This product has been discontinued.

This product has been discontinued.


Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and eight specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue “Air” effect, Clarett 8Pre is the Thunderbolt audio interface that simply sounds great, easily out-performing others in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.67ms round-trip latency* simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

The mic pres have been designed specifically for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pick-up. It’s the Focusrite Sound over Thunderbolt.

  • 8x New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • 18 Inputs / 20 Outputs
  • Digital SPDIF I/O
  • World Clock connection
  • MIDI I/O
  • 2 headphone outputs for mastering / monitoring
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures extra low round trip latency
  • High quality 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • 19&quot Rack mount design
  • Selectable Phantom Power CH 1-4 and CH 5-8
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • Inputs and Outputs expandable over ADAT


*Thunderbolt cable is not included


Sample Rate: Up to 192kHz
Converters: 24-Bit
Inputs: 8 Analog ‘Combi-Jack’ with Hi-Z
1x S/PDIF Digital RCA
8x ADAT via Optical Connector
Outputs: 10x 1/4″ Analog TRS Jacks
1x S/PDIF Digital RCA
2x 1/4″ Headphone
8x ADAT via Optical Connector
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-weighted)
Maximum input level: +18 dBu (mic)
Gain Range: 57 dB
Dimensions: 482.5 x 43.9 x 291mm
Weight: 4.35 kg kg

Supported Operating Systems:
OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan


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