Focusrite will provide the FAST Bundle and a discount on Alan Parson’s Fundamentals of Recording & Music Production course to everyone who registers and attends the Audio Masterclass with Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck (scheduled for June 28th).
When I hear the name Alan Parsons, my mind immediately plays the vintage Chicago Bulls theme song, and I get an itch to shoot some hoops.
But he is responsible for so much more than composing that legendary track. Alan is a famous audio engineer and music producer who engineered Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, among many other albums.
Julian Colbeck is a professional keyboard player and author of several books related to music and music production. He worked with Alan to create the “Alan Parsons’ Art and Science of Sound Recording” course.
The duo is hosting the Audio Masterclass on Focusrite’s official YouTube Channel on June 28th. They will share various music production techniques and provide timely advice to music producers entering the industry this year.
If you register for the event and sign up for the Focusrite Group in Education email database, you will also receive Focusrite’s FAST Bundle for free. The offer also includes an exclusive discount for Alan Parson’s Fundamentals of Recording & Music Production course.
We all love free plugins here on BPB, so let’s look at the FAST Bundle in more detail.
The bundle contains five plugins: FAST Compressor, FAST Equaliser, FAST Reveal, FAST Verb, and FAST Limiter. The bundle typically costs $359.85, so getting it for free is quite a steal.
Some of the plugins, such as the FAST Compressor and FAST Verb, use AI to help you develop the best settings for your track as quickly as possible. We recently surveyed our readers about the use of AI in music production, and these plugins are an excellent example of where the industry seems to be headed.
You get a quick look at the five included plugins below.
My favorite two of the bunch are the FAST Limiter and FAST Equaliser. The AI-powered EQ is a godsend when working on a project that must be finished quickly.
I like using tools that help me get the best results quickly. Having access to an EQ plugin that provides a good starting point for the best equalization settings is quite valuable in these situations.
The FAST Limiter is equally useful. It makes it easy to get the right loudness level so that your exported track complies with the standards set by various streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.
Learn more about the offer on the promo page linked below. After signing up, you will instantly receive a coupon code to get the Focusrite FAST Bundle for free.
UPDATE #1: The coupon code delivered by Focusrite currently isn’t working on their website. We will update the article as soon as this is fixed.
UPDATE #2: Focusrite is aware of the issue and is working on solving it. The code is expected to start working again by Tuesday morning (BST).
UPDATE #3: Focusrite stated that the FAST bundle will be offered for free on June 28th to everyone who signs up and attends the masterclass. The technical issues were caused by an unexpectedly high amount of traffic caused by this BPB coverage. Please read the full announcement below.
Greg from Focusrite here – We were made aware of this blog post yesterday evening and as the comments section and the reach of the blog post itself continue to grow, I wanted to reach out to you all to apologize for the various problems you have encountered that have been reported in this thread.
The email regarding the Masterclass was initially sent to a limited group of our mailing list who meet certain criteria, so once this blog post was made, there was a much wider reach on the offer than we had originally planned for.
I’ll be honest; we did not anticipate such a huge amount of interest in the Masterclass offer due to the size of the aforementioned mailing list prior to this blog post.
We’ve spoken with various departments at Focusrite this morning about the promo and the unprecedented level of interest in it since this blog post was published and had to make the difficult decision of temporarily disabling the promo code in order to ensure that our Support Teams have sufficient bandwidth to look after our current Customers, so at present, the FAST Bundle offer will be up and running again once the webinar itself is running; 28th June 2023 at 12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm BST.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for the webinar through the link below. You will then be able to access the FAST Bundle download once the webinar has started.
Again, my apologies for any confusion caused regarding the code availability and subsequent delay in the code being eligible. This has not been a decision that has been made lightly, and I apologize if anybody was understandably eager to get their hands on the FAST Bundle plugins prior to 28th June 2023.
Greg Sheffield // Focusrite Novation Senior Customer Service Assistant”
More info: Audio Masterclass with Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck (register to get the Focusrite FAST Bundle for free on June 28th)