Focusrite OctoPre Mk IIItem ID: OctoPre2
8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with ADAT Optical Output
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Eight Channels of Excellent Mic Preamps at an Excellent Value!When you get an OctoPre MkII, you're not just adding a set of eight great-sounding microphone preamplifiers to your rig, you're upgrading the potential of your entire music production setup. At an outrageously low cost, you get eight of the same kind of expressively musical preamplifiers that have made the Saffire Pro a total hit, plus each channel on the OctoPre MkII is equipped with truly useful extras. Whether you're expanding your recording rig, or adding a bank of high-quality pres to your live setup, we're sure you'll be impressed with the incredible value of the Focusrite OctoPre MkII.
Focusrite built the OctoPre MkII with ADAT optical output, which is perfect for expanding most recording interfaces. In fact, most of us add microphone preamplifiers to our rigs so that we can track an entire band at once. To do that, we need enough preamplifiers to cover the whole band, including the drums. The OctoPre MkII's preamps are prefect for drums, with all of the dynamic needed for high SPLs, and -10dB Pads to keep the volume under control.
The OctoPre MkII is ready for more than just drums - it's also prepared for instruments level signals. You can track guitars, bass, or keys direct and get the most out of those excellent effects plug-ins in your DAW. Focusrite also made the OctoPre MkII rackmountable, but you don't have to use the included rack ears if you don't want to. If you plan to use the OctoPre MkII with other digital gear, you'll appreciate its Word Clock input. Sticking to an analog signal chain? No problem! The OctoPre MkII has direct outs for each of its channels. So whether you're recording or using it live, going digital or staying analog, the Focusrite Octopre MkII give you eight fantastic microphone preamplifiers at an unbeatable cost!
Focusrite Octopre Mk II Eight-channel Microphone Preamplifier wiith ADAT Digital Features:
Focusrite's OctoPre MkII gives you eight great pres at an unbeatable value!
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
by Shane Hutchison from Dover,OhioI just got my Focusrite OctoPre Mk II it sounds so good. I have it hooked up to a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 with the optical cable. It gives me more inputs (for drums) and great sounds. I love this thin... read more [+]g. I use it with Cakewalk Sonar X2 and it works out great! close [-]
May 1, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist Musician
CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN
by Johnny from Virginia Beach, VAI've owned a few Focusrite pieces over the years, this didn't disappoint. Very transparent, which for the live recordings i do are perfect. I highly suggest this pre.
September 1, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer
Best in class
by TM from Inland Empire, CaliforniaI can confirm the rumors about this box, the pre's do sound better than a 003's. We did blind tests with reamps so it was the exact same sound source and chain up to the units themselves. Level matche... read more [+]d as best we could. There's something about these pre's that offer a "smooth" character over the 003's "warm" character (which I like to call "mud"). Its worked flawlessly for my studio so far. I originally went with this box for three reasons (over similar boxes), a. meters, b. front phantom power switches, and c. most of the I/O is in the back. The others in this price range didn't have the "whole package" in that respect. But I truly believe this unit is actually an improvement over my actual interface. Which also means I need a better interface, I know... that's next. But do yourselves a favor and get this. Its a solid buy that you wont regret. close [-]
May 24, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Session Musician
Focusrite OctoPre Mk II
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