Great Expansion option
By: RoadCone Productions from Newburgh, NY, Roadconeproductions@gmail.com
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This unit seems to be built to the high quality of the Focusrite name. i havent owned this unit long but i am confident that it will last for a long time.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The best thing is to be able to use the analouge and digital outputs of the octopre to monitor and record. The Preamps sound great but the routing options really make this unit sore.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
This is a really simple unit to use. Plug in your XLR's connect the ADATs to your 003, and use your console to monitor the unit with its 1/4" outputs. This gave me my expandability to record and monitor 16 channels of audio.
How is the tone?
Very musical. I have been a live engineer for many years and done recording for almost as long. these sound great nice and full with a great open feel. very natural.
How has it stood up over time?
I havent had this unit very long, but being the owner of some other focusrite interfaces and preamps i have total confidence in its integrity.
Your general opinion of this product.
This is a great unit. I have a pretty complex Pro Tools LE set up, and this unit allows me to maintain a ZERO latency monitoring solution. I use my 003 strictly for i/o and have a combination of yamaha pres and these focusrite pres. my rig is flawless and gives me lots of recording options for complex situtations such as recording a full live band.