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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Mic Preamps

Give Your Studio More Connectivity and Clarity

Home studio engineers love Focusrite's Scarlett USB audio interfaces for their ease of use and impressive price-to-performance ratio. The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre and OctoPre Dynamic expand the capability of any home studio with additional inputs via ADAT, brilliant-sounding Scarlett preamps, well-designed dynamics controls, and more! Read on to discover what you can achieve with a Scarlett OctoPre preamp in your studio.

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Expand Your Studio with 8 More Mic Pres

The Scarlett OctoPre and OctoPre Dynamic are perfect choices for those looking to step up the capabilities of their home studio, or who just need more available inputs they can depend on for headroom and clarity.

Both models feature eight of Focusrite's acclaimed Scarlett mic/line preamps, known for their rich detail and clarity and low noise. Engineers will find the headroom on these pres suitable for just about any recording work, including drums. The Scarlett OctoPre's 2 front-panel instrument inputs let you plug in your guitar, bass or keyboard to record direct.

Both OctoPres make things easy on the other end too, with ADAT output you can feed directly into any audio interface with an ADAT optical in. Both OctoPres also have 8 analog 1/4" outputs for connecting to a console or converter of your choice.

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Another Layer of Dynamic Control

The OctoPre Dynamic gives you the same 8 Scarlett preamps, and adds a one-knob analog compressor on each input channel. Dial in gentle compression on each channel to smooth out peaks and fatten up tracks. Press the "More" switch on any channel to double its compression ratio for a more pronounced effect.

Focusrite gave the voltage-controlled-amplifier compressors in the OctoPre Dynamic a "soft knee" response, meaning the compression gradually takes effect as an input signal reaches the threshold you've set. This makes for a smoother and more subtle compression effect.

The OctoPre Dynamic also adds 2 banks of ADAT input ports, for even more flexbility.

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Add to Any Interface with an ADAT In!

Both the OctoPre and OctoPre Dynamic are great matches for any audio interface with ADAT connectivity, but they pair especially well with those from the Scarlett family, like the Scarlett 18i20 interface! Make the most of the Scarlett preamps by bringing out the clarity and smoothness of a mic like the Blue Baby Bottle. And if you're planning on expanding your studio with an OctoPre, don't forget to stock up on mic cables!
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