The Red 8Line Thunderbolt 3 from Focusrite is a 58-input, 64-output audio interface that features two Red Evolution mic pres, independent L/R monitor outs and eight balanced line inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors. As with other Red interfaces, the Thunderbolt 3 has professional-grade 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for pristine recording and audio playback. With 119dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted), the converters have been expertly selected and calibrated by Focusrite to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency.

The Red 8Line is great for professionals who work in Pro Tools and other DAWs either on Mac or PC. With both mini-DigiLink and Thunderbolt 3 connections, it's possible to instantly switch between Pro Tools and other DAW applications without the need to reconfigure audio settings. This ability to quickly switch between production environments means you'll never lose that moment of inspiration, or leave your clients waiting. With Focusrite's session-proven, ultra-low-latency, rock-solid Thunderbolt drivers, you can harness the processing power of your DAW to track through plug-ins and record virtual instruments in real time.

Other features of the Red 8Line include precision metering and display, including three LCD displays for highly accurate level metering for any input or output block, as well as main monitor and headphone outputs. Two discrete high-fidelity headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver loud and clear audio on high impedance headphones and are controlled from the interface front panel. Dual instrument inputs on the front panel ensure you always have immediate access to quickly plug in.

Now comes with Brainworx bx_console Focusrite plug-in
This awesome plug-in recreates the analog signal paths of Focusrite’s revered ISA 110 and ISA 130 modules, which were a part of the Focusrite Studio Console. Designed and coded by the DSP geniuses at acclaimed software house Brainworx, the new bx_console Focusrite VST/AU/AAX plug-in for Mac and PC faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original iconic hardware.

If you purchased any Red, RedNet or ISA solution from January 2020 on, you will have the plug-in available in your Focusrite account as long as you’ve registered your product.

Note: The Focusrite Red range of Thunderbolt, Pro Tools | HD and Dante® interfaces are now compatible with PCs running Windows 10 with the appropriate Thunderbolt 3 hardware.

  • Extremely high-quality audio conversion 
  • Seamless multi-platform workflow 
  • Two Red Evolution remote-controllable mic preamps 
  • Latest implementation of Thunderbolt 3 
  • Pro Tools | HD connectivity 
  • Dante connectivity  
  • Dedicated L/R monitor outputs and comprehensive control 
  • Extensive analog I/O 
  • Precision metering and display 
  • Complete software/hardware control environment
  • Dual headphone outputs 
  • Dual front-panel instrument inputs 
  • Windows 10 compatibility 
  • Includes Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC channel strip, Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and Compression plug-ins and membership to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Total inputs: 58
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 2
  • S/PDIF in: 1
  • ADAT/optical in: 2
  • RCA in: 1
  • Dante: 2
  • Total outputs: 64
  • XLR out: 0
  • S/PDIF out: 1
  • ADAT/optical out: 2
  • RCA out: 1
  • AES / EBU DSUB: 2
  • Dante: 2
Other Connectivity
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, PC
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: 3 LCD meters
  • Display: 4K
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards, and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, it is fulfilled by Focusrite’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Focusrite's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, click here; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Focusrite support first, if you experience technical issues.

In every case you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Focusrite’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your normal country of residence, Focusrite’s distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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