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ACQUA - El Rey

Take one of the music industry's most talented and respected engineers: Greg Wells’, who has worked with a plethora of international artists like Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Adele, Mayer Hawthorne, Twenty One Pilots, OneRepublic, Grace VanderWaal, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa, Deftones, Aerosmith, Burt Bacharach, Celine Dion - just to name a few.

Then take one of the finest and musical sounding analog tube compressors and add a bit of voodoo to expand it's essence and gradually transform it into something extraordinary, through a thorough process of experimentation, artistic judgment, and trial-and-error, with the aim of extending the capabilities of hardware through Acustica's breakthrough technology.

Then take exclusive, finely crafted presets from GRAMMY®-winning, Multi-platinum and Award-winning engineers Dave Pensado, Joe Chiccarelli, Serban Ghenea, Jason Evigan, David Kalmusky, Alan Meyerson, Mark 'Spike' Stent, busbee and Mark Rubel - whose credits are so extensive that it would take forever to list them all.

“El Rey” is the third plugin of our DIAMOND series, created by Acustica Audio and Studio DMI, in collaboration with multiple GRAMMY®-nominated producer, songwriter, musician and mixing engineer Greg Wells and including exclusive presets from some of the industry's most important names ever.


Timeless analog tone.

El Rey brings ultra-smooth, velvety and unprecedentedly musical compression to the digital domain, like never before. Acustica Audio’s esoteric touch made it possible to ‘port’ the sonic soul of this unit over from hardware to a world dominated by DAW-based studios, ready for you to use and replicate in your sessions and to give your productions an extremely articulate analog tone, which you cannot find elsewhere.

Signature presets from the industry's top pros.

We didn't just include some general presets. For the first time in history, a single plugin concentrates such a huge amount of talent, technology, and prestige that we, at Acustica, are shocked with the results. Now you can easily shape your mixes using the same approach as some of the best pros in the industry, so you can get top results in no time.

The release of El Rey marks a breakthrough event in the audio community, raising the bar to a whole new standard of analog authenticity and musical character, which is the new paragon among software compressors.

This is El Rey, Greg Wells' signature tube compressor, right on your desktop. Purchase it or try it.


How to install the full product after purchase:

1. Download Aquarius, our authorization manager
2. Login into Aquarius using your credentials (user email and password)
3. Choose the correct plugin format for the installation according to your DAW
4. You are set!

How to install our trials:

1. Download Aquarius, our authorisation manager
2. Login into Aquarius using your credentials (user email and password)
3. Click on settings icon in the upper-right corner of Aquarius window
4. Under 'Coupons' enter "LASTTRIALS" (uppercase, without quotes)*
5. Our trials are visible inside Aquarius.
*This coupon will only work inside Aquarius and cannot be used on our webshop


ACQUA - El Rey

  • LIST PRICE: €269.00
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