From Our Research Team:
Eight Channels of Excellent Mic Preamps at an Excellent Value!
When you get an OctoPre MkII, you’re not just adding a set of eight great-sounding microphone preamplifiers to your rig, you’re upgrading the potential of your entire music production setup. At an outrageously low cost, you get eight of the same kind of expressively musical preamplifiers that have made the Saffire Pro a total hit, plus each channel on the OctoPre MkII is equipped with truly useful extras. Whether you’re expanding your recording rig, or adding a bank of high-quality pres to your live setup, we’re sure you’ll be impressed with the incredible value of the Focusrite OctoPre MkII.
Focusrite built the OctoPre MkII with ADAT optical output, which is perfect for expanding most recording interfaces. In fact, most of us add microphone preamplifiers to our rigs so that we can track an entire band at once. To do that, we need enough preamplifiers to cover the whole band, including the drums. The OctoPre MkII’s preamps are prefect for drums, with all of the dynamic needed for high SPLs, and -10dB Pads to keep the volume under control.