ACQUA - Amethyst3

Anthem for a rock legend

AMETHYST is a VST/AAX/AU plug-in suite that reproduces the sonic behavior of all the components of a channel strip as found in one of the most revered British consoles of all time. It includes an equalizer, a dynamic processor and a preamp stage.




Amethyst3 is a high-performance channel-strip giving you the warm sound of some celebrated British consoles from the late 70s and early 80s.
Amethyst3 includes 3 sections: a preamp, an equalizer-plus-filters, and a dynamic processor. Each of these sections is also available as a single plug-in module, for more versatility. 

The filter section integrates 2 filter sets (A-B mode). The EQ section includes, in addition to the previous equalizer (A), a new emulation (B) that has been derived directly from the same product line of the compressor.
The circuitry behind the new EQ is based on extensive research conducted by the famous British audio designer and you will hear that same “expensive” sound precisely emulated in this plug-in.

Besides offering a complete brand new set of EQ curves, this “B” emulation is characterized by 2 controls: GLOWY for the LF section and SHINY for the HF section. These controls allow you to change the slope of the low and high-shelf cells, thus altering the overall tonal balance of the sound without changing its character. 

Amethyst3 is based on a mixing desk that was critically acclaimed as one of the greatest sounding consoles of all time. If you’re looking for a channel-strip that is able to enhance and massage your music at its best, then your search is over: AMETHYST3 is your perfect choice!

Included modules

Amethyst3 includes the following modules:


To help you unleash the potential of your mix, AMETHYST3 modules can be used as separate plugins.



For details about the installation/authorization process please refer to this page

Technical Specs

  • Core 16
  • Available sample rates: 44.1kHz | 48kHz | 88.2kHz | 96kHz

All updates and bug fixes will be available inside Aquarius under the 'Updates' section.
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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 1400 Mb 1400 Mb 1400 Mb 1400 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 VST2/AU/AAX 32 bits VST2/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.



ACQUA - Amethyst3

  • LIST PRICE: €129.00
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