The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre Dynamics is an excellent way to expand your studio setup. It features 8 x mic/line inputs (2 with instrument inputs), compression on each channel and ADAT I/O making it an A-D and D-A convertor. There are eight individual compressors for each input channel, with fixed soft-knee settings. The “more” button will double the ratio of the compressor. The Scarlett OctoPre Dynamics has all encoders on the front panel, including a useful LED display and all I/O on the rear. For digital audio, there are four ADAT connectors (2 input / 2 output) along with word clock.
The Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre is also available without dynamics processing.