Focusrite OctoPre with ADAT, SPDIF, AES ADC Option description:
Providing eight pristine discrete channels of Focusrite Class A mic pre and compression, the Focusrite OctoPre routes directly to any digital audio workstation via analogue outputs or a 24-bit, 96kHz A/D converter of the bundled ADAT card. The Focusrite OctoPre offers the unique qualities associated with the Focusrite name at an affordable price.
Each channel also features a revolutionary compressor / limiter circuit, providing a warm-sounding compressor, which morphs into a brick wall limiter to avoid those critical overs, ensuring total control over all eight channels.
The mic pres featured in OctoPre those featured elsewhere in the award winning Focusrite Platinum range. They are a transistor-based Class A design utilising the same full-bandwidth philosophy as the legendary Red and ISA mic pres, ensuring detail and clarity without colouration. The first two 'super channels' also feature phase reverse, as well as TRS jack inputs on the front fascia for quick and easy, DI-free instrument plug-in.
Output can be either analogue or digital; choices include 8 balanced analogue outputs, or the digital outputs of the ADAT card. An external Wordclock input is also provided (BNC connector.) The AES-EBU and S/PDIF format outputs all operate at up to 24bit /96kHz and can run simultaneously with the lightpipe outputs, giving up to 16 channels of digital output for sample rates of 44.1 and 48kHz, at 16, 20 or 24 bit dithered.
With Class A Focusrite processing and almost all the interface options known to man, the Platinum Octopre is the perfect partner for any Pro Tools system or any other Digital audio workstation, making high quality, multi-channel recording easy. Equally it could be utilised as an instant location recording solution, or as an additional set of mic pres for any analogue or digital console, or hard disk recorder.
The ADAT 24-bit/96 kHz interface card provides digital outputs for all eight OctoPre channels, which operate over the full sample frequency range (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz) and can be dithered to 16-, 20-, or 24-bit depths depending upon the destination. External word clock synchronisation is possible using the rear panel BNC connector. The card features two ADAT-type lightpipe output connectors. For speeds up to 48KHz both connectors transmit all 8 channels simultaneously. However, ADAT-type connectors are bandwidth limited at sample rates above 48 kHz - each audio channel uses two ADAT digital channels to accommodate the increased quantity of data, hence the need for two ADAT connectors to allow 8 channels of conversion at high speed.
The main features of the Focusrite OCTOPRE 8 + ADAT CARD include:
- Eight pristine discrete channels
- Transistor-based Class A design mic pres
- Inputs: 1/4" jack (channels one and two only), 25 pin D-type 8 channel line level analogue connector, 8 XLR inputs for Mic
- Outputs: 25-pin D-type 8 channel analogue connector
- ADAT Expansion Board provides digital outputs for all eight OctoPre channels; two ADAT-type lightpipe output connectors
- THD: 0.001% @ 20dBu input, mic and line at 0dB gain
- Noise: -96dB at unity gain through the unit
- Mic EIN: -128 dBu @ 6dB of gain with 150Ohm termination impedance
- Frequency response: -1dB at 10Hz to 200kHz
Focusrite OctoPre with ADAT, SPDIF, AES ADC Option (code 37636)
[Bundle] includes OctoPre Mic Pre-amp / Compressor / Limite and ADAT, SPDIF, AES ADC digital option
£434.77 (ex vat)