Free Plugins Every Month with the Focusrite Plugin Collective!
If you purchase and register any Focusrite Scarlett or Clarett interface, you'll get professional-grade software completely free - with new offers every month!
What is the Focusrite Plugin Collective?
Every month or so Focusrite update their Plugin Collective to give all registered Focusrite users with a selection of free plugins.
To get them all you need to do is buy and register a Focusrite Scarlett or Clarett interface online through Focusrite and you are good to go.
But don’t feel like you need to wait until the perfect software is available to register. Register today and get all future releases in the Plugin Collective campaign.
Current Offer: Virtual Guitarist Iron
September 5th - November 7th
Focusrite has announced the latest free software giveaway for members of its Plug-in Collective community: UJam’s Virtual Guitarist Iron VST/AU/AAX plug-in, and 30% off its Guitarists-Bundle, comprising Virtual Guitarist Amber, Sparkle, Silk and Iron, (bringing the price down to €245). The offer runs from 5th September to 7th November.
Virtual Guitarist Iron is an expressive MIDI-controlled playback and control system for over 1000 sampled phrases in 100 rock and metal styles, complete with guitar tone shaping and amp/cab simulation, roaring overdrive, effects and the unique Thrust control, which dials in harmonics for cutting-edge, hyper-real sounds. It’s the perfect solution for conjuring up authentic and edgy guitar riffs in an instant.
- Over 1000 phrases in 100 styles
- Custom Fender Stratocaster with four-character settings
- Amp simulation with five tone settings
- Reverb, Delay and Chorus effects
- Overdrive control for easy distortion
- Thrust knob adds harmonics to the clean guitar sound
- Adjust timing with Swing and Feel sliders
- Tune the guitar down with Drop D mode
- Doubling mode for automatic double tracking
- Resizable user interface
Why Should I Get This Through Focusrite?
Focusrite are at the forefront of the pro audio industry. They consistently deliver high-quality gear, within the reach of beginner producers price-wise but with all the features to satisfy professional studio-heads.
The super low-latency performance of Focusrite’s popular interfaces opens up a world of plug-in possibilities for users. With latencies as low as a miniscule 1.67ms*, this means you can use multiple plug-ins in real time!
Did you know that Novation also offer free sounds and plugins when you register your gear? Click here to find out about the Novation Sound Collective!
Previous Plugin Collective Offers
Audiority: 4th of July to 5th of September
Plug-in Collective members can get Audiority’s Deleight and Distortion 1 VST/AU/AAX plug-in effects. In addition, you’ll be able to claim a 50% discount on any single plug-in in the Audiority store, or 15% off the company’s Effects Plugin Bundle.
Deleight is a stereo multi-tap delay, based on late 90s digital hardware, with four taps per side, discrete Left, Right and Feedback channels, LFO modulation and a looper mode. Distortion 1 models an iconic Japanese stompbox from the late 70s, capturing every nuance of the original hardware and making it supremely quick and easy to bring edge and bite to your guitar tones.
Venomode: 2nd of May to 4th of July
Instantly enhance your tracks with DeeQ (a single-band EQ), Maximal 2 (a maximiser) and Pivot (a tilt EQ). They’re really easy to use, needing just one or two tweaks to a couple of controls to transform your track. At the same time, Venomode are also offering a generous 50% off their other products.
Sonarworks: 7th of March to 2nd of May
Sonarworks specialise in calibration software which levels the musical playing field, using sophisticated algorithms to help music creators achieve pro-quality sound whatever their set-up and acoustic environment. The Reference 4 Headphone Edition is one of their most popular plug-ins, working to flatten the response of a user’s headphones, meaning you hear the music the way it was meant to be.
Mastering the mix - Grow & Levels: 10th of January to 7th of March
Grow is a dynamic module within the popular Animate plug-in, which enables you to increase the width of selected frequencies using a psychoacoustic precedence effect, spreading frequencies super-wide. Only audio that surpasses the set threshold will be pushed wide, so you don’t have to settle for a static and boring width, or worry about mangling the rest of your mix. Animate uses a sophisticated algorithm to create an all-pass filter to dramatically reduce harmful phase cancellation resulting from the filtering process, injecting real life into your mixes to get your music jumping out of your speakers.
Levels is an invaluable metering plug-in, perfecting your mastering by monitoring the elements of your mix and alerting you to any technical issues. So you can spend less time wondering why your mix isn’t working, and more time being creative.
Two free AAS sound packs and discount off AAS Libraries Sound Pack Series: 8th of November to 3rd of January
Between the 8th of November 2018 and the 3rd of January 2019 Focusrite offered two free Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) sound packs and a $300 discount off the AAS Libraries Sound Pack Series Bundle!
