$3,499.99 (EtherSound Card: $1,300)
Focusrite/American Sound and Music | 866-474-7711 | www.focusrite.comWhat’s in a name? Well, here it’s everything. If fluid control is what you focus on in a four-channel preamp, look no further than Focusrite’s LIQUID4PRE. Liquid technology assures you get a flexible analog front end with cutting-edge dynamic convolution DSP, meaning you get emulations of 40 (and growing) vintage and classic microphone pre-amplifiers across all four channels. You’ll also love the fully digital controls and Ethernet remote software controls. A total of 99 Unit Setup Memories allow total recall of every parameter across all four channels, delivering instant multiple user presets and a full session backup — all which can be managed either through the hardware, or through Focusrite’s LIQUID4CONTROL software. And the features keep flowing: a TDM/RTAS plug-in for integrated remote control via Pro Tools hardware and software, Focusrite high-pass filters, phantom power and phase reverse on all four channels, “Operator Lock” to prevent tampering during live events, AES/ADAT I/O and much, much more.