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FOCUSRITE RED 4PRE AUDIO INTERFACE WITH 4 MIC PRES, DIGILINK, DUAL THUNDERBOLT 2 & DANTE FOR FOR MAC & PC

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FOCUSRITE RED 4PRE AUDIO INTERFACE WITH 4 MIC PRES, DIGILINK, DUAL THUNDERBOLT 2 & DANTE FOR FOR MAC & PC

$4,499.00

For only $449.90, include the
Rocksure Performance Warranty

Focusrite Red 4Pre
58 In / Out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD compatible audio interface, with Dante network audio connectivity
Red represents the pinnacle of Focusrite’s interface range. Red 4Pre combines four of Focusrite’s digitally-controlled, 'Air' enabled, Red Evolution mic preamps with dual Thunderbolt 2, Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity. Featuring 'parallel path summing' conversion and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre interface is the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality and versatility engineers and producers expect from Focusrite.

Focusrite's best interface yet
There's never been a better Focusrite audio interface than the Red 4Pre. Featuring four new, specially-developed 'Red Evolution' mic preamps with 'Air' transformer emulation, high-headroom instrument inputs, a new low-noise conversion design plus a grand total of 58 inputs and 64 outputs, Red 4Pre incorporates dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for our lowest round-trip latency, and direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems. Add to that the ability to connect up to 64 additional channels via Dante™ Ethernet-based audio networking and you have one of the most advanced, best-sounding, and most versatile interfaces available today.
     The software-controlled mic pres deliver clear, honest audio performance with –129 dB EIN and 63dB of gain, and include Focusrite's unique ‘Air’ effect, authentically recreating the sound of the transformer-based preamps in the classic ISA range - ideal for bringing out the breathy quality of a vocal or adding presence to an acoustic guitar. Red 4Pre's new high-performance conversion system features 'parallel path summing', where two matched converters are run in parallel to increase the signal to noise ratio. They operate at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz sampling - ideal for high-resolution audio - with a dynamic range of 118dB (A-D)/121dB (D-A). The Red 4Pre delivers ≤0.0009% THD+Noise and a frequency response flat from 20Hz to 35kHz ±0.25 dB.
     Red 4Pre offers exceptional connectivity. Not only does the Red 4Pre deliver Thunderbolt 2 capability - with dual ports, so you can daisy-chain your hard drives or displays - and our lowest round-trip latency; it also includes dual DigiLink™ connectors for direct connection to Pro Tools | HD systems and Avid® interfaces. And in addition, Dante Ethernet-based audio networking - the studio interconnect of the future - is built-in. Add extra inputs and outputs right where you need them, with up to 64 channels of any combination of Dante interface, including Focusrite's own RedNet range, for low latency and lower-cost expansion - wherever there's an Ethernet cable.
     With its extensive capabilities and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre represents the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality, transparency and versatility that audio professionals across the world expect from Focusrite.

KEY FEATURES:

- The pinnacle of our interface design – Red 4Pre is our best interface yet. Our cleanest mic preamps, best-sounding converters and a build quality that harks back to the original Red series.
- Our best conversion performance – Delivering precision-calibrated digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz, with up to 121dB dynamic range, Red 4Pre's converters feature a 'parallel path summing' configuration to realise our quietest design to date, with an optimal combination of sound quality, noise floor, dynamic range and conversion latency. Exceptional performance makes Red 4Pre perfect for high-resolution audio.
- Dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for daisy-chaining – With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, you can connect to the DAW of your choice whilst simultaneously connecting Thunderbolt devices such as hard drives and displays.
- Direct Pro Tools connection – In addition to Thunderbolt, the Red 4Pre offers standard dual DigiLink™ connectivity to Pro Tools | HD systems and existing Avid® interfaces.
- Dante Network Audio enabled – the Red 4Pre includes dual Ethernet ports for Dante™ audio-over-IP networking, allowing you to expand your studio via Ethernet with additional channels anywhere on your network, with low latency and lower cost. Add channels by connecting additional Red or other Dante-compatible components to the Ethernet ports.
- Four Red Evolution Air-enabled mic pres – Provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain and offer individual phantom power, setting recall, stereo linking, HPF and polarity invert, plus Air mode, which provides an analogue emulation of our heritage ISA preamp characteristics.
- Our lowest round-trip latency – Track with your preferred plug-ins and record virtual instruments in real time. Simplify your workflow: run a single mix on your DAW for both overdubbing and mixing, with your plug-ins in place, all the time.
- Expansion done right - add up to 64 extra channels to the Red 4Pre - wherever there's an Ethernet connection. Dante lets you run additional channels over a greater distance, with lower latency and at lower cost, without wasting money on unused hardware.
- Front-panel instrument inputs – Provide easy access to high-headroom instrument connections even when rack-mounted.
- Software Included – Every Red 4Pre includes Focusrite Control software, allowing mic preamp control and the quick and intuitive set-up of mixes and monitors; the Red plug-in suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 and 3 EQ and compression; and Softube's Time and Tone bundle – a unique plug-in pack including four of Softube’s professional quality plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob.

