Focusrite intros Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

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Focusrite has announced the release of the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, a bundle compresing equalizer and compressor effect plug-ins, that come bundled with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces.

Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

The new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original units are prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your audio software.

The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware, allowing you to get detailed tonal control of your mix. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, and fully parametric low-mid, and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

The bundle is available for purchase for $299 USD. Registered Scarlett, Saffire, and Forte customers can download the new plug-ins for free, adding to their Focusrite software bundles.

More information: Focusrite / Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite

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Focusrite intros Clarett audio interface series

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Focusrite has introduced Clarett, a new range of audio interfaces that combine a new preamp design with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, to offer exceptional sound quality with an interface latency of under 1ms.

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Focusrite’s Clarett interfaces offer crystal clear conversion, 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates and “world class” dynamic range. Equally, their brand new Clarett mic preamps replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the original ISAs.

The range is made up of four devices; the 2Pre (10 In/4 Out), 4Pre (18 In/8 Out), 8Pre (18 In/20 Out) and flagship 8Pre X (26 In/28 Out). This final 2U interface has been designed with the permanent racked studio install in mind, featuring extended ADAT I/O, and separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, as well as dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.

Focusrite Clarett features

  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design.
  • World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A.
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms.
  • 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates.
  • All expandable via ADAT.
  • Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install.
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite.
  • Detailed metering.
  • Includes MIDI I/O.

The Clarett Range will be available Spring/Summer 2015, price at MAP:

  • Clarett 2Pre – $499.99 USD.
  • Clarett 4Pre – $699.99 USD.
  • Clarett 8Pre – $999.99 USD.
  • Clarett 8Pre X – $1299.99 USD.

More information: Focusrite

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Novation announces Audiohub 2×4 audio interface

Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

Novation Audiohub 2x4

It can take a lot of gear to produce a great tune. That’s why we designed Audiohub 2×4: a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

It lets you connect all your USB and audio gear to a single unit, with exceptional 2-in/4-out ‘Focusrite sound inside’ audio quality, latency-free monitoring and loud outputs for your speakers and headphones.

Plus, you can connect three pieces of USB gear simultaneously to your computer or iPad, and power it all with a single power supply.

Audiohub 2×4 features

  • Two in, four out audio interface and USB hub.
  • 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’ audio quality.
  • Loud outputs for DJs and Live performers.
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub with three ports.
  • Bus powered and class compliant.
  • Ableton Live Lite and 1GB Loopmasters samples included.
  • Connects to iPad via Camera Connection Kit.

The Audiohub 2×4 will be available in October, priced at £159.99 GBP.

More information: Novation / Audiohub 2×4

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Focusrite releases iTrack Pocket

Focusrite iTrack Pocket

Focusrite has launched iTrack Pocket, a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

If you’ve ever tried recording on iPhone, you’ll know that it really struggles to capture the sound of vocals and guitar. Yet with the growing number of singer-songwriters being discovered through their live performances on YouTube, it’s more important than ever to capture sound that stands out.

That’s why we designed iTrack Pocket. It’s a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that connects to your iPhone to let you create and share videos that sound as good as they look.

iTrack Pocket features

  • Built for YouTube Performers — Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.
  • Instant HD Recording — Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.
  • Designed for Singer-Songwriters — The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.
  • Great Guitar Sound — The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.
  • Take It Anywhere — Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.
  • Officially for iPhone — Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.
  • Make Professional Performances — Comes with the easy-to-use app, Impact by Focusrite, which will make your performance look and sound professional, then let you upload it straight to YouTube.
  • Easily Enhance Your Quality — Effortlessly find the perfect setting for the clearest possible recording, by letting iTrack Pocket take care of all the technical setup for you.

The iTrack Pocket is available for purchase for MSRP $125.99 USD ($99.99 street).

More information: Focusrite / iTrack Pocket

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Focusrite releases Scarlett Solo USB interface

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Focusrite has launched the Scarlett Solo, a new portable 2-in/2-out USB audio interface.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo

We want everybody to be able to make and record music, whatever their level of experience or budget. What we don’t want, however, is for anybody to have to compromise on their sound quality. To us, Sound is Everything.

That’s why we‘ve created the Scarlett Solo. It’s a 2-in/2-out USB interface with a single mic pre, a single instrument input and direct latency-free monitoring. It’s as compact and simple as possible: we’ve stripped out everything unnecessary and left pure Focusrite quality.

Scarlett Solo features

  • 2 in / 2 out USB audio interface.
  • 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion.
  • 1 Focusrite microphone preamplifier.
  • Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis.

Scarlett Solo is available for purchase for MSRP $125.99 USD ($99.99 USD street).

More information: Focusrite / Scarlett Solo

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