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Focusrite Forte USB Audio Interface For Mac & PC
The Focusrite Forte is a professional 2-input/4-output portable USB audio interface for Mac and Windows, designed to deliver analogue sources to your DAW at the highest possible quality. It features 2 remote-controlled mic preamps with the unrivalled sound quality you would expect from Focusrite. The Forte partners these with superb digital conversion at up to 24bit/192 kHz resolution. Built into a solid aluminium case, the Forte features a colour OLED display, touch controls and a single large control knob for intuitive operation, with DAW integration transforming it into a control interface.

The Forte takes its name from the original Focusrite console that embodied all the fundamental elements of the renowned Focusrite sound. Focusrite's original Forte was the recording console based on the ground-breaking mic pre and compression modules that Rupert Neve created for Air Studios back in the 1980s. 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. The Forte USB audio interface continues this obsession with sound quality.

The Forte has been designed specifically to provide a compact, rugged and effective input path to your computer with the maximum possible audio quality for mic, line and instrument sources. In particular, the Forte delivers class-leading dynamic range and noise floor, both highly significant in today's world of an almost unlimited number of tracks making up a mix, and class-leading conversion performance, ensuring you get the very best quality sound at all times.

Particular attention has 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-only applications. In addition, the fact that the mic and line-level inputs on the breakout cable are separate means that you can keep your inputs connected all the time without having to re-patch when you go from one to the other. The Forte can be bus powered but an included power supply further improves output performance and delivers +48V phantom power to your microphone.
  • 2 x Focusrite remote-controlled microphone preamps
  • Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24bit/192 kHz resolution
  • Includes power supply, can also be bus powered
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Premium aluminium enclosure
  • Built-in outputs/breakout cable delivers inputs
  • Touch-sensitive buttons: large control knob
  • Colour OLED (organic LED) metering/display
  • Control and configuration software included
  • Silver aluminium chassis
  • Included software: the Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite and the Forte Control software application
Bit Rate 24
Sample Rate (KHz) 192
Connection USB
Inputs XLR, 1/4" jack
Outputs 1/4" jack, headphone
Power Supply Mains Adapter
Voltage 5
Weight 476
Dimensions 170 x 116 x 36
System Requirements (PC) Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)
System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
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Manufacturer FocusriteView all Focusrite products
Product type Audio & MIDI interfacesView all Audio & MIDI interfaces
Description Professional 2-input/4-output portable USB audio interface for Mac and Windows
Cat MOAF 0002
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