Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

SKU: E-1-2098


Computer Audio


Designed for recording studios, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface combines 24-bit 192 kHz A/D/A conversion, 119 dB real-world dynamic range, 1 ms roundtrip Thunderbolt latency, and eight microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's ISA transformer-based preamps using the air effect.

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The high resolution recording and ultra-low latency allows you to enable 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible DA plug-ins while monitoring recordings. The interface is now fully compatible with Windows-based computers, providing stable operation with identical functionality on both platforms, while offering sub-3 ms latency. Also provided is a Windows version of the Focusrite Control software mixer for monitoring and routing configuration.

The interface comes with 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suite. In addition to the Red Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix.TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages - delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth - use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.

Housed in a 1RU chassis, the interface features two front mic/instrument/line and six rear mounted mic/line combination TRS/XLR connectors-each with a separate gain knob, six line level 1/4" TRS outputs, two 1/4" TRS monitor outputs, a word clock output, 5-pin MIDI I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and eight channels of ADAT I/O for expansion.

The front panel also features two 1/4" TRS headphone outputs with separate volume controls. A pair of +48V phantom power switches allow you to turn on phantom power for condenser microphones on channels 1-4 and 5-8 respectively. A six-segment multi-channel LED meter provides visual feedback, as well as level control, a dim button, and a mute button.

Ableton Live Lite is included as a free download.
2GB Loopmasters Samples are included as a free download
Focusrite offers a 2-year manufacturer's warranty

Audio Quality
Max bit depth: 24-bit
Max sampling rate: 192kHz

Total inputs: 18
Mic preamps: 8
XLR/TRS combo jacks: 8
XLR only jacks: 0
1/4 only jacks: 0
S/PDIF in: 2
ADAT/optical in: 8
RCA in: No

Total outputs: 20
XLR out: 0
1/4 out: 10 (TRS balanced)
S/PDIF out: 2
ADAT/optical out: 8
RCA out: No

Other Connectivity
Computer connection: Thunderbolt
MIDI I/O: 5-pin In/Out
Headphone output(s): 2
Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
Platform compatibility: Mac
Phantom power: Yes
Direct monitoring: Yes
Onboard DSP: No
Metering: LED meters
Display: No
Latency control: Yes
Monitor control: No
Headphone control: Yes

Rack-mountable: Yes
Included software: Yes

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