Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Microphone Preamp (2nd Gen)
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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Microphone Preamp (2nd Gen)
Utilising the ADAT connection on your Focusrite Scarlett or any compatible audio interface, the Scarlett OctoPre expands your recording input capability up to an extra 8 channels. With Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and precision A-D conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz, Scarlett Octopre Preamp is the perfect solution for professional rehearsal studios, orchestral or drum recording.
Expand your recording capabilitiesLet's face it - we've all owned an audio interface in the past and the ADAT / Optical connectivity goes to waste. It's time to put it to good use! Scarlett OctoPre boosts your channel count with an extra 8 Focusrite quality mic preamps in a convenient 19" studio rack enclosure.
New metal volume controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere.
Scarlett 2nd Generation mic preamps
The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot pickups for recording electric guitar. These industry-leading preamps 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.
24-bit/96kHz digital ADAT output
Meanwhile, the eight balanced outputs give you the option of expanding your analogue outputs over and above the Scarlett OctoPre. This makes the Octopre perfect for live environments, where clean signal and direct-thru inputs are essential for capturing the magic of your live show.
Word Clock In and Out
Synchronize your entire studio set-up with the Word Clock I/O functionality of Scarlett OctoPre.
Focusrite was created in 1985, when console design legend Rupert Neve was approached by Sir George Martin to create new modules for the AIR Studios consoles. The resulting ISA (Input Signal Amplifier) modules formed the foundation for 30 years of microphone preamp and signal processing development – from the ISA One to the Liquid Channel, and the legendary Focusrite Heritage Sound that lies behind hundreds of hits from the world’s leading studios.
Make that sound your own with the new Scarlett OctoPre – a classic in the making.
Fantastic Included Software
Allowing you to compose, record and produce your music, the Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB audio interface comes with some fantastic software included with all the tools you need.
This includes two great digital audio workstations; Ableton Live Lite and a three month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist.
Despite their powerful and comprehensive features, these DAWs are still intuitive enough for you to get great results in no time; even if you’re a complete beginner.
What’s more; you also get a free 3-month subscription to Splice Sounds when you create a new Splice account.
With access to Splice Sounds you can download millions of high-quality, royalty-free loops, one-shots and presets to flesh out your music.
- Ableton Live Lite Music Making Software
- Free 3-Month Avid Pro Tools Artist Subscription
- Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
- A Choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys Virtual Instruments
Software included with the Hitmaker Expansion:
- Antares Auto-Tune Access
- Relab LX480 Essentials
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit
- Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
- Two Month subscription to Landr Studio
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite
Three-Year Warranty On All Focusrite Products
Focusrite are excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products.
Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from 1st January 2018 onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase.
(The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.)
- 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
- Focusrite Red 3 & 3 Plug-in suite included
- Softube Time & Tone bundle included
n.b - Please note the Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Preamp is a standalone product. For the USB Audio Interface equivalent, check out the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen.
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