Focusrite Collective : FAST COMP, EQ, REVERB, REVEAL

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KVRAF
3665 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:58 pm

https://collective.focusrite.com/

Seems its a few AI inspired plugins, I know FAST COMP was discussed briefly here, and VERB isn't on the site yet, but this guy reviewed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl6oIN0IgZo

Thoughts ? Not sure where I stand on AI based plugins tbh, especially a verb.
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KVRist
159 posts since 19 Aug, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:48 pm

I like the GUI, in the video the sound is good and the price seems reasonable. It's on the site now and you can get a demo if you like:
https://collective.focusrite.com/products/fast-verb

Seems all good to me :D

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KVRAF

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3665 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:02 pm

flori89 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:48 pm
I like the GUI, in the video the sound is good and the price seems reasonable. It's on the site now and you can get a demo if you like:
https://collective.focusrite.com/products/fast-verb

Seems all good to me :D
Yeah i'll download them later, I like the pricing options from Focusrite, seems they understand how rent to own is a good thing.
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KVRist
159 posts since 19 Aug, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:26 pm

LeVzi wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:02 pm
flori89 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:48 pm
I like the GUI, in the video the sound is good and the price seems reasonable. It's on the site now and you can get a demo if you like:
https://collective.focusrite.com/products/fast-verb

Seems all good to me :D
Yeah i'll download them later, I like the pricing options from Focusrite, seems they understand how rent to own is a good thing.
Oh yea, that's rent to own. Didn't see that, thought this was a regular subscription.

KVRist
300 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:29 pm

they seem to be versions of the Sonible plugins.

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:51 am

gaggle of hermits wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:29 pm
they seem to be versions of the Sonible plugins.
I wonder if these Focusrite things add something substantial to the Sonible stuff (which I have and regularly use)?!?

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:52 am

^^^
The Focusrite things are pricey, therefore they should offer a real add-on value.

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KVRAF

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3665 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:38 am

gaggle of hermits wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:29 pm
they seem to be versions of the Sonible plugins.
I either read that somewhere or heard it, but not using Sonible stuff, are they good ?
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KVRAF
16435 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:46 am

I think this is the first Focusrite Collective offering that wasn't a freebie but instead a discount.

I'm well set for FX plugins but I do appreciate the continuing added value of the Collective.
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KVRAF
2068 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:51 am

I don't think these are related to the Plugin and Sound Collective giveaways. For some reason they just decided to re-use the Collective name to apply to this new plugin suite.

Other than the fact that they seem to be powered by sonible's smart/AI tech (like the previous Balancer collab) I don't know much else about these.
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KVRist
188 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:10 am

I have these as well as the Sonible plugins. Smart:Comp roughly covers the same ground as Fast Comp and Fast Reveal. Fast EQ is kinda like Smart:EQ but they don't overlap as much. I use these, as well as the Sonible plugins, all the time.

The Focusrite plugins are geared towards getting good results quickly whereas the Sonible plugs are deeper and more complex. If you don't have any of these I'd say that Fast Reveal and Smart:EQ are the two must-haves.

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KVRAF
16435 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:07 am

sprnva wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:51 am
I don't think these are related to the Plugin and Sound Collective giveaways.
It shows up in my Focusrite account under My Software. Like I said I don't remember there ever being a discount only addition to the Collective. Yes there were discounts that were added along with freebies. :shrug:

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KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:20 am

Oh, that's interesting!
I'm tempted...

KVRAF
2068 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:47 am

Teksonik wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:07 am
It shows up in my Focusrite account under My Software. Like I said I don't remember there ever being a discount only addition to the Collective. Yes there were discounts that were added along with freebies. :shrug:
I have it too, but the Sound and Plugin Collective offers are still there as they haven't been updated yet (next Thursday unless one or both of them slips again).

There was a Fabfilter discount once as a Plugin Collective offer. Can't remember if there were any other discount-only entries.
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KVRAF
16435 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:23 pm

I'm sorry I don't know what "Sound and Plugin Collective offers" you're referring to.

I don't remember the FabFilter discount but maybe that was before I purchased my Focusrite hardware or I just simply forgot about it.
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