Focusrite's Plug-In Collective Can Download 'Cream2' Free

Between March 25th and May 27th, Plug-in Collective members can download Cream2 – which normally retails for $199 – for free.

Built on Acustica Audio’s Acqua Engine convolution technology, Cream2 recreates a collection of iconic British analogue hardware manufactured between the late ‘50s and early ’70s, across three separate ‘module’ plug-ins and a complete channel strip. Cream Pre offers a choice of transistor-based line/mic and tube-based tape deck preamplifier emulations; Cream Comp is a compressor in transistor and vari-mu valve variants, featuring an external sidechain input and dry/wet mix control; and Cream EQ models two classic console equaliser circuits, with Bass, Treble, Presence and Magic bands, the last switching between a variety of responses.

The headline act, however, is the main Cream Channel Strip, which brings the Cream Pre, Comp and EQ modules together in a single integrated plug-in for luxurious full-on console emulation.

With its warm, musical sound, and the ability to mix and match vintage circuits within and between its modules, Cream2 is just the thing for bringing a touch of analogue class to any in-the-box production.

Key features:
• Built on Acqua Engine convolution technology
• Impulse responses sampled from legendary British consoles, tape decks, compressor and EQ
• Complete vintage channel strip, comprising preamp, compressor and four-band EQ
• Separate preamp, compressor and EQ plugins
• Mix and match solid state and valve-based circuitry within Cream Channel Strip and Cream EQ

Plug-in Collective is a community hub that brings you, Focusrite and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Plug-in Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Plug-in Collective, 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 your next production.

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