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Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic 8-Channel Mic Pre with A-D/D-A Conversion & Analogue Compression

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Quick overview

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is an audio amplifier with ADAT connectivity and eight channels of mic, line and dual instrument inputs alongisde integrated analigue compression on each channel.

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The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic has built itself on the features of the original Scarlette OctoPre and brings you the ultimate Scarlett expansion. The OctoPre Dynamic features eight Scarlett 2nd generation microphone preamps alongside optional analogue compression on every channel input with a musical, soft-knee style of compression granting more subtle control of dynamics. The ‘More’ setting allows you to double the ratio for aggressive compression.

Two high-headroom inputs handle high output instruments such as guitars and bass’, just don’t forget to use a bit of compression to control the dynamics of basses and guitars. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is perfect for expanding any high-quality, multi-channel recording systems. With high-headroom microphone, line and dual instrument inputs as well as analogue compression on every channel, ideal for drum tracking, guitars, keyboards, vocals and so much more.

The OctoPre Dynamic comes with eight channels featuring precision Focusrite A-D that will capture the clarity, honesty and transparency of your performance providing you have an ADAT output on your audio interface, eight channels of D-A get it back out via the balanced line outputs. The eight analogue outputs can either be sourced directly from the microphone preamps for live use or via the ADAT inputs to grant eight more analogue output channels from your DAW.  

ADAT is an easy way to bring extra channel inputs and outputs to your system via an optical cable. One optical cable can carry up to eight channels of audio. Just connect the ADAT output on the OctoPre to the ADAT input on your interface, set the clock source and sample rate, and you’re ready to get recording. ADAT I/O is available on plenty of Focusrite and third-party interfaces.

Hitmaker Expansion

The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic comes with the Hitmaker Expansion, which is a collection of tried and tested ultimate studio tools from some of the biggest names in the industry. The Expansion is worth over a huge £1000!

The new collection of software and plugins provides you with a strong set of tools and compliments your recording studio no end. As a result, creativity can flow naturally, and all of your ideas can be captured using XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit, Antares Auto-Tune® Access, Brainwork bx_console Focusrite SC and Softube Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555.

To benefit from this wholesome software package, simply register your new Scarlett product via the Focusrite website.

  • 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
  • Comes with 3-year warranty from Focusrite

Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle
  • Splice Sounds

Hitmaker Expansion Update

The Hitmaker Expansion is popular among music makers and producers since it allows them to write, record, mix, and master studio-quality results. All of this is possible with the present tools; but, with the inclusion of Landr, recordings may now go to the next level - distribution.

The collaboration between Landr and Focusrite means that Focusrite users have access to studio-quality tools. Having access to Landr's AI-based mastering technology allows for music mastering as well as distribution to streaming services from a single location. Landr comes with a two-month studio subscription and five free masters that can be used whenever you want.

Below is a complete list of what is now included with any sale of a Focusrite Scarlett product, including the new Hitmaker Expansion.


  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • Landr Studio, plus five free masters
  • Brainworx® Bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
  • Relab's LX480 Essentials
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle
  • Splice Sounds

Supported Sample Rates

  • 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

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)

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