As of RedNet Control 2.8 the Red Range (Red 4Pre/8Pre/8Line/16Line) of Thunderbolt interfaces is now compatible with Windows systems that meet the following requirements:
- Computer with Thunderbolt 3 port.
- Thunderbolt 1 and 2 systems are not supported but may work.
- Thunderbolt 4 systems are not officially supported as accessories built to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 specifications are not supported by Thunderbolt 4 PCs therefore we cannot recommend them for use with the Red4Pre or Red8Pre as both units are Thunderbolt 2 devices and therefore are unlikely to function. The Red8Line and Red16Line are both Thunderbolt 3 units and should function.
- Windows 10/11 64-bit operating system
- Configured as per our optimisation and troubleshooting steps outlined in this article
- The latest version of RedNet Control (find your product in our Downloads section and check the “Software” tab)
The following systems have been seen to work well with all Red devices:
|Dell XPS 15||9th Gen Intel i7||1575 - Alpine Ridge 2C 2015|
|Lenovo P70||6th Gen Intel i7||1577 - Alpine Ridge 4C 2015|
|Molten Music ASUS X-99||5th Gen Intel i7||1577 - Alpine Ridge 4C 2015|
|Dell XPS 13 9370||8th Gen Intel i7||15D2 - Alpine Ridge 4C 2016|
|ASUS Z390A + ThunderboltEX 3 card||9th Gen Intel i5||15D2 - Alpine Ridge 4C 2016|
|Dell Precision 7530||8th Gen Intel i7||15EB - Titan Ridge 4C 2018|
On particular systems we have seen an issue that can sometimes cause short bursts of output-only glitches with Red 4Pre/8Pre only (Red 8Line/16Line are unaffected).
Systems that have exhibited playback problems with Red 4Pre/8Pre are:
|Intel NUC (NUC8i5BEK)||8th Gen Intel i5||15D9 - Alpine Ridge 2C 2016|
|Intel NUC (BXNUC10i7FNK)||10th Gen Intel i7||15E8 - Titan Ridge 2C 2018|
|HP ZBook 15 2020||8th Gen Intel i7||15E8 - Titan Ridge 2C 2018|
If you’re unsure as to what Thunderbolt Controller chipset your machine has then you can check by:
- Navigating to Device Manager (right-click the Windows icon and select "Device Manager")
- Expand "System Devices"
- Locate the "Thunderbolt Controller" in this section:
If your computer has one of the potentially problematic Thunderbolt Controllers listed above and you encounter sporadic output glitching then please Contact Technical Support and we can run a scan to determine whether the issue is caused by the Thunderbolt implementation on your computer or by something else (in which case we can troubleshoot). Please note that the aforementioned “scan” can only be run when a Focusrite Red Thunderbolt interface is connected to the computer in question.