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Overview

Expand your studio via ADAT with eight 2nd-generation Scarlett mic preamps.

The Scarlett OctoPre (Hitmaker Expansion) is the ideal 8-channel expansion for any Scarlett, or other digital interface with ADAT inputs. ADAT is a simple and easy way of increasing the number of simultaneous recording channels available in your studio. With eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and precision A-D conversion at sample rates up to 192kHz, Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal way of increasing the number of inputs in your studio. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.

Eight natural-sounding 2nd-generation Scarlett mic/line inputs deliver high headroom, plenty of clean gain, low noise and minimal distortion—ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. The front panel features two newly designed instrument inputs with extended headroom. ADAT outputs let you connect to any interface or digital system with ADAT optical inputs and analog line outputs let you feed an analog console at the same time as recording with the digital outputs.

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Features

  • Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Eight balanced line inputs
  • Focusrite precision A-D conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Pad on every channel for extra headroom—ideal for loud sources such as drums
  • Eight balanced line outputs—ideal for live use
  • Accurate 5-segment LED input metering
  • Simple ADAT connectivity via optical cables
  • 48V Phantom power available on every channel for condenser mics
  • State-of-the-art digital clocking with Word Clock I/O for synchronisation with external devices
  • Get Red 2 & 3 Plug-in suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle
  • In the Box
    • Scarlett OctoPre
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Power cable
    Warranty
    • Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Focusrite will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they’ll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

    Expand your inputs with eight 2nd-generation Scarlett mic preamps.

    Specs

    Scarlett OctoPre (Hitmaker Expansion) Specifications:

    Supported Sample Rates: 
    • 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    Microphone Inputs
    • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
    • Dynamic range: 109 dB (A-Weighted)
    • THD+N: <0.001%
    • Noise EIN: -127 dBu
    • Maximum input level (without pad): +8 dBu
    • Maximum input level (with pad): +16 dBu
    • Gain range: 50dB
    • Input impedance: 3 kohm
    Line Inputs
    • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
    • Dynamic range: 109dB (A-Weighted)
    • THD+N: <0.002%
    • Maximum input level: +22 dBu
    • Gain range: 50dB
    • Input impedance 49 kohm
    Instrument Inputs
    • Frequency response: 20Hz20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
    • Dynamic Range: 108dB (A-Weighted)
    • THD+N <0.01%
    • Maximum input level: +13 dBu
    • Gain range: 50dB
    • Input impedance: 1 mohm
    Line Outputs
    • Maximum output level (0 dBFS): +16dBu @ 0dBFS, or >21dBu where ADAT output is not used
    • THD+N: <0.001%
    • Ouput impedance: 136 ohm (balanced)
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