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The end of a Red audio legend

After 15 years of outstanding sales, Focusrite are finally to discontinue the legendary Red 3 Dual Compressor / Limiter. The Red 3 was launched in 1994, secured a TEC award in 1995, and went on to become an industry standard worldwide. Almost every major studio owns, or has at some time hosted, a Focusrite Red 3, famous for its ability to retain a natural, unobtrusive sound even when significant compression is being applied. Red 3s are frequently placed over the mix bus, applying an effect that Tom Lord-Alge describes as, ‘kissing the Focusrite’.