Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic adds eight more 2nd-generation Scarlett mic preamps to your setup, as well as per-channel analogue compression for better dynamics control. Focusrite's high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA converter is also included. This signal processor provides eight line outputs for your analogue rig, as well as ADAT optical I/O for expanding any ADAT-equipped interface. The Focusrite preamps, high-quality conversion, and expansion features of the OctoPre Dynamic make it the ideal way to expand your studio.
Designed for flexibility
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic features eight colourful 2nd generation Focusrite mic/line preamps with great headroom, plenty of clean gain, low noise, and vanishingly low distortion, making it ideal for tracking drums, guitars, vocals, and more. Do you want to play bass or keys solo? Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic's two extended-headroom rear-panel instrument inputs make it simple. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic's onboard ADAT I/O gives you a lot of options: the outputs let you connect to any interface or digital system with ADAT optical inputs, and the inputs let you cascade another Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic or any other ADAT-output-equipped preamp, like the Scarlett OctoPre, for more expansion options. The analogue line outputs are ideal for feeding an analogue console while recording with the digital outputs, as they are supplied directly from the mic inputs (or ADAT inputs).
Award-winning Focusrite preamps onboard
Focusrite's award-winning preamps have proven their worth in pro studios all around the world for over 25 years. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic incorporates Focusrite's extensive design expertise into transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamps. This is the same technology featured in Focusrite's flagship products, allowing you to use your dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics on any source with enough of headroom. Of course, phantom power is available for mics that require it.
Per-channel soft-knee VCA compression
Each channel of the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic has a soft-knee VCA compressor, making it a simple one-knob solution for regulating all your input signal dynamics. The Transparent mode of the compressors provides fine dynamics control; hitting the More button doubles the ratio for increased compression.
Accurate digital conversion and sync
Every Scarlett machine includes Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion, which is essential for outstanding digital audio. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is a simple, straightforward method to enhance your studio I/O, with a dynamic range of up to 119dB.
Exclusive software bundle gets you up and running fast
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic comes with a powerful software package, including Ableton Live Lite. The Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite is included, as well as access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective, which offers free software downloads and substantial discounts. Everything you'll need to get up and running quickly has been included by Focusrite. You also get the Focusrite Hitmaker Expansion, which includes the following: