Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-channel Mic Preamp & Compressor
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic expands your setup with eight additional 2nd-generation Scarlett mic preamps, and per-channel analog compression for control over your dynamics. Also onboard is Focusrite’s high-res 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion. OctoPre Dynamic gives you eight line outputs to feed your analog rig, along with ADAT optical I/O to expand any ADAT-equipped interface. OctoPre Dynamic’s pristine Focusrite preamps, high-quality conversion, and expansion capabilities make it the ideal way to grow your studio.
Designed for flexibility
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is equipped with eight vibrant, 2nd generation Focusrite mic/line preamps that offer high headroom, copious clean gain, low noise, and vanishingly low distortion — perfect for tracking drums, guitars, vocals, and more. Want to take the bass or keys direct? Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic makes it convenient with its two extended-headroom rear-panel instrument inputs. Onboard ADAT I/O gives you tremendous flexibility: the outputs offer easy connection to any interface or digital system fitted with ADAT optical inputs; inputs let you cascade another Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic or any other ADAT-output-equipped preamp such as the Scarlett OctoPre, for additional expansion capabilities. The analog line outputs, fed directly from the mic inputs (or ADAT inputs), are perfect for feeding an analog console while recording with the digital outputs.
Award-winning Focusrite preamps onboard
For over 25 years, Focusrite’s award-winning pres have proven their mettle in pro studios around the world. Focusrite ports their considerable design savvy into the transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamps in the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic. This is the same technology found in Focusrite’s flagship products, giving you gobs of available headroom to accommodate your dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics on any source. Of course, you also get phantom power for mics that require it.
Per-channel soft-knee VCA compression
The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is fitted with a soft-knee VCA compressor on each channel — a simple one-knob solution for conveniently controlling all your input signal dynamics. The compressors’ normal Transparent mode gives you subtle dynamics control; pressing the More button doubles the ratio for stronger compression.
Accurate digital conversion and sync
Engineers know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Scarlett unit features Focusrite’s class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering up to 119dB of dynamic range, the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the easy, clean way to expand your studio I/O.
Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic Features:
- 8-channel mic/line preamp expansion with ADAT I/O
- 8 x 2nd-generation Scarlett mic/line pres
- Per-channel soft-knee VCA compression
- 8 line outputs: fed directly from the mic inputs or sourced from ADAT input
- Up to 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA for high-resolution audio
- ADAT I/O to expand any ADAT-equipped interface
- Mic pres and rear-panel instrument inputs engineered with generous headroom
- 5-segment LED metering and channel clip indicators
- 48-volt phantom power available across all inputs (switchable: 1-4, 5-8)
- Word clock I/O
- Includes Focusrite Red 2 & 3 plug-in suite and Softube Time & Tone bundle
|Channels of I/O||8 Input / 8 Output|
|Max Sample Rate/Resolution||192 kHz / 24-Bit|
|Number of Mic Preamps||8|
|Analog Audio I/O||8 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Mic/Line Input
8 x 1/4″ TRS Line Output
|Digital Audio I/O||None|
|Rackmount Size||1 RU|
|Dimensions||23.9 x 11.3 x 1.8″ / 60.7 x 28.6 x 4.4 cm|
|Weight||7.3 lb / 3.3 kg|
|Package Weight||10.95 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||23.9 x 13.9 x 3.8″|