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Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface

You Pay: $499.99
Product Highlights
  • Audio Resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • 2 Remote Controlled Microphone Preamps
  • Interface Control Software Included
  • Bundled with Ableton Live Lite 8
  • Includes Midnight Plug-In Suite
  • Color OLED Level Metering Display
  • Control Knob & Touch-Sensitive Icons
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Can be USB Bus-Powered for Portability

The Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface is a portable recording solution for Mac and Windows, designed to deliver high quality sound to your DAW. It features two remote-controlled mic preamps, ergonomic design and digital resolution up to 24-bit / 192kHz.

A locking breakout cable supplies Forte's XLR and 1/4" TRS input connections. These mic, line and instrument inputs feature a high dynamic range and low noise floor. Phantom power is also available for condenser microphones.

Forte's user interface features a color OLED level display, touch controls and a single large control knob. The included software application, Forte Control, allows low-latency monitoring and mic pre level adjustment. Also included is Ableton Live Lite 8 and the Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite, modeling the ISA110 EQ and ISA130 compressor.

Forte can be USB bus-powered; the included 5V power supply enables Phantom power and improves output performance.

Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface
  • Aluminum enclosure
  • Audio resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • 2 remote controlled microphone preamps
  • Interface control software included
  • Bundled with Ableton Live Lite 8
  • Includes Midnight Plug-In Suite
  • Color OLED level metering display
  • Control knob & touch-sensitive icons
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Can be USB bus-powered for portability
Microphone Inputs
Connectors 2 x XLR
Mic Input RedNet remote controlled preamplifier
Gain Range 0 to 75 dB
Maximum Input Level @ minimum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs= 150Ω, without pad):
12 dBu ±0.5 dB
Minimum Input Level @ maximum gain for 0 dBFS (Rs= 150Ω, without pad):
-63 dBu ±0.5 dB
S/N Ratio -117 dB (Rs= 150Ω)
A-weighted
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 42 kHz ±0.1 dB (-0.5 dB @ 20 Hz)
(Rs= 150Ω)
THD + N @ -1 dBFS: 0.0007%
(measured with +11 dBu input, minimum gain, 1 kHz with a 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter, Rs = 150Ω)
Noise EIN: 128 dB
(measured with 60 dB of gain with 150Ω termination 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
Mic Attenuation (Pad) 10 dB when engaged (Rs = 150 Ohms)
Phantom Power 48V, independently switchable for each channel
(only available with external Power Supply connected)
Line Inputs
Connectors 2 x 1/4" TRS for Line/Instrument levels
Input Loom socket
Gain Range -12 to 42 dB
Maximum Input Level @ minimum gain for 0 dBFS:
+20 dBu ±0.5 dB
Minimum Input Level @ maximum gain for 0 dBFS:
-34 dBu ±0.5 dB
S/N Ratio -116 dB
A-weighted
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz Ω0.2 dB
THD + N @ -1 dBFS: < 0.003%
(measured with +19 dBu input, minimum gain, 1 kHz and 22 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
Instrument Inputs
Gain Range +14 to 68 dB
Maximum Input Level @ minimum gain for 0 dBFS:
+10 dBu ±0.5 dB
Minimum Input Level @ maximum gain for 0 dBFS:
-44 dBu ±0.5 dB
S/N Ratio -111 dB
A-weighted
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB
THD + N @ -1 dBFS: < 0.003% (measured with +9 dBu input, minimum gain, 1 kHz with a 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
Headphone Output
Connector 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
S/N Ratio -116 dB
A-weighted
THD + N < 0.0008%
(-1 dBFS input 1 kHz, 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter, 10kΩ)
Maximum Output into 10kΩ:
+9 dBu (+7 dBV)
Maximum Power into 150R: 30 mW
into 32R: 27 mW
Output Impedance < 8Ω
Load Impedance > 24Ω
Outputs
Connectors 2 x 1/4" TRS balanced
S/N Ratio -118 dB
A-weighted
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Maximum Output Level +16 dBu ±0.5 dB @ 0 dBFS
THD + N < 0.0008% (-1 dBFS input 1 kHz, 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
Performance
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 196 kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Dynamic Range A/D Conversion: 117 dB, A-weighted
D/A Conversion: 118 dB, A-weighted
Conversion Chipset: 120 dB, A-weighted
Clock Jitter < 250 picoseconds
Crosstalk > 90 dB @ 1 kHz
High-Pass Filter -12 dB/octave @ 65 Hz (±3 Hz)
-6 dB response, referenced to 1 kHz
General
USB Port 1 x USB-B Connector
Power Connector 1 x 5V @ 1A DC power input
required for Phantom power
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.6 x 6.7 x 1.42" (116 x 170 x 36 mm)
Weight 1.05 lb (476 g)
Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live Lite 8 Software
  • Focusrite Midnight Plug-In Software Suite
  • Forte Control software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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