Acustica slashes the prices on its plugins and offers the Fire The Pump saturation plugin for FREE as part of the Halloween Sale. The offer ends on November 6th, 2022.
Fire The Pump is a Halloween-themed saturation plugin. You can get it for free, for a limited time only, by playing a Halloween pumpkin-smashing game on Acustica’s website!
We won’t spoil the game for you, but it’s fairly easy to complete. Visit the product page linked below and follow the instructions to get your free copy of the plugin.
Fire the Pump is a straightforward saturation effect designed to keep your mixing sessions quick while adding harmonics to your mix and a pinch of the Halloween atmosphere to your studio. Simplicity is the key here, as Acustica kept the user interface here minimal, so it won’t disrupt your workflow – no mindless tweaking here.
It is an intuitive tool that aims to provide a gentle ‘analog character’ inspired by vintage 70s gear. However, nothing prevents you from turning it up to the max to get an aggressive distortion that will add bite to your sound.
In other words, producers can be both subtle and crude with their use of Fire The Pump. Add warmth, or completely obliterate your sound source and turn its signal into noise and overdriven fuzz.
Developers have made this plugin run with low CPU consumption, so producers working on their laptops shouldn’t worry about running this effect in combination with other plugins.
The controls here are simple and functional. The Smash control knob affects the level of saturation. There are sliders to control the level of input and output, again allowing you to ‘overdrive’ the plugin and give the saturation a different quality.
The tech built into Fire The Pump has been called ‘hyper saturation’ by Acustica. This ‘hyper’ saturator aims to deliver an authentic tube-type saturated sound.
Also worth noting is the oversampling menu that allows you to modify the oversampling rate by up to 16X. Oversampling will improve audio quality by reducing digital artifacts. However, you can keep oversampling turned off to save some CPU cycles while working on the mix.
To get access to Fire The Pump, you should visit the promo page linked below before the offer expires on November 6th. There you can play a ‘smash the pumpkin’ game, after which you will be directed to your free download (registration required).
Get the deal: Fire The Pump (FREE until November 6th, 2022)