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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB
Clarett 8Pre USB 18-in, 20-out audio interface


Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price.
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Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above.

Capture every detail with Clarett 8Pre USB.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.

MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.

Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

Included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables connect to Mac® or PC

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Included Software:

  • XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
  • Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor
  • Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
  • Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies
  • Ableton® – Live Lite™: Industry leading music-making software
  • Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
  • Focusrite Control

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Features:

  • Remote control from iPhone or iPad: Download the freeFocusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the FocusriteControl desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Full I/O complement: 18 audio inputs and 20 outputswithin a1RU rack space, including 8 analog inputs,10 analog outputs, stereo
  • SPDIF I/Oand 8 channels of ADAT I/O. The additionalADAT output is ideal for sendingaudio to an external D/A for line outputexpansion, while the input can beused, for example, to bring in 8 additionaldigital mic pre channels formaximum flexibility.
  • Easy Access: Two mic/line/instrument inputs on thefront panel provide easy access even when rack mounted, the remainingconnections being accessed via the rear panel.
  • Use DAW plugins in real time: Latency is the delay toa signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input tointerface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers the world's shortest. Signals goround so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with pluginssuch as EQ or compression.
  • Eight Clarett Mic Pres with extra 'Air': The mic preshave been designed especially for the Clarett range with plenty of gain, yetlow noise and distortion. In addition, they feature a special "Air" featurethat switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based
  • Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extraheadroom to handle the loudest pickup.
  • Precision digital conversion: Clarett featuresFocusrite'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.
  • Accessible metering and monitoring: The monitor panelprovides analog and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a levelcontrol, plus dim and mute buttons.
  • Dual high-power headphone outputs: Two wide dynamicrange headphone outputs are provided, powerful enough to deliver plenty oflevel even on high impedance headphones – great for tracking and mixing.
  • Software Mixer for maximum control: Focusrite Controlis a software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routingsetups. It also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.
  • Classic processor plugins included: EveryClarettincludes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accuratelymodelsFocusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.
  • Great effects plugins included: Every Clarett alsoincludes the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, which includes the TSAR-1R Reverb,Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob plugins.
  • Digital sync on-board: Includes Word Clock In, enabling it to sync to wordclock from any external digital device.

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Specifications:

  • Microphone Inputs
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
    • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
    • THD+N: <0.001%
    • Noise EIN: <-129 dB A-weighted
    • Maximum input level: +18 dBu at min gain
    • Gain Range: 57dB
  • Line Inputs
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
    • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
    • THD+N: 0.001%
    • Maximum input level: +26 dBu at minimum gain
    • Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Instrument Inputs
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
    • Dynamic Range: 117 dB
    • THD+N: 0.001%
    • Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
    • Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Line & Monitor Outputs
    • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
    • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18 dBu at minimum gain
    • THD+N: 0.0007%
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-Weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.0009%
    • Maximum Output Level: 15 dBu

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