Focusrite Plug-in Project


Focusrite, one of the UK’s leading Music Technology companies, recently commissioned Oliver Larkin to assist in the development of two new audio effect plug-ins.

The Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor are software models of some of Focusrite’s popular hardware devices and will be bundled with the company’s range of audio interfaces as well as being available to purchase separately. They were announced in January at the 2015 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, USA.

Oliver was involved in the project because of his significant experience developing cross platform audio plug-ins. In order to reach a wide market, developers must make their software compatible with a range of different plug-in formats, digital audio workstations and operating systems. This is a big challenge and Oliver maintains an open source software framework that simplifies the process. The Red Plug-In Suite supports four different formats (VST2, VST3, AudioUnit and ProTools AAX) and works on Windows and Mac OSX, on both 32 bit and 64 bit platforms.

For further info see the Focusrite Website.