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Focusrite audio interface three year warranty


Way back in the 1980s, Focusrite made mixing consoles. The 12 that they made are considered to be among the best sounding consoles ever produced. Back then the computer didn't really have a place in the studio, but the ethos was to enrich peoples' lives through music.  Fast forward to the present day, and Focusrite are still on that same mission.  Now the team at Focusrite make audio interfaces, and that's all they do. The primary function of an audio interface is to sit between you and your sound being shared with the world, and many believe that Focsurite are the best in the world at making that happen.

Why are Focusrite held in such high regard?  Many believe that the best interface should help you record your sound, exactly as it is. It should be portable and easy to use, removing the barriers that exist in the complex technical world of studios both large and small.  Focusrite have excelled when it comes to interface design.  The Scarlett and Clarett products help musicians and producers create with ease - removing much of the pointless complexity that can get in the way of inspriation.  Focusrite are renowned for their high quality, studio grade audio interfaces. From the affordable Scarlett range, offering 192 kHz from a small USB bus powered box, to the the Clarett range which makes the most of USB C and Thunderbolt connectivity.

Focsurite engineer all of the interfaces they produce to the highest standards, and are now offering a three year warranty.  All interfaces are bundled with a huge range of software and tools to get you recording straight out of the box.

Focusrite Scarlett Interfaces

The replacement for the popular Saffire series of interfaces, also engineered to incredibly high standards. The Focusrite Scarlett interfaces are available with a single microphone input (the Scarlett Solo) up to 8 mic channels (the Scarlett 18i20) with high grade mic pre-amps and 192 kHz sample rate to capture every nuance of your sound.  Generation 3 Scarlett interfaces are bundled with Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite and plenty of plugins - plus if you register your product you can become part of the plugin collective, which gives you access to incredible plugins bi-monthly for free!

Focusrite Scarlett Recording Packages

Focusrite Clarett Pre USB Interfaces

Built upon 30 years of mic pre mastery, the Clarett preamp is the finest Focusrite use in a USB audio interface. To enhance the high end detail and add new colour to your mics enable "Air mode".  This tech emulates the legendary ISA’s transformer-based mic pre to bring your recordings to life. The entire Clarett range makes full use of the available high bandwidth, and the ultra-low distortion design allows you to capture incredible sound, whatever your setup.

 

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.

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Plugin Collective

From 16th January to 5th March, Plug-in Collective members can grab Nugen 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.”