by Lyubomir Dobrev | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute

 ·  Source: Acustica Audio


Acustica Audio is again sampling obscure vintage gear with its latest release, Viridian. It’s a collection of vintage British solid-state gear emulations, including a modern reissue of a “coveted” FET studio compressor and a “hyper-rare” early 60’s German console that Acoustica says delivers “tube fairy dust”. Yay!


Like most Acustica releases, the Viridian suite comprises several processors – a channel strip and standalone equalizer, compressor, and preamp modules. Each processor includes different modes, so in reality, it makes for 6 preamps, 3 compressor models, and 3 equalizers. Acustica is also giving away some clues about what gear it has been sampling and emulating with its Core 12 audio engine and Nebula convolving technology:

• A-69: vintage British solid-state EQ
• A-72: vintage German vacuum tube EQ
• A-PIE: ’60s PWM British Compressor
• A-700 ’70s British FET compressor
• A-760 reissue of a British vintage solid-state compressor
• circuit coloration emulation ‘preamps’ from all of the above units

Acustica Audio Viridian Bundle Vintage Effects Plugin screenshot

Acustica Audio’s Viridian Bundle


It all sounds very interesting and looks the part, too. I am a big fan of Acustica’s detailed, lifelike graphics that bring the rough-around-the-edges coolness of vintage gear to the computer screen. As it’s usual with the developer, Viridian is sold at a competitive price given what’s on offer here.

Viridian Bundle: Price and availability

Viridian is on a pre-sale price of around EUR 170, down from EUR 199. A free 4-week trial version is available, too. If you are willing to go through some registration hurdles, feel free to go ahead and try out Veridian on your tracks! The plug-in is available in VST, AU, and AAX formats for Windows and Mac computers.

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  • Acustica Audio's Viridian Bundle: Acustica Audio

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