A great microphone is one key piece of the sound puzzle, but it can't capture and translate a clear, powerful tone all by itself. Whether you're self-recording in your home studio or producing for a major record label, every mic needs a preamplifier. And, just like studios, preamps come in many different kinds and sizes to suit every situation. If quality and selection are what you're looking for, Focusrite is an excellent place to start. For 3 decades, Focusrite has been creating some of the music industry's most loved microphone preamps that have been used by leading producers to create some of the biggest albums worldwide.
If you're looking for a versatile preamp with a decent number of channels, the Focusrite OctoPre MkII 8-Channel Mic Preamp is for you. Featuring 8 high-quality channels and a built-in 24-bit/96 kHz ADAT output, this unit is perfect for your home studio or as an expansion for another analogue or digital console. It's the perfect unit for tracking for drums, guitars, keyboards, vocals and more.
Someone looking for portability and a personalized sound, however, will want to check out the Focusrite ISA One Classic Single Channel Mic Preamp. This transformer-based preamplifier has a single, high-quality channel and switchable impedance, making it capable of creating a variety of different tones. It's perfect for bringing clarity with a subtle hint of warmth to vocals and strings.
Finally, if you love the transformer-based preamp option but need more channels, the Focusrite ISA428 MKII is sure to please. It boasts 4 ISA series transformer-based preamps and an 8-channel optional A-D converter. It has a vintage sound setting to capture the famous original Focusrite tone too, so you can emulate the chart-topping sound loved by numerous producers.
So whatever your musical tastes, channel requirements, and budget, Focusrite has the perfect option to help you achieve exceptional tone. With Focusrite microphone preamps, the sound possibilities are virtually endless.