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Focusrite RED 8 Pre - 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools / HD Compatible Audio interface, with Dante

Focusrite RED 8 Pre - 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools / HD Compatible Audio interface, with Dante
£2,998.99 (inc. vat)
£2,499.16 (ex. vat)

Brand: Focusrite

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The Focusrite Red 8Pre connectivity for both thunderbolt 2 and mini-DigiLink allowing you to take advantage of Core Audio and Pro Tools HD workflows. Red 8 is also exceptional for location recordings over a thunderbolt connection, you can then connect the same Red 8 interface to your Pro Tools setup back at the studio without the need to buy additional option cards.
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Description

Focusrite Red 8Pre

The Focusrite Red 8Pre features connectivity for both Thunderbolt 2 and mini-DigiLink allowing you to take advantage of Core Audio and Pro Tools HD workflows. Red 8 is exceptional for location recordings over a Thunderbolt connection, you can then connect the same Red 8 interface to your Pro Tools setup back at the studio without the need to buy additional option cards.

Features

Eight Red Evolution Mic Pres
The digitally-controlled mic pres deliver a clear and honest sound with very low noise and plenty of gain available for most applications. They can be controlled from the front panel or remotely 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 focusrite's 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.

Parallel Path Conversion
Every converter focusrite design 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” we have achieved even greater noise-performance.

Ultra-low Latency
The Red 8Pre utilises the lowest-latency conversion available, this paired with a high-performance Core Audio driver keeps the red 8Pre’s latency to a minimum of 1.67ms.

Included Software
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.

Specifications

Microphone Inputs (All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 150Ω)

  • Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2kΩ
  • Max. Input Level: +19dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Min. Input Level: -44dBu ±0.5
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD + N: -101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • EIN: -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V, independently switchable per channel.
  • HPF: High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kΩ

Line Inputs 1-8 (All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 50Ω)

  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 10kΩ
  • Max. Input Level: +27dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Min. Input Level: -36dBu ±0.5
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD + N: -101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
  • HPF: High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)

Line Inputs 9-16 (All measurements taken at fixed input gain, Rs = 50Ω)

  • 0 dBFS Reference Level: +27dBu ±0.5
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD + N: -104dB (0.0006%) @ -1dBFS
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

Instrument Inputs (All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 600Ω)

  • Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Zin = 2.3MΩ
  • Max. Input Level: +15dBu ±0.5, min gain
  • Min. Input Level: -48dBu ±0.5
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD + N: -94dB (0.002%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • HPF: -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)

Line Outputs 3-18 (All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100kΩ)

  • 0 dBFS Reference Levels: +18dBu ±0.5
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD + N: <-102dB (0.0008%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Dynamic Range: 121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Monitor Outputs (All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100kΩ)

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • Dynamic Range: +120dB (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18dBu ±0.5
  • THD+N: <-78dB (0.0012%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Stereo Level Balance: ±0.02dB @ 997Hz
  • Output impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Headphone Output (All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 600Ω)

  • 0 dBFS Reference Levels: +16dBm ± 0.1dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD + N: <-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Stereo Level Balance: ±0.05dB @ 997Hz
  • Dynamic Range: 114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 10Ω
  • Headphone Impedance: 32Ω - 600Ω

Crosstalk
Microphone Crosstalk

  • Mic Input to Input: < -70dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Mic Input to Output: < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output to Mic Input: < -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Crosstalk

  • Line Input to Line Input: < -60dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Line Input to Output: < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output to Line Input: < -115dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output Crosstalk

  • Output to Output: < -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Headphone Crosstalk

  • Headphone to Headphone: < -75dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Digital Performance

  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz at 24 bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, ADAT, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity
Instrument Inputs

  • Channel Count: 2 Channels In
  • Instrument Inputs: 2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack

Headphone Outputs

  • Channel Count: 2 Stereo Channels Out
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Rear Panel Connectivity
Thunderbolt

  • Channel Count: Up to 64 In and 64 Out
  • Thunderbolt Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Pro Tools|HD

  • Channel Count: Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)
  • Primary Port: 2 x Mini DigiLink

Dante

  • Channel Count: Up to 32 In and 32 Out
  • Input and Output: 2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).

Mic Inputs

  • Channel Count: 8 In
  • Input: 1 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Line Level

  • Channel Count: 16 In and 16 Out
  • Input: 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)
  • Output: 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

ADAT

  • Channel Count: Up to 16 In and 16 Out
  • Input: 2 x TOSLINK connector
  • Output: 2 x TOSLINK connector

Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16
Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz: SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8
Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz: SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

S/PDIF

  • Channel Count: 2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)
  • Input: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
  • Output: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Monitor Outputs

  • Channel Count: 2 Out
  • Montor Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Loop Sync

  • Loop Sync Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • Loop Sync Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock

  • Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port

PSU

  • PSU: 1 x IEC Input


Front Panel Indicators

  • OLED Screens: 3 x Screens (menus and metering)
  • Control Functions: 2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim)). 12 x Switches (control over OLED menus & metering)

Dimensions

  • Height: 44mm/ 1.73"
  • Width: 483mm/ 19.02"
  • Depth (Chassis Only): 340mm/ 13.39"

Weight

  • Weight: 5.14kg

Power

  • PSU: 1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 65W.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Focusrite
SKU SFOCRED8PRE
Model MORE0008UKEU
GTIN 00815301006312