The ISA 430 MkII represents the pinnacle of Focusrite's analogue channel strip technology, bringing together all the classic designs in one comprehensive production tool. Augmented with additional features and flavors, alongside unmatched internal routing and connectivity, the ISA 430 MkII enables today's recording professionals to enjoy the unique sonic contribution of these heritage designs within one extremely versatile processor. With the Producer Pack, Focusrite's iconic status as the leading manufacturer of channel strips remains unrivalled.
From mic impedance switching and 'mic air' effect (a wire-wound inductor for increased spaciousness), to three compressor options (VCA, Vintage Opto and Opto Limit) combined with the compressed/uncompressed 'Blend' feature, the ISA 430 MkII delivers an impressive variety of processing sounds.
Routing and monitoring flexibility has also received a booster. The unique 'Listen' feature (allowing you to hone in on the frequency you wish to affect) is now available on compressor, gate, and expander circuits as well as the ISA 430 MkII's unique phase cancellation-based de-esser circuit. In addition, monitoring and inserts are available at a variety of points along the signal chain. Finally, the ISA 430 MkII features an optional 24-bit 192kHz high performance (122dB A-weighted with jitter below 20 pico seconds) stereo A-D converter, allowing you to retain every nuance of your analogue signal as you flow seamlessly into the digital domain.
Features ISA-series transformer-based preamp
Featuring mic impedance switching and unique 'mic air' effect (a wire-wound inductor for increased spaciousness) Dual topology compressor
The ISA 430 MkII is the first ISA to feature both the classic transparent VCA circuit, and a vintage optical circuit with both soft compression and crunch settings. Unmatched flexibility
The ISA 430 MkII features an incredible variety of insert points and variable signal path arrangements. It can operate as four independent modules. Precision VU metering at multiple points
Including input level, Insert 1 or 2 Return level, Compressor gain reduction or Sidechain listen level (switched). Classic Focusrite EQ design
An expanded version of the original ISA 110 with two additional shelving positions. Gate and Expander
Proprietary Focusrite discrete Class A VCA Gate and Expander designs, now both featuring a 'Listen' option for precision control. De-esser featuring 'De-ess Listen'
A combination of EQ and phase cancellation are used to create a smoother and less obtrusive result. Optional Stereo 192kHz ADC
Embodies cutting-edge conversion technology, incorporating Focusrite analoguw circuitry to deliver A/D conversion of the highest quality (128dB dynamic range).
Gain Range: +10 to +40dB continuously variable
Input Impedance: >1M ohm Mic
Gain Range: 0 to +60dB in 10dB steps
Input Impedance: Variable as follows: 600 ohms, 1k4 ohm, 2k4 ohm, 6k8 ohm
EIN: -128dB with 150 ohm terminating impedance at 60dB of gain
THD: 0.001% with -20dBu 1kHz input and 20Hz-22kHz bandpass filter Compressor (VCA mode)
Threshold Range: -28dB to +12dB
Ratio: 1.5:1 to 10:1
Slope: Soft knee
Attack: 100s to 100ms
Release: 100ms to 7s, variable or auto (program dependent) Compressor (Vintage Opto mode)
Threshold Range: -28dB to +12dB
Ratio: 1.5:1 to 5:1 in Comp mode, 5:1 to 20:1 in Lim mode
Slope: Soft knee in Comp mode, Hard knee in Lim mode
Release: Fixed EQ
Low Pass Filter: 18dB/oct from 400Hz to 22kHz
High Pass Filter: 18dB/oct from 20Hz to 1k6Hz
Parametric section is comprised of: Low-mid & Hi-mid parametric, each with continuously variable boost/cut with center detent, frequency sweep control with two ranges, and fully variable Q. Low-mid frequencies 40Hz to 400Hz (120Hz to 1k2Hz when x3 is pressed). Hi-mid frequencies 600Hz to 6kHz (1k8Hz to 18kHz when x3 is pressed)
Shelving section is comprised of: High Frequency Shelf: The frequency range steps are 1.5kHz, 3.3kHz, 6.8kHz and 15kHz (2.2kHz, 4.7kHz, 10kHz and 18kHz when Hi Range is engaged). Low Frequency Shelf: The frequency range steps are 20Hz, 56Hz, 160Hz and 460Hz (33Hz, 95Hz, 270Hz and 655Hz when Hi Range switch is engaged) Gate
Threshold Range: -40dB to +10dB
Gate Range: 0 to -80dB
Attack: switched fast or slow
Release: 100ms to 5s
Hold: 20ms to 4s
Expander Ratio: 0 to 5:1 De-Esser
Threshold Range: 22dB
Frequency Range: 2k2 to 9k2
Ratio at Center Frequency: 2:1 Limiter
Threshold Range: 20dBu
Ratio: infinite (Brick Wall)
Attack: Frequency Dependent Weight: 16.7 lbs Dimensions (W x H x D): 19" x 3.5" x 9.8"