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Focusrite Forte
Premium USB Audio Interface

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  • Two Focusrite remote-controlled microphone preamps
  • Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
  • Includes power supply - can also be bus powered
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Premium aluminium enclosure
  • Built-in outputs / breakout cable delivers inputs
  • Touch-sensitive buttons: large control knob
  • Colour OLED (Organic LED) metering/display
  • Control and configuration software included

* Forte - a new breed of USB audio interface *
Focusrite Forte is a professional 2 in, 4 out portable USB audio interface for Mac and Windows, designed to deliver analogue sources to your DAW at the highest possible quality. It features two remote-controlled mic preamps with the unrivalled sound quality you would expect from Focusrite. Forte partners these with superb digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution. Built into a solid aluminium case, Forte features a colour OLED display, touch controls and a single large control knob for intuitive operation, with DAW integration transforming it into a control interface.

* Part of our history of audio excellence… *
Forte takes its name from the original Focusrite console that embodied all the fundamental elements of the renowned Focusrite sound. Focusrite’s original Forté was the recording console based on the ground-breaking mic pre and compression modules that Rupert Neve created for Air Studios back in the 1980s. Designed to offer the very highest audio path quality irrespective of cost, the Forté console set the benchmarks for mic preamplifiers and dynamic control and that remain unequalled today. The Forte USB audio interface continues this obsession with sound quality...

* The ultimate USB audio interface for Mac and PC *
Forte has been designed specifically to provide a compact, rugged and effective input path to your computer with the maximum possible audio quality for mic, line and instrument sources. In particular, Forte delivers class-leading dynamic range and noise floor – both highly significant in today’s world of an almost unlimited number of tracks making up a mix – and class-leading conversion performance, ensuring you get the very best quality sound at all times.

* Two Focusrite mic-pres and world-class conversion *
Featuring two of the latest design of Focusrite's remote-controlled microphone preamplifiers, the Forte USB audio interface connects to both Mac and Windows computers via USB 2.0. It incorporates highest-quality precision 24-bit A-D and D-A converters operating at sample rates up to 192kHz, and the conversion stages have had maximum attention paid to both analogue and digital design to deliver the best possible performance.

* The DAW control interface *
Forte includes a colour OLED (Organic LED) display to indicate mic, line in, line out and headphone levels, gain structure and other functionality. It features a single, large, smoothly-rotating control knob operated in conjunction with a series of touch-sensitive icons to access preamplifier and output functions – input, monitor, headphone, and control – plus the ability to control DAW functions and act as a remote control for your music software. Included with the unit is Forte Control software application, which allows the configuration of low-latency monitoring, mic pre level adjustment and other features.

* A USB audio interface at the forefront of design *
Particular attention has been paid to ergonomic design. A breakout cable with locking connector is used for microphone (XLR) and line/instrument (TRS) inputs, but balanced line and independent headphone outputs are provided on the unit itself, so the breakout cable is not required for playback-only applications. In addition, the fact that the mic and line-level inputs on the breakout cable are separate means that you can keep your inputs connected all the time without having to re-patch when you go from one to the other. Forte can be bus powered but an included power supply further improves output performance and delivers +48V phantom power to your microphone.

* The Midnight plug-in suite *
The classic Focusrite Midnight plugin suite is also included in the box, accurately modelling the classic ISA110 EQ and ISA130 compressor from the original Focusrite Forté console.

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  • £199.00

    A great interface, particularly for singer-songwriters, electronic producers and small bands, the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 does what you need!

    • Two award-winning Focusrite mic preamps
    • 6 inputs and 6 outputs
    • Two headphone outputs with seperate level controls
    • Unique gain halos for safeguarding your levels
    • Scarlett 6i6 comes with Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, the Novation Bass Station soft-synth and Loopmasters sample content
  • £169.00
    • 6-In/6-Out portable audio/MIDI interface with sturdy metal casing, USB 2.0 bus powered
    • Premium sound quality: 24-bit/96kHz Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters
    • Low latency via newly developed chip technology and driver architecture
    • Two balanced mic/line/instrument inputs (XLR/1/4” TRS Neutrik, phantom powered) with individual gain controls
    • Two balanced line inputs (1/4” TRS) with activity and clip LEDs, digital stereo input (SPDIF) with RCA connector
    • Four balanced analog outputs (1/4” TRS), digital stereo output (SPDIF) with RCA connector
    • Headphone output with level control and source switching between channels 1|2 and channels 3|4
    • Direct monitoring with zero-latency including mix control knob and mono switch
    • Large volume control knob and 15 status LEDs for full visual monitoring of the signal chain
    • Reliable drivers for Mac and PC (ASIO/Core Audio/DirectSound/WASAPI)
    • Works with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton and more
    • Includes CUBASE LE 5, KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, TRAKTOR LE 2 and $30/25 € E-VOUCHER towards KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects
    • System requirements - Windows XP (latest Service Pack, 32 Bit), Windows Vista/Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon64, 1 GB RAM
    • System requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM
  • £229.00

    A new standard in portable recording, the Roland UAM-10 Moble UA is the world's smallest interface for ASIO and DSD audio

    • Portable USB audio interface
    • The world's smallest USB audio interface that supports both ASIO and DSD
    • High-quality audio playback from newly developed S1LKi audio engine
    • Native playback of 2.8 MHz DSD audio
    • Ultra-compact 4-channel audio output
    • High-powered 158 mW+158 mW (at 40 ohm load) headphone amp
    • Supports ASIO and designed for low-latency operation
  • £159.99

    The Novation Audiohub 2x4 is a solid, low-latency, well-specified interface that's particularly suited to the live electronic musician!

    • Fantastic USB audio interface for studio and live use
    • A great solution for electronic musicians and DJs
    • Two ultra-low latency inputs
    • Four powerfully loud outputs
    • Onboard 3-way USB hub
    • Compact, reliable and housed in a tough aluminium case
    • Comes with Ableton Live Lite
    • Outputs on 1/4" TRS (1 pair) and RCA (2 pairs, including duplicate of TRS pair)
  • £159.00
    • USB audio interface with up to 24-bit recording resolution supporting all standard sample rates (44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz)
    • Four XLR-1/4" combo jacks with phantom power and gain control
    • Four nickel-plated 1/4" outputs
    • Two classic, high-quality VU level meters with switchable sources and RED peak LEDS
    • Three additional USB ports for connecting other devices through to a computer
    • 5 Pin DIN MIDI Interface
    • Headphone output with switchable source and direct monitoring dial
    • Table-top, solid construction with a great-looking, classic design
  • £155.00
    • Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium mic preamps (VS Preamps), two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O
    • Graphical Control Panel software provides fast, intuitive control of the VS Preamps
    • Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switches
    • One-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preamps
    • Extreme low-latency VS Streaming driver
    • Low-noise, wide-range power supply
    • Compact with durable aluminum body and Direct Box functionality
    • Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE
RRP: £479.99

£199.00 inc VAT

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