Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
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.
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 sonic performance, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre is clearly an excellent value.
- New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
- Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
- Best in class dynamic range: 118dB A/D and 119dB D/A/li>
- Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
- 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
- New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
- Detailed metering
- All expandable over ADAT
- Includes MIDI i/o
- Mac and PC Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
- 18 in / 20 out
- Independent word clock output on BNC
- Detailed hardware metering for inputs and main monitor outputs
- A wealth of connectivity in a 1U rack space