cream Comp (Compressor standalone module).
Price: €199.00. Available as a digital download immediately after payment. Special pre-sale price of €169.15 (15% off) for the first four weeks after release. There is a free 4-week trial license available.