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FOCUSRITE Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The Clarett 8 Pre is a high quality and versatile thunderbolt audio interface.

Key Features:

  • 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
  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design

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    The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre is a rack-mountable 18 in, 20 out Thunderbolt audio interface with up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise and precision 24/192 conversion. With eight specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue “Air” effect, Clarett 8Pre has plenty of gain yet low noise and distortion. It's astonishing 1.38ms round-trip latency* simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.


    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 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.


    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.


    Plug Straight In

    Do not underestimate the quality of the Clarett range DI. This newly designed instrument input allows for even the hottest of guitar pick-ups to be recorded without clipping, and the performance specifications easily match some of the finest dedicated DI’s on the market. Coupled with the low latency environment, now you can get the most out of recording through your favourite amp sim and guitar effect plug-ins in real time.


    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.


    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.


    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 and Saturation Knob. 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.


    Ins and outs
    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.

     

    'Air' Comparison:

    Supported Operating Systems

    OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan

    Windows support coming soon – Please submit your e-mail address so that we can keep you up to date with more information.

     

    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

     

    *Pro Tools 11 @ 96kHz, 64-sample buffer - Click here for a full round trip latency performance chart

    • 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
    • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
    • Best in class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
    • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
    • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
    • Expandable via ADAT
    • Detailed metering
    • Includes MIDI I/O

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