Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic

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Eight-channel mic pre with A-D/D-A conversion and analogue compression

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Expand your studio with eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs, Focusrite precision conversion up to 192 kHz AD/DA and analogue compression on every channel.

The Scarlett Octopre Dynamic builds on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, adding analogue compression to all input channels and eight channels of precision D-A conversion. With dual ADAT* optical I/O, its ideal for expanding a Scarlett 18i8 or 18i20 — or any interface with ADAT I/O.

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the ideal way of adding eight extra mic/line inputs to your DAW. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.

Featuring eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and a soft-knee VCA compressor on every channel. Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic lets you control the dynamics of all your input signals with an easy-to-use single-knob analogue compressor on every channel. There's a transparent mode for subtle compression plus a "More" button that doubles the ratio for compression with effect.

In addition to the eight input channels, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic includes eight line outputs, sourced either from the ADAT inputs for eight additional analogue outputs, or directly from the mic inputs for use in a live sound environment.

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is ideal for expanding any high quality, multi-channel recording system. With its high-headroom mic, line and dual instrument inputs and analogue compression, it's ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. Meanwhile the eight outputs give you the option of expanding your analogue outputs over and above the Scarlett OctoPre.

Key Features

  • Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Flexible analogue compression on every channel
  • Eight balanced line inputs
  • Focusrite precision AD/DA conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Optimized headroom for tracking 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
Eight Scarlett mic pres

Eight Scarlett mic pres

Building on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic brings you the ultimate Scarlett expansion with eight Scarlett mic preamps and analogue compression on every input channel providing a musical, soft-knee style of compression for more subtle control of your dynamics. The MORE button then allows you to double the ratio for more aggressive compression effects.
Dual high-headroom instrument inputs

Dual high-headroom instrument inputs

Two high-headroom instrument inputs will handle high-output guitar pickups. Don't forget to engage a bit of compression, great for controlling the dynamics of electric basses and guitars.
Expand the number of outputs in your studio

Expand the number of outputs in your studio

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic's eight analogue outputs can be sourced either directly from the mic preamps for live use, or via the ADAT inputs to give you eight more analogue outputs channels from your DAW.
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Specifications in detail

Supported sample rates
    44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Microphone inputs
  • Frequency response20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
  • Dynamic range109 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 range50 dB
  • Input impedance3 kΩ
Line inputs
  • Frequency response20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
  • Dynamic range109 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N<0.002%
  • Maximum input level+22 dBu
  • Gain range50 dB
  • Input impedance49 kΩ
Instrument inputs
  • Frequency response20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB
  • Dynamic range108 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N<0.01%
  • Maximum input level+13 dBu
  • Gain range50 dB3
  • Input impedance1 MΩ
Line outputs
  • Maximum output level (0 dBFS)+16dBu @ 0dBFS, or >21dBu where ADAT output is not used
  • THD+N<0.001%
  • Ouput impedance136 Ω (balanced) - for units with serial number ≤ W960065003383
    576 Ω (balanced) - for units with serial number > W960065003383
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