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Focusrite Red 8 Pre 64-in / 64-out Thunderbolt Audio Interface

w/ Thunderbolt Cable

Description

The Red Range features Focusrite's flagship interfaces with ultra fast Thunderbolt and Dante connectivity and specially designed mic preamps so that you can get the best sound with minimum stress.

Red Evolution Mic Pres

The Red 8Pre features eight specially designed mic preamps called the Red Evolution preamps. These Digitally-controlled preamps are designed to be "clear and honest" to transfer the detail and nuance from your live performance onto a take.

The preamps feature -129 dB EIN and 63dB of gain so that you have plenty of headroom to get the perfect take and add external processing without the worry of peaking.

If you want your preamps to add a little character to your sound, you also have the option of adding Focusrite's unique "Air" Effect. This analogue feature recreates the natural tonal effect of the transformer-based mic preamps in the ISA Range. The Result is a tight low end and a specific mid to high range boost that gives the preamp it's light and "airy" tonal characteristics.

Mastering quality Digital Audio Converters

Another key element in the Red range is it's fantastic conversion; using selected, high-performance, precision conversion chips to get the best accuracy from the sound source to your DAW. Not only that, Focusrite uses 2 conversion chips in parallel to significantly enhance the signal-to-noise ratio. This means that the signal/noise ratio is improved by 3dB!

Versatile connectivity
Focusrite's Red series includes Thunderbolt 2 connectivity for ultra low latency, in whatever DAW you use; enabling you to track and overdub with your preferred plug-ins and effects in real time and in turn simplifying your workflow. Drop your Red system immediately, directly and seamlessly into any Pro Tools | HD system, or use it with existing Avid® interfaces, thanks to its twin DigiLink™ connectors.

Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow daisy-chaining of additional components such as hard drives and displays. Plus you're network audio enabled right out of the box; with dual Ethernet ports for Dante audio-over-IP networking. With this you can expand your recording capability over Ethernet for up to 64 additional channels anywhere on your network. Additional Red or other Dante-compatible components can be connected to the Ethernet ports to provide additional channels.

Dante networked audio

The way in which we interconnect audio equipment has hardly changed since the early days of the technology. Each audio path is represented by a single cable that runs from one piece of equipment to the next. In modern telecommunications parlance, the logical and physical paths are the same: one cable equals one channel. Signals are routed via individual copper cables, and implementing unplanned – or even planned – changes in a system, such as moving or adding channel capability, can result in extreme expense, time and effort.

The advent of digital audio networking, also called "audio-over-IP" means the removal of much of that time, effort and expense, by separating a system’s physical and logical connections. A single network cable or fibre-optic path carries multiple channels, thus making it possible to make infrastructure changes relatively cheaply, quickly and inexpensively, and without the requirement for major building changes and works. At one end of the network, a single connection is made to the music workstation(s) that will be used to work with the audio. At other points on the network, a single interconnect links each interface, which can provide multiple analogue and/or digital I/O wherever they are required. Multiple analogue cable runs and expensive, heavy multiway cables are things of the past as multiple channels are carried digitally between locations.
Dante, developed by Australian company Audinate, is a tried and tested ultra-low-latency digital audio networking system based on Ethernet and IP technology – implementations of internationally-agreed standards. Dante networks have been used in the live sound industry for years. Dante is what's known as a Layer 3 protocol - it uses standard networking hardware and infrastructure rather than requiring special switches and other components. Dante is also compatible with the AES 67 audio networking standard. Suddenly, audio can be made available anywhere it is required, capturing or relaying a live performance or distributing audio to previously hard-to-reach or prohibitively expensive locations.

