Mac and Windows compatible
Focusrite recognises that there is more than one operating system in the audio world. Forte is fully compatible with both Windows and Mac. In both cases, Forte integrates extensively with the OS for simple and familiar operation.
Two Focusrite remote-controlled microphone preamps
Forte features Focusrite’s latest preamplifier design, they ensure the very highest audio quality from your source.
Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
Precision conversion ensures that the entire path from analogue input to your recording system – and back again – is of the highest quality. Focusrite has built its reputation on the quality of its input stages, but its converter designs are equally class leaders: the result is superb end-to-end quality and performance.
Includes power supply - can also be bus powered in "USB low power" mode
Forte can be bus powered retaining all functionality and full input performance. However, an included power supply increases the available output volume to headphones/line outputs and delivers +48V phantom power to your microphone.
Premium aluminium enclosure
Forte is built into a solid aluminium enclosure, making it elegant, rugged and reliable for life on the road – or in the studio.
Built-in outputs / breakout cable delivers inputs
TRS line and independent headphone outputs are mounted on the body, so you don’t need the breakout cable for playback. Keep your XLR mic and TRS balanced line/instrument sources permanently connected to the included locking breakout cable, and select between them in software, without having to re-patch.
Touch-sensitive buttons: large control knob
Touch-sensitive icons switch the multi-mode control knob between monitor, headphone, input and DAW control, while the knob allows smooth, instant and intuitive access to settings and adjustments
Colour OLED (Organic LED) metering/display
Instantly check levels and see which function the control knob is assigned to with the clear, bright colour display
Control and configuration software included
Included software allows configuration of low-latency monitoring, mic pre gain and other audio settings. Supports leading DAW systems