The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre is a slim 1 RU rackmount device with eight Scarlett microphone preamps and onboard high-resolution AD converters, making it an ideal addition to any home/project studio, live sound mixing console, or mobile recording rig with available ADAT digital inputs or unused analogue line inputs.
This signal processor's eight XLR-1/4" combination inputs may receive mic- or line-level signals, and the front-panel input jacks can also support 1/4" instrument outputs, allowing you to plug in a guitar or bass directly. Pads on each channel allow you to record the sound of high-level sound sources like drums and cranked guitar amps, and two 4-channel banks of 48V phantom power can be used to power condenser mics and active DI boxes.
These features, in addition to the wordclock sync I/O and 5-segment LED metering, make the unit ideal for studio application. But that's only one of the Scarlett OctoPre's intended uses: it also works well in live sound scenarios, offering eight additional preamps for the stage, all of which feed their own line outputs, allowing them to feed a variety of mixers, consoles, and PAs. You can even record digitally using the ADAT outputs while routing the line outputs to a console. The OctoPre comes with included software, which includes the Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 plug-ins, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, and Focusrite's Plug-In Collective, which releases exclusive new downloads every couple of months.
THE SOUND OF SCARLETT - AND MORE OF IT
Scarlett OctoPre gives you eight additional inputs. It's the ideal way to expand your Scarlett – or any other interface with an ADAT input.
EIGHT SCARLETT MIC PREAMPS
Scarlett OctoPre features eight Scarlett mic inputs – balanced line inputs too – all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192kHz resolution with 109dB dynamic range.
DUAL FRONT-PANEL INSTRUMENT INPUTS
Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups and are right there on the front panel for easy access.
Scarlett OctoPre Headroom
PLENTY OF HEADROOM. PADS FOR THE MOST EXTREME INPUTS
With high-headroom inputs and a pad on every channel, Scarlett OctoPre is ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals – and more.
OUTPUTS FOR LIVE OR STANDALONE USE
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.
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