Acustica Audio offers the new Grey compressor plugin as a free download until January 7th, 2024.
Grey is an audio compression plugin that uses Acustica Audio’s Hyper 3 technology to replicate the sound of a classic VCA compressor.
Acustica Audio uses a unique type of dynamic impulse response technology to capture the sound of analog hardware. Instead of emulating hardware using DSP, they record how it responds to the audio signal and then recreate its behavior as a plugin.
Their plugins had performance issues on less powerful CPUs back in the day. However, with CPU advancements and Acustica Audio’s work on improving its technology, the performance is now silky smooth on most modern computers.
I highly recommend Acustica Audio’s plugins if you want to replicate analog studio hardware in your DAW as closely as possible.
The new freeware compressor called Grey is the perfect opportunity to do so. However, keep in mind that this is a limited-time offer. You should claim your free copy of Grey before the offer expires on January 7th.
Grey is an intuitive and easy-to-use compressor plugin designed for simplicity and efficiency. It is perfect for music producers who want instant compression results with minimal effort.
The plugin excels in processing vocals and tight, impactful percussive sounds, channeling the essence of 1970s drum compression. It’s particularly effective with aggressive transient sources, producing the legendary “thwack” effect that has become a hallmark of classic tracks.
To download Grey for free, visit Acustica Audio’s website (linked below) and spin the virtual wheel to win one of the available prizes. I was afraid that the wheel would make me do 50 pushups, but luckily, the wheel always stops spinning so that it gives Grey as the prize.
After spinning the wheel, you’ll be asked to enter your name and email address. The plugin will then be delivered to the email address you provided when signing up.
Grey is available in VST2, VST3, AAX, and AU plugin formats for digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
Acustica Audio also launched the Xmas Sale, offering 50% off select plugins when you spend €129 or more in a single order.
Download: Grey (FREE until January 7th, 2024)