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Focusrite OctoPre MK2 Mic Pre Amp

Stock code: 67842

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Features

  • Features eight award-winning Focusrite pre-amps
  • Mic-pres optimised for tracking drums
  • Built-in eight channel 24-bit / 96 kHz digital outputs
  • 5 LED input metering on every channel
  • Two quality Hi-Z instrument inputs

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.

The original mic-pre, as featured in the early Focusrite Forte console, used rotary switched gain controls and high quality audio transformers. This mic-pre is still used by many of the industries greatest producers and has contributed to the sound of countless hit records. Today, Focusrite design equipment for a far greater audience, from professionals to amateur enthusiasts, all with varying budgets.

As with the Red and ISA ranges, the Mic-pre technology found in the OctoPre MkII is designed to the highest possible standards. They uphold the same wide bandwidth philosophy featured in the original forté console, back in 1989. All Focusrite mic-pres feature custom components which have undergone an intense testing and qualification process. With the facts and figures in, Focusrite designs then have to pass the essential listening stage. Any design can measure well on the test bench but only a great design can be qualified in the studio. The FET-based design in the OctoPre MkII is no exception and ensures the same low noise and distortion performance as earlier transformer-based designs. It delivers clarity without colouration and exhibits the signature transparency for which Focusrite have become famous.

Eight 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.

State-of-the-art Clocking Solutions

OctoPre MkII's internal clock delivers a jitter performance of greater than 10 PPM. For external clocks, a BNC connector is provided and industry-standard JetPLL jitter elimination technology is employed.

Size No
Storage Type No
Power No
ManufacturerFocusrite
Model Octopre MKII Mic Pre Amp
Dimensions (H x W x D)45 x 484 x 265 mm
Weight3.6 kg
Mic Gain +10dB to + 55dB
Line 1-8 Gain -10dB to +36dB
Instrument Gain +10dB to +55dB
Input Pad on inputs 1-8 ~-10 dB
Phantom power Switched in 4 channel groups on Mic. 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
Nominal output level @ 0dBFS 16 dBu, balanced
Metering of analogue inputs Channels 1-8, 5 segment (-42, -18, -6, -3 and 0dBFS)
4 Sample Rate LED’s (44.1k, 48k, 88.2k & 96k)
2 Sync Source LED’s Internal, Word Clock
‘Lock’ Indicator LED
Sample rates 44.1kHz to 96kHz
Clock Sources Internal clock and sync'ing to Word Clock Input.

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