Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Rackmount 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT Outputs


Expand your system's recording capability with the Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre, a slim 1 RU rackmount device laden with eight Scarlett microphone preamps and onboard high-resolution AD converters—a perfect addition to any home/project studio, live sound mixing console, or mobile recording rig that has available ADAT digital inputs or unused analog line inputs. All eight XLR-1/4" combo inputs can accept mic- or line-level signal, and the front-panel input jacks can also accommodate the 1/4" outputs of instruments, letting you plug a guitar or a bass straight into the Scarlett OctoPre. Pads on every channel allow you to capture the sound of high-level sound sources such as drums and cranked guitar amps, and 48V phantom power can be instantiated in two 4-channel banks to run condenser microphones and active DI boxes. These features, combined with the wordclock sync I/O and 5-segment LED metering, render the unit quite suitable for use in the studio. But that's only one of its intended uses: the Scarlett OctoPre also operates well in live sound environments, providing eight additional preamps for the stage, all feeding their respective line outputs, so they can feed a multitude of mixers, consoles, and PAs. You can even route the line outputs to a console while simultaneously recording digitally via the ADAT outputs. As with other items in the Scarlett series, the OctoPre ships with included software, giving you access to the Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 plug-ins, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, and Focusrite's Plug-In Collective, which provides exclusive new downloads every couple of months.

Key Features
  • For Studios and Live/Mobile Setups
  • 8 Mic/Line Preamps, 2 with Hi-Z Switches
  • Outs: 8 Balanced 1/4" Line, Dual ADAT
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD Converters
  • 48V Power on Channels 1-4 and 5-8
  • Wordclock I/O on BNC Jacks
  • 5-Segment LED Input Meters
  • AC Powered
  • Includes Focusrite and Softube Plug-Ins
In the Box
  • Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Rackmount 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT Outputs
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 4 x Self-Adhesive Feet
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (Download)
  • Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle (Download)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty