Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic builds on the features of the Scarlett OctoPre, adding analog compression to all input channels and eight channels of precision D/A conversion. With dual ADAT optical I/O it's ideal for expanding a Scarlett 18i8 or 18i20 – or any interface with ADAT I/O.
Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the ideal way of adding eight extra mic/line inputs to your DAW. It also offers eight balanced line outputs, sourced directly from their respective mic preamps for use on stage in a live environment.
Featuring eight channels of Focusrite's 2nd generation Scarlett preamps and a soft-knee VCA compressor on every channel, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic lets you control the dynamics of all your input signals with an easy-to-use single-knob analogue compressor on every channel. There's a transparent mode for subtle compression plus a 'More' button that doubles the ratio for compression with effect.
In addition to the eight input channels, Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic includes eight line outputs sourced either from the ADAT inputs for eight additional analogue outputs or directly from the mic inputs for use in a live sound environment.
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, it's ideal for tracking drums as well guitars, keyboards, vocals and more. Meanwhile, the eight outputs give you the option of expanding your analog outputs over and above the Scarlett OctoPre.
- Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
- Flexible analog compression on every channel
- Eight balanced line inputs
- Focusrite precision AD/DA conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
- Dual front-panel instrument inputs
- Optimized headroom for tracking loud sources such as drums
- Eight balanced line outputs, ideal for live use
- Accurate 5-segment LED input metering
- Simple ADAT connectivity via optical cables
- 48V phantom power available on every channel for condenser mics
- State-of-the-art digital clocking with word clock I/O for synchronization with external devices
Scarlett products include the Hitmaker Expansion, an incredibly comprehensive and powerful plug-in bundle. Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box.
- Antares Auto-Tune Access – Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes to lightning-fast hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 – The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analog modeling experts Softube. Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans through classic crunch and up to modern high-gain tube amp sounds.
- Native Instruments Massive – Want to add some real drama to your track? Massive from Native Instruments is all about the big synth sounds, from huge bass to scorching leads. This high-end engine delivers stunning quality and an expansive universe of sounds to power and inspire your music. If deep-diving into synthesis is not on your radar, there’s over 1300 production-ready that you can use as-is or fine tune to perfection.
- Landr Studio, plus five free masters – Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio as well as five free masters you can use even when your two-month subscription is over. Landr Studio provides everything you need to mix and master your tracks, including unlimited MP3 mastering and unlimited distribution on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, TikTok and many more.
- Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC – The preamps that made Focusrite what it is today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console with ISA 110 preamps – the origin of the famous 'air' we still hear on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite – Featuring a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys – Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos – right from your studio.
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock – Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from high-end Tama and Pearl drums. and Paiste and Sabian cymbals recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
- Relab LX480 Essentials – Get four reverbs modeled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool & the Gang to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry and everyone in between.
- Fast Balancer – When you want the fast track to a solid mix, Fast Balancer accelerates the mix process using powerful AI that listens to your instrument or vocal tracks and serves up three selectable options to enhance the track and help them shine in the mix.
The Hitmaker Expansion is available to every newly registered Scarlett OctoPre user and is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the tools you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality.
Three-month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle included
Record and produce bigger and better studio-grade tracks with Pro Tools Artist and Avid's Complete Plugin Bundle with all the effects and plug-ins you need to write, mix and master your productions. At the end of the three-month subscription, you can purchase an annual subscription with 25% off Pro Tools Artist or 33% off Pro Tools Studio. Both plans include the Complete Plugin Bundle..
Ableton Live Lite included
Quickly organize and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic music-making digital audio workstation software. The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live’s trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.
Three-month Splice Sounds subscription included
Focusrite partnered with Splice to give third-generation interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting up a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops and presets with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers and artists.
Enjoy three years of warranty
Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a 3-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.
|Included From Manufacturer||Power Cable|
|Max Sample Bit||192 kHz / 24-bit|
|Number of Channels||8|
|Digital Conversion||Up to 192 kHz|
8 x Balanced XLR 1/4" Combo
8 x Balanced 1/4"
Focusrite Limited Warranty
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.
Many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any fault at all. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience to you in terms of retuning the product please contact Focusrite support.
In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty period for any product purchased on or after January 24th, 2020 is a period of 36 months from the date of the original purchase.
A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.
While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, the warranty obligations are fulfilled by the distributor responsible for the country in which you purchased the product.
The distributor will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. In every case it will be necessary to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to the distributor. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase directly then you should contact the reseller from whom you purchased the product and attempt to obtain proof of purchase from them.
Please note that if you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite distributor to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.
This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorized Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Limited in the UK, or one of its Authorized Distributors outside the UK). This warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.