Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Jigsaw Code: X113AAN
Manufacturer Code: MOCL0003UK
- Maximum Supported Sample Rate: 192kHz
- Converters: 24-bit
Platform: cross platform
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.
- Number of Channels
- Microphone Inputs
- Line Inputs
- Line Outputs
- AUX Connections (Quantity)
- Buss Outputs (Quantity)
- Surround Compatibility
- S/PDIF I/O
- ADAT I/O
- None channels of digital I/O on MADI
- 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
- Maximum Supported Sample Rate
- iOS Connectivity
- Word Clock
- Transport Controls
- On Board DSP
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Windows support coming soon
Weight & Dimensions
- H 4.5cm W 48cm D 27cm
- Weight (kg)
- 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
What's in the Box
- Clarett 8Pre Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite Power Cable