Eight Channels of Excellent Mic Preamps at an Excellent Value
When you get a Focusrite 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 outputs, which are 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 perfect for drums with all of the dynamics 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 instrument-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 gives you eight fantastic microphone preamplifiers at an unbeatable cost!Focusrite OctoPre MkII Microphone Preamplifier Features:
- Same Focusrite preamps as found on the Saffire Pro range
- 8 award-winning Focusrite preamps
- Built-in 8-channel 24-bit/96kHz digital outputs (ADAT)
- Mic pres optimized for tracking drums
- 2 quality hi-Z instrument inputs
- 5 LED input metering on every channel
- -10dB pads on every channel
- Direct (line) outputs on every channel
- Rackmountable with detachable rack ears
- 48-volt phantom power available on every channel
- State-of-the-art clocking solutions