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Solid State Logic Pure Drive Octo 8-Channel SuperAnalogue Mic Preamp

Original price $2,999.99
Original price $2,999.99 - Original price $2,999.99
Original price $2,999.99
Current price $2,499.99
$2,499.99 - $2,499.99
Current price $2,499.99
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From Studio to Stage - The Solid State Logic Pure Drive Quad 8-Channel SuperAnalogue Mic Preamp

Pure Drive Octo harnesses the renowned SuperAnalogue PureDrive microphone preamp technology originally featured in Solid State Logic's ORIGIN console, introduces a new DRIVE mode and connectivity, and makes it available in a 8-channel 2U rackmount unit. SSL's contemporary-classic recording console, ORIGIN, introduced the PureDrive microphone preamplifier. This innovative preamp retains the clarity and punch of previous SSL designs while offering the added versatility of switching its character to a warm, harmonically rich, and driven tone that varies with gain. ORIGIN, along with the PureDrive microphone preamp, has made its mark in the world's premier studios. Whether it's capturing the delicate nuances of a piano concerto in PURE mode or imparting warmth on a drum recording when set to DRIVE, the PureDrive microphone preamp has become an essential tool in some of the most prestigious studios and recording facilities due to its flexibility and superb sonic signature.

  • Clean mode delivers the highly regarded, ultra-low noise floor, linear SSL preamp that is recognised for its ability to faithfully capture the sound of the source with exceptional clarity and detail
  • Classic Drive is the symmetrical mode that generates predominantly odd harmonics; the same drive sound found on the ORIGIN console
  • Asymmetric Drive offers up a new coloration option, specifically designed for the Pure Drive range, making the even harmonic content dominant and providing more pronounced thickness, coloration and softening of transients
  • Comprehensive selection of analogue and digital I/O offers microphone preamps with exceptional performance and flexibility
  • Four rear-mounted combo XLR inputs, four front-panel Hi-Z/DI instrument inputs with automatic input detection, and three sets of D-sub connectors for line-level inputs, as well as insert send and insert return
  • Versatile digital connectivity features an integrated USB soundcard providing four channels of audio into your DAW up to 32-Bit/192 kHz


  • Channels: 8 high-performance PureDrive mic preamps
  • Power: +48v phantom power, polarity invert and sweepable 3rd order hi-pass filter
  • Gain Control: Stepped up to +65 Gain
  • Controls: 31-step trim control with precise 1 dB increments
  • Modes: 3 for each preamp: Clean, Classic Drive, Asymmetric DriveMic/Line Input Switching
    • Mic via XLR
    • Line via TRS jacks or dedicated D-sub connectivity
  • Line Level Insert Sends: +24 dBu
  • Connectivity: ADAT, AES, USB
  • USB: Octo 8 in / 24 out (@44.1/48 kHz), 8 x analogue / 8 AES + 16 ADAT outs
  • Conversion: Up to 192 kHz and 32-bit conversion, professional I/O levels (+24 dBU = 0 dBFS)

Manufacturer: Solid State Logic
SKU: I758910-N-1-WHXX
UPC: 878076001869

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