Studio DMI and Acustica Audio present the Diamond Dynamic Saturator. The newest addition to the Diamond Series of plug-ins is the perfect emulation of the color and tone combinations of Luca Pretolesi's favorite hardware saturation units and workflow in a plug-in suite.

The Diamond Dynamic Saturator is the brand new Acqua plug-in in the Diamond series, a powerful saturation product carefully designed for a fast audio mixing workflow based on our 'Hyper' Saturation technology.

Diamond Dynamic Saturator GUI

Thanks to its unique features, it will soon become a standard and state-of-the-art tool for the pro-audio industry, combining specific features of several hardware devices into one fantastic product capable of excellent performance and sound quality.

Main features

NEW 'Hyper' saturation tech
• Dual saturation stage
• High-quality linear-phase filters
• Mid-Side mode
• Expansion with three levels of density (bypassable)
• High-quality low-shelf filter (post saturation)
• Beautifully crafted presets by Luca Pretolesi

Diamond Dynamic Saturator's best use is for drum and stereo bus processing and is inspired by working on Drake's 'Massive' and Diplo and Miguel's 'Don't Forget My Love.'

This high-performance plug-in is the perfect choice for those seeking an innovative Saturator with a distinctive sound, ease of use, and an analog feel. Perfectly comfortable anywhere in your mix and is also suited for master bus applications.

To get the most out of this plug-in, please download and read the user's manual.

In Luca Pretolesi's words:

'Dynamic Saturator was the last piece of the puzzle in the Diamond series of plug-ins. We've done EQ, we did compression limiting, and so the next step was saturation.
It was heavily inspired by working on Drake's album 'Honestly Nevermind.' Working on the album, we used a lot of analog saturation on the drum bus and the stereo bus using hardware and custom gear, and from there, we created the plug-in version.'

New! Diamond Mix Saturator

We are including a new, simplified version that will facilitate your workflow even more by allowing you to enjoy the same saturation as its bigger brother in just a few simple moves.
Say hello to the Diamond Mix Saturator.

Diamond Mix Saturator GUI

The effect of saturation and the introduction of harmonic distortion into an audio track or mix is now a real treat, adding a truly special warmth and flavor that only magnetic tape, valves, and transformers can.
With this new, huge-sounding saturator plug-in, you can immerse yourself in the warm, mysterious world of analog saturation, from delicate to extreme, adding analog vibes to instruments and vocals, making them sound full and helping them to cut through your mixes with just a few clicks.
You have never heard anything like this.
Trust us.

New 'Hyper' Saturation Technology

Saturation manifests itself as a combination of harmonic distortion and soft-knee compression. Vacuum Tube preamplifiers and tape machines naturally saturate every track imparting a distinct sound character that consists of gentle distortion, compression of the dynamic range, and a slight increase in low frequencies. Today, we describe this sound as warm, colored, and analog.

Thanks to our new Hyper Saturation technology, Acustica can offer even more realistic and convincing saturation in the digital domain than ever before by emulating the sound of analog recording equipment in powerful plug-ins with low CPU consumption, sound quality, and improved stability.

Diamond Dynamic Saturator | Teaser

Diamond Dynamic Saturator | Luca Pretolesi's tutorial

Technical information

• Supported Plug-in formats: VST2, VST3, AAX, and AU.
• Available sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz.
• Windows 10 and 11 compatible.
• macOS 10.15, 11, and 12 compatible.
• Intel, AMD, and Silicon M computer compatible.

Price and availability

Diamond Dynamic Saturator price: €99 | 40% OFF until January 8, 2023 (reg. price €165) Buy Now!

The product is at an introductory period for the first four weeks after release or until the first official version is released; this implies that the product may receive improvements, changes, or fixes available through Aquarius Desktop updates.

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Note: Diamond Dynamic Saturator (Commercial - Trial) includes 44.1 - 48 - 88.2 - 96 kHz sample rates.
Please remember that trials expire 30 days after authorization, and we strongly recommend not using trial products in commercial sessions or any important project.

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