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Plug-in Collective Mastering The Mix

Plug-in Collective members can download the full IGNITE distortion plug-in and a six-month unrestricted trial version of the BASSROOM mastering EQ for free.

March/April’s Plug-in Collective community giveaway is a storming double-header from UK mixing and mastering engineer Tom Frampton’s Mastering The Mix development house. From 12th March to 7th May, Plug-in Collective members can download the full IGNITE distortion plug-in and a six-month unrestricted trial version of the BASSROOM mastering EQ for free.

One of four powerful modules from Mastering The Mix’s acclaimed ANIMATE multi-purpose mixing plug-in, IGNITE is a dynamic harmonic distortion effect that brings level- and frequency-responsive grit, textural character and stereo enhancement to any instrumental or vocal source. The beautiful but intuitive interface enables targeting of specific frequencies for distortion, adjustment of the input signal threshold level above which is’s applied, and shaping of the two-stage response envelope. A choice of stereo processing options set iGNITE to work on the left/right, mid or side signals, too, for perceived widening and tightening treatments. In a nutshell, it’s everything you need to make any sound seem louder and more present in the mix.

Taking a similarly streamlined approach to mastering EQ, BASSROOM’s brilliant 3D interface and genre-specific EQ target suggestions – based on real-time analysis of your mixes – make productive manipulation of low frequencies almost effortless. Through the flawlessly transparent processing of five carefully calibrated frequency bands, BASSROOM lets you achieve the perfect blend of punchy low-mids and defined lows that’s key to a natural sounding master.

“This month’s offer comes from our friends at Mastering The Mix, who have kindly offered up their ANIMATE module IGNITE,” says Plug-in Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell. “It’s a harmonic distortion plug-in that I’ve really enjoyed using. It’s acted as my ‘this needs to be 10% better’ magic wand on many occasions where I’ve felt a sound just needed a little bit more ‘life’. And its super clean and easy-to-use GUI allows you to get results fast.

“Also included this month is a six-month trial of BASSROOM. A completely unique and fun way to manage bass frequencies in your mix or on individual channels.”

Plug-in Collective members can download Mastering The Mix IGNITE (which normally retails for £17) and their six-month BASSROOM trial for free from their Focusrite account, from 12th March to 7th May.

Plug-in Collective is a community hub that brings you, Focusrite and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Plug-in Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Plug-in Collective, simply register any Focusrite hardware product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for your next production.