Product: Coral2
Developer: Acustica Audio
Price (MSRP): EARLY ACCESS PRICING- 89.00€ (REG. 199.00€) Save 55% OFF For the first four weeks after release or until first official version is released.
Plug-in Format(s): VST, AU, AAX
System Requirements (Windows): Windows 7 - Windows 10
System Requirements (OSX): OSX 10.8 - OSX 10.13
Coral Commercial web-page:
Coral User's manual:

CORAL2 is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in designed first and foremost for use in mastering sessions. It allows for a smooth and controlled action on any audio material and includes an equalizer, a compressor, an elliptical filter, and a preamp stage, plus a new, powerful M/S Baxandall EQ, enabling you to further shape the tone of your masters.


Coral2 is an extremely transparent processor, thanks to the smooth, broad curves of its equalizer and the uniquely forgiving behavior of its dynamic section. Particularly, the compressor applies an ultra-soft clipping to the signal and the gain reduction applied to large dynamic areas is more gentle and gradual, in order to preserve the transients from being 'chopped off'.
We have also added an elliptical filter, which controls the stereo spread of selectable frequency ranges, a kind of processing which is often required mastering sessions for vinyl.


We took inspiration from the classic Baxandall shelving curves of the '50s and created a uniquely powerful and smooth Equalizer designed as a “finishing EQ”. The added M/S features make this a great master buss EQ and a perfect equalizer for tracking, mixing and mastering.


CORAL2 suite includes:


Each plug-in included in the Coral2 suite comes in Standard version and an alternative “ZL*” version which operates at *zero latency and is thus suitable for use when tracking, at the cost of extra processing resources.

Smile! Free Baxter EQ

Get a taste of the sweet sound of Coral with our awesome freebie: the Baxter Equaliser (a simpler version our full commercial M/S version) but equally as powerful. Get it now through Aquarius.

CORAL2 suite is based on our Core 13 (version 13.5) engine:

-NEW: Our new Core 13 engine improves on the previous version by introducing our new VLA™ technology (Vector Loading Acceleration), which makes the response of the plugin much faster.
-Upgraded SASM (Symmetric & Asymmetric Saturation Modelling) high-performance saturation algorithm;
-Introduction of a new post-production sample de-noising tech for cleaner deconvolved impulses called STT (Super transient technology);
-Full compatibility with Client/Server architecture integrated by default in Acqua plugins;
-Engine optimisation introducing a new highly efficient algorithm. This innovative technique is applied to all the deconvolved impulses for further de-noise processing and subsequent elimination of any incorrect low-level behaviour (including the so-called "echo bug").


With Coral Baxter M/S and Coral Baxter (Free version) we introduce the next AI-based plugins.
Unlike other companies, who simply classify the nature of audio content (violins, drums, vocals, etc.) with the aim of implementing an auto-mix functionality with the software, we have chosen a completely different approach.
But Deep Learning techniques - applied to our already unique hardware sampling technology - will be a true game changer as - to our knowledge - the creative approach of an engineer to mixing has never been 'sampled' and recreated in a plugin.

How to try a plugin: 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 Mac or PC
- Log in to Aquarius using your user email and password
- Type the product name in the 'search' field inside Aquarius to find the '(trial)' version of the product, then click on the thumbnail or on the 'Install' button. This will take you to the product page (the trial version of a product is 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 authorise the trial product automatically
- Run your DAW. You're set!

Please note:

- The old trial authorisation method - which required the 'LASTTRIALS' code - is now obsolete and each trial version of a product can be easily downloaded/installed directly from Aquarius, for a more streamlined process
- Should you see an authorisation error, the reason could be that the product has been already authorised too many times and the limit has been reached

For details about installation/authorization please refer to the following page: Acustica Audio - Professional Audio Software - Acustica Audio