How do you connect Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre?
Connect the Scarlett OctoPre to the receiving digital device via the ADAT OUT port(s) and connect a BNC cable from the digital device’s word clock output to the OctoPre’s WORD CLOCK IN connector. Select WORD CLOCK with the SYNC switch and also ensure that the sample rates on all devices match.
What kind of digital cables would you need in order send 8 channels from the output of the Clarett OctoPre to the HD digital for recording?
At 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz sample rates, each port can transmit four channels of audio. The right-hand port carries Channels 1 to 4, the left-hand port carries Channels 5 to 8; thus two TOSLINK cables are required to transmit all eight channels.
What are ADAT inputs?
ADAT is short for Alesis Digital Audio Tape. ADAT inputs are typically used for adding more input channels via additional microphone preamps and audio interfaces.
What is the difference between Focusrite Scarlett and Clarett?
The Clarett is a ‘premium’ version of the Scarlett, providing the user with a different selection of features and technology across only three devices. Whereas the Scarlett family includes a larger number of products with seemingly more options.
Is the OctoPre an interface?
The Scarlett OctoPre is the ideal 8-channel expansion for any Scarlett – or other digital interface with ADAT inputs. Adat is a simple and easy way of increasing the number of simultaneous recording channels available in your studio.
Is the Clarett OctoPre an interface?
Focusrite is certainly a big name in the preamp and audio interface scene. From simple, two-channel desktop audio interfaces to studio standard ISA range preamps, Focusrite has something to offer audio pros at every level.
Is ADAT digital or analog?
The name that stuck. That little red Lightpipe (officially called the ADAT Optical Interface) can carry eight channels of uncompressed 24-bit digital audio at 48kHz (48,000 samples per second) in one direction.
Is ADAT the same as optical?
ADAT Lightpipe uses the same type of optical cables and Toslink connectors as the S/PDIF two-channel optical digital audio protocol (discussed shortly). These cables can be purchased at your local recording-equipment store. It should be noted that ADAT is a universal protocol.
Is focusrite Clarett better than Scarlett?
When push comes to shove, the Clarett beats the Scarlett with higher quality mic pres, expandability and audio specs. However, the Scarlett comes at a much cheaper price point.
What’s the difference between Focusrite octopre and MkII dynamic?
The Octopre MkII Dynamic’s compressor control really couldn’t be any simpler! The Octopre MkII Dynamic has another string to its bow: you get eight ‘one‑knob’ compressor‑limiters, partly based on Focusrite’s revered Red 3 VCA design — the decidely ‘pro’ Red series pre-dates even the Green range.
Is the MKII the same as the octopre Le?
The basic MkII model is essentially the same as the Octopre LE model, with the key difference that the digital card is now a standard part of the product, and now capable of 96kHz audio. You do, however, only get digital output via ADAT (the optional card for the LE provided both in and out).
Is the rear panel of the octopre MKII digital?
The rear panel of the Octopre MkII — plenty of analogue I/O, but no digital input. Those ADAT opticals are output-only.
What are the 5 LEDs on the octopre MkII?
OctoPre MkII’ s fast-acting 5-LED input meters provide clear reference of input levels, helping you to avoid analogue or digital clipping. With 10 dB pads to stop hot signals from overdriving the microphone preamp, OctoPre MkII is drum-ready.