Professional Sound - August 2017 - Page 49

Focusrite Red 8Pre Interface Focusrite has released the Red 8Pre interface, featuring 64 inputs and 64 outputs (including a total of 16 analog inputs and 18 analog outputs) and eight of Focusriteā€™s specially-developed, digitally-controlled mic preamps. In common with the Red 4Pre, the Red 8Pre includes two front- panel high-headroom instrument inputs, dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, dual Pro Tools HD DigiLink ports, and Dante network audio connectivity. The eight Red Evolution mic pres lie at the heart of the unit, featuring clear audio performance with -129dB EIN and 63dB of gain. Software control allows recall of settings and stereo linking, plus configuration of HPF, polarity invert, and individual phantom power. In addition, the preamps and other parameters can be adjusted from the front panel, with its clean multifunction controls and LCD displays. For more information, contact Erikson Audio: 514-457-2555, FAX 514-457-0055,, PROFESSIONAL SOUND 49