Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Interface

$1,395.00 $1,220.00

The brand new 8-channel Microphone Preamplifier/Audio Interface, 24-bit/192kHz, with Thunderbolt Connectivity, and Included Plug-ins for Mac.

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The latest additional to the Focusrite family – Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Interface is here!

Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite’s 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency – enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Clarett’s mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the “Air” effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps.

***Thunderbolt Cable Not Included.


• Supported OS – OSX 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite

• 18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The ADAT ports are ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, or adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

• Use any of your DAW plugins in real time, No need for add-in DSP or special processing – choose any of your plugins, from virtually any manufacturer, to create the perfect recording path on every channel – as well as custom monitor setups for both you and your artists.

• Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with extra ‘Air’ feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

• Precision digital conversion – 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range.

• Two mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel give you instant, easy access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when rack mounted.

• Intuitive and Easy to Use Software Mixer

• 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.

• Accessible metering and monitoring


Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range118 dB (A-weighted)
Noise EIN–128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level+18 dBu
Gain Range57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range116 dB (A-weighted)
Maximum input level+26dBu
Gain Range57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range111 dB (A-weighted)
Maximum input level+14dBu
Gain Range57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)119dB
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)117dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)+18 dBu

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range112dB
Maximum Output Level+16dBu
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