Heritage Sound Competition Highlights 30 Years of Focusrite

02 Mar 2015

Focusrite’s Heritage Sound products, the ISA range and the Red 1 500, have set the standard for quality sound with character around the world. Now is the time to make that sound your own – and perhaps get the chance to have your music mixed by leading engineer Damian Taylor.

Focusrite was founded 30 years ago this year when legendary console designer Rupert Neve was asked by Sir George Martin to design new input modules for AIR Studios. Those designs formed the basis for Focusrite’s enormously successful Red Range, and the subsequent ISA (“Input Signal Amplifier”) range and Red 1 500 available today. At their heart is the classic transformer-based mic pre that has been used on literally thousands of hit records going back decades.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original creation of these classic designs, Focusrite is running an exclusive competition – with the prize being a mix of your music by Damian Taylor. Based out of his Golden Ratio studio in Montréal, Canada, Damian has worked with Arcade Fire, The Killers, Bjork, The Prodigy and many other leading artists.

How to qualify

Buy and register an ISA or Red 1 500 product after March 2nd 2015, and then use it on your track before September 1st 2015.

How to enter

On September 1st 2015, the entry form will go live: upload an mp3 rough mix of the track you’ve made with the ISA or Red 1 500 between September 1st and 13th to enter the competition. Damian will choose the winner – and he’ll start on the mix as soon as possible after he receives the source files.

Focusrite’s Heritage Sound products, the ISA Range and the Red 1 500, set the standard for quality sound with character around the world. Make that sound your own.


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