Focusrite Forte is a professional 2 in, 4 out portable USB audio interface designed to deliver analog sources to your DAW at the highest possible quality. It features two remote-controlled mic preamps; the same mic pre that features in Focusrite's top-flight RedNet range. Forte partners these with superb digital conversion. Built into a solid aluminum case with non-slip strips on the base, Forte features a color OLED display; touch controls and a single large control knob for intuitive operation, with DAW integration and much more. Forte has been designed specifically to provide an effective input path to your computer with the maximum possible audio quality for mic, line and instrument sources. Forte connects to both Mac and Windows computers via USB 2.0. It incorporates highest-quality precision 24-bit A-D and D-A converters operating at sample rates up to 192kHz, and the conversion stages have had maximum attention paid to both analog and digital design to deliver the best possible performance. Attention has also been paid to ergonomic design. A breakout cable with locking connector is used for microphone (XLR) and line/instrument (TRS) inputs, but balanced line and independent headphone outputs are provided on the unit itself, so the breakout cable is not required for playback. An external power supply is included with the unit, but this is only necessary if Phantom Power operation is required: otherwise Forte operates solely on bus power. The Forte Control software application allows the configuration of low-latency monitoring, mic pre level adjustment and other features. Also included is Focusrite’s Midnight Plug-in Suite and the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, accurately modeled on Focusrite’s classic ISA and Red series hardware. Designed to offer the very highest audio path quality irrespective of cost, the Forte console set the benchmarks for mic preamplifiers and dynamic control and that remain unequalled today.
- Two Focusrite remote-controlled mic preamps from the RedNet range
- Ultra-high quality A-D / D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
- +48V phantom power, high pass filter, and polarity reverse
- Mac and Windows compatible
- Fantastic Bundled Software, including Focusrite's Midnight and Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suites