Here’s a secret we’ve had under wraps for a few weeks. Focusrite have re-released the Red 2 and Red 3 plug-ins in AAX format for the latest versions of Pro Tools - even better is that for many users they are free.
These are the first Focusrite plug-ins to include AAX support, making them compatible with Pro Tools® 10 and above. With its introduction, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite is bundled free with all Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, and Clarett audio interfaces. The plug-in suite will also retail separately for $299.99.
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. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, as well as 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.
Free Focusrite Red Plug-in Eligibilty
New and existing registered 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. Focusrite are acclaimed for their best-in-class audio interfaces. Now, with the addition of AAX plug-ins, Focusrite audio interfaces are reaffirmed as perfect partners for Pro Tools®.
*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.