Focusrite has released the Red 16Line 64-in/out audio interface, offering Pro Tools HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 support.
The Red 16Line features ultra-low latency A-D/D-A conversion for 16 line level ins and outs and for two Red Evolution mic preamps, up to 121dB dynamic range and expansion over Ethernet for networked audio.
Red 16Line provides both DigiLink connectors and Thunderbolt connections, making it easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools HD to other audio applications without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. The host mode can be simply changed either in the remote control software, or on the device front panel to change DAWs in seconds.
For those used to having to build two different mixes, these can be built on the DAW and used whether overdubbing (monitoring the input being recording with the Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all plug-ins in place, all the time.
Red 16Line features 16 line inputs on D-sub, coupled with 16 line outputs and two main monitor outputs, and the outputs can be ganged for surround monitoring applications. The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain along with stereo linking, individually switchable phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode (the name Focusrite gives to the sonic signature of the classic transformer ISA preamp).
With a dual-port Dante card, studios will also be able to expand over Ethernet for more channels at higher sample rates, anywhere in the network.