If you need a good review of a good audio interface then give this article a click. The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic scored a 9/10 on MusicTech’s scale and it’s easy to see why. With eight mic/line inputs and eight TRS analogue outputs this interface should suit most people’s needs. It also comes with some cool features such as compression on each channel and dual ADAT optical I/O. This might be one of the bottom-tier preamps but it can definitely hang with the big boys.
- It is always a wise choice invest in a preamp that is going to meet your needs and your budget.
- While there were a couple of features that we would have liked, it is hard to complain about a board full of dials and eight channels.
- The “more” mode allowed for smooth compression on the bass guitar and vocals, but had to be left off for the drums.
“The two Scarlett OctoPre models each use the basic Focusrite preamps, while the Clarett preamps have a greater dynamic range and Focusrite’s AIR mode, which switches the input impedance and models a transformer input.”