At the start of NAMM 2017 Focusrite has announced a simpler way for customers to combine Red 4Pre and Red 8Pre interfaces with Pro Tools HD 12.6 and above. If customers buy and register a Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interface after 18 January 2017, a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O Licence can be placed on their iLok free of charge.
How To Get Your DigiLink License From Focusrite
- Buy and register their Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interface
- Follow the link to the Avid website
- Sign in to your Avid Master Account or create an account
- Select your iLok account or create an account
- Sign in to your ilok.com account
- Deposit your Pro Tools DigiLink I/O Licence
Once customers register a Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interface, they have four weeks to access their Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O Licence.
This offer follows the availability of Red 8Pre, which includes two front-panel high-headroom instrument inputs, dual Thunderbolt 2, dual Pro Tools HD DigiLink and Dante network audio connectivity.
In addition, 64 inputs and 64 outputs (including a total of 16 analogue inputs and 18 analogue outputs) and eight of Focusrite’s specially developed, digitally controlled mic preamps answer the need for more microphone inputs and a higher I/O count.
The latest feature to be added to Focusrite Control for Red 8Pre, coming soon for Red 4Pre, is the Input Routing tab. This allows for the default channel routing table to be rearranged so that all hardware input signals required can be accessed and sent to a DAW in a user-defined order.
Well Done Focusrite
This is a very neat move by Focusrite as since Pro Tools 12.6HD, anyone would chooses to put together a Pro Tools HD system with a 3rd party interface like the Focusrite Red4 Pre or Red8 Pre, will need to buy the DigiLink license from the Avid Store for $299. By paying the DigiLink license for any new customers, it will make choosing any DigiLink equipped Focusrite interface even more appealing.