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From 10 January through to 7 March, Focusrite have teamed up with Mastering the Mix to give Plug-in Collective members FREE access to GROW (worth £17) and a FREE 6-month license to the trouble-shooting tool LEVELS (retailing as a plug-in at £49).

GROW is a dynamic module within the popular ANIMATE plug-in, which enables you to increase the width of selected frequencies using a psychoacoustic precedence effect, spreading frequencies super-wide. Only audio that surpasses the set threshold will be pushed wide, so you don’t have to settle for a static and boring width, or worry about mangling the rest of your mix. ANIMATE uses a sophisticated algorithm to create an all-pass filter to dramatically reduce harmful phase cancellation resulting from the filtering process, injecting real life into your mixes to get your music jumping out of your speakers.

LEVELS is an invaluable metering plug-in, perfecting your mastering by monitoring the elements of your mix and alerting you to any technical issues. With a refreshingly intuitive interface, and presets for CD, Club, Streaming, Youtube and more, LEVELS helps you quickly diagnose problems and gives practical advice on how to fix them. So you can spend less time wondering why your mix isn’t working, and more time being creative.

All Focusrite customers have to do to take advantage of this offer is to make sure their hardware is registered; details of the deal then lands in their account. But the offer is available for a limited period only; they must download the plug-ins by 7 March 2019



Focusrite are renowned for their high quality, studio grade audio interfaces. From the affordable Scarlett range offering 192 kHz from a USB bus powered box to the the Clarett range offering USB C and Thunderbolt connectivity. All interfaces are bundled with a huge range of software and tools to get you recording straight out of the box.



Focusrite Scarlett Interfaces

These compact interfaces range from a single input to 8 with high grade mic pre-amps and up to 192 kHz sample rate, bundled with Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite and loads of plugins.

Focusrite Clarett Pre USB Interfaces

A range of high quality interfaces with 2, 4 or 8 inputs and USB-2/3 and USB-C connectivity, low latency, wide dynamic range and ultra-low noise.


Focusrite Clarett Thunderbolt Interfaces

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path. In addition, the Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of their original ISA mic preamp. Included software is from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton® and Loopmasters.