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NAMM 2015Focusrite releases Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite for Mac & Win VST, AU & AAX

Focusrite (NAMM booth 6464) has introduced the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, featuring 64-bit AU, VST and AAX compatibility. These are the first Focusrite plug-ins to include AAX support, making them compatible with Pro Tools 10 and 11. With its introduction, the new Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite is bundled with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces.

Here's what they say:

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.

Registered Scarlett, Saffire, and Forte customers* can download the new plug-ins for free, adding to their Focusrite software bundles.

The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite joins Focusrite's AU, VST, and RTAS compatible Midnight and Scarlett Plug-in Suites, making Focusrite interfaces ideally suited for all major audio software.

Price: $299.

*Scarlett Solo, Scarlett 2i2, Scarlett 2i4, Scarlett 6i6, Scarlett 18i8, Scarlett 18i20, Scarlett Studio, Scarlett Solo Studio Pack, Saffire Pro 14, Saffire Pro 24, Saffire Pro 26, Saffire Pro 40, Liquid Saffire 56, and Forte.

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Focusme
Focusme
24 January 2015 at 10:04pm

Doesn't seem to be available to registered 8i6 and some saffire owners.

While support and drivers etc seem still available Red 2&3 are not : (.

MikeDee
MikeDee
31 January 2015 at 5:42pm

Yép...it figures that Focusrite would screw its registered 8i6 customers. Couldn't even get 'em to create an iPad app to load/save Mappings to/from devices. Hopefully one day they'll learn that it's easier to maintain an existing customer than it is to go out and find a new one....... <SMH> :-/.

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