Focusrite

FOC-CLARETT8PRE

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre 18x20 Thunderbolt Interface

The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre offers outstanding value for a Thunderbolt audio interface, with features and performance conventionally not found within this price bracket.  Get up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and eight specially-designed mic preamps with Focusrite's unique analogue "air effect" - an model of the classic ISA mic pre.  With an astonishing 1.67ms round-trip latency, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre will open your eyes to the power of Thunderbolt, and take your workflow to the next level!  The Clarett 8Pre has been awarded with MusicTech Gear of the Year 2015 for best Interface, and Hispasonic's Product of the year!


    • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre PRODUCT FEATURES:

      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 pickup. It’s the Focusrite Sound over Thunderbolt.

      Precision Digital Conversion

      Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW over Thunderbolt.

      Revolutionise your Workflow

      Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you’re overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

      Easy Access

      Two mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel give you instant, easy access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when rack mounted.

      Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins

      Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob and Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

      Accessible Metering and Monitoring

      The monitor section provides a clear view of input and main monitor output levels, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include an assignable level control, plus back-lit dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.

      Enough Channels for the Band

      18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The ADAT ports are ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, or adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

    • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Thunderbolt cable sold separately

      Supported Sample Rates

      44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

      Microphone Inputs

      Frequency Response

      20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

      Dynamic Range

      118 dB (A-weighted)

      THD+N

      0.001%

      Noise EIN

      –128 dBu (A-Weighted)

      Maximum input level

      +18 dBu

      Gain Range

      57dB

      Line Inputs

      Frequency Response

      20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

      Dynamic Range

      116 dB (A-weighted)

      THD+N

      0.005%

      Maximum input level

      +26dBu

      Gain Range

      57dB

      Instrument Inputs

      Frequency Response

      20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

      Dynamic Range

      111 dB (A-weighted)

      THD+N

      0.001%

      Maximum input level

      +14dBu

      Gain Range

      57dB

      Line & Monitor Outputs

      Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

      119dB

      Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)

      117dB

      Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

      +18 dBu

      THD+N

      0.0007%

      Headphone Outputs

      Dynamic Range

      112dB

      THD+N

      0.0008%

      Maximum Output Level

      +16dBu

    • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      Supported Operating Systems:

      OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan

      Windows support coming soon – check Focusrite website for most up to date information.


      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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