Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre USB Audio Interface


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Quick overview

With its high-performance and highly powerful capabilities, the Clarett⁺ 8Pre is a powerhouse studio centrepiece for PC and Mac that empowers producers, engineers, and artists to deliver their finest work.

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With its high-performance and highly powerful capabilities, the Clarett⁺ 8Pre is a powerhouse studio centrepiece for PC and Mac that empowers producers, engineers, and artists to deliver their finest work.

High-quality Clarett⁺ mic preamps with All-analogue Air and impedance switching for clean, clear recordings of vocals, percussion, and acoustic instruments. Dual JFET instrument inputs enable guitars to sound as natural as when plugged into an amplifier.

Recordings with very broad dynamic range, low noise, and low distortion have never been closer to artists, thanks to Clarrett+ 8Pre's independent A-D and D-A converters. The much-enhanced D-A dynamic range presents a plethora of no-compromise audio quality to engineers and producers. You'll have a far better ability to catch signals with pristine clarity thanks to the dramatically low AD converter distortion.

Artists are inspired to hear every element of their sound on any sort of headphones, be able to customise their foldback mix, and play their best thanks to two headphone outputs that are both powerful and transparent. You may continually expand your creative ideas while always preserving analogue purity and exceptional audio clarity with the Clarett⁺ 8Pre regardless of whether you're multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synthesisers and outboard equipment. Add eight inputs and outputs through ADAT and hook up MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to take use of the Clarett OctoPre's maximum creative possibilities.

Two professional-quality Clarett⁺ preamps

Preamplifiers with a lot of headroom, minimal distortion, and ultra-low noise allow you to capture crystal-clear and powerful recordings.

Make vocals shine with All-analogue Air

By setting the impedance to 2.2k and adding two cumulative high shelves, each preamp emulates the old Focusrite ISA 110, giving you an extra 4dB of gain in the higher frequencies of the audio spectrum.

New and improved A-D and D-A converters

With high-performance, separate A-D and D-A converters that offer low noise, low distortion, and a wide dynamic range, you can capture more accurate recordings wherever you are.

Powerful and transparent headphone output

Produce your strongest mixes and recordings, as well as inspire spectacular performances, with an enhanced headphone output that delivers a flat frequency response at all settings for any type of headphones.

JFET instrument inputs

Guitar amp inputs are emulated by dedicated, ultra-high-impedance JFET instrument inputs with an exceptionally broad audio bandwidth, preserving the genuine tone and character of guitars.

ADAT optical input

To make the most of Clarett+ 2Pre, connect it to ADAT-compatible outboard gear, such as Clarett OctoPre, which has eight channels of digital expandability.

USB-C bus-powered

Bus power is provided through the USB-C connector. A 15W USB-C port is required.

Software bundle

With the bundled virtual instruments and mixing plug-ins, you'll get studio-quality results with ease.

Focusrite Plug-in Collective

You may sign up to receive frequent discounts and access to the most innovative software products.

Focusrite Control

Clarett+ is controlled by a feature-rich and easy-to-use software for PC, Mac, and iOS devices.

Included Software

Brainworx bx console is a meticulously accurate emulation of the Focusrite Studio Console. When Sir George Martin requested Rupert Neve for bespoke modules for the AIR Montserrat studios, he came up with the ISA 110. Due to the overwhelming success of the ISA 110, Focusrite decided to create a complete Studio Console based on the ISA sound. Today, the bx console Focusrite SC plug-in has faithfully reproduced this sound. Run this over every channel in your mix for the full Focusrite experience, complete with channel-to-channel variation.

Plug-in Suite for Red 2 and Red 3 – Accurately mimic Focusrite's iconic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware, allowing you to take advantage of the originals' legendary sound without leaving your audio application. The original Red 2 and Red 3 are still treasured fixtures in professional recording studios all around the world, coveted by producers and engineers for their outstanding clarity and flexibility. Now you may simply and flexibly include these famous pieces into your own mixes.

Plug-in Collective — When you register any Focusrite gear, you receive access to some of the most cutting-edge music software companies available. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to speed with the latest tools by providing new free downloads and substantial discounts every couple of months.

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

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