Acustica Audio – Mystic – 2023 REPACK (VST, VST3, AAX) [WiN x64]

By | January 27, 2024

Acustica Audio – Mystic – 2023 REPACK (VST, VST3, AAX) [WiN x64]

Year/Date of Issue: 01/07/24
Developer: Acustica Audio.
Developer website: Acustica Audio
Format: VST, VST3, AAX.
Bit depth: 64bit
Tablet: Cured [R2R]
System requirements: WIN 10+

Acustica plugins require installation:  Acustica Framework

Embrace the Mystic Vibe
Mystic aims to solve a fundamental problem by providing an easy-to-use tool
Super lightweight in processor, packing many essential components into one product to bring your tracks to life.
The main task of the plugin is to give color and presence, achieve tonal results,
previously only achievable in first-class studios with lots of high-end equipment
and all this within one plugin! With Mystic you can easily shape your tracks, making them round, bright,
rich and musical with just a few clicks. There is no such instrument, vocal or recording,
who would not benefit from the magic of Mystic. Try it on your Mix Buss and you won’t regret it. Its incredible flexibility
once used, it becomes irreplaceable!

Mystic consists of three incredibly simplified, yet effective sections. A pure vacuum tube preamp module with high and low pass filters, an easy to use Baxandall style EQ section and finally a “Frankenstein” optical limiter section, vastly improved over the original module by adding additional controls for greater versatility. Mystic EQ Section: Silky smooth shape control

Why did we choose the Baxandall EQ for Mystic?
The Mystic is a versatile instrument, ideal for tracking, mixing and mastering music, but in our opinion it is at its best as a processor for the Mix and Master Buss blocks, and therefore the Hyper EQ is best suited for this section, which is extremely is intuitive, adding sparkle and air to your mixes without being harsh, and reaches a fat, mud-free low end with low-high shelving filters with a natural, gentle slope. These EQ curves have wide bandwidth and minimal phase distortion, allowing you to sharply boost and cut levels without unwanted artifacts, as if cutting through butter. This tool is not intended to radically change the sound, but it is great for enhancing sources with subtle and unobtrusive sweetening. In some cases, you won’t notice it’s on at all, and we mean that in a completely positive way! This is our tribute to the invaluable legacy of Peter Baxandoll, whose exceptional, innovative tone controls, created in the 1950s, have graced countless hi-fi systems around the world.
Mystic Pre-Section: “Timeless modernity, from vintage charm to modern splendor
Undoubtedly, Mystic can be described as a valve channel strip with a vintage voice that seamlessly combines classic aesthetics and modern functionality. Inspired by the golden age of recording in the ’50s and early ’60s, it boasts timeless gate-based signal processing complemented by inventive modern enhancements. The Mystic preamp stage is a faithful reproduction of the original hardware, enhanced with our ultra-performance Hyper technology. The console’s all-tubular signal path is accompanied by custom wound transformers on both the input and output. The challenge was to fully reproduce the pre-amp and saturation stage, and we believe we succeeded.
Mystic Dynamic Section: “Alchemical Limitation”

The Mystic’s dual-monoblock Opto-limiter boasts incredibly natural attack and release characteristics, preserving transients and tame even the fastest peaks. It imparts a soft and exceptional feel, particularly suited to contexts that require a softer approach, such as compression of vocals, basses, guitars and drum loops. In addition, to prevent the compressor from overemphasizing the sibilants when the gain is reduced significantly, we implemented a much faster attack time – almost instantaneous. Additionally, the sidechain filter (50 to 250 Hz) plays an important role in restoring warm low frequencies, serving as a powerful remedy for this problem. Its distinctive tone and compression behavior set it apart… not to mention, to make it even more versatile and a true powerhouse, it has been equipped with two additional “custom” modes specifically designed to provide greater versatility and truly amazing compression characteristics. Designed to be a quick and intuitive way to make mixes competitive without ruining their musicality and dynamics with harsh peaks, these “custom” limiters also add a touch of “vintage vibe” when used in conjunction with a preamp, and the compression sound offers a variety of facets thanks to a variety of modes. , presented in the plugin, and the natural and smooth feeling of compression.
Increased sound richness: Hyper-Pre3 and Hyper-Sat3

Let us give you the behind-the-scenes side.
We’ve been diving into the experimental realm lately, with a focus on improving preamps in their ultra mode to achieve more accurate saturation. While classic preamps were admired for their subtle distortion, they struggled with noticeable saturation. This led to the exploration of artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques such as Wavenets, but they had shortcomings in reproducing high-end audio. Advances in wave shaping techniques, exemplified by “Jam”, improved the performance of the preamp in Ultra mode, resulting in a significant breakthrough called “Fire The Gold”. It was static in nature, so the upcoming new product called Hyper3 represents dynamic, three-dimensional saturation that maintains transient response even when saturated. This innovation includes two technologies: HyperPre3 and HyperSat3.
HyperPre3 uses FIR filters for high-quality transient distortion emulation, while HyperSat3 uses IIR filters for pronounced distortion and stability emulation. These methods combine to simulate various variations of harmonic distortion, offering better high-frequency phase control than artificial intelligence methods such as WaveNet. New techniques promise amazing clarity and mastering potential at arbitrary sample rates. They also provide variable time and frequency saturation depending on the program, resulting in a more reliable transient response similar to the original hardware model.

About Repack
All files were taken from the Acustica Audio release from R2R and repackaged as an installer to facilitate installation/removal and save hard drive space.
All credit goes to R2R

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