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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic Mic Preamp  From Focusrite

8 channel mic pre with A-D/D-A conversion & analogue compression

Focusrite

$649.99

Retail:  $819.99

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Manufacturer's Description from Focusrite

Eight Scarlett mic pres

Building on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic brings you the ultimate Scarlett expansion with eight Scarlett 2nd Generation mic preamps with analogue compression on every input channel providing a musical, soft-knee style of compression for more subtle control of dynamics. The "More" button then allows you to double the ratio for more aggressive compression effects.

Focusrite precision A-D and D-A conversion

Eight channels of Focusrite precision A-D will capture your performance with clarity, honesty and transparency and providing you have an ADAT output on your interface, eight channels of D-A get it back out again via the balanced line outputs. With dual ADAT optical inputs and outputs, it's ideal for expanding your studio's I/O.

Dual high-headroom Hi-Z instrument inputs

Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups. Don't forget to engage a bit of compression, great for controlling the dynamics of electric basses and guitars.

Ideal for recording the whole band

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is ideal for expanding any high quality, multi-channel recording system. With its high-headroom mic, line and dual instrument inputs, and analogue compression on every channel, it's ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals - and more.

Expand the number of outputs in your studio

EiScarlett OctoPre Dynamic's eight analogue outputs can be sourced either directly from the mic preamps for live use, or via the ADAT inputs to give you eight more analogue outputs channels from your DAW.

About ADAT

ADAT is a simple and easy way of expanding your analogue inputs. ADAT uses inexpensive "light-pipe" optical cables to 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 input is available on many Focusrite and third-party interfaces.
 
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About Manufacturer

The Focusrite brand was established way back in 1985 and the founding principles of the company were to develop products that sounded more musical, in addition to just measuring well - today,we still carry these founding principles forward in our class-leading and award-winning designs. We measure our success by the success of you, our clients, and you will find Focusrite product prominent in professional and project studios throughout the world. Based just outside of London, we work with the best design talent throughout the world to bring you the tools to enhance the way you work. Our product is made with pride and principle in a highly automated ISO 9002 factory with significant level of test by engineers who themselves are musicians and understand the part our product plays in your process. Our commitment: We understand that how your project sounds to you is your most important concern. We are totally dedicated and focused on designing and manufacturing product that will enable you to achieve this goal. Our design goals are that product should be easy to use, logically designed, give class-leading performance and give years of predictable performance. We strive to continuously improve ourselves in these respects - our principal concern is meeting your expectations. Our focus on quality is all consuming - it rules our daily life.

Specifications

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
107 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.002%
 
Noise EIN
 
-127 dBu
 
Maximum input level
 
+13 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
3 kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
107 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.002%
 
Maximum input level
 
+21 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
64 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
 
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
 
Dynamic Range
 
107 dB (A-Weighted)
 
THD+N
 
<0.015%
 
Maximum input level
 
+13 dBu
 
Gain Range
 
50 dB
 
Input Impedance
 
1 MΩ

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
 
109 dB (A-Weighted)
 
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
 
+16 dBu
 
THD+N
 
<0.001%
 
Ouput Impedance
 
136 Ω (Balanced)