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Focusrite Red 7 Mic Preamp with Dynamics

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The Red 7 Microphone Preamp from Focusrite employs a superb mic preamp with a dual-range mic gain pot for precise control. Phantom power and phase reverse are also provided. Line input is electronical... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Red 7 Microphone Preamp from Focusrite employs a superb mic preamp with a dual-range mic gain pot for precise control. Phantom power and phase reverse are also provided. Line input is electronically balanced with continuously variable gain. An output fader offers +6dB to infinite attenuation. A full dynamics section, optimized for vocals includes a versatile compressor characterized by low noise and distortion, and transparent natural sound even when heavy compression is applied. A swept high-pass filter allows treatment for rumble, bass lift, and proximity effect. A de-esser/exciter stage can be switched to provide frequency selective de-essing or excitation.


  • Combines Focusrite mic preamp, compressor, de-esser/exciter designs
  • Single-channel dynamics processor ideal for high-quality recording, especially vocal applications
  • Line input balance control
  • Illuminated push-button switches for compressor in/out, de-esser/exciter in/out and high-pass filter in/out
  • Precision VU metering of signal level or gain change (switched)
  • Scribble disk
  • Mic input gain: -6dB to +60dB in 2 variable ranges
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-140kHz
  • Noise: Better than -80dB below +4dBu output level with dynamics activated
  • Distortion: 0.006% (+10dBu @ 1kHz)
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Manufacturer's Warranty
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.

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By Nick Patronella

from Houston, Tx

I love using this on everything from vocals to Foley. It has a warmness that is highly sought after these days. It sounds great with shotgun mics in the Foley suite and doesn't sound brittle like some preamps can do to shotgun mics. It has a good relationship with acoustic guitars and doesn't make them sound to sharp. If you have the budget I would highly recommend this preamp

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