Focusrite Red 8Line

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392190
  • 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.
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Focusrite Red 8Line


Overview

The Focusrite Red 8Line is a 58-input, 64 output, Thunderbolt 3 audio interface that features two Red Evolution mics pres, independent L/R monitor outs, eight balanced line inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors with 32 channels of Dante I/O, 16 channel ADAT input and output at (48kHz) and stereo S/PDIF input and output. As like other Red interfaces, it features professional-grade 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for no-compromise recording and audio playback. The Focusrite Red 8Line’s converters have been expertly selected and calibrated by Focusrite which features a 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted) for the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.

 

Best choice for Professionals

The Focusrite Red range is the ultimate choice for professionals that work in Pro Tools | HD and other DAWs on both Windows and Mac. Featuring both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 3 connections, it is possible to instantly switch between Pro Tools and other DAW applications without the need to reconfigure your audio settings, making for a smooth and effortless user experience. Simply change the host mode either in RedNet Control software or by using the Red 8Line front panel to change your DAW in a matter of seconds. Never lose that monument of inspiration or leave clients waiting again thanks to the Red 8Line.

 

Harness the true potential of your DAW

The Focusrite Red 8Line houses the latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3, with Focusrite’s rock solid, session-proven, ultra-low-latency Thunderbolt drivers. The speed provided enables you the flexibility to use DAW plug-ins in real time so you can harness the true processing power of your DAW to track through plug-ins and recording of virtual instruments. With two Thunderbolt 3 ports as standard with the 8Line, it is possible for you to daisy-chain Thunderbolt devices such as third-party plug-in accelerators, hard drives, external 4K displays, processing units and even Thunderbolt hubs.

 

Ultimate Compatibility

The on-board Dante connectivity enables the Red 8Line to easily communicate with industry-standard Audio-over-IP equipment from hundreds of different manufacturers. Dante makes it easy for you to expand your system, embrace new and different ways of working and discover rapid system expansion using Focusrite RedNet interfaces or devices from third parties such as Neve, Yamaha and DiGiCo. The Focusrite RED 8Line also has built-in monitor control for mono, stereo and multi-channel monitoring environments up to 7.1.2 and is compatible with the new Focusrite RedNet R1 desktop remote controller, which allows for even greater flexibility and features customised pre-sets for immersive monitoring environments including Dolby Atmos.

 

3-year warranty & Plug-in Collective membership

With all Focusrite products, you’ll benefit from a 3-year warranty, award-winning customer support and membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts. Find out the latest offer here.

 

Key Features:

  • 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 enables switching 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 as standard enable daisy-chaining of devices such as plug-in accelerators, hard drives and external 4K displays
  • Twin mini-DigiLink ports provide connectivity directly to Pro Tools | HD cards, with no need for device expansion
  • Dual Dante ports enable connection to the industry standard Audio-over-IP protocol, for easy expansion and interoperability with other digital devices
  • Monitor control supports mono, stereo and multi- channel monitoring environments up to 10 channels, including 7.1.2
  • Extensive analogue I/O provided by eight line inputs and outputs on DB25; independent L/R monitor outputs; independent Red Evolution mic preamps, plus two stereo headphones outputs
  • Three LCDs provide highly accurate level metering for any input or output block, as well as for main monitor and headphone outputs
  • RedNet Control allows quick setup of complex monitoring and routing configurations, and control of the preamps remotely
  • High-fidelity dual headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver loud audio on high-impedance headphones
  • Dual front-panel instrument connections ensure immediate access to instrument inputs, even when racked
  • New Windows 10 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. Focusrite Plug-in Collective membership provides access to frequent free downloads from the most innovative music software brands
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Specifications

Simultaneous Inputs & Outputs

  • Channel Count: Up to 58 x 64

System Requirements

  • Computer: Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt 3 port (or Thunderbolt 1 / 2 port and Apple Thunderbolt 3 adapter) running supported OS. Windows 10 system with at least one Thunderbolt 3 port (Thunderbolt 1 / 2 Windows systems are not supported)
  • Other: Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

Microphone Inputs

  • Note: All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 150Ω
  • Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2kΩ
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD+N: -101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • EIN: Less than -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz CMRR: -90dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V, independently switchable per channel
  • HPF: High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kΩ
  • Input Level: Greater than 19dBu, min gain

Line Inputs 1-8

  • 0 DBFS Reference Level: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD+N: -102dB (0.0008%) @ -1dBFS
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio: 50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB
  • Note: All measurements taken at 24dBu, Rs = 600Ω

Instrument Inputs

  • Note: All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs = 600Ω
  • Gain Range: 0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Zin = 2.3MΩ
  • Input Level: Greater than +15dBu, min gain
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain
  • THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain
  • HPF: -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel
  • Air Mode: 2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)

Line Outputs 1-8

  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD+N: Less than -104dB (0.0006%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Dynamic Range: 121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Note: All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 100kΩ

Monitor Outputs

  • Note: All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 100kΩ
  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +18dBu
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD+N: -80dB (0.01%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB (A-Weighted)
  • Output Impedance: Nominal output impedance = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)
  • Channel Count: 2 Out
  • Monitor Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS jack

Headphone Outputs

  • Note: All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 600Ω
  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +16dBm ± 0.5dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB
  • THD+N: Less than -75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 10Ω
  • Headphone Impedance: 32Ω - 600Ω
  • Channel Count: 2 Stereo Channels Out
  • Headphone Outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Microphone Crosstalk

  • Mic Input to Input: Less than -80dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Mic Input to Output: Less than -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output to Mic Input: Less than -165dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Crosstalk

  • Line Input to Line Input: Less than -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Line Input to Output: Less than -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)
  • Output to Line Input: Less than -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output Crosstalk

  • Output to Output: Less than -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Headphone Crosstalk

  • Headphone to Headphone: Less than -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Digital Performance

  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%) at 24 bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, ADAT 1, ADAT 2, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity

  • Instrument Inputs: 2 x 1/4" TS jack
  • Channel Count: 2 Channels In

Rear Panel Connectivity

  • Channel Count: Up to 58 In and 64 Out
  • Thunderbolt Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Pro Tools | HD

  • Channel Count: Up to 58 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)
  • Primary Port: 2 x Mini DigiLink

Mic Inputs

  • Channel Count: 2 In
  • Input: 2 x Female XLR

Line Level

  • Channel Count: 8 In and 8 Out
  • Input: 2 x DB25 connectors (AES59)
  • Output: 2 x DB25 connectors (AES59)

ADAT

  • Channel Count: Up to 16 In and 16 Out
  • Input: 2 x TOSLINK connector
  • Output: 2 x TOSLINK connector
  • Channel Assignments @ 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16
  • Channel Assignments @ 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz: SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8
  • Channel Assignments @ 176.4 KHz, 192 KHz: SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 – 4

S/PDIF

  • Channel Count: 2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)
  • Input: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)
  • Output: 1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Loop Sync

  • Loop Sync Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • Loop Sync Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock

  • Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75Ω port
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75Ω port

PSU

  • PSU: 1 x IEC Input

Front Panel Indicators

  • Screens: 3 x Screens (menus and metering)
  • Control Functions: 2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim). 4 x Switches (control over menus & metering)

Power

  • PSU: 1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 120W

Heat Performance

  • Operating Temperature: Operates at an ambient temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Fan: Dual fan

Dante

  • Channel Count: Up to 32 In and 32 Out
  • Input And Output: 2 x Ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above)