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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Microphone Preamp

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Expand your studio with eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, Focusrite precision conversion up to 192 kHz AD/DA and analogue compression on every channel.

The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic builds on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, adding analogue compression to all input channels and eight channels of precision D-A conversion. With dual ADAT optical I/O, its ideal for expanding a Scarlett 18i8 or 18i20 - or any interface with ADAT I/O.

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the ideal way of adding eight extra mic/line inputs to your DAW. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.

Featuring eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and a soft-knee VCA compressor on every channel. Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic lets you control the dynamics of all your input signals with an easy-to-use single-knob analogue compressor on every channel. There's a transparent mode for subtle compression plus a "More" button that doubles the ratio for compression with effect.

In addition to the eight input channels, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic includes eight line outputs, sourced either from the ADAT inputs for eight additional analogue outputs, or directly from the mic inputs for use in a live sound environment.

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is ideal for expanding any high quality, multi-channel recording system. With its high-headroom mic, line and dual instrument inputs and analogue compression, it's ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. Meanwhile the eight outputs give you the option of expanding your analogue outputs over and above the Scarlett OctoPre.

• Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
• Flexible analogue compression on every channel
• Eight balanced line inputs
• Focusrite precision AD/DA conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
• Dual front-panel instrument inputs
• Optimized headroom for tracking 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 for synchronisation with external devices

Included Software
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Free 3-month Avid[reg] Pro Tools[reg] subscription
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective
Hitmaker Expansion which includes:
Antares[reg] Auto-Tune[reg] Access Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your track
Relab LX480 Essentials - Provides four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits
Softube[reg] Marshall[reg] Silver Jubilee 2555 - A hyper-realistic model of Marshall's Silver Jubilee 2555 the modern evolution of the iconic JCM800 brought to you by analogue modeling experts Softube
XLN Audio[reg] Addictive Keys - Choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway[reg], Yamaha[reg] and the classic Rhodes[reg]
XLN Audio[reg] Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit - Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama[reg] and Pearl[reg] drums, and Paiste[reg] and Sabian[reg] cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm
Brainworx[reg] bx_oberhausen - Fully-analogue modelled replica of a classic American polysynth
Brainworx[reg] bx_console Focusrite SC - Brings the true sound of the preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music
Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite Meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe
Brainworx[reg] bx_masterdesk - Brings a smooth and simple workflow to the art of mastering, and allows anyone, from first-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly

In the Box
• Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic
• Getting Started Guide
• Power Cable

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002%
Noise EIN: -127 dBu
Maximum input level: +13 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Input Impedance: 3 kΩ
Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002%
Maximum input level: +21 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Input Impedance: 64 kΩ
Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.015%
Maximum input level: +13 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
Line & Monitor Outputs
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 109 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu
THD+N: < 0.001%
Ouput Impedance: 136 Ω (Balanced)
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