Focusrite’s Plug-in Collective community members can grab a free PUNCH module from Mastering The Mix, as well as a hands-on course from Ultimate Producer by Tom Frampton on balancing channels.
PUNCH is a musical and sophisticated transient enhancer that puts you in the driving seat, and is part of ANIMATE, software designed to be your secret weapon in a wide range of mixing and mastering scenarios.
Beef up your snare and accentuate the transients of your audio with mid/side precision; ensure your kick pokes through the mix in a musical way; get synths and bass to bite through; and use character and grit bus processing to quickly liven up a mix on the fly. PUNCH is a powerful tool in your arsenal and will let you take control of your mix and dial in the punch only where you want it.
Balancing channels with Tom Frampton offers a smart, fast and fun way to improve your ability to balance a mix. In this course you’ll be looking at 12 songs, covering a range of four genres: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop and House. The starting balance is randomly set each time you load a challenge and it's your task to adjust the faders to get a well-balanced mix. You’ll get hands on experience and learn to think like a pro.
• Amount slider blends the wet and dry signals for musical parallel processing.
• Mastering grade all-pass filters.
• Apply processing to stereo, mid or side channels.
• Sensitivity control over the transient detection.
• Level match pointer on output gain to maintain loudness and make informed decisions.
• Attack and release settings.
• Threshold allows for the processing to be triggered dynamically.
Balancing the channels with Tom Frampton
• Twelve songs to work on.
• Hands on experience.
• Learn to think like a pro.
• Unique personalised feedback.
Plug-in Collective is a community hub that brings members, Focusrite, and the most innovative software brands together. To find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential. Plug-in Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Plug-in Collective, members simply register any Focusrite hardware product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for our members’ next production.
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