Focusrite have launched their brand new flagship audio interface, the Forte which features an analogue audio circuit alongside the latest digital conversion technologies.
The Forte feature two inputs and four outputs, all of which connect to the USB 2.0 audio interface that can be plugged into both the PC and Mac, alongside that it also includes two remote control mic preamps and uses 24-bit/192kHz A-D/D-A converters.
On Forte also features a color OLED display to show input and output signal levels, alongside mic preamp gain and various other useful information, all of which will be displayed in a motion graphic to provide detailed visual information.
All of the adjustment knobs can be used in conjunction with a set of touch-sensitive icon buttons, to control input and output levels alongside the DAW control parameters.
Check out the press release and video below for more information, the Forte will launch this October for around £399.
• Premium two-input, four-output USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac and PC.
• Best-in-class mic preamp performance with 75dB gain range (0-75dB).
• Class-leading real world ADC (117dB A-weighted) and DAC (118dB A-weighted).
• Colour OLED screen with motion graphics to show input and output signal levels.
• Multi-function touch icons and scroll wheel with DAW control functions.
In addition to providing the highest quality signal path, Focusrite has paid particular attention 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-only applications. In addition, the mic and line-level inputs on the breakout cable are separate, meaning all inputs can be connected simultaneously, without having to re-patch when you switch from one to the other. The elegant aluminium case includes non-slip strips on the base to ensure that it is always stable during operation. An external power supply is included with the unit, however Forte can also operate as a USB powered interface.