Focusrite Clarett OctoPre 8 Channel Mic Pre with AD/DA Conversion

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Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

The Focusrite Clarett OctoPre gives you eight - and eight outputs too - that you can use to extend the capabilities of your Clarett Thunderbolt audio interface - or any other interface fitted with ADAT optical inputs and outputs. The mic pres have been designed specifically for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion - and great sound quality. They include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre, switching the impedance of the preamp to that of the original ISA, and enabling a ‘transformer resonance effect’, giving your microphone recordings the air and clarity of an ISA transformer-based mic pre recording. In addition, the mic pres have plenty of headroom and are ideal for recording drums and other extreme level sources.

Mic, line and instrument inputs - plus eight outputs

The front-panel inputs feature an extended amount of headroom to suit the high-output signal of sources such as electric guitars, while the rear panel offers XLR / 1/4" combination jacks for the remaining six inputs. With a dynamic range of 118 dB, each input leads into a 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion stage capable of sample rates up to 192 kHz. Every input also sports its own insertion point—with hard-wire relay bypass—for outboard compressors, EQs, or any processor you have. On the output side, the Clarett OctoPre offers eight channels of digital-to-analog conversion, giving you 119 dB of dynamic range in the process. The analog outputs are accessible via a 25-pin D-Sub connection. As the outputs can also be configured to accept line-level signal from the mic pres, this device is suitable for mixing sessions and for feeding live consoles, while simultaneously recording on the digital side.

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Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

The Focusrite Clarett OctoPre gives you eight – and eight outputs too – that you can use to extend the capabilities of your Clarett Thunderbolt audio interface – or any other interface fitted with ADAT optical inputs and outputs. The mic pres have been designed specifically for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion – and great sound quality. They include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre, switching the impedance of the preamp to that of the original ISA, and enabling a ‘transformer resonance effect’, giving your microphone recordings the air and clarity of an ISA transformer-based mic pre recording. In addition, the mic pres have plenty of headroom and are ideal for recording drums and other extreme level sources.

Mic, line and instrument inputs – plus eight outputs

The front-panel inputs feature an extended amount of headroom to suit the high-output signal of sources such as electric guitars, while the rear panel offers XLR / 1/4″ combination jacks for the remaining six inputs. With a dynamic range of 118 dB, each input leads into a 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion stage capable of sample rates up to 192 kHz. Every input also sports its own insertion point—with hard-wire relay bypass—for outboard compressors, EQs, or any processor you have.

On the output side, the Clarett OctoPre offers eight channels of digital-to-analog conversion, giving you 119 dB of dynamic range in the process. The analog outputs are accessible via a 25-pin D-Sub connection. As the outputs can also be configured to accept line-level signal from the mic pres, this device is suitable for mixing sessions and for feeding live consoles, while simultaneously recording on the digital side.

  • 8-channel mic/line expansion with ADAT I/O
  • 8 Clarett mic pres with Air transformer emulation
  • 8 line outputs fed from D/A or mic preamps
  • 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA for high-resolution audio
  • Dual-port ADAT I/O (8 channels at up to 96kHz, 4 channels at 176.4/192kHz)
  • Switched inserts with true bypass on all channels
  • Mic pres and front-panel instrument inputs engineered with generous headroom
  • 6-segment LED metering and channel clip indicators
  • 48-volt phantom power available across all inputs (switchable: 1-4, 5-8)
  • Word clock I/O; JetPLL jitter elimination
  • Includes Focusrite Red 2 & 3 plug-in suite and Softube Time & Tone bundle

Preamp Type: Solid State

Number of Channels: 8

Phantom Power: Yes

Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo

Analog Outputs: 1 x DB-25 (8 ch line out)

Digital Inputs: 2 x Optical (ADAT)

Digital Outputs: 2 x Optical (ADAT)

World Clock: In/Out

Sample Rate: Up to 192kHz

Bit Depth: 24-bit

Channel Inserts: 8 Channels

Rack Spaces: 1U

Dimensions: 46 x 482 x 287 mm

Weight: 4.2 kg

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