Choose two out of the 35 titles in the AAS Sound Pack Series which have been created by 15 top sound designers and artists and span a variety of genres and themes. These sound packs were created with the UltraAnalog VA-2, String Studio VS-2, Chromaphone 2, and Strum GS-2 synths from the AAS Pro Series and can be played with the included AAS Player plug-in.
Free Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 LE plug-in and $20 off Positive Grid's BIAS AMP 2 Std or BIAS AMP 2 Pro: 6th of September 2018 - 1st of November 2018
For this Plugin Collective Focusrite are offering the Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 LE plug-in! BIAS AMP 2 LE is the light version of the BIAS AMP 2 Elite which allows you to get recreate that tube amp tone in your DAW. Along with this plugin you can get a $20 off Positive Grid's BIAS AMP 2 Std or BIAS AMP 2 Pro!
BIAS AMP 2 LE gives you a taste of the fully fledged BIAS AMP 2 Elite, Positive Grid’s flagship guitar amp designer! BIAS AMP 2 is the ultimate virtual amp designer, authentically recreating the tone and feel of real tube amplifiers, while allowing you to mix and match components to create your ideal amp. BIAS AMP 2 represents a revolution in virtual amplifier design, providing the tools to take your ultimate guitar tone with you anywhere, from the studio to the stage and back again.
Free EQuivocate plug-in and 50% discount off Eventide’s Elevate Mastering Bundle: 5th of July 2018 - 6th of September 2018
For this Plugin Collective Focusrite are offering you the Eventide EQuivocate plug-in! Along with this powerful mixing and mastering software you can get 50% Eventide’s Elevate Mastering Bundle!
Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate's auditory filters and match EQ functionality make it incredibly powerful, simple to use, and natural sounding. EQuivocate uses filters which are modelled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.
Free D16 Sigmund Delay Plugin: 3rd of May 2018 - 5th of July 2018
Focusrite have teamed up with D16 Group for this Plugin Collective Deal! You'll get the Sigmund multi-tap delay completely free, plus 50% off D16's current product range!
Sigmund is a multi-tap delay type effect with four identical and independent delay lines, which can be connected together in a few different manners (work in a few different configurations). With Sigmund, each of the delay lines has a complementary Multi-mode Filter, Overdrive Module and Amplitude Modulator built in, independent from the feedback loop.
Sigmund has two general-purpose Modulators which can be used to auto-modulate some of the delay lines' internal parameters. A Modulator can operate in LFO, Envelope and Peak Follower modes. Despite the facts presented in this brief description, you get much, much more, all adding up to an immensely powerful architecture, the potential of which can be explored nearly endlessly and often with hardly predictable outcomes.
As well as getting the Sigmund plugin completely free (normally €69), you'll also get 50% off the D16 catalogue with any registered Focusrite purchase!
Free SurferEQ 2 Boogie: 29th of March 2018 - 3rd of May 2018
SurferEQ 2 Boogie has been exclusively developed for Focusrite customers, and is a variant of Sound Radix's ever-popular SurferEQ 2 range. As well as this, any registered Focusrite purchase will also entitle you to 25% off the full SurferEQ 2 package!
SurferEQ 2 Boogie features three bands, two of which can be switched to Shelf mode, while the centre band can be switched between Surf and Static mode. Surf 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 AudioThing Plugins: 8th Feb 2018 - 29th March 2018
For February and March 2018, Focusrite gave away 3 AudioThing plugins to anyone that registered a Focusrite interface before 29th March 2018. AudioThing create incredible plugins that fit a wide range of different needs as you can see from the three on offer.
If you have registered an interface to your Focusrite acount before 29th March 2018 you will get:
- Valve Filter VF-1 - a multimode resonant filter with vintage valve emulation. Use this plug-in to enhance anything from subtle warbles to full-track filtering effects.
- Valve Exciter - harmonic enhancer with vintage valve emulation, tube-based drive and bias adjustments tools, all within a single charming package.
- SR-88 - sample-based plug-in emulation of the ‘Sound Master Memory Rhythm SR-88’, a rare analogue drum machine from the 80s.
- 50% off other AudioThing Plugins - even if those plugin's aren't to your liking you can also get 50% off of any other AudioThing products thanks to a discount code in your Focusrite account.
December 2017 to January 2018 - Positive Grid
From December 8th 2017 - February 1st 2018 you can get yourself a free copy of Positive Grid’s BIAS FX LE and BIAS Amp LE!
BIAS FX LE gives you access to six pedals, three amps and a few presets to get a taste of the full multi effects software.
BIAS Amp LE digs in to the amp side a lot more, giving you full control over the amp, letting you build one from scratch to get your sound.
Both of these pieces of software are great tasters for the full Positive Grid amp modelling experience that you can get for free, just for owning a Focusrite interface.