Buy a Focusrite Clarett and make stellar vocals with Hitmaker Expansion

Included is a Lexicon 480L emulation, Antares Auto-Tune and XLN Addictive Drums 2

Focusrite Clarett Hitmaker Expansion

For a limited time, Focusrite is bundling in a triple threat of revered vocal production tools with new Clarett audio interface purchases. The Hitmaker Expansion comprises full-version licenses of Antares Auto-Tune Access, Relab LX480 Essentials and XLN Addictive Drums 2: Focusrite Special, along with the comprehensive plug-in suite that already comes with Clarett interfaces.

What’s in the box?

Sleek vocal production is key for creating a chart-topping pop record and is often an art form in itself. With Antares Auto-Tune Access, producers can start experimenting with a tool that is used across the industry for creative pitch altering and correction. The Access version of Auto-Tune is optimised for low-latency processing, keeping your CPU processing at a minimum when working with a high track count. Retune Speed and Humanize controls will take you from subtle corrections to T-Pain-sounding Auto-Tuned vocals.

Focusrite Hitmaker Expansion

Sitting vocals in a lush space can elevate them to new levels, which is why Focusrite has bundled in the Relab RX480 Essentials plug-in. Emulating the Lexicon 480L, often regarded as the ultimate digital reverb, the RX480 features the algorithms that made the original 480L so special. This includes Hall, Room/Plate, Random Ambience, Random Hall and Twin Delay, plus continuous controls, flexible filter structures, stereo manipulation and more.

XLN Addictive Drums 2: Focusrite Special will lay the backline beats for your vocalists, with detailed recordings of drum beats played by pro drummers.

The whole package

With every purchase of a Clarett, customers receive the Hitmaker Expansion in addition to an already comprehensive production suite. This includes Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC; Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and compressor; XLN Audio Addictive Keys; The Softube Time and Tone bundle; membership to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective, and Ableton Live 10 Lite.

Focusrite Clarett USB

The eligible Clarett products for the Hitmaker Expansion include Clarett 2Pre USB; Clarett 4Pre USB; Clarett 8Pre USB; Clarett OctoPre.

In our review of the Focusrite Clarett range, we said: “The Clarett USB range certainly brings that high-quality sound to those lacking Thunderbolt connectivity and also brings low-latency recording and the Air feature too. The 2Pre, in particular, makes a fine portable interface with the right USB slot while the 8Pre is a fantastic option for those in need of more connectivity: bands and medium-sized project studio users.

Both are very well priced, especially given the software bundle which includes some fine plug-ins and samples. That fine Clarett quality comes to USB with a price and I/O options for everybody”.

The Hitmaker Expansion is available until 31 December 2020. To find out more head to focusrite.com

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