PURE DRIVE OCTO is an 8-channel microphone preamplifier unit featuring SuperAnalogue PureDrive™ technology. It offers advanced digital connectivity and an onboard USB interface, making it a versatile choice for both studio and on-location recording.
PURE DRIVE OCTO is an 8-channel microphone preamplifier that brings the SuperAnalogue PureDrive™ technology from SSL's ORIGIN console into a 2U rackmount unit. This unit not only carries forward the legacy of SSL's renowned preamp technology but also introduces a new Asymmetric DRIVE mode, advanced digital connectivity, and an onboard USB interface.
PURE DRIVE OCTO offers unmatched versatility with its dual-mode functionality. The unit can switch between the PURE and DRIVE modes, each offering unique sonic characteristics. In PURE mode, the preamp captures the most intricate details of any sound source with unparalleled clarity. When switched to DRIVE mode, the unit adds a warm, harmonically rich tone to recordings, making it an essential tool in any professional recording setup.
The unit features three distinct DRIVE modes: Clean, Classic Drive, and the newly introduced Asymmetric Drive. Clean mode offers an ultra-low noise floor and a linear response, ideal for capturing sound sources in their most natural state. Classic Drive introduces odd harmonics into the signal, adding a layer of complexity and richness. Asymmetric Drive is a new addition to the range, designed to make even harmonic content more dominant, thereby providing a thicker sound and softer transients.
PURE DRIVE OCTO is designed for seamless integration into various recording setups or for standalone operation. It features a comprehensive selection of analogue and digital I/O options, including eight rear-mounted combo XLR inputs and four front-panel Hi-Z/DI instrument inputs. The unit also includes an integrated USB sound card, capable of delivering eight channels of high-quality audio directly into your DAW at up to 32-Bit/192 kHz.
The unit offers a stepped gain control that can go up to +65 dB, along with a 31-step trim control for precise level adjustments. Each of the eight mic preamps includes independent +48V phantom power, polarity inversion, and a High Pass Filter, allowing for meticulous control over your sound.
PURE DRIVE OCTO is built to meet the demands of professional recording setups. It supports up to 192 kHz and 32-bit conversion and offers professional I/O levels. The unit also features an auto-ranging word clock input and output, ensuring robust and stable digital clocking for all your recording needs.
|Mic Preamps||8-channel high-performance PureDrive™|
|DRIVE Modes||Clean, Classic Drive, Asymmetric Drive|
|Digital Connectivity||ADAT, AES, USB|
|Gain Control||Stepped, up to +65 dB|
|Trim Control||31-step, 1 dB increments|
|Input Options||Mic via XLR, Line via TRS Jack or D-Sub|
|Additional Features||+48V phantom power, polarity invert, High Pass Filter, Auto-ranging Wordclock|
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