Now Focusrite have introduced the Octopre Mark II. It still features eight great preamps, and 16 digital outputs (or 8 at 96kHz), but now at a cheaper price! It still records at 24bit/96KHz and also features phantom power on all channels, pad on all channels, optional word clock sync and direct line outs on 6.35mm jacks for each discrete channel making this a great preamp for recording live gigs (use it as a preamp for your desk and route the ADAT out to your recording rig, or vice versa). Focusrite also provide two High-impedance instrument inputs so you can plug a guitar or bass directly into the front of the unit without the need for a D.With 8 first class Focusrite pres and ADAT output, the units are great ways to extend interfaces or digital desks with ADAT Lightpipe inputs. It's pres are designed to handle the loudest sources without clipping and with 24bit headroom, there is no longer a need to reach an average peak level above around -18dBFS unlike when 16bit technology was common and you had to peak close to 0dB to get a good S/N ratio. So unless you feel like you really need to compress straight away, the MKII may prove to be a good option over the Platinum Octopre.
Here's what Focusrite say about the Octopre MKII. With eight channels of Focusrite pre-amplification and a built-in 24-bit / 96 kHz ADAT output, OctoPre MkII is Focusrite's powerful input upgrade for your Pro Tools system, or any digital audio workstation.It's also a great expansion for any analogue or digital console, or hard disk recorder. The digital output allows users to make the most of often-neglected ADAT inputs; ideal for expanding the number of mic-pre inputs on your interface. Connect OctoPre MkII to your audio interface's ADAT input to create a high quality, multi-channel recording solution, ideal for tracking drums, as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. Eight High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps. The best sounding multi-channel mic-pre in its class.
Built-in eight channel 24-bit / 96 kHz digital output. Make the most of your interface's ADAT input. OctoPre connects via its built-in lightpipe output, with a real world' dynamic range performance of 110dB. Mic-pres optimised for tracking drums. OctoPre MkII is designed not to clip, with pre-amps optimised to handle extreme levels from sound sources like kick drum and snare.Two quality Hi-Z instrument inputs. OctoPre MkII's first two channels feature DI's, ready for you to plug in your Guitars and Bass, instantly accessible on the front fascia. 5 LED input metering on every channel. OctoPre MkII's fast-acting 5-LED input meters provide clear reference of input levels, helping you to avoid analogue or digital clipping. 10dB Pads on every channel. OctoPre MkII is drum-ready, with 10dB pads to stop hot signals from overdriving the microphone pre-amp. Direct outputs on every channel. For routing and flexibility, especially in the live environment. Each mic-pre can be routed to the mixer's analogue channels, with two mirrored ADAT outputs (44.1) left free to send to digital recorders. 48V Phantom power available on every channel. Switched in two groups (1-4 and 5-8) every channel is capable of supplying phantom power, for use with most condenser microphones. OctoPre MkII Dynamic's internal clock delivers a jitter performance of. Mic Gain: +10dB to + 55 dB. Line 1-8 Gain: -10 dB to +36 dB. Instrument Gain: +10 dB to +55 dB. Input Pad on inputs 1-8: -10 dB.
Phantom power switched in 2 x 4 channel groups (1-4 and 5-8). Mic and instrument maximum input level: +8 dBu (+17 dBu with pad on input). Line maximum input level: +22 dBu. Sample rates: 44.1kHz to 96kHz. Clock Sources: Internal clock and sync'ing to Word Clock Input.
Dimensions: W = 484mm / 19, H = 45mm / 1.8, D = 265mm / 10.4. Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.93. IV, PH, PA, AB POSTCODES.
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