Focusrite Pro announces release of four new additions to its Red range
Focusrite Pro has announced the release of four new products, designed to meet the needs of modern audio professionals.
The new releases are to include updates to the Red range of Thunderbolt interfaces, a brand new desktop monitor controller and two updated RedNet audio interfaces.
The first addition to the Red range of Pro Tools HD and Dante audio interfaces is Red 8Line. With mini-DigiLink, Thunderbolt 3 and Dante connections, it’s allows users to instantly switch between Pro Tools, other DAW applications, and a vast world of Audio-over-IP, without the need to reconfigure audio settings, making it a good choice for professionals who work in Pro Tools HD and other DAWs
Another release is the RedNet R1, a desktop remote controller that supercharges any Red range. It can control a range of different monitor output setups, ranging from mono through to 7.1.4 surround, including Dolby Atmos and other immersive audio workflows. Alternatively, complete custom setups of up to 12 outputs can be configured for bespoke speaker configurations. RedNet R1 can be used to control groups of outputs from a Red interface’s multitude of sources and destinations, including Pro Tools HD and other DAWs, analogue inputs and outputs and from entire Dante Audio-over-IP ecosystems, simultaneously and interchangeably. It also features Dante-enabled talkback, an internal mic and an XLR input for connecting an external mic, and a high-powered headphones output, so users can interact with their Dante system like never before. It can be powered via Ethernet to reduce cabling complexity (using the PoE standard), or by supplied DC power supply.
Lastly, updates to the popular RedNet A16R and RedNet D16R Dante interfaces are being released to bring new functionality to make them more versatile for audio professionals in mission-critical scenarios. The new MkII models, RedNet A16R MkII and RedNet D16R MkII, share the same feature set as their predecessors, but are upgraded with individual level controls for input and output channels. This allows precise calibration of all inputs and outputs, making the process of accurate alignment of connected equipment more straightforward. Both units feature dual PSUs and primary and secondary networks, for redundant operations, with audio switchover in case of power loss or network failure, making them ideal for critical path applications, such as broadcast, live sound and post production.