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January’s Plug-in Collective community giveaway is an endlessly useful ”bass management” utility from acclaimed British developer Nugen Audio. From 16th January to 12th March, Plug-in Collective members can grab Monofilter Elements for free, and take advantage of a $100 discount on a wide range of powerful music production tools in the Nugen Audio e-store.

A slick and intuitive VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin for Mac and PC, Monofilter Elements solidifies your bottom end by ‘mono-ising’ the low frequencies without affecting the rest of the spectrum. Use it to centre low-frequency content within a full mix for phase coherence and maximum impact on mono playback systems, tighten up individual stereo bass tracks, counteract low-end-muddying stereo effects, and more.

Unlike some other mono filtering plug-ins, Monofilter Elements’ processing doesn’t have to be ‘all or nothing’, as the Monofilter Algorithm slider works like a depth control, progressively narrowing the low frequencies and raising the cutoff point below which the mono-ising occurs. The Trim control, meanwhile, enables attenuation or boosting of the mono portion by up to 10dB, and a sweepable high-pass filter can be deployed to shave off everything below 20-349Hz. Add in a helpful ‘quick start’ preset library, A/B comparison and a stereo differential spectrum analyser, and you have an indispensable mixing and mastering plug-in for any producer or engineer.

“The first Plug-in Collective offer of the new decade sees us working with our friends at Nugen Audio,” says Plug-in Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell. “This is a great little tool for ensuring the phase alignment of your low-end is correct. This is especially important if, like mine, your music will come straight out of your DAW and onto a big club system – many of which still operate in mono. It’s super clean and simple interface allows you to make the changes you need quickly.”

Plug-in Collective members can download Monofilter Elements for free from their Focusrite account, from 16th January to 12th March. While there, they’ll also be able to apply a $100 discount code in the Nugen Audio e-store on any transaction totalling over $100.

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.