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Focusrite Red 8Pre

Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Published April 2017
By Sam Inglis

Focusrite Red 8Pre

The Red 8Pre is the new flagship of Focusrite’s audio interface range. Is it their best yet?

Focusrite have always made high-end products, but until last year, the only audio interfaces among them were the Dante-powered units in the RedNet series. That changed with the Red 4Pre, a lavishly engineered and impressively specified 1U device that bridges the worlds of native Thunderbolt operation, Dante networking and Pro Tools HDX compatibility.

The Red 4Pre remains a very attractive product, but has just surrendered its position as the flagship of Focusrite’s audio interface range to the new Red 8Pre. As the name suggests, this has a good deal in common with its older sibling, and I’d urge anyone who’s interested to read...

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Published April 2017