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22/06/2021

Blurring the lines between artistry and identity

Visual artist, performer, jewellery designer, DJ, producer - Metaraph has many strings to their creative bow, occupying a unique space where the boundaries of m...

15/06/2021

Purity, integrity and synthesizers

Unbridled passion drives Paula Maddox as she finds her sound through synth creations. Captivated by the perplexing synth sounds of the 1980s and driven to recr...

08/06/2021

Raw passion inspires change in Malawi

In conversation with Chmba - a Malawi-based musician and DJ looking to empower and inspire a new generation. The power of community and music when advocating fo...

01/06/2021

Self Belief and Pure Expression

Andrew Huang has never been one to stay within the confines of a creative box. A strong proponent of musical experimentation and collector of unconventional sam...

27/05/2021

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE: TUNECORE

Focusrite's latest Plug-in Collective community giveaway is a little bit different this time around. Focusrite have teamed up with one of the leading global...

14/05/2021

The Focusrite Guide to Releasing Music: Part 4

Words: Chuck Fishman In previous parts of this guide, I've mentioned that it's important to capture mechanical performance and mechanical royalties fro...

27/04/2021

Synth brand Sequential joins the Focusrite family

We're extremely excited to welcome Sequential to the Focusrite Group family of audio brands, following the acquisition of Dave Smith's legendary synthes...

01/04/2021

Simple: Anything But Easy

What makes software easy to learn and use? How is it that some programs seem to anticipate everything we want to do in advance, while others fight us at every s...

30/03/2021

The Focusrite Guide To Releasing Music: Part 3

Words: Chuck Fishman If you've followed the series so far, you're probably thinking that releasing music involves an awful lot of steps. The thing is, ...

25/03/2021

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE: CREAM2

Between March 25th and May 27th 2021 (4pm GMT), all Plug-in Collective members can download Cream2 - which normally retails for 199 - for free. Built on Acust...

04/03/2021

In The Studio With Artificial Intelligence

Like any new technology, AI in music has the potential to be misused, but new technology also has the potential to make our lives better. What if, instead of ma...

16/02/2021

Remembering Rupert Neve (1926-2021)

Following the death of legendary audio engineer Rupert Neve, we would like to acknowledge his passing and reflect on our deep appreciation of his long and produ...

11/02/2021

THE CREATION OF FAST PLUG-INS

The Collective is proud to showcase FAST plug-ins, the product of a collaboration between Focusrite and Sonible, a software company founded in 2013 with a new t...

04/02/2021

Introducing FAST plug-ins and The Collective - from Focusrite

We're excited to announce a new online hub for passionate music makers, designed to keep all music makers inspired on their music-making journey. The Collec...

27/01/2021

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE: DAW CASSETTE

From 28th January to 25th March, Plug-in Collective members can download DAW Cassette - which otherwise retails for $40 - for free, and get a 40% discount in th...

13/01/2021

Du hast noch mehr zu sagen

Text: Maddy Salvage Die Musikindustrie war in gewisser Weise schon immer ein turbulenter Lebensraum, und das Jahr 2020 bildet in dieser Hinsicht definitiv kein...

11/01/2021

Get Your Voice Heard

Words: Maddy Salvage (VP A&R, North America, Ninja Tune) The music industry has to some extent always been a tumultuous habitat, and 2020 is most definitely no...

17/12/2020

You Have More To Say

Being creative is about much more than making great beats, bass, harmonies and melodies, or having a good idea for a Podcast or Vlog. It's about your artist...

19/11/2020

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE: DEVASTOR2

From 19th November to 14th January, Plug-in Collective members can download Devastor 2 - normally retailing for 49 - for free, and claim 50% discount on everyt...

01/10/2020

The Clarett Hitmaker Expansion

The Hitmaker Expansion is a limited-time offer for new Clarett USB and Clarett OctoPre customers that brings the sound of countless hit records to your studio. ...

19/09/2020

Plug-in Collective: Reason Lite

Plug-in Collective's community giveaway for September/October puts a wealth of powerful instruments and effects at the heart of your DAW. From 17th Septembe...

04/09/2020

Customisable Gain Halos for Scarlett Range

Gain Halos are a signature feature of the Scarlett range of USB interfaces. They surround the gain controls and provide a clear status of the signal level, by g...

26/08/2020

Latest Sound Collective offer available to all Focusrite customers

Just as Plug-in Collective does for Focusrite customers, Sound Collective provides Novation MIDI controller and synth owners with inspirational free plugins eve...

11/08/2020

Music & Youth Initiative outfits remote studio setups with Focusrite interfaces

Music & Youth Initiative is a Boston-based nonprofit that offers resources to organisations including Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and others to outfit their space...

11/08/2020

Making music learning possible through lockdown

London-based World Heart Beat Music Academy provides high-quality music education and personal development opportunities for children and young people from low-...

