Focusrite (and many other companies) later paid far more attention to the combo mic pre & A/D converter interface combo that ultimately meant sacrificing quality on the components that mattered most -- the anaolog stage! The Octopre Platinum is simply a no frills analog device intended for those who record live! Whether it's a stage performance or a live session is-studio...The need for multiple inputs that are matched/phase coherent is crucial! Even if you're in-studio and recording an isolated drum kit with up to eight mic sources -- you cannot mix and match outboard pre's.
For me - having 24 channels of matched pre's for recording in environments where bleed was a given was of absolute importance. These units will rival those costing several thousand dollars. They aren't popular simply because they aren't sexy! There are no VU meters or giant flashing lights. The controls are simple -- input gain, compressor/limiter, 48v, high pass filter...That's it and all you need to front end a DAW! These units are analog only - the optional digital output card was never installed. I use Antelope digital interfaces and monitoring controllers. That combination has worked flawlessly for me for many years. But, really, is it worth it?
There are minor cosmetic blemishes, but otherwise 100% functional! Check out some of the recordings we've made live on camera at Beehive Productions (beehive pro dot com) if you're interested in hearing / seeing! Or head over to Vimeo / Youtube and search us. You'll find sessions with Ani Difranco and many more! The item "Focusrite Octopre Platinum 8 channel Mic / line pre amplifier & compressor (807)" is in sale since Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "beehivepro" and is located in Saranac Lake, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.