Liquid Mix 16, Liquid4PRE and ISA One SHIPPING NOW

22 May 2008
Received to worldwide acclaim at their respective launches, Liquid Mix 16, Liquid 4PRE, and ISA One are now available to buy from Focusrite’s network of pro audio dealerships.
Focusrite’s fourth Liquid solution, Liquid Mix 16, combines the same pool of classic EQ and Compressor emulations with a killer control surface, bringing the sound of the priceless and the historically significant within reach of even the most modest studio owner. The Liquid 4PREis the most flexible four channel pre-amp in history, delivering the sounds of 40 vintage and classic microphone pre-amps across all four channels. Finally, the ISA Onemicrophone pre-amp delivers Focusrite's prestigious ISA transformer-based pre-amp at a groundbreaking price.
Each of Liquid Mix 16’s mono channels (or eight stereo channels) provides Compressor and EQ emulations selectable from a huge pool of high-quality vintage and modern day classics. Forty Compressors and twenty EQs are available straight out of the box, with some additional emulations already online, available for free. Liquid Mix 16 ships with Liquid Mix v2.2 software, ensuring compatibility across all major platforms, for both Mac and PC. It also includes the latest side-chain processing options.
Liquid 4PRE provides the ultimate fluid multi-channel front-end, augmented by fully digital controls and both standalone and Pro Tools specific remote software control over Ethernet. 99 Unit Setup Memories provide full recall of every parameter across all four channels, delivering instant multiple user presets and a comprehensive backup of session settings. These memories can be managed either via the hardware, or via Liquid 4PRE dedicated control software, LIQUID4CONTROL™. AES and ADAT™ optical digital inputs and outputs are provided as standard to integrate with a variety of digital i/o setups. An optional EtherSound eight-channel card is also available.
ISA One features the classic vintage microphone pre-amp topology from the original ISA110 module, including the Lundahl L1538 transformer and bespoke zobel network. (The original ISA110 pre-amp formed the cornerstone of each channel of Focusrite's legendary Forte console.) A line input and an independent DI channel with dedicated gain control complement the microphone input. Also provided is an active/passive impedance switch, a TRS Jack output for routing to an amp and an independent XLR output on the rear. In addition to the original ISA110 impedance, three further impedance settings allow perfect matching, or creative mismatching of the pre amp with any microphone.
The Liquid range of products has won in excess of twenty awards to date, becoming a worldwide hit in the audio production world, from project studios to post production and broadcast facilities, not to mention in the Live arena. The ISA range already has 10 awards to date. With the introduction of the ISA One we look forward to many more.