07/08/2020

The Focusrite Guide To Releasing Music: Part 2

Words: Chuck Fishman In the first part of this four-part series, I talked about how to ready your songs for release, including the necessary steps to get a pro...

09/07/2020

Plug-in Collective: Black Rooster Audio

Our Plug-in Collective community giveaway for July/August is a superb tape emulation effect from German developer Black Rooster Audio. From 9th July to 3rd Sept...

02/07/2020

The Focusrite Guide To Releasing Music: Part 1

Words: Chuck Fishman You've recorded a song. Or a few songs. Maybe it's a collection of songs - an album - now you're thinking about how to release...

25/06/2020

Latest Sound Collective offer opens up to all Focusrite customers

Just as Plug-in Collective does for Focusrite customers, Sound Collective provides Novation MIDI controller and synth owners with inspirational free plugins eve...

24/06/2020

Mental Me: Mental Wellness in Music Webinar with SK Shlomo & Chula Goonewardene

In May 2020, we hosted a live webinar presented by performer and producer SK Shlomo, and registered councillor and psychotherapist Chula Goonewardene (BACP). Th...

11/06/2020

The Focusrite Sound: Now On iPad Pro

With official support for 3rd Generation Scarlett Solo and Scarlett 2i2 interfaces on USB-C iPad Pros, the world of boundless recording awaits. Now you really c...

15/05/2020

Scarlett 2i2 Is Foundational For Storytelling Network

Founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker Payne Lindsey and music industry veteran Donald Albright, Tenderfoot.TV has become a highly respected hub ...

14/05/2020

Plug-in Collective: Positive Grid

Guitarists, bassists and electronic producers on the hunt for interesting sound design solutions won't want to miss May/June's Plug-in Collective commun...

04/05/2020

Focusrite Awards Tileyard Education MA Student With Bursary

Tileyard Education is a postgraduate and professional training facility that houses a world-class recording studio, tech lab, production and songwriting rooms a...

18/04/2020

Freedoms Found in Isolation

Words: Will Wiesenfeld aka Baths / Geotic Isolation is so strangely polarized in our minds. It's the dogma of introverts and the bane of extroverts. I thi...

10/04/2020

Learning In Isolation

Words: Maxime Robillard Learning something new can be a challenge. As children and young adults, we are educated in a system where curiosity is rewarded; our l...

09/04/2020

Clarett 8Pre Powers Foals' Live Setup

With countless gigs and festival appearances under their collective belt, acclaimed Oxford art-rock band Foals know what they want from their touring rig - and,...

03/04/2020

Staying Inspired During Isolation

How being curious can keep you creative in isolation by Danielle Danz' Johnson A bit about myself: I make music under the moniker of Computer Magic. I...

02/04/2020

Plug-in Collective Special Offer: Sonible Balancer

Balancer is a plug-in partnership between Focusrite and Austrian audio-processing experts Sonible that was first made available as part of Plug-in Collective in...

28/03/2020

Plug-in Collective Special Offer: AudioThing SR-88

For those who are in the position to be staying at home during these challenging times, we want to help make it as easy as possible for you to stay creative. So...

20/03/2020

An update from Focusrite

These difficult times are having a huge impact on the lives of musicians, producers, performing artists, engineers and technical staff all around the world. In ...

12/03/2020

Plug-in Collective Mastering The Mix

March/April's Plug-in Collective community giveaway is a storming double-header from UK mixing and mastering engineer Tom Frampton's Mastering The Mix d...

28/02/2020

The Interface Users Guide To Making Music

Supercharge Your Music Making Skills With Our Comprehensive Guide Discover more about recording and production, and improve your music-making chops. Knowled...

15/02/2020

The Guitar Show 2020

We've invited a panel of pro players to share their knowledge in a series of workshops, which will feature topics ranging from choosing and getting the most...

21/01/2020

Holly Henderson

As is so often the way in the digital age, it was the internet that gave London songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Holly Henderson her big break. In 2017, Hol...

16/01/2020

Plug-in Collective Nugen Audio

January's Plug-in Collective community giveaway is an endlessly useful bass management utility from acclaimed British developer Nugen Audio. From 16th Jan...

16/01/2020

Three-year Warranty On All Focusrite Products

We're excited to announce an extension to our standard warranty, which comes with all new Focusrite products. The three-year warranty is effective on purcha...

11/01/2020

Sync 24 - Devon Analogue Studios

When London-based producer/engineer/DJ and Cultivated Electronics head Phli Bolland, aka Sync 24, was looking for a studio in which to make a start on his next ...

06/01/2020

The Focusrite Group announces the acquisition of Martin Audio Ltd

The Focusrite Group announces the acquisition of Martin Audio Ltd...

04/12/2019

Recording Hill Quartet with the Clarett 4Pre USB

hill quartet - performance When we were invited to record rising stars of classical music Hill Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music's historic Duke's...