Acustica Audio has released Sienna Free, a free version of the Sienna plug-in suite for mixing on headphones. Sienna Free contains emulations of more than 180 headphones and a control room of HOG Studio. What a nice gift for all your summer mixing projects!
Acustica Sienna Free
Back in March, Acustica Audio released Sienna, a plug-in suite designed to help you mix on headphones. Sienna combines the Sienna Reference plug-in for correcting the frequency response of your headphones with Sienna Rooms, a plug-in that emulates various control rooms. The idea is that you can put on a pair of cans and feel like you’re actually sitting in the control room of a nice recording studio, rather than your bedroom.
As Acustica’s summer gift this year, Sienna Free gives you a taste of what Sienna can do. Rather than the full plug-in suite, Sienna Free only contains the Sienna Rooms plug-in. It comes with the HOG SUN218 Sub room and emulations of over 180 headphones from many popular brands, Acustica says. With this many headphone profiles, there’s a pretty good chance that yours are included.
It should be noted that while Sienna Free is compatible with the commercial version of Sienna, Acustica advises against installing it if you own the full version, as it may cause a downgrade of the product. But then, why would you?
Download Acustica Sienna Free
You can download Acustica Sienna Free for free until October 1, 2021 via the Acustica Aquarius app, which is available from the developer’s website. The plug-in requires macOS 10.14 or higher or Windows 10 or higher. It comes in VST, AU and AAX formats.
Acustica Sienna 1.5 update
On a side note, Acustica has also released an update for the full version of Sienna. The following rooms of Sienna (Volume A) have been improved by applying a new algorithm for a more linear impulse response, the company says:
- [A02 Studio: Acustica Audio] Anechoic SUN118
- [A02 Studio: Acustica Audio] Anechoic VEGA3
- [A02 Studio: Acustica Audio] SUN118 (Sub)
- [A02 Studio: Acustica Audio] VEGA3 (Sub)
- [A03 Studio: HOG] SUN218 (Sub)
- [A03 Studio: HOG] ANTARES7