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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Mic Preamp

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8-channel Mic/Line Preamplifier, 24-bit/192kHz, with 8 line outputs and ADAT Outputs - Mac/PC
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Need more channels from your digital interface? The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre expands your setup with eight additional 2nd-generation Scarlett mic preamps. Also onboard is Focusrite's high-res 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion. OctoPre gives you eight line outputs to feed your analog rig, along with ADAT optical output to expand any ADAT-equipped interface. OctoPre's pristine Focusrite preamps, high-quality conversion, and expansion capabilities make it the ideal way to grow your studio.

Designed for flexibility

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre is equipped with eight vibrant, 2nd generation Focusrite mic/line preamps that offer high headroom, copious clean gain, low noise, and vanishing low distortion — perfect for tracking drums, guitars, vocals, and more. Want to take the bass or keys direct? Scarlett OctoPre makes it convenient with its two extended-headroom front-panel instrument inputs. ADAT outputs offer easy connection to any interface or digital system fitted with ADAT optical inputs, and the analog line outputs are perfect for feeding an analog console while recording with the digital outputs.

Award-winning Focusrite preamps onboard

For over 25 years, Focusrite's award-winning pres have proven their mettle in pro studios around the world. Focusrite ports their considerable design savvy into the transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamps in the Scarlett OctoPre. This is the same technology found in Focusrite's flagship products, giving you gobs of available headroom to accommodate your dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics on any source, no matter how boisterous. Of course, you also get phantom power for your mics that require it.

Accurate digital conversion and sync

Music Experience engineers know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Scarlett unit features Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering up to 109dB of dynamic range, the Scarlett OctoPre is the easy, clean way to expand your studio I/O.

Accurate digital conversion and sync

Music Experience engineers know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Scarlett unit features Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering up to 119dB of dynamic range, the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the easy, clean way to expand your studio I/O.

What Focusrite Says...

Scarlett OctoPre gives you eight additional inputs. It's the ideal way to expand your Scarlett - or any other interface with an ADAT input. Scarlett OctoPre features eight 2nd Generation Scarlett mic inputs - balanced line inputs too - all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192 kHz resolution with 109dB dynamic range. Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups and are right there on the front panel for easy access. With high-headroom inputs and a pad on every channel, Scarlett OctoPre is ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals - and more. Eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from the inputs allow Scarlett OctoPre to be used in a live situation whilst capturing the recording via the digital ADAT output.

About ADAT

ADAT is a simple and easy way of bringing extra channels of I/O to your system via optical cable. One light-pipe can carry up to eight channels of audio. Just connect the ADAT output on the OctoPre to the ADAT input on your interface, set your sample rate and clock source and you're ready to go. ADAT I/O is available on many Focusrite and third-party interfaces.

Need D-A/Outputs as well as Inputs?
Compression?

If you need more inputs as well as more outputs check out the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic - everything you see here, plus eight channels of pristine D-A conversion and analogue compression on every input. It might be just what you're looking for.

    Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Mic Preamp Features:

    • 8-channel mic/line preamp expansion with ADAT output
    • 8 x 2nd-generation Scarlett mic/line pres,
    • 8 line outputs, fed from mic preamps
    • Up to 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA for high-resolution audio
    • ADAT outputs (8 channels at up to 48kHz, 4 channels at 96kHz, 2 channels at 192kHz)
    • Mic pres and front-panel instrument inputs engineered with generous headroom
    • 5-segment LED metering and channel clip indicators
    • 48-volt phantom power available across all inputs (switchable: 1-4, 5-8)
    • Word clock I/O
    • Includes Focusrite Red 2 & 3 plug-in suite and Softube Time & Tone bundle
    Preamp Type Solid State
    Number of Channels 8
    Phantom Power Yes
    Analog Inputs 8 x XLR-1/4" combo
    Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4"
    Digital Outputs 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
    Clock I/O In/Out
    Sample Rate Up to 192kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Rack Spaces 1U
    Power Source Standard IEC AC cable
    Depth 11.26"
    Weight 7.1 lbs.
    Manufacturer Part Number SCARLETT-OCTOPRE

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