FOCUSRITE CLARETT 8 PRE X THUNDERBOLT AUDIO INTERFACE
Estimated 2-3 Days Delivery
Jigsaw Code: X114AAN
Manufacturer Code: MOCL0004UK
- Maximum Supported Sample Rate: 192kHz
- Converters: 24-bit
Platform: cross platform
Availability: Estimated 2-3 Days Delivery
Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite's Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt audio interface offers an impressive 26 inputs and 28 outputs, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O for the connection of addition inputs and outputs such as a multichannel digital mic pre or an external D/A for additional line outputs. The 2U rack-mount unit combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading dynamic range conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latency - so low that plugins can be used while monitoring recordings through the DAW.
The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the unique, switchable 'Air' effect that models the sound of Focusrite's renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. It also features gain controls with a special law that makes changes smoother and more precise.
The Clarett 8PreX, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) real-world dynamic range, and combines it with the lowest round-trip latency available - making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording environment. A central metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analogue and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a large-diameter monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. There are two independently-controlled headphone outputs on the front panel, with enough level to drive even high impedance headphones to provide suitable monitoring levels.
A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is included for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also 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.
Word Clock I/O is provided, allowing the Clarett 8PreX to either provide the master clock for the system or to be clocked from an external master digital device.
- 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 8.7cm W 48cm D 27cm
- Weight (kg)
- 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
What's in the Box
- Clarett 8PreX Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite Power Cable