The Midnight Plug-In Suite from Focusrite provides models of two iconic modules, the company's ISA110 equalizer and ISA130 compressor. With powerful DSP technology and functional interfaces, the plug-ins allow a wider audience to experience the authentic and classic Focusrite sound.
The modules were originally created in the 80s for the Forté console which at the time represented the height of Focusrite analog audio processing. The digital incarnations retain all the warmth, clarity, control and sound of those original analog designs and deliver controls that are simple and intuitive with responsive and accurate meters.
The EQ features a 4-band, fully parametric EQ with peaking and shelving bands, plus low- and high-pass filters. The high-band reaches up to 15kHz, a frequency that can help give vocals an extra sparkle, while 16dB of gain and cut in each band is essential for shaping source material. Overlapping mid-ranges with fully variable Q can impart a full, rich bass, a pure open top-end, and mid-range definition.
The compressor features ratios of 1.5 to infinity, with adjustable attack and auto/manual release. Clear metering helps keep an eye on gain reduction, threshold, and input and output levels. Input and makeup gain allow for setting up the correct gain structure through the plug-in.