Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Multi-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Expand your studio with 8 Scarlett mic preamps and 8 channels of Focusrite A/D at up to 192 kHz! The OctoPre connects to your interface with an ADAT cable.

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal 8-channel expansion for any Scarlett with ADAT inputs -- or any other digital interface with ADAT in! ADAT is a simple and easy way of increasing the number of simultaneous recording channels available in your studio. With eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and precision A-D conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz, Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal way of increasing the number of inputs in your studio. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.

Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic/line inputs deliver high headroom, plenty of clean gain, low noise and minimal distortion - ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. The front panel features two instrument inputs with extended headroom. ADAT outputs let you connect to any interface or digital system with ADAT optical inputs, and analogue line outputs let you feed an analogue console at the same time as recording with the digital outputs.

Features:

- Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
- Eight balanced line inputs
- Focusrite precision A-D conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
- Dual front-panel instrument inputs
- Pad on every channel for extra headroom - ideal for loud sources such as drums
- Eight balanced line outputs - ideal for live use
- Accurate 5-segment LED input metering
- Simple ADAT read more 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

What's In The Box?
- Scarlett OctoPre
- Getting Started Guide
- Power Cable

Included Software:

- Ableton Live Lite: The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live's trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.
- Splice Sounds: Three months Splice Sounds membership with new Splice accounts -- offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
- Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle: A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
- Landr Studio, plus five free masters: Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two-month subscription is over.

Hitmaker Expansion Plug-ins Included:

- Antares Auto-Tune Access: For 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 tracks.
- Relab's LX480 Essentials: Get four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555: The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos -- right from your studio.
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock: Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums, and Paiste and Sabian cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
- Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC: Add the preamps that made Focusrite what they are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps -- the origin of the famous 'Air' still heard on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite: Featuring a pair of 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. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-SCARLETT-OCTOPRE
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Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-SCARLETT-OCTOPRE

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500
Web: https://support.focusrite.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted October 10, 2017 by Joe B in Lytle, TX

"Amazing performance for drum tracking or any adat expansion needs!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I had been using my old Mackie 1604VLZ Pro for nearly 2 decades, and it served me well, but after so long it began getting a little flaky in the preamps. I had been using the Mackie's direct outs to feed the 1/4" analog inputs on my Focusrite Scarlett 18i6, and after losing a few takes to crackles and pops I decided to invest in a new preamp. I was afraid of a mediocre improvement for the money, but I was so happy upon trying it out. I am hearing more detail from my mics than ever before! It's so clear, rock solid so far, and runs quite cool compared to my 2 channel tube pre. SO happy with the Scarlett Octopre!

Musical Background:

Recording drums at home for 20 years, jam at home and occasional gigs and recording sessions, once at Abbey Road

Musical Style:

progressive metal, rock, pop, jazz
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