Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2017)—Working out of his Los Angeles studio space, three-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer/mix engineer Dave Isaac has found a useful hub in the Focusrite Red 8Pre 64 I/O Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD-compatible audio interface.
“Like lots of engineers and producers today, I work out of my home to basically start mixes or productions, and afterwards I’ll move to a studio to listen to mixes or for additional production,” notes Isaac. He has worked with the likes of Bruno Mars, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Prince, EDM artist Little Sis Nora (Ekberg) and many others. He has also served as an audio educator for the last decade at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and UCLA Extension. For 20 years he worked closely in Santa Monica studios with Marcus Miller.
“Not too long ago, I basically upgraded my whole setup from scratch,” he notes. “I was looking to streamline, and to look forward to a simplified network infrastructure, and Red 8Pre was definitely the right interface for my setup. I can get frustrated with different pieces of gear and different software windows, when they don’t all seem to be speaking to each other. But getting the Red 8Pre as the hub has made that a non-issue. Now I can focus on the music.”
He continues, “The Red 8Pre has allowed me the flexibility to do whatever I need as far as inputs and outputs, all with one Red 8Pre unit. When we first set it up, I was up and running in a matter of minutes. Having this flexibility has, without a doubt, saved me both time and money.
“The range of options in connectivity is insane. If by some chance I want to move into more than 64 channel outs in the future, it’s really as simple as adding one additional Dante piece that won’t take up too much rack real estate.”