Scarlett OctoPre

8-channel mic preamp with ADAT connectivity

Scarlett OctoPre

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.

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Scarlett OctoPre Mic Pre

Eight Scarlett 2nd Generation mic preamps

Scarlett OctoPre features eight 2nd Generation Scarlett mic inputs - balanced line inputs too - all running through Focusrite precision 24-bit conversion at up to 192 kHz resolution with 109dB dynamic range.

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Scarlett OctoPre Front and Rear

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 Mic Pre

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.

Outputs for live or stand-alone 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.

Scarlett OctoPre Rear

About ADAT

ADAT is a simple and easy way of expanding your analogue inputs. ADAT uses inexpensive "light-pipe" optical cables to carry up to eight channels of audio. Just connect the ADAT output on the OctoPre to the ADAT input on your interface, set your sample rate and clock source and you're ready to go. ADAT input is available on many Focusrite and third-party interfaces.

Need D-A/Outputs as well as Inputs?
Compression?

If you need more inputs as well as more outputs check out the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic - everything you see here, plus eight channels of pristine D-A conversion and analogue compression on every input. It might be just what you're looking for.

Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic

User Guides

Sometimes you just need to see how adding new equipment to your setup is going to work. Find out just how easy it is to get the benefits of Scarlett OctoPre, along with some example setup examples and diagrams here.

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Tech Spec

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)

THD+N

<0.001%

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)

THD+N

<0.002%

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)

THD+N

<0.01%

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

THD+N

<0.001%

Ouput Impedance

136 Ω (Balanced)