Tech Spec


Simultaneous Inputs & Outputs
Channel Count
Up to 64 x 64

System Requirements
Computer
Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port (2m Thunderbolt cable included)
Other
Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

Microphone Inputs
All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 150

Gain Range
0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
Type
Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2k
Max. Input Level
+19dBu ±0.5, min gain
Min. Input Level
-44dBu ±0.5
Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
THD + N
-101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
EIN
-129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio
50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
Phantom Power
+48V, independently switchable per channel.
HPF
High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
Air Mode
2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2k

Line Inputs 1-8

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 50

Type
Electronically Balanced, Zin = 10k
Max. Input Level
+27dBu ±0.5, min gain
Min. Input Level
-36dBu ±0.5
Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
THD + N
-101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio
50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
HPF
High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
Air Mode
2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)
Line Inputs 9-16
All measurements taken at fixed input gain, Rs = 50

0 dBFS Reference Level
+27dBu ±0.5
Type
Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20k
Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
THD + N
-104dB (0.0006%) @ -1dBFS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio
50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
Instrument Inputs
All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 600

Gain Range
0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
Type
Zin = 2.3M
Max. Input Level
+15dBu ±0.5, min gain
Min. Input Level
-48dBu ±0.5
Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
THD + N
-94dB (0.002%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
HPF
-3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
Air Mode
2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)
Line Outputs 3-18
All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100k

0 dBFS Reference Levels
+18dBu ±0.5
Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
THD + N
<-102dB (0.0008%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
Dynamic Range
121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
Output impedance
Nominal output impedance = 136 balanced (68 each phase)
Monitor Outputs
All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100k

Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
Dynamic Range
+120dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+18dBu ±0.5
THD+N
<-78dB (0.0012%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
Stereo Level Balance
±0.02dB @ 997Hz
Output impedance
Nominal output impedance = 136 balanced (68 each phase)
Headphone Output
All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 600

0 dBFS Reference Levels
+16dBm ± 0.1dB
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
THD + N
<-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz
Stereo Level Balance
±0.05dB @ 997Hz
Dynamic Range
114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance
10
Headphone Impedance
32 - 600
Crosstalk
Microphone Crosstalk

Mic Input to Input
< -70dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Mic Input to Output
< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Output to Mic Input
< -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Line Crosstalk

Line Input to Line Input
< -60dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Line Input to Output
< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Output to Line Input
< -115dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Output Crosstalk

Output to Output
< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Headphone Crosstalk

Headphone to Headphone
< -75dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
Digital Performance
Supported Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz at 24 bit
Clock Sources
Internal, ADAT, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master
Front Panel Connectivity
Instrument Inputs

Channel Count
2 Channels In
Instrument Inputs
2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack
Headphone Outputs

Channel Count
2 Stereo Channels Out
Headphone Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
Rear Panel Connectivity
Thunderbolt

Channel Count
Up to 64 In and 64 Out
Thunderbolt Ports
2 x Thunderbolt Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)
Pro Tools|HD

Channel Count
Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)
Primary Port
2 x Mini DigiLink
Dante

Channel Count
Up to 32 In and 32 Out
Input and Output
2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).
Mic Inputs

Channel Count
8 In
Input
1 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
Line Level

Channel Count
16 In and 16 Out
Input
2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
Output
2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
ADAT

Channel Count
Up to 16 In and 16 Out
Input
2 x TOSLINK connector
Output
2 x TOSLINK connector
Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16
Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8
Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4
S/PDIF

Channel Count
2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)
Input
1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
Output
1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
Monitor Outputs

Channel Count
2 Out
Montor Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
Loop Sync

Loop Sync Input
1 x BNC 75 port
Loop Sync Output
1 x BNC 75 port
Word Clock

Word Clock Input
1 x BNC 75 port
Word Clock Output
1 x BNC 75 port
PSU

PSU
1 x IEC Input
Front Panel Indicators
OLED Screens
3 x Screens (menus and metering)
Control Functions
2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim)). 12 x Switches (control over OLED menus & metering)
Dimensions
Height
44mm/ 1.73"
Width
483mm/ 19.02"
Depth (Chassis Only)
340mm/ 13.39"
Weight
Weight
5.14kg
Power
PSU
1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 65W.

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