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Eight-channel Mic Preamp With ADAT Connectivity

Scarlett OctoPre Sound of

The Sound Of Scarlett - And More Of It

Scarlett OctoPre gives you eight additional inputs. It's the ideal way to expand your Scarlett – or any other interface with an ADAT input.

Scarlett OctoPre Eight amps

Eight Scarlett Mic Preamps

Scarlett OctoPre features eight Scarlett mic inputs – balanced line inputs too – all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192kHz resolution with 109dB dynamic range.

Scarlett OctoPre Instrument Inputs

Dual Front-Panel Instrument Inputs

Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high output guitar pickups and are right there on the front panel for easy access.

Scarlett OctoPre Headroom

Plenty Of Headroom. Pads For The Most Extreme Inputs

With high-headroom inputs and a pad on every channel, Scarlett OctoPre is ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals – and more.

Scarlett OctoPre Outputs

Outputs For Live Or Standalone Use

Eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from the inputs, allow Scarlett OctoPre to be used in a live situation whilst capturing the recording via the digital ADAT output.

Customer Support and 3-year warranty

Our Commitment to our Customers

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our three-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

Hitmaker Expansion

Make The Best Recordings

What's In The Box

Scarlett OctoPre

Power Cable

Hitmaker Expansion: features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.

ADAT cable sold separately.

Pro Tools Artist

Three-month Avid Pro Tools Artist and Complete Plugin Bundle subscription

Record and produce bigger and better studio-grade tracks with Pro Tools Artist and the Complete Plugin Bundle, with all the effects and plugins you will need to write, mix, and master your productions.

At the end of the three-month subscription, you can purchase an annual subscription with 25% off Pro Tools Artist or 33% off Pro Tools Studio. Both plans include the Complete Plugin Bundle.

Included Software


Get the full Focusrite sound with three classic processors from Focusrite’s 40 year legacy of precision studio sound.

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC is an authentic emulation of the classic ISA 110 module found in Focusrite Studio Console. ISA 110 was created when Sir George Martin asked Rupert Neve for custom modules for AIR Montserrat studios.

The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original Red 2 and Red 3 remain prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, you can use these revered pieces, easily and flexibly, in your own mixes.


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Find out just how easy it is to set up your Scarlett OctoPre.


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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range
109 dB (A-Weighted)
Noise EIN
-127 dBu
Maximum input level (without pad)
+8 dBu
Maximum input level (with pad)
+16 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Input Impedance
3 kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range
109 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+22 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Input Impedance
49 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
Dynamic Range
108 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+13 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Input Impedance
1 MΩ

Line Outputs

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+16dBu @ 0dBFS, or >21dBu where ADAT output is not used
Ouput Impedance
136 Ω (Balanced) - for units with serial number ≤ W860083007515
576 Ω (Balanced) - for units with serial number > W860083007515