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Focusrite launches Red 16Line audio interface

Release Date

Out Now

Product Type

Audio interface




Laura  Barnes
Focusrite launches Red 16Line audio interface

The new interface features two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps.

Focusrite has unveiled its latest audio interface for Pro Tools | HD, the Red 16Line.

Red 16Line is a 64x64 Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with ultra-low latency A-D/D-A conversion, Red Evolution mic preamps, up to 121dB dynamic range, ultra-low round trip latency, and expansion over Ethernet for networked audio.

Since Red 16Line provides both DigiLink connectors and Thunderbolt connections, it's now easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools | HD to a second DAW, without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. Simply change the host mode either in the remote control software, or on the device front panel and change DAWs in seconds.

Thanks to Red’s ultra-low round trip latency, if you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you’re overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plug-ins in place.

The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain along with stereo linking, individual phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode: the name we give to the sonic signature of the classic transformer ISA preamp.

Release date for the Focusrite Red 16Line audio interface TBC.

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