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Focusrite RED 8 Line - 58 In/64 Out Thunderbolt 3 and Pro Tools|HD Interface with Dante

£2,730.00 inc. vat
£2,275.00 ex. vat
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Focusrite RED 8 Line

The Focusrite RED 8 Line is a 58 In/64 Out Thunderbolt 3 and Pro ToolsHD interface. The 8 Line includes eight line inputs, 10 line outputs and two of Focusrite's Evolution mic pres. The Red 8Line can be integrated into any system with its wide range on connection options including Thunderbolt 3, DigiLink, Dante, ADAT and S/PDIF. The Red 8Line features 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion with 199dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A for mastering-quality, recording and audio playback.

The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps are the product of decades of Focusrite’s impeccable attention to detail in designing audio hardware. Each preamp provides up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain, with individual phantom power, high-pass filter and phase reverse, and an option to stereo-link the two channels. The switchable Air mode mimics the sonic profile of the famous Focusrite ISA 110 input module, and breathes life into any signal it touches.

The Focusrite Red Range is the best choice for professionals who work in Pro Tools | HD and other DAWs — on both Mac and PC. With both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 3 connections, it’s possible to instantly switch between Pro Tools | HD and other DAWs without the need to reconfigure your audio settings. Simply change the host mode either in RedNet Control software, or using the front panel, to change DAWs in seconds. This ability to quickly switch between production environments means you’ll never lose that moment of inspiration, or leave your clients waiting.

Key Features

  • Extremely high-quality audio conversion
    • High-performance 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion with 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted).
  • Seamless multi-platform workflow
    • Switch between different DAWs in seconds, using the front panel or control software.
  • Two Red Evolution remote-controllable mic preamps
    • Provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain, with phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode.
  • Latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3
    • Ultra-low-latency drivers for Mac and PC provide the flexibility to use DAW plug-ins in real-time. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable daisy-chaining of devices.
  • Pro Tools | HD connectivity as standard
    • Twin mini-DigiLink ports provide connectivity directly to Pro Tools | HD cards, with no need for device expansion.
  • Dante connectivity as standard
    • Dual Dante ports enable connection to the industry standard Audio-over-IP protocol, for easy expansion and interoperability with other digital devices.
  • Dedicated L/R monitor outputs and comprehensive control
    • Monitor control supports mono, stereo and multi-channel monitoring environments up to 7.1.
  • Extensive analogue I/O
    • Eight line inputs and outputs on DB25; independent L/R monitor outputs; independent Red Evolution mic preamps, plus two stereo headphones outputs.
  • Precision metering and display
    • Three LCDs provide highly accurate level metering for any input or output block, as well as for main monitor and headphone outputs.
  • Complete software/hardware control environment
    • RedNet Control allows quick setup of complex monitoring and routing configurations, and control of the preamps remotely.
  • Dual headphone outputs
    • High-fidelity headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver loud audio on high-impedance headphones.
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs
    • Front-panel connections ensure immediate access to instrument inputs, even when racked.
  • Windows 10 compatibility
    • Windows Thunderbolt drivers make Red 8Line compatible with PC-based audio systems.
  • Focusrite software bundle
    • Includes the Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC channel strip from the original Focusrite Studio Console, plus Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and Compression plug-ins, which accurately reproduce the sonic qualities of the original Red hardware. Also included is membership to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective.