With eight channels of Focusrite pre-amplification and a built-in 24-bit
/ 96 kHz ADAT
output, OctoPre MkII is Focusrite's powerful input upgrade for your Pro Tools system, or any digital audio
workstation. It's also a great expansion for any analogue
or digital console
, or hard disk recorder.
output allows users to make the most of often-neglected ADAT
inputs; ideal for expanding the number of mic-pre inputs on your interface
. Connect OctoPre MkII to your audio interface
input to create a high quality, multi-channel
recording solution, ideal for tracking drums, as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more.
The Focusrite Pre
Focusrite has, over the past two decades, built a reputation as the market leader for high quality recording equipment, with its mic-pre technology as the cornerstone of that enviable reputation. The original mic-pre, as featured in the early Focusrite Forte console
, used rotary switched gain
controls and high quality audio
transformers. This mic-pre is still used by many of the industries greatest producers and has contributed to the sound
of countless hit records. Today, Focusrite design equipment for a far greater audience, from professionals to amateur enthusiasts, all with varying budgets.
As with the Red and ISA ranges, the Mic-pre technology found in the OctoPre MkII is designed to the highest possible standards. They uphold the same wide bandwidth
philosophy featured in the original Forte console
, back in 1989. All Focusrite mic-pres feature custom components which have undergone an intense testing and qualification process. With the facts and figures in, Focusrite designs then have to pass the essential listening stage
. Any design can measure well on the test bench but only a great design can be qualified in the studio. The FET-based design in the OctoPre MkII is no exception and ensures the same low noise
and distortion performance as earlier transformer-based designs. It delivers clarity without colouration and exhibits the signature transparency for which Focusrite have become famous.