The super low latency performance of Focusrite interfaces opens up a world of plug-in possibilities. With latencies as low as 1.67ms*, now you can use multiple plug-ins in real time.
But which plug-ins?
There’s no shortage of great plug-ins today, with new and exciting instruments and effects coming out all the time. At Focusrite, we believe in freedom - the freedom to choose the plug-ins that get you your sound, exactly the way you want it. So, the more the better in our opinion, as one persons trash is another persons treasure!
To help you in the quest for your signature sound, we’re working with some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies to bring you exclusive offers, tutorial content and more.
Welcome to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective.
This Month's Plug-in Collective Offer: Exponential Audio
Free R2 stereo reverb plug-in (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)
Worth $239, R2 is one of Exponential Audio's first and most popular plug-ins. It's been an essential part of countless music mixes as well as films and broadcasts. The plug-in is known as a character reverb that adds a tasty finish to any source material, and is capable of adding warmth and fatness to mixes that might otherwise be sterile. For soloists, it has a savoury and deep tail that adds a high-production gloss to anything.
R2 makes a real difference, showing just how far the art of reverb has advanced, but Focusrite hardware customers can take that even further. When you redeem your R2 license, you'll become eligible for two special discounts:
40% off R2 Surround
R2 Surround is an expanded version of R2, featuring additional control over early reflections and a native channel count of up to 7.1. Exponential Audio's novel 3D Link technology allows you to expand this to as many as 16 channels. R2 Surround has been hard at work in cinema for several years now. If you've been to the movies, you've heard it.
50% off R4
R4 is Exponential Audio's newest reverb, and combines the classic sound of hardware reverberation with an all-modern approach.
Exponential Audio plug-ins are used on Grammy-winning albums and top movies that take you to galaxies far, far away or deep into Middle-earth.
In order to qualify for these upgrades, Focusrite customers must redeem their R2 licenses by May 1. Unused license codes will become invalid at that time. After activating R2 Stereo Reverb, a purchase portal will be transmitted to these customers. This message will be transmitted to the email address listed with your iLok account. Please make sure the address firstname.lastname@example.org is whitelisted by your email service. Exponential Audio cannot assume responsibility for messages that are bounced or refused. Discount offers will be valid until 1 July 2017 and cannot be combined with any other offer.
To take advantage of this offer simply register your Focusrite product or log in to your account on or before the 30th April 2017.
Follow the instructions at the top of your account page to enable you to access these great deals.
Please be aware that this offer will not be available after 30th April 2017.
In addition to Plug-in Collective, Clarett and Scarlett interfaces offer the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, the Time and Tone Bundle from Softube and one Addictive Keys instrument from XLN Audio. Scarlett interfaces also offer Ableton Live Lite, the Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.
A new offer will be added for Focusrite customers every month. We will email registered customers with the latest offers as soon as they are available but keep checking this page to make sure you don’t miss anything!
March's Offer: FabFilter
25% off throughout March: Pro-Q 2 equaliser and Pro-DS de-esser plug-ins from FabFilter
FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is a top-quality EQ plug-in with perfect analogue modeling, linear phase processing and a gorgeous interface. Perfect for processing single vocal tracks as well as entire mixes, FabFilter Pro-DS is a highly intelligent and transparent de-essing plug-in.
February's Offer: D16
Free throughout February: Syntorus double path analogue chorus from D16 Group Audio Software
Syntorus double path analogue chorus has a rich analogue chorus similar to the effect found on classic synthesisers like the Solina, Synthex or Juno. To create a chorus effect, an audio signal is mixed with one or more delayed, pitch-modulated copies of itself.
Syntorus will add richness to synthetic basses and leads, acoustic instruments or anything else it’s used on. Whether you’re using keys or guitars, you’ll be impressed by the unique sound of Syntorus.
When you’ve registered a hardware product, you can also freely download Frontier, D16’s self-adaptive versatile limiter, and receive 50% off the D16 products below. The closing date for this discount is 28 February 2017.
January's Offer: Flux Offer
Free Flux Studio Session Analyzer for Focusrite customers throughout January
Studio Session Analyzer is a standalone application providing a comprehensive range of analyser options for any imaginable audio analysis and measurement applications. Included is the SampleGrabber plug-in, which sends audio from the DAW to the app, which analyses the audio in real time.
As another option, you can get 50% off the Flux Studio Session Pack or Flux Pure Analyzer Essential upgrades.
Studio Session Pack – Pure Compressor, Pure Expander, Pure Limiter, Epure, Syrah, BitterSweet Pro, Verb Session, Studio Session Analyzer
Upgrade offer: $149
Pure Analyzer Essential – the next generation real time analyser system
Upgrade offer: $199
Since this summer, we’ve worked with some of the finest software companies to bring you fantastic exclusive plug-in offers every month.
But some of you have only just joined the Focusrite family, and many more of you will over the holiday season, so December's offer is an “in case you missed it”. We're reactivating all offers from August onwards for you to enjoy.
We’ve also been working extremely hard with 2017 in mind, with more great offers from software companies we admire, so watch this space!
To recap, for December you’ll have free access to full versions of:
Positive Grid BIAS FX LE guitar effects processor, exclusive for Focusrite customers
Eventide 2016 Stereo Room Plug-in worth $199.00
Sound Radix SurferEQ 2 Boogie plug-in, developed exclusively for Focusrite customers
iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-in worth $49.00
Novembers's Offer: Positive Grid Offer
Free Positive Grid BIAS FX LE guitar effects processor, for Focusrite customers throughout November.
Exclusively designed in partnership with Focusrite, BIAS FX LE gives you a taste of the fully fledged BIAS FX Pro. It includes 3 amps + 6 effects – the insanely great sounding ‘77 Silvertone (Clean), ‘69 Plexiglas (Crunch), and ‘92 Treadplate (High Gain) amplifiers. You also get the best pedals to expand your arsenal: a Treble Boost, 6 band EQ, a 808 OD stomp box, a Chorus, plus digital delay and reverb pedals.
BIAS FX LE is derived from BIAS FX which is designed from the ground up with no-compromise mindset on sound quality. The full version comes with all the greatest and latest algorithms from Positive Grid's audio signal processing research, it provides significantly detailed and authentic emulation of analog pedals and studio racks, it has dual custom BIAS Amp Match models integration and dual signal chain. Owners of the full version can share and download thousands of pedalboards on the cloud via ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s cloud-based tone community.
October's Offer: Sound Radix
Free Sound Radix SurferEQ 2 Boogie plug-in, developed exclusively for Focusrite customers, throughout October
SurferEQ 2 Boogie features 3 bands, two of which can be switched to Shelf mode, while the centre band can be switched between Surfing and static mode. Surfing mode tracks the pitch of a monophonic instrument or a vocal source and can adapt its bands' frequencies relative to the music in real-time, maintaining the natural harmonic balance of the sound source and making it possible to shape the source's timbre relative to the notes being played.
September's Offer: Eventide
Free Eventide 2016 Stereo Room Plug-in worth $199.00 throughout September
The 2016 Stereo Room reverb plug-in was crafted to simulate a great sounding ‘room’. Delay lengths, reflections, and other properties of the virtual room were carefully considered in the modeling. This combination of art and science results in a natural, yet distinctive sounding reverb. The simple intuitive controls allow you to fine tune the perfect space for your sound - whether it’s a dark hallway or a bright studio vocal room.
Originally found on the SP2016 rackmount, which has been used on hit records for decades, the 2016 Stereo Room plug-in features hand crafted artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, George Massenburg, and Dave Pensado. Capable of both lush and subtle sounds, it’s also easy on your CPU. Use multiple instances to bring out the character of different parts of a track - 20 instances in one session? Go for it!
August's Offer: iZotope
Free iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-in worth $49.00 throughout August.
DDLY Dynamic Delay responds to your track's musical dynamics to create versatile and intriguing delays. It's a one-of-a-kind effects plug-in that delays the signal differently depending on the character of the sound, without turning your track to aural mud. Adjust the threshold to split your signal based on transients, then send it down two separate analog or granular delay paths.
Get a cleaner, more complex sound than a traditional full-signal delay plug-in with DDLY!
That's not all! By downloading this you will also have access to an exclusive 15% discount on any purchase from the iZotope store (excluding upgrades and academic versions).
July's Offer: Softube
At least 50% off selected Softube plug-ins throughout July.
From the Classic Drum Synthesis of ‘Heartbeat’, to the dark guitar sounds in their ‘Metal Amp Room’, and the classic dynamic control of the Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor plug-in, there's something for everyone with these great offers from Softube, exclusive to Focusrite owners.
*Latency measurement taken in Logic Pro X @ 96kHz, 32-sample buffer, using a Clarett interface.