Focusrite Octopre

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by capitancarajo, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Hi,

    Just wanted to know if someone's tried this eight preamp combo. If yes... How do you like it and, most important, where did you find it? I just searched every online store I know and couldn't find it. I don't even know its price, just seems like the gear I must have for the portable setup I'm putting together (MOTU 828 + iBook).

    Thanks for any help

  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    As another option, check out the PreSonus Digimax, and the new Digimax LT. Class A preamps, pretty amazing! The LT version is new, and lacks the limiter and some of the digital outs, but still can send all 8 outs via ADAT lightpipe.

    I *love* the has made a huge difference in the sound of my recordings. I am using the D/A converters in it as well to feed my Echo Layla/24 as an ADAT lightpipe feed. I have not tried or heard the new Digimax LT (it is about half the price of the regular Digimax), but I hear that it has a lot of the same "guts" as the regular Digimax.
  3. LittleJames

    LittleJames Member

    Nov 9, 2001
    Hey I too want to know more about the Octopre. Has anyone seen any prices for it? Can I buy it on-line? None of the big on-line retailers have it listed.

    Since focusrite has come out with their Octopre, (I know it doesen't offer as many output options but I only need 8 outputs at a time) I'd love to compare the digimax and the octopre side by side. I know that the Octopre features Class A Preamps, compression, basically everything that the Digimax has with possibly a few less outputs .... And both of these units look like they would be great for mobile recording. Can't wait to here other opinions.


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