Focusrite Forte 2in/4out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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Focusrite Forte 2in/4out USB 2.0 Audio Interface


The Focusrite Forte is a professional portable USB audio interface for use with Mac and Windows. With 2 inputs and 4 outputs the Forte will deliver high quality analogue sources to your DAW. It Features Two remote-controlled mic preamps with the unrivalled sound quality you would expect from a device bearing the Forte name.

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Focusrite's original Forte was based on the ground-breaking mic pre and compression modules created by Rupert Neve in the '80s. Designed to offer the very highest audio path quality, the Forte console sets the benchmark for mic preamplifiers and dynamic control.

Housed in a compact aluminium case, Focusrite have specifically designed the Forte to provide a rugged and effective input path to your computer for your mic, line and instrument sources at the highest possible quality. Particularly useful for delivering leading dynamic range and noise-floor, the Forte ensures you get the best sound quality at all times.

Able to connect to both Mac and Windows computers via USB 2.0 and featuring two of Focusrite's remote controlled microphone preamplifiers, the Forte incorporates precision 24 bit A-D and D-A converters operating at sample rates of up to 192kHz. The conversion stages have had the utmost care and attention paid to them in order to deliver the greatest possible performance.

Intuitive operation is enabled by the Forte's user friendly control interface. The organic LED display indicates mic, line in, line out and headphone levels, gain structure and other functionality. The single large control knob can be operated in conjunction with a series of touch sensitive icons allowing you to control preamplifier and output functions, input, monitor, headphones, control DAW functions and remotely control your music software.

A breakout cable with locking connector is included for microphone (XLR) and line/instrument (TRS) inputs and balanced line and independent headphone outputs are provided on the unit itself meaning the breakout cable is not required when you just want to use playback applications. The mic and line level inputs on the breakout cable are separate, so you are able to keep your inputs connected at all times without needing to re-patch when you go from one to the other.

The elegant aluminium case has non slip strips on the base to ensure stability during operation. An external power supply is included with the unit, however this is only necessary when Phantom Power operation is required as otherwise the Forte operates solely on bus power.

Also included is the Forte Control software application which allows the configuration of low latency monitoring, mic pre level adjustment along with the classic Focusrite Midnight plugin suite.


  • I/O: 2 in / 4 out
  • Conversion: 192KHz, 24-bit
  • Preamps: 2 Focusrite mic preamps
  • Casing Material: Silver Aluminium
  • Encoder: Large multi-function push encoder
  • Mode Buttons: 4 touch-sensitive mode buttons
  • Headphone socket: Yes
  • Monitor outputs: 2 x balanced 1/4" TRS Jack
  • Input Loom socket: Rear panel
  • Power socket: Rear panel
  • USB type: 2.0
  • Kensington lock slot: Rear panel
  • Included software: Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite, Forte Control software application
  • Dimensions (mm): 170 x 116 x 36
  • Weight (g): 476

System Requirements:

  • Mac: USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Windows: USB 2.0 port, Windows 7 or 8 (32- or 64-bit)