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58-In, 64-Out Thunderbolt™ 3 Audio Interface With Two Red Evolution Mic Pres, Analogue Line-Level, DigiLink, Dante®, ADAT & S/PDIF Connectivity
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58-In, 64-Out Thunderbolt™ 3 Audio Interface With Two Red Evolution Mic Pres, Analogue Line-Level, DigiLink, Dante®, ADAT & S/PDIF Connectivity

 

 

Red 8Line is a 58-input, 64-output, Thunderbolt™ 3 audio interface that features two Red Evolution mic pres, independent L/R monitor outs, eight balanced line inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors; 32 channels of Dante® I/O; 16-channel ADAT input and output (at 48kHz), and stereo S/PDIF input and output. As with other Red interfaces, it has professional-grade 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for no-compromise recording and audio playback. With 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted), the converters have been expertly selected and calibrated by Focusrite to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.

 

 

 

The Focusrite Red range is the best choice for professionals who work in Pro Tools™ | HD and other DAWs — on both Mac and PC. With both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 3 connections, it's possible to instantly switch between Pro Tools and other DAW applications without the need to reconfigure your audio settings. Simply change the host mode either in RedNet Control software, or using the Red 8Line front panel, to change DAWs in seconds. This ability to quickly switch between production environments means you'll never lose that moment of inspiration, or leave your clients waiting.

 

 

 

Red 8Line features the latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3, with Focusrite's session-proven, ultra-low-latency, rock-solid Thunderbolt drivers. This speed provides the flexibility to use DAW plug-ins in real time, so you can harness the processing power of your DAW to track through plug-ins and record virtual instruments. With two Thunderbolt 3 ports as standard, it's also possible to daisy-chain Thunderbolt devices, such as third-party plug-in accelerators, hard drives, external 4K displays, processing units and Thunderbolt hubs.

 

 

 

On-board Dante connectivity enables Red 8Line to communicate with industry-standard Audio-over-IP equipment from hundreds of manufacturers. Dante makes it easy to expand your system, embrace new ways of working, and discover rapid system expansion using Focusrite RedNet interfaces or devices from third parties such as Neve, Yamaha and DiGiCo. Red 8Line has built-in monitor control for mono, stereo and multi-channel monitoring environments up to 7.1.2. Compatibility with the new Focusrite RedNet R1 desktop remote controller allows even greater flexibility, and customised presets for immersive monitoring environments including Dolby Atmos®.

 

High-performance 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion with 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted)

Seamless multi-platform workflow enables switching between different DAWs in seconds, using the front panel or control software

Two Red Evolution remote-controllable mic preamps provide up to 63dB of ultra- clean gain, with phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode

Latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3 ultra-low-latency drivers for Mac and PC provide the flexibility to use DAW plug-ins in real-time

Dual Thunderbolt ports as standard enable daisy-chaining of devices such as plug-in accelerators, hard drives and external 4K displays

Twin mini-DigiLink ports provide connectivity directly to Pro Tools | HD cards, with no need for device expansion

Dual Dante ports enable connection to the industry standard Audio-over-IP protocol, for easy expansion and interoperability with other digital devices

Monitor control supports mono, stereo and multi- channel monitoring environments up to 10 channels, including 7.1.2

Extensive analogue I/O provided by eight line inputs and outputs on DB25; independent L/R monitor outputs; independent Red Evolution mic preamps, plus two stereo headphones outputs

Three LCDs provide highly accurate level metering for any input or output block, as well as for main monitor and headphone outputs

RedNet Control allows quick setup of complex monitoring and routing configurations, and control of the preamps remotely

High-fidelity dual headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver loud audio on high-impedance headphones

Dual front-panel instrument connections ensure immediate access to instrument inputs, even when racked

New Windows 10 Thunderbolt drivers make Red 8Line compatible with PC-based audio systems

