Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Expansion Preamp

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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is an 8-Channel Expansion Preamp with Dynamic Flexible analog compression on every channel.

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World-Class 2nd Generation Scarlett Mic Preamps

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is a premium-quality, 8-channel preamplifier featuring eight world-class 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps. The natural sounding Scarlett mic preamps help to bring definition to the forefront, picking up every nuance of your source material, ideal for capturing studio-grade recordings. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is the ideal 8-channel expansion preamp for Scarlett interfaces as well as any other digital interface featuring ADAT inputs. This robust yet lightweight preamp unit is the ideal choice for increasing the number of inputs in your studio. In addition to the eight Scarlett mic preamps, the OctoPre Dynamic also includes eight balanced line inputs as well as dual front-panel instrument inputs for recording both instruments and vocals with ease. The mic/line inputs feature high headroom, with low noise and minimal distortion, perfect for a range of audio sources from guitars and keyboard to drums and vocals. The instrument inputs also feature extended headroom for louder sources.

Dynamic Compression

This special version of the new Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre features a soft-knee VCA compressor on each of the eight channels. The built-in analog compression on every channel allows you to control the dynamics of all your input signals, providing you with a single, easy-to-use knob that allows you to precisely dial in the amount of compression you require. The compressor features a ‘Transparent Mode’ for subtle compression as well as a ‘More’ button that gives you the ability to double the ratio for compression with added punch. The built-in compressor minimises the need for post-processing and editing, allowing you to control your dynamics of every input signal with ease.

Precision A-D Conversion

The precision A-D Conversion the OctoPre Dynamic delivers, has a sample rate ranging up to 192kHz, providing exceptional audio quality for all inputs. The impressive sample rate only complements the Scarlett preamps, providing an ultra-clean tone that will pick up every nuance of your original audio. 48V Phantom Power is also available on every channel for connecting condenser microphones, perfect for capturing studio-grade vocal recordings and more. The eight channels feature a Pad button, which provides extra headroom for your input, ideal for recording louder audio sources such as drums and electric guitars.

Design & Connectivity

The lightweight yet robust construction of the Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic makes it ideal for studio and live use alike, being easy to transport as well as being easily mounted to a rack, taking up only 1U of space. The front-panel features all the major controls including two instrument inputs and level control for all channels. The highly-accurate 5-segment LED meter provides precision monitoring for all your inputs, allowing you to keep an eye on your levels. ADAT outputs give you the ability to connect to any interface or digital system using the ADAT optical inputs, with the analog line outputs allowing you to feed an analog console while recording with the digital outputs. The stand-alone design means it's ideal for using in conjunction with other Scarlett digital interfaces, providing eight additional inputs for your recording setup. The OctoPre Dynamic also features state-of-the-art digital clocking with World Clock I/O for synchronisation with external devices. Additionally, the OctoPre Dynamic comes complete with the Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite.


  • Eight natural-sounding 2nd generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Flexible analog compression on every channel
  • Eight balanced line inputs
  • Focusrite precision A-D conversion up to sample rates of 192 kHz
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Pad on every channel for extra headroom - ideal for 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 synchronisation with external devices
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