Product: White3
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): Introductory price € 110 [€169.00€] - Save 35% OFF - For the first four weeks after release or until first official version is released.
B]Plug-in Format(s):[/B] VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.14
White3 web-page:
White3 User's manual:

A few words from our CEO and developer Giancarlo Del Sordo on the White3 upgrade:

'Everyone who adores our "Purple" EQ is quite aware of its exceptional sound when mixing, on single tracks or on the master bus as well. Most sound processors (not limited to software, but hardware too) have a tube-like approach to sound and this is not always desired during mastering when there's a risk in adding too much colour. White comes in handy in these specific situations being the reproduction of a solid-state device. This suite offers the possibility to combine two very important steps of the mastering process, filtering (Filter) and sound shaping (Eq): the precise filter collects the characteristics of the best filters on the market, allowing you to maintain the sound of analog. WHITE3 is the granted way for having a greater flexibility and many more possibilities for sound-shaping the audio, with the aim of obtaining very linear and functional “cutting filters” and a low harmonic distortion'.

The White3 filter section (recreated in the digital domain according to Tommy Bianchi’s technical specifications) offers two different elliptical filter modes and 3 fixed positions, the V containing cuts suitable for Vinyl Cutting and the M for classic mastering cuts. In this third version the PRE2 and PRE3 buttons are two different sound modes of the same preamplifier, the WSM DLP Dual Line Preamplifier, which compared to the preamplifier stage of the WSM PEQ-2.0 (linear and clear), introduces an interesting amount of colour and harmonic saturation in the sound. These NEW preamplifiers have been added to this third version of the White3 EQ, to improve it in several respects, whilst still preserving its sound characteristics and identity. This EQ has become famous over time for its low-and high-shelving boosts and cuts, but it expands upon these in a couple of interesting ways.
In particular, the low frequency band has been enhanced by being split , so now, unlike with most P-style units, you can use the controls of the CUT and BOOST simultaneously on multiple frequencies.

What you get

-White3 PEQ-2.0 (solid state P-style EQ) - is a faithful emulation of the WSM PEQ-2.0, a solid state P-style EQ, with dual-mono channel topology designed specifically for Mastering. Its solid state design gives it excellent transient response, and its knobs with stepped controls guarantee perfect reproduction of the stereo spectrum with amazing and complete recall capabilities. This hardware was created to be an evolution of a classic P-equalizer using passive filters, inductors and transformers, while the design choice of solid state makes it suitable for any musical genre. The low frequency band has been enhanced by being split, so, unlike most P-style units, you can use the controls of the CUT and BOOST simultaneously on multiple frequencies. This provides greater flexibility and many more possibilities for sound-shaping the audio. The WSM PEQ-2.0 began as a custom project of the White Sound Mastering studio in Florence.

-White3 FLT-2.0 (solid state mastering pre + filter) - is an emulation of the WSM DLP Dual Line Preamplifier, an esoteric passive preamp+filters, ideal for mastering purposes, White3 FLT-2.0 compared to the original version features an ‘Extra’ section dedicated to mastering cutting filters designed to Tommy Bianchi’s specifications.

"Since the beginning of my career I felt the need to filter extreme frequencies using the best filters around. During my working life I also notices that many mastering engineers would use digital software filters in place of analog ones. And this is pretty reasonable given the high complexity behind an analog filter that's supposed to filter with a rather steep curve in terms of decibels per octave. So I followed this route myself even though I've always had a doubt on what compromises I was supposed to accept after "cutting" especially with a High Pass Filter. White3's Precision Cutting Filter embodies everything I've always looked for when doing my job, a perfect digital filter, natural, linear, immediate and versatile, but with an analog sound." – Tommy Bianchi

How to try a plug-in: TRIAL MODE

-Create a user account (if you do not have one yet) on our website
-Download and Install Aquarius, our products manager, for either macOS or Windows.
-Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password.
-Type the product name in the search field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' versions of the product, then click on the thumbnail or the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product pages (the trial versions of a product are also visible in the 'related products' section on the right)
-Select the right plugin format according to the DAW you are using and click 'Install.'
-Aquarius will download, install, and authorize the trial product automatically.
-Run your DAW. You're set!

Please note:

- For details about installation/authorisation please refer to the following page: Acustica Audio - Professional Audio Software - Acustica Audio
- Available sample rates: 96 - 44.1 - 48 - 88.2 kHz
- CORE 17
- M1 compatible