Focusrite Red 8Pre 64 In/64 Out Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface



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Get Thunderbolt 2 Connectivity And Dual Mini-Digilink. No Need To Buy An Additional Option Card - The Focusrite Red 8Pre 64 In/64 Out Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Red 8Pre features both Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and dual mini-DigiLink ports allowing you the best of both Core Audio and Pro Tools|HD workflows. Take Red 8Pre on the road for location recording over Thunderbolt then connect the same interface to Pro Tools|HDX or Pro Tools|HD Native back at the studio for mixdown. The combination of low-latency conversion and driver technology allows real-time foldback mixes to be created in the DAW while you continue to use your native plug-ins. Unlike many interfaces, both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity comes as standard, so there’s no need to buy an additional option card.

EIGHT RED EVOLUTION MIC PRES

Focusrite’s Red Evolution mic pres draw on many decades of design prowess as well as many of the elements behind the incredibly popular RedNet mic pre used in many studios, broadcast facilities and live performances around the world. The digitally-controlled mic pres deliver a clear and honest sound with very low noise and plenty of gain available for the most-quiet of sources. They can be controlled from the front panel or remotely over Thunderbolt 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 our 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 – all in the analogue domain.

PARALLEL PATH CONVERSION

Focusrite has been designing digital converters for over 20 years. From the original Blue 245 and 260 mastering-grade A-D and D-A, through the Liquid Channel and more recently RedNet, digital conversion is a key part of our design heritage and philosophy. Every converter we 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 than ever.

ULTRA-LOW LATENCY

Monitoring latency is the enemy of any performer and if the performance isn’t excellent, the final mix won’t be either. By utilising the lowest-latency conversion available, coupled with a high-performance Core Audio driver, Red 8Pre’s analogue round trip latency is kept to an exceptionally low minimum of 1.67ms.

HUGELY FLEXIBLE

Since Red 8Pre allows the user to assign any physical input or output to any driver/Pro Tools|HD channel, it’s easier than ever to customise the interface layout and integrate hardware inserts. Simply open Focusrite Control software and reallocate the channels as required.

ROOM FOR EXPANSION

While Red 8Pre has enough I/O for many scenarios, sometimes more is needed. That’s why Red 8Pre includes two ADAT ports, for up to 16 additional inputs and outputs. Simply connect any ADAT equipment, such as the Focusrite Octopre, using lightpipes.

However in today’s modern studio, audio networking is taking over. Focusrite’s RedNet range is the world’s most popular modular audio-over-IP platform. We’ve brought some of that technology to Red 8Pre, allowing up to 32 channels of Dante inputs and outputs to be connected. Simply plug in an Ethernet cable and add additional mic pres or line I/O with ease. Alternatively arrive at the studio or venue and simply connect one Ethernet cable to Red 8Pre to gain access to the whole network. The possibilities are huge.

INCLU

  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Interface ports for direct or chained connection.
  • 16 line-level input and output signals via DB25 connectors on the rear panel.
  • Eight remote controlled microphone preamps providing up to 63dB of gain, each with phantom power, high-pass filter, phase-reverse and ‘Air’ mode. See Appendix 3 on p.28 for further information.
  • Two instrument inputs accessed via front-mounted 1/4” jacks.
  • Analogue monitoring via dedicated balanced 1/4” jack outputs on the rear panel, plus two independent headphone outputs on the front panel.
  • Digital devices can be accommodated via the S/PDIF and dual ADAT I/O connections.
  • Two Primary Mini DigiLink connectors provide up to 64 input and 64 output channels of I/O to ProTools | HD.
  • Dual Ethernet ports provide up to 32 x 32 channels of networked audio expansion over Dante.
  • BNC connectors allow Red 8Pre to sync or slave to external devices via Word Clock or Loop Sync.
  • Permanent 8-channel LCD meter display – selectable to show all input types.
  • Simple host and sync selection setup.
  • Focusrite Control application allows full remote hardware operation, plus mixing and routing control


SIMULTANEOUS INPUTS & OUTPUTS

  • Channel Count Up to 64 x 64

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Computer Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port (2m Thunderbolt cable included)
  • Other Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver
  • OS Compatibility Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

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 9-16 - 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:
  • 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:
  • Stereo Level Balance: ±0.02dB @ 997Hz
  • Output impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

HEADPHON
Manufacturer: Focusrite
Model: RED-8-PRE
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I442774-N-0
UPC: #815301006312
Listing ID: NA82407