Because their (awesome) plug-ins are electronically delivered, we don't carry any stock here at Fed HQ, its all done online through the Acustica site. By inputing the Federal Audio code*, you'll receive a percentage off the listed price.
Pro Tip - delete your browser cookies before entering discount codes.
*-please note Federal Audio discount offers are only open to residents of Australia & New Zealand
But can't I just buy them direct from Acustica?
You sure can - but here's the cool part - Federal Audio offers a discounted rate for our valued customers (Aust & NZ only). So the process is still the same, but the price is better! Bellissimo!
What if I'm not a resident of Australia or New Zealand?
Sadly Federal Audio is only allowed to service Australia & New Zealand with discounted plugs. If you're outside these areas you'll have to source direct from their site or through your local agent.
Click here to find out where you can purchase outside of Aust & NZ.
Why is my Discount Code not valid for Diamond Colour EQ?
The Diamond Colour EQ is a collaboration between Acustica Audio and DMI Studio and is classed as a special edition, so sadly Acustica are not permitting dscounted purchasing.
My presets don't seem to be loadable from the free demo version to my brand new purchased Plugin?
Yes this is because the coding and installation is different sadly. This is also true of the 32-bit and 64-bit versions - they require different saved presets.
I hear that Acustica Plugins are CPU-heavy?
Acustica's Acqua plugs use dynamic convolution to recreate the sounds of hardware gear. Its more detailed and nuanced than standard convolution, and the results are amazing. But yes, it does require a little more resources from your CPU & RAM. Check out this article for a great assessment of this. In the words of Music Radar Magazine: "Acustica Audio prides itself on releasing the most accurate software models of sought-after hardware processors possible, using a proprietary hardware 'sampling' technique and giving audio quality clear priority over flexibility and CPU-friendliness".
What does "Pre-Sale" mean?
Acustica uses the term "Pre-Sale" to signify a commercially available beta-test version of the plugin. The fully functioning version is open to improvements and bug fixes in this time. If you want to ensure that your plugin is safe, its best to wait until the pre-order term is up. From Acustica: "PLEASE NOTE: We do not ensure the complete absence of bugs or the perfect operation of the product" Normally the pre-order period ends within 30 days from the publication of the product page but the period may vary at Acustica's discretion.
I have my discount code - how long have I got to use it?
We'll let you know the expiry date when we send you thre code, and they usually last until the end of the yearly quarter. If you run over that time limit, let us know and we'll work it out.
Acustica Audio are a small group of talented, artistic individuals with a flair for sound design and audio. Their GUIs are amazing, and give the plugs a real hardware-like feel, as suits the sound. Their manuals are pretty eclectic and make for an entertaining read - we've assembled a selection here.
So how do I buy them?
Just enter your email in the product listing, grab your unique discount code from us, then go to Acustica and download that audio goodness. All codes are unique and time-limited (usually valid for the calender month of purchase).
After going to our sign-up page and entering your details, you'll receive a confirmation email (just the check we've got your correct details). It will confirm you've subscribed to a list (so we can keep track of codes, etc). We'll then follow up with an email with your code and instructions for purchasing, registering and downloading your new product. Its not unlike other software purchase processes, and of course we're here to help!
Pro Tip - Use the same email address for your account registration and Federal Audio code request. This will make any issues you might have easy to solve!
Hey my code didn't work!
You need to have a registered account with Acustica (just sign up - its free!) and be logged into the website when you enter the code at the checkout. The code is one-time use and is unusable after entry at the checkout, so choose wisely! Some plugins are already discounted on the Acustica site and our codes won't give you any further discount sadly, they just won't work on already-on-sale items, unless specified otherwise.
Its Acustica Audio's authorisation/update manager tool. It simplifies the process of getting your purchased licenses, tracking updates & licence counts in order. Its invaluable, and of course totally free.
Acqua Plugin-Specific Questions:
What is ZL?
Zero Latency. You can use for tracking/mixing but comes with a higher CPU usage.
Are Acqua updates free, full price or reduced?
There are free updates.
It takes a second to hear the effect in change from turning a knob. Latency on the buttons and I don't get this problem with algorithm plugins?
Every time you change the value, it loads a new sample. This is the reason for latency in sound changing.
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