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Focusrite Revives Red Mic Preamp In 500 Series “Lunchbox” Format, Now Shipping
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Focusrite has announced the return of the Red Series mic preamp in a new incarnation for the “Lunchbox” 500 series portable rack system, and it is shipping now.

Focusrite’s Red Range was released in 1993, and with circuitry from the original ISA110 modules designed by Rupert Neve for Air Studios, Red 1 became a sought-after mic preamp in top studios with its ability to handle almost any microphone as well as its unique, signature sound.

Featuring the same circuit topology and components as the original Red 1 mic pre designs and made in England, Red 1 500 offers the performance of the original Focusrite Red microphone preamplifier in a new, popular format: the 500, or “Lunchbox” portable modular system designed around API’s original console modules, ideal for mobile/location use as well as regular studio applications.

Red 1 500, with its signature red anodized aluminum front panel, offers a compact interface to digital recording systems or for location recordings as well as convenient access in any control room.

Pricing: MSRP $1249.99/$999.99 at dealers.


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