Focusrite have been giving away a free plugin to its users every month for the last little while, and some of them have been crackers (looking at you, Eventide Stereo Room!).
If you’ve missed out on anything in particular, don’t despair – they’ve reactivated all offers and everything is available until the end of December. Sweet!
So what’s on offer?
Free Positive Grid BIAS FX LE guitar effects processor
“Exclusively designed in partnership with Focusrite, BIAS FX LE gives you a taste of the fully fledged BIAS FX Pro. It includes 3 amps + 6 effects – the insanely great sounding ‘77 Silvertone (Clean), ‘69 Plexiglas (Crunch), and ‘92 Treadplate (High Gain) amplifiers. You also get the best pedals to expand your arsenal: a Treble Boost, 6 band EQ, a 808 OD stomp box, a Chorus, plus digital delay and reverb pedals.”
“BIAS FX LE is derived from BIAS FX which is designed from the ground up with no-compromise mindset on sound quality. The full version comes with all the greatest and latest algorithms from Positive Grid’s audio signal processing research, it provides significantly detailed and authentic emulation of analog pedals and studio racks, it has dual custom BIAS Amp Match models integration and dual signal chain. Owners of the full version can share and download thousands of pedalboards on the cloud via ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s cloud-based tone community.”
Free Sound Radix SurferEQ 2 Boogie plug-in
“SurferEQ 2 Boogie features 3 bands, two of which can be switched to Shelf mode, while the centre band can be switched between Surfing and static mode. Surfing mode tracks the pitch of a monophonic instrument or a vocal source and can adapt its bands’ frequencies relative to the music in real-time, maintaining the natural harmonic balance of the sound source and making it possible to shape the source’s timbre relative to the notes being played.”
Free Eventide 2016 Stereo Room Plug-in (worth $199.00)
“The 2016 Stereo Room reverb plug-in was crafted to simulate a great sounding ‘room’. Delay lengths, reflections, and other properties of the virtual room were carefully considered in the modeling. This combination of art and science results in a natural, yet distinctive sounding reverb. The simple intuitive controls allow you to fine tune the perfect space for your sound – whether it’s a dark hallway or a bright studio vocal room.”
“Originally found on the SP2016 rackmount, which has been used on hit records for decades, the 2016 Stereo Room plug-in features hand crafted artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, George Massenburg, and Dave Pensado. Capable of both lush and subtle sounds, it’s also easy on your CPU. Use multiple instances to bring out the character of different parts of a track – 20 instances in one session? Go for it!”
Free iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-in (worth $49.00)
Focusrite users get ’em here: https://us.focusrite.com/plugin-collective