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TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder Launch Update

TAIPEI STUDIO TAPE RECORDER

Yesterday, 25th August, we launched our new TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder plugin, brimming with excitement to see the public reaction to what we feel is our best feat of plugin engineering yet. Murphy crept up on us and kicked us solidly in the balls.

The early adopters quickly reported that their DAW was crashing upon loading TAIPEI.

TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder was in beta testing for weeks prior to launch, with all manner of issues fixed by our team, though there was one little oversight to do with N4 commercial that caused this failure to load. Our beta testers are all using a beta-version of N4, with all the latest updates. Unfortunately the public version of N4 is still dated 20th October 2020 (!) and doesn’t contain the necessary upgrades to sucessfully host TAIPEI. At least, not until they releast the update.

N4 Player (the free version) works fine as it was updated in August ’21.

The initial hour of the TAIPEI launch, as seen from the London Acoustics loft.

The fix

We’ve fixed the incompatibilities with N4 commercial from within TAIPEI and released the 2.0 update today, 26 August. Once N4 commercial is updated we will then reintroduce the functions to TAIPEI.

If you bought TAIPEI on 25 August

You simply need to update TAIPEI to the latest version using the Aquarius application.

If you’re buying TAIPEI on or after 26 August 2021

You’re good to go! You don’t need to do anything special, the version you purchase will be the latest version.

Thanks to all of our customers for the quick and accurate communication. Without you we couldn’t have spotted this and fixed it so quickly.

You guys rock!
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Verona Tube Console in Shootout Video

Paul Third Tube EQ Shootout

Tube shootout video alert! Youtuber Poul Third asks the important question: “What does a tube eq sound like and can we recreate a tube sound in audio plugins / music production software?” In an episode of his “Mixing Wednesdays”, Paul compares three prominent tube EQ plugins, including Acustica Audio‘s Cobalt, Tone Empire‘s Black Q2 and our very own Verona Tube Console in his extensive tube shootout video.



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An album recorded ITB with LA plugins

We received news of a full album being released that used London Acoustics plugins almost exclusively. Italian producer Dropout’s new post-electronica album, “Memories From a Distant Future” is an 8-track conceptual album that delves into the themes of fear and relief, examining the difference between our dreams and our realities.



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A Christmas Message for 2020

This time it deserves a somewhat longer and more personal message. It’s been a rough one, 2020. This year was a year of drastic change in both lifestyle and expectations, in a short space of time. Although we have always known that change is inevitable – perhaps even prided ourselves at being adept at it – we have to admit that this year caught us a little underprepared.



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Save 30% This Black Friday Weekend

30% off all London Acoustics Plugins Black Friday 2019

Alright, we may have left it until the last minute, but we couldn’t not show you a little Black Friday and Cyber Monday love in 2019. So we are! From today Friday 29th November until 11:59pm on Monday 2nd December get a massive 30% off all of our plugins, including the newest Brighton Opto Tube Comp, trusted Osaka Mix EQ and our much-loved first born, Tokyo Tube EQ.



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Our plugins are now Acqua standalone! (VST, AAX, AU)

Great news for the London Acoustics customers: the new Acquarius update 2.3.002 is available and features Setups for ACQUA libraries!
This means that now Aquarius builds automatically for you the VST2/3, AU & AAX version to load directly the Plug from your DAW plugin list without first having to open N4.


Enjoy!

ps. You must have the latest N4 (commercial) or N4 player (FREE!) installed as backend engine – min. 1.1.013

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An Update for 2019

In 2018 we witnessed exciting leaps forward by Acustica Audio: improved techniques, new products, a new website, and, especially interesting for us, the birth of the new Marketplace and the Third Party Developers realm.

As soon as we could, we started to develop and offer a new series of high-quality official Acqua plugins for N4. And what a year it’s been! We have been humbled by and are extremely thankful to everyone for the interest and support to our work.