Red 8Pre US$3,499.99
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Red 8Pre

Product Code: MORE0008UKEU

US$3,499.99

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64-in/64-out combines eight digitally-controlled, 'Air' enabled, 'Red Evolution' mic preamps.

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Product Specifications

Tech Spec

Red 8Pre - What's In The Box

  • Red 8Pre
  • Power Cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • 2m Thunderbolt™ Cable
Red 8Pre - Included Software

  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle
  • Focusrite Control for monitoring and routing configuration

Simultaneous Inputs & Outputs

Channel Count

Up to 64 x 64

System Requirements

Computer

Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port (2m Thunderbolt cable included)

Other

Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

OS Compatibility

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

Microphone Inputs

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 150Ω

Gain Range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2kΩ

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

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

Phantom Power

+48V, independently switchable per channel.

HPF

High-Pass Filter (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

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 50Ω

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 10kΩ

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

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

HPF

High-Pass Filter (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

All measurements taken at fixed input gain, Rs = 50Ω

0 dBFS Reference Level

+27dBu ±0.5

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ

Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

THD + N

-104dB (0.0006%) @ -1dBFS

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

Instrument Inputs

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 600Ω

Gain Range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Type

Zin = 2.3MΩ

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

All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100kΩ

0 dBFS Reference Levels

+18dBu ±0.5

Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

THD + N

<-102dB (0.0008%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Dynamic Range

121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

Output impedance

Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Monitor Outputs

All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 100kΩ

Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

Dynamic Range

+120dB (A-Weighted)

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+18dBu ±0.5

THD+N

<-78dB (0.0012%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Stereo Level Balance

±0.02dB @ 997Hz

Output impedance

Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Headphone Output

All measurements taken at maximum output level, RL = 600Ω

0 dBFS Reference Levels

+16dBm ± 0.1dB

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB

THD + N

<-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz

Stereo Level Balance

±0.05dB @ 997Hz

Dynamic Range

114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

Output Impedance

10Ω

Headphone Impedance

32Ω - 600Ω

Crosstalk

Microphone Crosstalk

Mic Input to Input

< -70dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Mic Input to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Mic Input

< -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Crosstalk

Line Input to Line Input

< -60dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Input to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Line Input

< -115dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output Crosstalk

Output to Output

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Headphone Crosstalk

Headphone to Headphone

< -75dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Digital Performance

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz at 24 bit

Clock Sources

Internal, ADAT, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity

Instrument Inputs

Channel Count

2 Channels In

Instrument Inputs

2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack

Headphone Outputs

Channel Count

2 Stereo Channels Out

Headphone Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Rear Panel Connectivity

Thunderbolt

Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out

Thunderbolt Ports

2 x Thunderbolt Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Pro Tools|HD

Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)

Primary Port

2 x Mini DigiLink

Dante

Channel Count

Up to 32 In and 32 Out

Input and Output

2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).

Mic Inputs

Channel Count

8 In

Input

1 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Line Level

Channel Count

16 In and 16 Out

Input

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Output

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

ADAT

Channel Count

Up to 16 In and 16 Out

Input

2 x TOSLINK connector

Output

2 x TOSLINK connector

Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16

Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8

Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

S/PDIF

Channel Count

2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)

Input

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Output

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Monitor Outputs

Channel Count

2 Out

Montor Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Loop Sync

Loop Sync Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Loop Sync Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock

Word Clock Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

PSU

PSU

1 x IEC Input

Front Panel Indicators

OLED Screens

3 x Screens (menus and metering)

Control Functions

2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim)). 12 x Switches (control over OLED menus & metering)

Dimensions

Height

44mm/ 1.73"

Width

483mm/ 19.02"

Depth (Chassis Only)

340mm/ 13.39"

Weight

Weight

5.14kg

Power

PSU

1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 65W.

Attributes

Attribute Description
ADAT I/OYes
Bit Depth24-bit
Features16-in /18-out analogue I/O
Headphone Outs2
Host ConnectivityThunderbolt
Mic Preamps8
S/PDIFYes
Sample RateUp to 192kHz
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There's never been a better Focusrite audio interface range than the Red Range. The second member of this acclaimed new series, the Red 8Pre features eight new, specially-developed 'Red Evolution' mic preamps with 'Air' transformer emulation, high-headroom instrument inputs, a new low-noise conversion design plus a grand total of 64 inputs and 64 outputs (including 16 analogue inputs and 18 analogue outputs), Red 8Pre incorporates dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for round-trip latency as low as 1.67ms, and direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems. Add to that the ability to connect up to 32 additional inputs and outputs via Dante™ Ethernet-based audio networking and you have one of the most advanced, best-sounding, and most versatile interfaces available today.

The eight digitally-controlled mic pres – which can be controlled from software or by using the clean, clear front panel controls and colour LCD displays – deliver clear, honest audio performance with –129 dB EIN and 63dB of gain, and include Focusrite's unique 'Air' effect, authentically recreating the sound of the transformer-based preamps in the classic ISA range - ideal for bringing out the breathy quality of a vocal or adding presence to an acoustic guitar. Red 8Pre's new high-performance conversion system features 'parallel path summing', where two matched converters are run in parallel to increase the signal to noise ratio. They operate at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling - ideal for high-resolution audio - with a dynamic range of 118dB (A-D)/121dB (D-A). The Red 4Pre delivers ≤0.0009% THD+Noise and a frequency response flat from 20Hz to 35kHz ±0.25 dB.

Red 8Pre offers exceptional connectivity. Not only does the Red 8Pre deliver Thunderbolt 2 capability - with dual ports, so you can daisy-chain your hard drives or displays - and our lowest round-trip latency; it also includes dual DigiLink™ connectors for direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems and Avid® interfaces. And in addition, Dante Ethernet-based audio networking - the studio interconnect of the future - is built-in. Add up to 32 extra inputs and outputs right where you need them, with any combination of Dante interface, including Focusrite's own RedNet range, for low latency and lower-cost expansion - wherever there's an Ethernet cable.

With its extensive capabilities and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 8Pre represents the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality, transparency and versatility that audio professionals across the world expect from Focusrite.

Key Features

  • 64 inputs/64 outputs - inc 16-in /18-out analogue I/O.
  • Eight Red Evolution mic pres with 'Air' transformer emulation
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz conversion, with up to 121dB dynamic range.
  • 'Parallel path summing' conversion for lower noise
  • Optimal combination of sound quality, noise floor, dynamic range and conversion latency.
  • Perfect for high-resolution audio.
  • Colour LCD displays and assignable controls for simple and quick operation.
  • Both front panel and software control
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for daisy-chaining
  • Direct Pro Tools DigiLink™ connection
  • Dante Network Audio enabled
  • 1.67ms round-trip latency - record with plug-ins in real time
  • Add up to 32 extra inputs and outputs via Ethernet
  • Front-panel instrument inputs
  • Focusrite Control Software and free plug-ins included
  • Focusrite's best interface series yet.

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