The Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal 8-channel expansion for any Scarlett - or other digital interface with ADAT inputs. ADAT is a simple and easy way of increasing the number of simultaneous recording channels available in your studio. With eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and precision A-D conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz, Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal way of increasing the number of inputs in your studio. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.
Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic/line inputs deliver high headroom, plenty of clean gain, low noise and minimal distortion - ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. The front panel features two newly-designed instrument inputs with extended headroom. ADAT outputs let you connect to any interface or digital system with ADAT optical inputs, and analogue line outputs let you feed an analogue console at the same time as recording with the digital outputs.
The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic comes with a load of free software to help you produce great sounds. The Red Plug-in Suite recreates Focusrite's classic Red 2 Equalizer and Red 3 Compressor to provide you with clear, detailed and dynamic sound for excellent tonal control of your mix.
Also included is the Softube Time and Tone bundle which contains four plug-ins for adding effects or adjusting your mix. The TSAR-1R Reverb and Tube Delay are versatile effects that can be taken from natural and realistic to huge, dramatic sounds. The Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is an enhanced multi-band compressor and the Saturation Knob is a simple plug-in for adding modelled distortion for a grittier and warmer sound.
You'll also be able to take advantage of the Focusrite Plugin Collective. Every few months you'll be able to download free versions of innovative software as well as receive discounts exclusive to Focusrite customers. Find out more here.
3 year warranty
All Focusrite products come with a 3 year warranty from the point of purchase, if bought after October 2016. Visit Focusrite's site for more infomation.
- Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
- Eight balanced line inputs
- Focusrite precision A-D conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
- Dual front-panel instrument inputs
- Pad on every channel for extra headroom - ideal for loud sources such as drums
- Eight balanced line outputs - ideal for live use
- Accurate 5-segment LED input metering
- Simple ADAT connectivity via optical cables
- 48V Phantom power available on every channel for condenser mics
- State-of-the-art digital clocking with Word Clock I/O and JetPLL jitter elimination