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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

$899.99 $1,149.99
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Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrites 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading digital conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latencyso low that you can use DAW plugins while monitoring a performance thats being recorded.

The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the switchable Air effect that models the sound of Focusrites renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. Instrument inputs offer extended headroom to suit the loudest guitar pickup, while gain controls employ a special law that makes changes smoother and more precise.

For easy access even when rack mounted, the compact (1U) Clarett 8Pre includes dual mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel. Also on the front panel are two independently-controlled headphone outputs with enough level to drive even high impedance headphones to provide suitable monitoring levels.

The Clarett 8Pre, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) dynamic range, and combines it with an astonishingly low round-trip latencymaking it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins in the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording experience.The metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analog and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons.

Word Clock output is provided, allowing the Clarett 8Pre to provide the master clock for the system.

A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is included 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. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2Red 3 AAX, AUVST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrites classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Theres never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.


  • Eight New Clarett Mic Pres designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they feature a special Air feature that switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.
  • Use DAW plugins in real time: leading-edge round-trip audio latency over Thunderbolt, you can record and monitor with the plug-ins in your DAW, in real time.
  • Precision digital conversion:Clarett features Focusrites 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.
  • 18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O.
  • Easy Access: Two mic/line/instrument inputs are provided on the front panel for easy access even when rack mounted, the remaining connections being accessed via the rear panel.
  • Accessible metering and monitoring:The monitor panel provides analog and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel LED meter. Monitor features include a level control, plus dim and mute buttons.
  • Dual high-power headphone outputs:Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are provided, powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphonesperfect for tracking and mixing.
  • Focusrite Control software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups.
  • Includes the Red 2Red 3 AAX, AUVST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrites classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.
  • Includes Word Clock In, enabling it to sync to word clock from any external digital device.

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