FOCUSRITE MASHES UP RED, THUNDERBOLT, DANTE, & AIR
Focusrite has announced the Red 4Pre, its flagship 58 in/64 out interface that can be used with both Thunderbolt 2 and Dante network audio connectivity. And, would you believe, you’ll actually find two Thunderbolt ports on the back!
The new Red Evolution mic pres in the Red 4Pre are designed to deliver clear and honest audio performance. The mic pres can be controlled digitally for recall and stereo linking via Focusrite Control. They also come equipped with ‘Air’, first introduced on the Clarett interface range that recreates the sonic signature of the ISA preamps by changing the impedance in the analogue domain.
Focusrite also reckons the Red 4Pre boasts the brand’s best converter performance yet, with a ‘parallel path summing’ configuration for low noise, as well as lowest round trip latency. Dante connectivity means you can easily expand input count over Ethernet with Dante-enabled hardware. And the Red 4Pre will drop right into a Pro Tools HD system, thanks to its DigiLink connectors.
The interface comes bundled with Focusrite Control software and plenty of plug-ins, including Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle, Drawmer S73, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob, and Focusrite’s Red plug-in suite.