From July 29th 2021 to October 7th 2021, Focusrite’s Plug-in Collective community members can grab a free PUNCH module from Mastering the Mix, as well as the hands-on course Balancing the Channels with Tom Frampton, from Ultimate Producer.
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.
“This month’s Plug-in Collective offer comes from a favourite company of ours: Mastering The Mix”, says Plug-in Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell. “This time we’re back with two great products. PUNCH is a great way to immediately beef up transients in your mix – particularly with drums, either on a bus or individual tracks. This plug-in really does what it says on the tin and adds punch, and all without distorting or adding any unwanted frequencies. It’s a simple and extremely powerful tool.
Ultimate Producer is a learning platform that helps you get better at mixing, whether you’re a beginner or pro. Practice makes perfect, and this channel balancing course that’s on offer is a great way to sharpen up your skills on a mixer.”
Plug-in Collective members can get their code for a free PUNCH module and free Balancing the Channels with Tom Frampton from their Focusrite account, from July 29th 2021 to October 7th 2021.