Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre 18 x 20 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Jigsaw24 Code: X113AAN / Manufacturer Code: MOCL0003UK

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... Read more


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.

Key features ...


Converters: 24-bit


Maximum Supported Sample Rate: 192kHz

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  • Microphone Inputs: 8
  • Number of Channels: 18
  • AUX Connections (Quantity): N/A
  • Buss Outputs (Quantity): N/A
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Line Outputs: 10
  • Surround Compatibility: Yes
  • Weight (kg): 4.11kg
  • Dimensions: H 4.5cm W 48cm D 27cm
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
  • Motorised: N/A
  • On Board DSP: No
  • Quantity: N/A
  • Transport Controls: No
  • MIDI : 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
  • REAC: No
  • Converters: 24-bit
  • MADI: None channels of digital I/O on MADI
  • Maximum Supported Sample Rate: 192kHz
  • Dante: No
  • System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Windows support coming soon
  • Firewire: No
  • USB: No
  • Ethernet: No
  • PCI: No
  • Digilink: No
  • iOS Connectivity: No
  • Thunderbolt: Yes
  • Word Clock: Yes
  • Genlock: No
  • What's in the Box: Clarett 8Pre Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite Power Cable


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