Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2015)—Focusrite is running a competition to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the original creation of the first of its classic designs.
Buyers of a Focusrite ISA or Red 1 500 product who register their product and use it on a track before September 1, 2015, could win the chance to have their song mixed by mix engineer Damian Taylor. Based out of his Golden Ratio studio in Montréal, Canada, Taylor has worked with Arcade Fire, The Killers, Bjork, The Prodigy and other well-known artists. All an entrant has to do to enter is to upload an mp3 rough mix of a track made with the ISA or Red 1 500 before September 13. Taylor will choose the winner, and will start on the mix as soon as possible after the source files are supplied.
2015 marks an important milestone for Focusrite, the UK-based manufacturer of computer audio interfaces, microphone preamplifiers and audio signal processors. Focusrite grew out of a 1985 request from Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin to legendary professional audio designer Rupert Neve to design a new, high-quality microphone preamplifier and equalizer—and later a dynamics module—to extend the capabilities of the vintage Neve recording console installed in Martin’s AIR Montserrat studio in the Caribbean. The success in Montserrat and subsequently at AIR London resulted in their commercial release as stand-alone modules.