What’s In The Box:
- Red 4Pre 
- Power Cable
- Getting Started Guide 

System Requirements:
- Macintosh computer with Thunderbolt port(s)
- OS 10.9 Mavericks
- OS 10.10 Yosemite 
- OS 10.11 El Capitan

Included Software:
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite 
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle 
- Focusrite Control for monitoring and routing configuration

Red 4Pre includes the new Focusrite Control software, providing a straightforward and intuitive way to set up mixes and monitoring, as well as controlling the mic pres – recalling settings, assigning stereo pairs, adjusting gain and enabling features such as highpass filtering and phantom power. In addition, Red 4Pre is packaged with Softube's Time and Tone Bundle – a unique plug-in pack including four of Softube’s professional quality plug-ins: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. Also in the box is the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range 2 and 3 equaliser and compressor hardware.

Versatile connectivity
Focusrite's 58-in/64-out Red 4Pre includes Thunderbolt 2 connectivity for our lowest round-trip latency, in whatever DAW you use, enabling you to track and overdub with your preferred plug-ins and effects in real time, simplifying your workflow. Drop the Red 4Pre immediately, directly and seamlessly into any Pro Tools | HD system, or use it with existing Avid® interfaces, thanks to its twin DigiLink™ connectors. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports allow daisy-chaining of additional components such as hard drives and displays. Plus the Red 4Pre is network audio enabled right out of the box, with dual Ethernet ports for Dante audio-over-IP networking, letting you expand your recording capability over Ethernet for up to 64 additional channels anywhere on your network, with low latency – and lower cost. Additional Red or other Dante-compatible components can be connected to the Ethernet ports of the Red 4Pre to provide additional channels irrespective of the interface used to drive the Red 4Pre.

Red Evolution Air-enabled Microphone Preamplifiers
The Red Evolution mic pres in the Red 4Pre deliver a clear and honest audio performance with –129 dB EIN and 63dB of gain that allows plenty of room to bring your own sound to life with your choice of external processing. The mic pres can be controlled digitally, for adjusting/recalling settings and stereo linking via Focusrite Control software. They also include our unique ‘Air’ effect, recreating the sound of the transformer-based mic preamps in the ISA range. When ‘Air’ is enabled, the microphone impedance is set to 2.1kΩ and the frequency response curve is given a subtle mid-high boost – all in the analogue domain.

Our best converter performance
We’ve been building mastering-quality digital audio converters for decades, and the converters you’ll encounter in the Red 4Pre are the best we’ve ever made, employing a 'parallel path summing' configuration to lower the noise floor. We’ve selected high-performance, precision conversion chips and maximised sound quality through premium component selection, advanced design and optimised board layout. Red 4Pre's converter design strikes a precise balance between multiple factors – including dynamic range, distortion, noise floor and conversion latency – for the optimal overall sound. With 24-bit/192kHz sampling capability and 118dB(A-D)/121dB (D-A) dynamic range, it is ideal for high-resolution audio. The Red 4Pre delivers ≤0.0009% THD+Noise and a frequency response flat from 20Hz to 35kHz ±0.25 dB or better - and when we quote a specification, you can rest assured it’s what the Red 4Pre will actually give you on a real session, not a purely theoretical figure pulled from the converter chip’s data sheet.

Our lowest round-trip latency
Low latency is a specific Focusrite design goal. Red 4Pre's latency is so low that you can track with your preferred plug-ins and record virtual instruments in real time. This low latency environment simplifies your workflow, allowing you to run a single mix on your DAW for both overdubbing and mixing, with your plug-ins in place, all the time.

Expansion done right
Connect up to 64 additional channels to the Red 4Pre via Ethernet-based Dante networking - a simple, single connection carrying both audio and built-in clocking. Whether the Red 4Pre is connected to the computer via Thunderbolt, DigiLink or Dante, simply connect units such as two RedNet A16R (32 channels of analogue I/O), four RedNet MP8R (32 channels of RedNet mic pre), or other Dante-enabled products via Ethernet as desired. Place mic preamps where the music is, and outputs where the sound needs to go – wherever there's an Ethernet connection. Unlike daisy-chaining via Thunderbolt, Dante lets you run additional channels over a greater distance, with low latency and lower cost, without wasting money on technology or connectivity that will not be used. And it will only get easier: look out for future enhancements offering complete plug and play Ethernet expansion functionality.

TECH SPECS:

- Supported Operating Systems:
OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan

- Supported Sample Rates:
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

- Thunderbolt Cable Included (2m)

Microphone Inputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
- THD+N: 0.0009%
- Noise EIN: –129 dBu (A-Weighted)
- Maximum input level: +19 dBu
- Gain Range: 63dB

Line Inputs 1-4
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
- THD+N: 0.0009%
- Maximum input level: +27dBu
- Gain Range: 63dB

Line Inputs 5-8
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
- THD+N: 0.0007%
- Maximum input level: +26dBu

Instrument Inputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range: 117dB
- THD+N: 0.0015%
- Maximum input level: +15dBu
- Gain Range: 63dB

Monitor Outputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.25 dB
- Dynamic Range: 120dB
- Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18dBu
- THD+N: 0.006%

Line Outputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.25 dB
- Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 121dB
- Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18dBu
- THD+N: 0.0009%

Headphone Outputs
- Dynamic Range: 115dB
- THD+N: 0.01%
- Maximum Output Level: +16dBu

Focusrite // The Red 4Pre

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