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Amethyst3 includes:
Amethyst3 Channel-Strip (Commercial Version)
Amethyst3 Standalone versions (Commercial Version)

AMETH3 Front Teaser

AMETH3 Front Teaser

What's Amethyst's novelty?

Amethyst3 is a new upgraded high performance channel-strip released by Acustica. We offer a plugin of the highest quality and excellence with a very affordable price!
This is a complete and versatile plugin that can be enjoyed and used by anyone.
Amethyst3 is a collection of multiple sections; switchable PREAMPS , FILTER ,EQ and COMP and this pack includes the standalone versions.





AMETH3 Front Teaser


AMETH3 Front Teaser




First at all, the plug-in has been updated to CORE X, so the compression times have been greatly improved and faithfully reproducing those of the original machine.
We've added controls that are now included in all of our famous Acqua plug-ins (SHMODE - INSANE - DRY / WET - INPUT TRIM)
The filter section is finally complete (A-B mode), the EQ section includes, in addition to the previous EQ (A), a new emulation (B) that derived directly from the same series that the compressor is part of.
This new emulation is characterized by new CONTROLS: GLOWY fo LF section and SHINY for HF section, to change the curve shape to provide warmth (GLOWY) or in alternative balance (SHINY) of your signal to alter the overall sound withou without changing its character.
The result of this GLOWY/SHINY modes is very and it can be very musical.
EQ B is a faithfully emulation of an high performance equalizer and preamplifier designed to originate microphone signals of the highest quality and to process signals generally in terms of frequency response.
The circuitry was based on the research by the most famous british engineer put into the emulated console,
Critically acclaimed as the greatest sounding console of all time and we hope that our Amethyst3 can give you the same feeling! AMETHYST3 is a perfect choice for a high-quality channel-strip to enhance and massage your music!


AMETH3 Front Teaser


"Amethyst3 Standalone modules" consisting of:


To help unleash the incredible potential of our AMETHYST3’s modules, we have created a BUNDLE including each individual module of Amethyst, enabling sound engineers to use each component separately, with a significant saving in terms of CPU. This will help enhance your mixes ensuring quality, versatility and the distinctive sound peculiar to Acustica’s plugins. We hope AMETHYST3 Standalone modules will meet our most demanding customers’ requirements.

AMETH3 Front Teaser

Amethyst3 is based on CORE X, the revolutionary upgraded multithreading technology by Acustica.
It is an optimization of Core9 in terms of high performance, it introduces new important features allows to optimize performance of Acqua plug-ins.
Features actually supported in Core X:
  • Internal saturation of the plug-in no longer exceeds +3 dB
  • New algorithm for hard-clipping.
  • "Multi-input system" implemented
  • "Blending algorithm" to reduce the number of istances, it allows significant saving in terms of CPU.


We are using these terms to define the introductory price of the product. It's a Public Beta Preview. In other words, we provide to the customers
a COMMERCIAL VERSION/ TRIAL VERSION that could be improved and bug fixed within this period.
If you want to be sure that the release is totally safe, you must wait for the pre-order term.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not ensure the complete absence of bugs or the perfect operation of the product.
Before purchasing, we suggest you to download the Trial version to verify the behavior of the plug-in with your system.
Trial products are fully-functional versions of the relative commercial plugin. The trial period lasts 30 days after activation.
CORE X upgrade solves spikes problems and jump volume issues.
We do not take any responsibility for misuse of the product or collateral problems derived from it.
Normally the pre-order period ends within 30 days from the publication of the product page but the period may vary at our discretion.


Key Features


AMETH3 Front Teaser

AMETH3 Front Teaser

AMETH3 Front Teaser

The FILTERS and EQ stages are virtually identical with those of the hardware, the traditional EQUALIZER curves are steep-sided, providing very powerful tools.
The PREAMPS section is characterized by a several choices of PREAMPS, each one with different tonal features.
The COMPRESSOR is characterized by a Classic Design, Performance and Reliability.
The inclusion of a Compressor module in this plug-in provides a much more flexible and complete device which retained all of the character and musicality of the original design while incorporating some exciting new features that belong to the sampled device.

AMETHYST3 (Channel Strip) includes:
  • AMETHYST3 ZL (zero latency)
  • AMETHYST3 COMP ZL (zero latency)
  • AMETHYST3 EQ ZL (zero latency)
  • AMETHYST3 PRE ZL (zero latency)

(For details please read our user's manual)

Sampling rate

  • 44,1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 88,2 kHz
  • 96 kHz



Sys Requirements

OSX 32 Bit OSX 64 Bit

Operating System Windows7 Windows10 OS X 10.8 OS X 10.11
CPU Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1) Dual Core Latest multicore CPU (1)
RAM 4 Gb 16 GB to 128 GB 4 GB 16 GB to 128 GB
HDD/SDD 1000 Mb 1000 Mb 1000 Mb 1000 Mb
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2) 1024x768 (XGA) 1920×1080 (HDTV) (2)
Audio Host VST2/AAX 32 bits VST2/AAX 64 bits VST/AU/AAX 32 bits
VST/AU/AAX 64 bits

(1) Intel Xeon v3 or Intel i7 generation 4 or 6 or newer is recommended.
(2) 3840x2160 UHDTV is also supported.

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