Focusrite RED 8 Pre

Focusrite RED 8 Pre

Focusrite RED 8 Pre Red represents the pinnacle of Focusrite’s interface range. Red 4Pre combines four of Focusrite’s digitally-controlled, 'Air' enabled, Red Evolution mic preamps...

Vendor :Focusrite

Type :Audio Interface

R72,950.00

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Focusrite RED 8 Pre

Red represents the pinnacle of Focusrite’s interface range. Red 4Pre combines four of Focusrite’s digitally-controlled, 'Air' enabled, Red Evolution mic preamps with dual Thunderbolt 2, Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity. Featuring 'parallel path summing' conversion and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre interface is the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality and versatility engineers and producers expect from Focusrite.

 

Thunderbolt or Pro Tools|HD

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. Switch easily between Pro Tools | HD and any Thunderbolt-connected DAW with Host Mode. 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.

 

Tech Spec

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 1-8

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

<-102dB (0.0008%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

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

<-78dB (0.0012%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Stereo Level Balance

±0.02dB @ 997Hz

Output impedance

Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Headphone Output

All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 600Ω

0 dBFS Reference Levels

+16dBm ± 0.1dB

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB

THD + N

<-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz

Stereo Level Balance

±0.05dB @ 997Hz

Dynamic Range

114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

Output Impedance

10Ω

Headphone Impedance

32Ω - 600Ω

Crosstalk

Microphone Crosstalk

Mic Input to Input

< -70dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Mic Input to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Mic Input

< -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Crosstalk

Line Input to Line Input

< -60dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Input to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Line Input

< -115dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output Crosstalk

Output to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Headphone Crosstalk

Headphone to Headphone

< -75dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Digital Performance

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz at 24 bit

Clock Sources

Internal, ADAT, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity

Instrument Inputs

Channel Count

2 Channels In

Instrument Inputs

2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack

Headphone Outputs

Channel Count

2 Stereo Channels Out

Headphone Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Rear Panel Connectivity

Thunderbolt

Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out

Thunderbolt Ports

2 x Thunderbolt Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Pro Tools|HD

Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)

Primary Port

2 x Mini DigiLink

Dante

Channel Count

Up to 32 In and 32 Out

Input and Output

2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).

Mic Inputs

Channel Count

8 In

Input

1 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Line Level

Channel Count

16 In and 16 Out

Input

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Output

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

ADAT

Channel Count

Up to 16 In and 16 Out

Input

2 x TOSLINK connector

Output

2 x TOSLINK connector

Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16

Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8

Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

S/PDIF

Channel Count

2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)

Input

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Output

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Monitor Outputs

Channel Count

2 Out

Montor Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Loop Sync

Loop Sync Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Loop Sync Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock

Word Clock Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

PSU

PSU

1 x IEC Input

Front Panel Indicators

OLED Screens

3 x Screens (menus and metering)

Control Functions

2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim)). 12 x Switches (control over OLED menus & metering)

Dimensions

Height

44mm/ 1.73"

Width

483mm/ 19.02"

Depth (Chassis Only)

340mm/ 13.39"

Weight

Weight

5.14kg

 

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