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Overview

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.

  • 8 ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps
  • Air circuit engages an analog model of classic transformer-based ISA mic pre
  • Super-low-latency recording with amp simulators and effects plug-ins
  • Ultra-low distortion
  • Up to 118dB dynamic range
  • Mac/PC-compatible, USB 2.0 and above
  • Connects to Mac or PC using included standard USB and USB Type-C cables
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • 2 front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs
  • 6 mic/line inputs
  • 2 monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • 8 additional line outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT optical, for expansion of up to 8 additional input channels
  • 2 high-power headphone outputs with level controls
  • Dim and mute monitor controls
  • Word clock output for sending clock signal to external gear
  • 6-segment LED metering
  • Included software from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton, and Loopmasters
  • User-friendly Focusrite Control software lets you configure routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Spec

Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0

Form Factor: Desktop / Rack mountable

Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20

Number of Preamps: 8

Phantom Power: Yes

A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz

Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (monitor), 8 x 1/4″ (line out)

Digital Inputs: 1 x Optical (ADAT), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)

Digital Outputs: 1 x Optical (ADAT), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)

Headphones: 2 x 1/4″

MIDI I/O: In/Out

USB: 1 x USB-C

Clock I/O: Out

Software: Focusrite Control iOS app, Softube Time and Tone, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Red Plug-in Suite, Focusrite Plug-in Collective

OS Requirements: 

  • MAC: OS X 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13
  • PCWindows 7 / 8.1 / 10

Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)

Dimensions:  44 x 291 x 483 mm

Weight: 4.61 kg

Manufacturer

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.

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