What Focusrite say:
58 In / 64 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 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.
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 2.1kO and the frequency response curve is given a subtle mid-high boost – all in the analogue domain.
Thunderbolt cable included (2m)
- Dual Thunderbolt ports
- Four Red Evolution mic preamps with Air ISA-preamp emulation
- 24-bit/192kHz conversion with parallel path summing
- Ultra-low latency supports real-time plug-in processing
- Dual heaphone outs
- Dual instruments ins on the front panel
- Eight analog line ins & outs
- Stereo S/DIF in and out
- Add up to 64 more channels via Dante or RedNet networking
- 4 word clock I/O
- Free Softube Time and Tone Bundle: Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob
- Free Focusrite Red plug-in suite