Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Forte - 2 Input / 4 Output USB Audio Interface

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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
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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
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 7.5 x 4.5"
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