Acustica Audio has released a new console emulation called Cream. Cream is a plug-in bundle comprising 6 modules, based on solid-state hardware manufactured between the late ’50s to early ’70s.
The creation, Acustica claims, has a “strong vintage character”, not surprising considering the age of the gear emulated. The modules include two mixing consoles, a British tube compressor, an analog EQ section from a valve desk, and two British tape recorders. The plug-ins can be used in a channel strip or standalone.
Cream is based on Acustica’s latest Core 12 analog emulation engine, which comes with an upgraded saturation algorithm, new sample de-noising tech for smoother transients, and engine optimizations. Overall, Cream is very intriguing and, knowing Acustica plug-ins, it likely sounds great.
Price and availability
Cream costs EUR 199 and is available in VST2, AU, and AAX formats for Windows and Mac systems. That’s a standard price for a channel strip simulation, and is actually quite fair considering the amount of analog power on tap. Recently, Acustica also released Pink 2, which comprises six analog emulations in a similar fashion.