Focusrite Introduces Brainworx Bx_Console To Emulate Vintage ISA Sound

Designed and coded by software house Brainworx, Focusrite has introduced a BX_console plug-in for Mac and PC that captures the sound, feel and styling of Focusrite’s original console hardware.

Focusrite said its Clarett and Red audio interface customers, along with ISA and RedNet customers, get the Focusrite SC VST/AU/AAX plug-in for free, simply by registering their equipment online.

The Focusrite ISA 110 Equalizer and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules, helped to shape the sonic landscape of the 1980s and 90s. They were key components in the original Focusrite studio console. With fewer than ten studio consoles still in existence and the ISA modules commanding high prices on the second-hand market, their audio processing has been inaccessible to most recordists.

The software offers four bands of parametric and shelving EQ, high- and low-pass filters, compression/limiting, gating/expansion and de-essing. With Brainworx's Tolerance Modelling Technology providing 72 selectable modeled circuits, users can recreate the subtle timbral variations between channels found on the original console.

To download the free plug-in, register a Clarett, Red, RedNet or ISA unit online, log into the Customer Portal page, where BX_console Focusrite SC will be listed.

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