A studio legend, made for a studio legend
Focusrite was born in 1985 when famed producer for The Beatles, Sir George Martin, approached Rupert Neve to make some custom modules for his studio, AIR Montserrat, a home away from home for the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and so many more. Their goal was to create a top-of-the-line microphone preamp and EQ with low noise, extra wide bandwidth, and an incredibly musical sound. Out of this vision came the ISA-110 channel strip, a truly beautiful transformer-coupled mic preamp with a 4-band EQ, complete with highpass and lowpass filters.
The makings of an enviable channel strip
Word traveled fast about the success of the ISA-110 design, and standalone versions of it quickly started making their way into pro studios across the planet. It was soon joined by the ISA-130 compressor/limiter/de-esser, and before long Martin and Neve collaborated on the build of an entire flagship mixing console based on these immensely popular boutique designs.
One of the rarest high end consoles in existence
Focusrite spared no expense working on this ambitious studio desk, but as costs rapidly reached astronomical levels, the rights to the console were acquired by Phil Dudderidge of Soundcraft Electronics, who finally completed the Focusrite Studio Console with his team. Only 10 of the full consoles were ever made, and only 9 are still in existence today.
A reputation for greatness
The original Focusrite Studio Console has gained an enviable reputation for dynamic punch and equalization that is both clinically precise and extremely pleasing, firmly establishing it as the recording and mixing desk of choice for select studios around the world to this day. The list of artists who made records on this desk includes Green Day, No Doubt and so many more.
This ultra-rare console is now available in your DAW
The plugin version of this legendary console strip is the bx_console Focusrite SC, officially sanctioned by Focusrite. Like other plugins in the bx_console line, it offers 72 channels built with Brainworx's pioneering and patented Tolerance Modeling Technology, capturing the slight channel-to-channel variances for unparalleled depth, width and punch, just like the original Focusrite Studio Console. The bx_console Focusrite SC is stacked with an arsenal of extra features including a THD control, Virtual Gain control, Mix knob and more. Try this channel strip in your mix today and experience the transparency, power and control of the world famous Focusrite console!
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- 0:41Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC Teaser
- 38:56Focusrite // The Story of the Focusrite Studio Console
- 26:46BrainWorx Focusrite SC | Plugin Walk Through & Review
A studio legend, made for a studio legend
Endorsed and Approved by FOCUSRITE
Faithful emulations of the legendary ISA110 Equalizer Module and the ISA130 Dynamic Module include Comp/Limiter, De-Esser and Expander/Gate from the original Focusrite Studio Console designed by Rupert Neve
- TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727) simulates channel-to-channel variances in electronic components for the most realistic analog sound
Randomize function for picking emulated channel number
Adds several "mods" to the already fantastic original design in the EQ and Dynamics sections
Continuously variable THD control adds colorful saturation independently per channel.
Continuously variable Virtual Gain control adds simulated analog noise independently per channel for extra analog vibe.
Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a great starting point for creating your sound.
I’ve been waiting to see this for a long time; the few times I’ve used a Focusrite console I was blown away by the musicality, the sound, color and character of it. The ISA110 (designed by… Read More
I was fortunate to work on one of these incredible sounding consoles on a regular basis. They had such a clean, tight and punchy low end with highs that seemed to go on for days...And now it's… Read More
I work a lot with mix busses in my DAW and I love the Focusrite Console, it just does the job and sounds great. Both modules are easily to adjust and work together perfectly. The sound is… Read More
Great sound but not for the faint of heart★★★★☆Generally speaking the presets always enhance whatever sound I'm putting through them, but it is a bit of the deep end as far as trying to figure out how to make your own patches.
Superb★★★★★There is something super sweet in this consolé emulation. I specially LOVE the high shelving, its like adding magic air. I only miss sidechain comprensión, but It is still Magic.
Lovely EQ★★★★★Before I got this, I thought, EQs are EQs. They’re all really pretty much the same. (Yes, I was an amateur.)
Then I got this guy. These filters are amazing . I especially love the two… Read More
Absolutely Beautiful★★★★★I own at least a dozen channel strips from Waves, UAD, to several PA products and have to say the Focusrite SC is my absolute favorite. Not really what else to say... its just sweet and wonderful… Read More
bx console Focusrite SC★★★★★beautiful sounds! This Focusrite console emulation is simply awesome! A MUST HAVE!!
Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3
Supported Operating Systems Mac PC System Requirements
macOS 13 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8
Intel, or Apple Silicon
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Supported Operating Systems
With the Installation Manager you can select, download & install all the Plugin Alliance products. Select any and all formats you need for your system! Mac & PC.
Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC - Changelog
Version 1.5.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS
Version 1.5.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior
Version 1.4 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher
Version 1.3 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode
- Fixed artefacts at render start when freezing or bouncing
Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Fixed high frequency artifact that could occur on some signals
- Improved metering behavior
Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows
- Added scalable UI feature
Version 1.0 (July 6, 2019)
- Release version