Scarlett OctoPre

8 channel mic pre with A-D/D-A conversion & analogue compression

Scarlett OctoPre

Eight Scarlett mic pres

Building on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic brings you the ultimate Scarlett expansion with eight Scarlett 2nd Generation mic preamps with analogue compression on every input channel providing a musical, soft-knee style of compression for more subtle control of dynamics. The "More" button then allows you to double the ratio for more aggressive compression effects.

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Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic

Focusrite precision A-D and D-A conversion

Eight channels of Focusrite precision A-D will capture your performance with clarity, honesty and transparency and providing you have an ADAT output on your interface, eight channels of D-A get it back out again via the balanced line outputs. With dual ADAT optical inputs and outputs, it's ideal for expanding your studio's I/O.

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Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic Front and Rear

Dual high-headroom Hi-Z 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.

Scarlett OctoPre Mic Pre

Ideal for recording the whole band

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 on every channel, it's ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals - and more.

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.

Scarlett OctoPre Rear

About ADAT

ADAT is a simple and easy way of bringing extra channels of I/O to your system via optical cable. One light-pipe can 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 I/O is available on many Focusrite and third-party interfaces.

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 Dynamic, along with some example setup examples and diagrams here.

Download Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic user guide

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

107 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Noise EIN

-127 dBu

Maximum input level

+13 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Input Impedance

3 kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB

Dynamic Range

107 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Maximum input level

+21 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Input Impedance

64 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz +0.5/-1.5dB

Dynamic Range

107 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.015%

Maximum input level

+13 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Input Impedance

1 MΩ

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

109 dB (A-Weighted)

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu

THD+N

<0.001%

Ouput Impedance

136 Ω (Balanced)