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MPN: RED 8PRE
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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 have many of the elements behind the incredibly popular RedNet mic pre. 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. Mic pres feature the Air effect, and can be controlled from the front panel or remotely. Conversion in the 8Pre achieves lightning fast performance, a dynamic range of 118dB A-D and 121dB D-A and a flat response to 35kHz.

Two ADAT ports are included for adding up to 16 additional inputs and outputs. Customize the interface layout and integrate hardware inserts by assigning physical input or output to any driver/Pro Tools|HD channel.

Red 8Pre includes the new RedNet Control software, providing a straightforward and intuitive way to set up mixes and monitoring - and more! Red 8Pre is also packaged with Softube's Time and Tone Bundle – a unique plug-in pack including four of Softube's professional quality plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. Also in the box is the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range 2 and 3 equaliser and compressor hardware.

Focusrite Pro Red 8Pre Features

  • 64-in, 64-out Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • 8 Red Evolution mic pres
  • Red Evolution mic pres, analog line-level, DigiLink, Dante®, ADAT & S/PDIF connectivity
  • LCD displays for highly accurate level metering
  • High-performance audio conversion
  • Connect to Pro Tools | HD, Thunderbolt computers and Dante simultaneously
  • Dual Dante ports enable connection to industry standard Audio-over-IP digital devices
  • Connect multiple digital sources using word clock I/O and loop-sync I/O
  • Ultra-low latency
  • System requires Apple Mac computer with at least one Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Red 8Pre1
  • RedNet Control software1
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle1
  • Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite1
  • Brainworx bx_console plug-in1
  • Thunderbolt cable1
  • Channel countup to 64x64
  • Microphone inputs
    • Gain range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 0DBFS reference level: +27dBu ±0.5
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • THD+N: -104dB (0.0006%) @ -1dBFS
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Instrument inputs
    • Gain range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
    • 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
    • 0DBFS reference levels: +18dBu ±0.5
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • Dynamic range: 121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Nominal output impedance: 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Monitor outputs
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
    • Dynamic range: +120dB (A-Weighted)
    • Max outpput level (0 DBFS): +18dBu ±0.5
    • Stereo level balance: ±0.02dB @ 997Hz
    • Nominal output impedance: 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Headphone output
    • 2x 1/4" TRS stereo jack
    • 0 DBFS reference levels: +16dBm ± 0.1dB
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
    • Stereo level balance: ±0.05dB @ 997Hz
    • Dynamic range: 114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Output impedance: 10Ω
    • Headphone impedance: 32Ω - 600Ω
  • Supported sample rates
    • 44.1kHz
    • 48Hz
    • 88.2kHz
    • 96kHz
    • 176.4kHz
    • 192kHz

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