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

specifications

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 / 2 port and Apple Thunderbolt 3 adapter) running supported OS. Windows 10 system with at least one Thunderbolt 3 port (Thunderbolt 1 / 2 Windows systems are not supported)

Other

Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

Microphone Inputs


Note

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

Gain range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 6.2kΩ

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, independently switchable per channel

Air Mode

2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kΩ

Max. Input Level

Greater than 19dBu, min gain

Line Inputs 1-8


0 dBFS Reference Level

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ

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 = 600Ω

Instrument Inputs


Note

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

Gain Range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Type

Zin = 2.3MΩ

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 = 136Ω balanced (68Ω each phase)

Note

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

Monitor Outputs


Note

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

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 = 136Ω balanced (68Ω 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 = 600Ω

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

10Ω

Headphone Impedance

32Ω - 600Ω

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

Internal, ADAT 1, ADAT 2, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity


Instrument Inputs

2 x 1/4" TS jack

Channel Count

2 Channels In

Rear Panel Connectivity


Channel Count

Up to 58 In and 64 Out

Thunderbolt Ports

2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Pro Tools|HD


Channel Count

Up to 58 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)

Primary Port

2 x Mini DigiLink

Mic Inputs


Channel Count

2 In

Input

2 x Female XLR

Line Level


Channel Count

8 In and 8 Out

Input

2 x DB25 connectors (AES59)

Output

2 x DB25 connectors (AES59)

ADAT


Channel Count

Up to 16 In and 16 Out

Input

2 x TOSLINK connector

Output

2 x TOSLINK connector

Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16

Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz: SMUXI

Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8

Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

S/PDIF


Channel Count

2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)

Input

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Output

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Loop Sync


Loop Sync Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Loop Sync Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock


Word Clock Input

1 x BNC 75Ω port

Word Clock Output

1 x BNC 75Ω port

PSU


PSU

1 x IEC Input

Front Panel Indicators


Screens

3 x Screens (menus and metering)

Control Functions

2 x Encoders (menu navigation, channel functions (Gain, +48V, Phase, HPF, Air and Mic/Line/Inst) monitor and headphone outputs (Level, Mute and Dim)). 4 x Switches (control over menus & metering)

Power


PSU

1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 120W

Heat Performance


Operating Temperature

Operates at an ambient temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius

Fan

Dual fan

Dante


Channel Count

Up to 32 In and 32 Out

Input and Output

2 x Ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above)

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