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Press Release
Embargoed – 3rd October 2008

Focusrite assume worldwide distribution of Forte Suite plug-in

As of October 1st 2008, Focusrite will assume worldwide
distribution of their finest Pro Tools®-exclusive EQ and
Compression plug-in, formerly distributed worldwide by
Digidesign.

The Focusrite Forte Suite is a channel strip plug-in based on the
now-legendary Focusrite Forte recording console of the mid 1980s.
Utilizing virtual vintage modules, Forte Suite brings Focusrite’s
sonic signature to Pro Tools through sophisticated modeling of
the ISA 110 EQ and ISA 130 dynamics processors (including
compressor, de-esser, and noise gate), the key modules from the
acclaimed Focusrite Forte analog console. It also includes
surround modes as well as graphical representations of EQ,
compression, and related module curves. And its interface
components closely resemble the ISA series modules treasured by
audiophiles the world over.

Along with offering a host of powerful processing tools including
a six-band EQ and a multi-channel compressor, gate, and expander,
Forte Suite also features a sidechain input and frequency filters
for the dynamics processors.

The Forte Suite can perform both as a channel strip plug-in and
as individual ISA 110, ISA 130 dynamics, and ISA 130 compressor
plug-ins. In addition, the ISA 130 compressor supports all Pro
Tools surround formats.

The Forte Suite will be available to purchase via Focusrite’s
network of exclusive distributors from November 2008. A 14-Day
trial that gives you all of the functionality of the full retail
version will be available to download from Focusrite.com. For
pricing details, please contact your local Focusrite distributor.

Further information and higher resolution images of Focusrite
equipment (see the VIP area) from www.focusrite.com/vip

Pictures supplied
Focusrite Forte Suite screen grabs

Focusrite® is the premier choice for audio professionals and
enthusiasts with an ear for detail. Focusrite was established
back in 1985, with the introduction of the forte console,
renowned for upholding a level of sonic integrity beyond compare.
Since then, Focusrite’s RED, ISA and Platinum solutions can
be found pride of place in studios across the globe. Today, with
Liquid technology and the Saffire range of Firewire audio
interfaces, Focusrite remain at the cutting edge of digital audio
workstation and signal processing solutions, with sonic integrity
still forming the foundation of every design. These same
qualities are to be found in numerous award-winning and industry-
shaping products, designed by Focusrite for other leading brands
within the audio industry.

Pro Tools is a registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc.

For further info contact:
Giles R Orford
Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd.
Tel: 01494 836326
Email: giles@focusrite.com
Web: www.focusrite.com

								
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