Focusrite Plugin Collective

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Sciurus
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56 posts since 4 Aug, 2019

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:26 am

I just found something called Sonible x Focusrite Balancer in my account.

Local Man
KVRian
680 posts since 31 May, 2017

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:35 am

Sciurus wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:26 am
I just found something called Sonible x Focusrite Balancer in my account.
Interesting.

They haven't updated the plugin collective page yet.

This one looks like an exclusive developed for the plugin collective. Probably a cut down version of one of their other plugins. Sonible is an interesting company so I'm definitely curious.

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krabbencutter
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491 posts since 12 Jul, 2013

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:12 am

Reminds me a of iZotope Neutrino & Neutron's EQ Learn feature, here's a more in-depth look https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/ ... 0010443839
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sprnva
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1680 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:53 am

Focusrite have put up a demo video of the balancer plugin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H3YngsYRBQ

This round of Plugin Collective ends on January 16th. They've also brought back the UJam Iron and Mastering the Mix promos.
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telecode
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1373 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 am

I finally got around to trying the PureMagnetik Lo-fi Ambient Tools. They are kind of cool. I don't have anything like that in my collection of VSTs.
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planetearth
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1611 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:18 pm

telecode wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:52 am
I finally got around to trying the PureMagnetik Lo-fi Ambient Tools. They are kind of cool. I don't have anything like that in my collection of VSTs.
Yeah, they have some pretty unique stuff, and they seem like another cool company (along with Focusrite/Novation), with their support of artists.

I think Balancer is pretty cool, and I've found some use for it immediately in some things I'm working on. But does anyone know what Mastering the Mix's Grow is? All I could see on their page is that it's part of another plug-in (Animate), which suggests to me that in order for it to work effectively, I'll need to buy the other plug-in...which I don't want (I like my mixes static, two-dimensional and boring, thankyouverymuch).

I have no association with Focusrite, but certainly appreciate their continued support of the Plug-in Collective, as I know many of you do. We all may not necessarily need each plug-in (or we may already have it), but I don't know of another hardware or software developer in this industry (or any other I work in) doing anything like this. Of course, I'm not saying there isn't one; I'm just saying I'm not aware of one.

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Fleer
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4651 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:26 pm

Didn’t get the email about Balancer, so many thanks to the posters in this thread

yellowmix
KVRian
1394 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:30 pm

sprnva wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:53 am
Focusrite have put up a demo video of the balancer plugin
This is a simplified version of SmartEQ. It operates similarly, but the full version lets you customize the EQ curve. Great giveaway.

Also, the color grading on the video is oddly very cold.

TheSweetSpot
KVRer
1 posts since 12 Apr, 2019

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:27 am

I just installed and tried out Balancer and I'm really impressed. Put it on a cheap-sounding, scratchy guitar using 'Warm' and it breathed new life into it. Another excellent freebie. Just a couple of minor things - there doesn't seem to be bypass or output gain controls. Easily remedied, though.

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Teksonik
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12857 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:06 am

planetearth wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:18 pm
But does anyone know what Mastering the Mix's Grow is?
A dynamic stereo widener.......

https://www.masteringthemix.com/products/grow
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TITANAsx
KVRer
8 posts since 29 Aug, 2019

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:38 am

Thumbs up

SparkySpark
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1716 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Great! Thanks Focusrite! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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DeathByGuitar
KVRist
69 posts since 4 Feb, 2006

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:04 pm

I noticed that I didn't have a key for the 6 month MTM Levels trial this time, probably because I already used it before. However I forgot if it actually worked worth a damn because I don't think I tried it for more than 5 minutes way back when. Anyone not planning on using their key for the Levels trial?

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Audiority
KVRian
873 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:30 am

Hey guys, for those who downloaded our plugins during the Plugin Collective promo:

Distortion 1 updated to v1.1
- NEW: 8 different pedal circuits
- NEW: Noise Gate
- NEW: HQ Mode
- NEW: Notifications System
- NEW: VST3 plugin format
- NEW: Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina support
- CHANGE: 64bit only

To update download and install the demo version from the product page or from your User Area account.

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Fleer
KVRAF
4651 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: Focusrite Plugin Collective

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:05 am

Thanks Luca :tu:

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