Focusrite software bundle includes the Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC channel strip from the original Focusrite Studio Console, plus Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and Compression plug-ins, which accurately reproduce the sonic qualities of the original Red hardware. Focusrite Plug-in Collective membership provides access to frequent free downloads from the most innovative music software brands

SIMULTANEOUS INPUTS & OUTPUTS

Channel Count

 

Up to 58 x 64

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Computer

 

Apple Mac with at least one Thunderbolt 3 port (or Thunderbolt 1 / 2port and Apple Thunderbolt 3 adapter) running supported OS. Windows 10 systemwith at least one Thunderbolt 3 port (Thunderbolt 1 / 2 Windows systems are notsupported)

 

Other

 

Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

 

MICROPHONE INPUTS

Note

 

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs =150

 

Gain Range

 

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

 

Type

 

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2k

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 35kHz 0.2dB, min gain

 

THD+N

 

-101dB (0.0009%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)

 

EIN

 

Less than -129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)

 

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

 

119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain

 

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

 

50/60Hz CMRR: -90dB

 

Phantom Power

 

+48V, independently switchable per channel

 

HPF

 

High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independentlyswitchable per channel

 

Air Mode

 

2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to2.2k

 

Max. Input Level

 

Greater than 19dBu, min gain

 

LINE INPUTS 1-8

0 DBFS Reference Level

 

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

 

Type

 

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20k

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 35kHz 0.2dB

 

THD+N

 

-102dB (0.0008%) @ -1dBFS

 

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

 

119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)

 

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

 

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

 

Note

 

All measurements taken at 24dBu, Rs = 600

 

INSTRUMENT INPUTS

Note

 

All measurements taken at maximum gain unless otherwise stated, Rs =600

 

Gain Range

 

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

 

Type

 

Zin = 2.3M

 

Max. Input Level

 

Greater than +15dBu, min gain

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 35kHz 0.2dB, min gain

 

THD+N

 

-100dB (0.001%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)

 

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

 

117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain

 

HPF

 

-3dB @ 80 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel

 

Air Mode

 

2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)

 

LINE OUTPUTS 1-8

0 DBFS Reference Levels

 

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 35kHz 0.2dB

 

THD+N

 

Less than -104dB (0.0006%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

 

Dynamic Range

 

121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

 

Output Impedance

 

Nominal output impedance = 136 balanced (68 each phase)

 

Note

 

All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 100k

 

MONITOR OUTPUTS

Note

 

All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 100k

 

0 DBFS Reference Levels

 

+18dBu

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 35kHz 0.2dB

 

THD+N

 

-80dB (0.01%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

 

Dynamic Range

 

120dB (A-Weighted)

 

Output Impedance

 

Nominal output impedance = 136 balanced (68 each phase)

 

Channel Count

 

2 Out

 

Monitor Outputs

 

2 x 1/4" TRS jack

 

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

Note

 

All measurements taken at maximum output level, Rs = 600

 

0 DBFS Reference Levels

 

+16dBm 0.5dB

 

Frequency Response

 

20Hz - 20kHz 0.2dB

 

THD+N

 

Less than -75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz

 

Dynamic Range

 

114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

 

Output Impedance

 

10

 

Headphone Impedance

 

32 - 600

 

Channel Count

 

2 Stereo Channels Out

 

Headphone Outputs

 

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

 

MICROPHONE CROSSTALK

Mic Input To Input

 

Less than -80dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

Mic Input To Output

 

Less than -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

Output To Mic Input

 

Less than -165dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

LINE CROSSTALK

Line Input To Line Input

 

Less than -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

Line Input To Output

 

Less than -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

Output To Line Input

 

Less than -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

OUTPUT CROSSTALK

Output To Output

 

Less than -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

HEADPHONE CROSSTALK

Headphone To Headphone

 

Less than -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

 

DIGITAL PERFORMANCE

Supported Sample Rates

 

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%)at 24 bit

 

Clock Sources

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