The Mic Pre Story
Microphone preamplifiers lie at the root of the Focusrite family tree. Back in 1985, when Sir George Martin asked console design legend Rupert Neve to design new modules for AIR Studios, the Input Signal Amplifier, or ISA – the mic pre – was the first. That design was the foundation of Focusrite’s benchmark Red range, and its descendants form the ISA series available today.
Today, Focusrite also makes a wide range of computer interfaces – iTrack for iOS; Scarlett for USB; Clarett for Thunderbolt; and the remote-controlled, networked RedNet devices. Each interface range is designed for a different environment, and their mic preamps need to be different too, to deliver the best possible performance under very different conditions.
Focusrite interfaces are designed for several different environments, from the specialised iOS interface to the networked RedNet systems. We’ll give you an overview of the design considerations for each of our interface ranges.
We’ve made some recordings with some great musicians specially to show off the performance of the mic preamps, specially designed for each of the Focusrite interface ranges. Get a flavour for what we have in store for you:
Here’s your chance to discover what Focusrite’s mic pres can do. Enjoy some great music made with Focusrite interfaces. Play back the songs – even mix a few yourself. Find out how they were made. And discover how Focusrite mic pres can help you make the most of your music.