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Focusrite Red 8 Pre - 64 In/64 Out Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface w/Dante Network Audio Connectivity

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Msrp: $4,799.99 / Savings: $800.00
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Thunderbolt or Pro Tools|HD
Take Red 8Pre on the road for location recording over Thunderbolt then connect the same interface to Pro Tools|HDX or Pro Tools|HD Native back at the studio for mixdown. Switch easily between Pro Tools | HD and any Thunderbolt-connected DAW with Host Mode. The combination of low-latency conversion and driver technology allows real-time foldback mixes to be created in the DAW while you continue to use your native plug-ins. Unlike many interfaces, both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity comes as standard, so there’s no need to buy an additional option card.

Eight Red Evolution Mic Pres
Focusrite’s Red Evolution mic pres draw on many decades of design prowess as well as many of the elements behind the incredibly popular RedNet mic pre used in many studios, broadcast facilities and live performances around the world. The digitally-controlled mic pres deliver a clear and honest sound with very low noise and plenty of gain available for the most-quiet of sources.

They can be controlled from the front panel or remotely over Thunderbolt using Focusrite Control. Additionally the mic pre settings can be saved and recalled allowing you to quickly re-setup for your next session. They also include the unique ‘Air’ effect, recreating the sound of the transformer-based mic preamps in the ISA and original Red ranges. When ‘Air’ is enabled, the microphone impedance is lowered and the sound is given a subtle mid-high boost – all in the analog domain.

Parallel Path Conversion
Focusrite has been designing digital converters for over 20 years. From the original Blue 245 and 260 mastering-grade A-D and D-A, through the Liquid Channel and more recently RedNet, digital conversion is a key part of our design heritage and philosophy. Every converter designed starts with the same objectives: low latency, high dynamic range and a flat, wide frequency response.

Red 8Pre’s conversion achieves just that, lightning fast performance, a dynamic range of 118dB A-D and 121dB D-A and a flat response to 35kHz. By using “parallel path summing” Focusrite has achieved an even greater noise-performance than ever.

Ultra-low Latency
Monitoring latency is the enemy of any performer and if the performance isn’t excellent, the final mix won’t be either. By utilising the lowest-latency conversion available, coupled with a high-performance Core Audio driver, Red 8Pre’s analogue round trip latency is kept to an exceptionally low minimum of 1.67ms.

Hugely flexible
Since Red 8Pre allows the user to assign any physical input or output to any driver/Pro Tools|HD channel, it’s easier than ever to customise the interface layout and integrate hardware inserts. Simply open Focusrite Control software and reallocate the channels as required.

Simple switching between DAWs
Switch between Pro Tools | HD and a DAW connected to the Thunderbolt interface using the Host Mode setting in the included Focusrite Control software. For example, you can switch quickly and easily between Pro Tools | HD and Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools software - just keep both connected at all times and make the switch whenever you need.

Room for expansion
While Red 8Pre has enough I/O for many scenarios, sometimes more is needed. That’s why Red 8Pre includes two ADAT ports, for up to 16 additional inputs and outputs. Simply connect any ADAT equipment, such as the Focusrite Octopre, using lightpipes.

However in today’s modern studio, audio networking is taking over. Focusrite’s RedNet range is the world’s most popular modular audio-over-IP platform. Focusrite has brought some of that technology to Red 8Pre, allowing up to 32 channels of Dante inputs and outputs to be connected. Simply plug in an Ethernet cable and add additional mic pres or line I/O with ease. Alternatively arrive at the studio or venue and simply connect one Ethernet cable to Red 8Pre to gain access to the whole network.

Included Software
Control your Focusrite interface - from your iPhone or iPad
Red 8Pre includes the new Focusrite Control software, providing a straightforward and intuitive way to set up mixes and monitoring - and more! Control the mic pres – recall settings, assign stereo pairs, adjust gain and enable features such as highpass filtering and phantom power. Switch quickly between Pro Tools | HD and a Thunderbolt-connected DAW with the Host Mode setting.

In addition, Red 8Pre is packaged with Softube's Time and Tone Bundle – a unique plug-in pack including four of Softube’s professional quality plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. Also in the box is the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range 2 and 3 equaliser and compressor hardware.

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite: free for Red interface owners
Focusrite have partnered with Brainworx to give Red owners the bx console Focusrite plug-in for free. A flawless emulation of the iconicISA 110 Equalizer and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules that retails for $349 bx console Focusrite perfectly captures the famously open sound of the Focusrite Studio Console and adds a number of new features including continuous Gain and THD controls.

Get your Focusrite Red 8 Pre today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Red 8 Pre Mic Preamp
  • Power Cable
  • Focusrite Control Software
  • Softube's Time and Tone Bundle
  • Red Plug-in Suite
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Brainworx plug-in
  • Model Number AMS-RED-8-PRE
    Model 8 Pre
    Series Red
    Bundle No
    Format Rackmount
    Channels 64
    Microphone Preamps 8
    Simultaneous I/O 64 x 64
    Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    Analog Inputs 2 x Instrument In
    Digital Inputs 1 x Loop Sync In, 1 x Optical In, 1 x S/PDIF In, 1 x (pinned) Mic In
    Analog Outputs 2 x Headphones Out, 2 x Monitor Out (L,R)
    Digital Outputs 1 x Loop Sync Out, 1 x Optical Out, 1 x S/PDIF Out, 2 x Primary Ports, 4 x (pinned) Line Outs
    MIDI I/O No
    Phantom Power Yes
    Wordclock Yes
    Mac OS Requirements OS X 10.9 or later
    Software Included Yes
    Included Software Focusrite Control Software, Softube's Time and Tone Bundle, Red Plug-in Suite
    Power Supply Internal
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