8th September 2012
Focusrite has launched Forte, a portable two-input, four-output USB 2.0 audio interface that works with Mac OS X and Windows. It has two remote control mic preamps, as used in Focusrite's RedNet range of professional audio interfaces, and uses 24-bit/192kHz A-D/D-A converters.
Forte features a color OLED (Organic LED) display to indicate input and output signal levels, mic preamp gain and other useful information, with motion graphics giving the user detailed visual information. A single control knob operates in conjunction with touch-sensitive icon buttons to give the user complete control over input and output levels and DAW control parameters.
- Premium two-input, four-output USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac OS X and Windows.
- 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 a high 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 switching from one to the other.
The elegant aluminum 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.
24 Jan 2013 Focusrite d2/d3 AAX Now Available
05 Sep 2012 Focusrite releases "iTrack Solo" for iPad
20 Mar 2012 Focusrite ISA Two Launched
26 May 2011 Focusrite updates Midnight Plug-in Suite to v1.1
19 Jan 2011 Focusrite Unveils the VRM Box
29 Oct 2009 Focusrite releases Scarlett Plug-in Suite
16 Jan 2009 Focusrite announces the Guitar FX Suite
15 Jan 2009 Focusrite announces the Focusrite Plug-in Suite
15 Jan 2009 Focusrite announces Liquid Saffire 56
12 Mar 2008 Focusrite announces Liquid Mix 16
04 Dec 2007 Focusrite announces the Liquid Mix Challenge
16 Jul 2007 Focusrite releases Liquid Mix v2.0
22 Mar 2007 Focusrite announces Liquid Mix v2.0