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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Product Code: 392160

Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite's 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading digital conversion...

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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface


Focusrite's Clarett 8Pre sports eight newly designed Clarett mic preamps, truly impressive dynamic range, and whiplash fast round-trip audio latency. Once you're ready to start tracking, the ultra-low latency offered by the Thunderbolt connection allows you to record and monitor with your favorite plug-ins in real time. Perfect for your studio or mobile recording rig, it offers a wealth of connectivity - including ADAT and MIDI I/O - in a sleek 1U chassis. When you consider its outstanding versatility, speed, and son

Using the latest Thunderbolt technology, the new Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface offers incredible speed and audio quality, with ultra-low interface latency of less than 1ms and sample rates of 24bit/192kHz. Featuring eight brand new Clarett microphone preamps, which replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the classic ISAs, this 1U rack-mount interface provides exceptional clarity, along with the iconic sound for which Focusrite is known.

The Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor included plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite's classic hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their unrivalled clarity and versatility, the original units are proud fixtures in some of the most renowned recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your DAW of choice.

Sporting eight great-sounding Clarett microphone preamplifiers, outstanding dynamic range, and the ultra-fast performance that Thunderbolt is known for, Focusrite's Clarett 8Pre 18-in/20-out audio interface is a powerful foundation for your recording setup. The magic starts as soon as you plug your microphones in - the Clarett mic pres feature Focusrite's switchable "Air" effect, which emulates the character of Focusrite's legendary ISA transformer-based preamps. Take it from Sweetwater: with comprehensive connectivity including analog I/O, S/PDIF, and an ADAT port, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre is ready to integrate into virtually any recording rig.

 

Features

 

Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with extra 'Air'

  • The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they feature a special "Air" feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

 

Use DAW plugins in real time

  • Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers the world's shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.

 

Precision digital conversion

  • Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

 

Full I/O complement

  • 18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The additional ADAT output is ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, while the input can be used, for example, to bring in eight additional digital mic pre channels for maximum flexibility.

 

Easy Access

  • Two mic/line/instrument inputs are provided on the front panel for easy access even when rack mounted, the remaining connections being accessed via the rear panel.

 

Accessible metering and monitoring

  • The monitor panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a level control, plus dim and mute buttons.

 

Dual high-power headphone outputs

  • Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are provided, powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones – perfect for tracking and mixing.

 

Software Mixer for maximum control

  • Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

 

Classic processor plugins included

  • Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

 

Remote control from iPhone or iPad

  • Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

 

Digital sync on-board

  • Includes Word Clock In, enabling it to sync to word clock from any external digital device.

Clarett 8Pre What's In The Box

 

  • * Clarett 8Pre
  • * Power Cable
  • * Getting Started Guide

 

Clarett 8Pre Included Software

 

  • * 1 GB of Loopmasters sample content
  • * Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • * Softube's Time and Tone Pack
  • * Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio

 

Supported Sample Rates

 

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

 

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
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