Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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    Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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    Jigsaw Code: X113AAN
    Manufacturer Code: MOCL0003UK

    • Maximum Supported Sample Rate: 192kHz
    • Converters: 24-bit
    • Thunderbolt

    Platform:  cross platform cross platform

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

    The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the switchable "Air" effect that models the sound of Focusrite's 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 latency - making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording experience. The metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analogue 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 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

    Specifications

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    Connections

    Number of Channels
    18
    Microphone Inputs
    8
    Line Inputs
    8
    Line Outputs
    10
    AUX Connections (Quantity)
    N/A
    Buss Outputs (Quantity)
    N/A
    Surround Compatibility
    Yes

    Digital Connectivity

    S/PDIF
    S/PDIF I/O
    ADAT
    ADAT I/O
    MADI
    None channels of digital I/O on MADI
    MIDI
    1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
    REAC
    No
    Dante
    No
    Maximum Supported Sample Rate
    192kHz
    Converters
    24-bit

    Interface Types

    USB
    No
    Firewire
    No
    Thunderbolt
    Yes
    Ethernet
    No
    PCI
    No
    Digilink
    No
    iOS Connectivity
    No

    Sync

    Word Clock
    Yes
    SMPTE/LTC
    No
    Genlock
    No

    Faders

    Quantity
    N/A
    Transport Controls
    No
    Motorised
    N/A
    On Board DSP
    No

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Windows support coming soon

    Weight & Dimensions

    Dimensions
    H 4.5cm W 48cm D 27cm
    Weight (kg)
    4.11kg

    Warranty

    1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty

    What's in the Box

    Clarett 8Pre Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite Power Cable
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