Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre

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  • The Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre is a powerful studio-grade 18-in/20-out audio interface for the established producer.
  • Clarity redefined.
  • Hear every nuance and capture clear and powerful audio with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion, and ultra-low noise.
  • Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air, emulating the classic Focusrite ISA110.
  • Capture more accurate recordings wherever you are, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters.
  • Create your best mixes and recordings and inspire amazing performances with an improved headphone output.
  • Provides a flat frequency response at all output levels with any type of headphones.
Our price £717.00


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Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre

Boasting the most impressive specs in the Clarett+ series, the Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centrepiece for PC and Mac. Building on the foundation of its predecessor, it inspires producers, engineers, and artists to create their best work.

Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps, featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control, capture vocals, drums, and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. The two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier.


New and Improved A-D and D-A Converters

Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise, and low distortion. The greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful, and true-to-life headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customise their foldback mix, and perform their best.


Expand with ADAT

Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, Clarett+ 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analogue purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximise your creative potential.


Key Features:

  • Eight high-performance Clarett+ preamps - Hear every nuance and capture the clearest and most powerful sounds with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion, and ultra-low noise.
  • Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air - Premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies.
  • A-D and D-A converters - Maintain the purity of analogue in your recordings and mixes, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.
  • Two powerful, true-to-life analogue headphone outputs - Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response at all output levels, with any type of headphones.
  • ADAT optical input - Expand your interface to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as the Clarett OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability.
  • Focusrite Control - Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices give you complete control over all aspects of Clarett+.
  • Comprehensive software bundle - Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of recording software, mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments.
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective - Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles.


Included Software:

Hitmaker Expansion:

  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • Brainworx® Bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Relab LX480 Essentials
  • Landr Studio, plus five free masters
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock


  • Three Month Pro Tools® Artist Subscription
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective


What’s in the Box:

  • Clarett+ 8Pre
  • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
  • Power Supply


3-Year Warranty & Plug-in Collective Membership

With all Focusrite products, you’ll benefit from a 3-year warranty, award-winning customer support and membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts. Find out the latest offer here.

More Information

Mic Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.03dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, +20dB gain): -110dB
  • Noise EIN: -129dBu
  • Max input level: 18dBu
  • Gain range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Variable)

  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.05dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -100dB
  • Max input level: 26dBu
  • Gain range: +57dB

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.04dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range: 116dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96.5dB
  • Max input level: 15dBu
  • Gain range: +57dB

Line & Mon Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB
  • Max Output level: 18dBu
  • THD+N: -106dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: <0.06dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: <0.07dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD+N: -104dB
  • Max Output level: 16dBu
Connectivity USB, MIDI, SPDIF, ADAT, Word Clock
No. of Mic Preamps 8
No. Instrument Inputs 2
No. of Line Inputs 8
No. of Line Outputs 10
No. of Headphone Outputs 2