Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre USB
The Focusrite Clarett 8 PRE USB 18-in/20-out preamp/audio interface is a powerful foundation for your studio or mobile recording rig. The flagship of the Clarett range boasts eight custom microphone preamplifiers, outstanding dynamic range, and ultra-fast low-latency performance. Clarett’s magic starts as soon as you plug your microphones in — the preamps feature Focusrite’s switchable Air Effect, which enhances your mic signals with the air and clarity of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based mic preamp. With comprehensive I/O including analog, S/PDIF, and ADAT, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB is ready to integrate into virtually any recording rig.
Ins and outs
Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.
MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.
Super-low latency recording
Clarett 8Pre USB connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.
The clarity of Clarett
The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It’s due partly to Clarett’s specially-designed mic pres with the unique “Air” effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite’s precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW.