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Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre USB Audio Interface

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Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 118dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path – beating interfaces costing hundreds more.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion. MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 8Pre USB connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. Additional included software is from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton® and Loopmasters.

2 year warranty

All Focusrite products come with a 24 month warranty from the point of purchase, if bought after October 2016. Visit Focusrite's site for more infomation.

Features

  • Ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and up to 118dB dynamic range
  • The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the sound of the Air feature from Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp
  • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for the ideal signal path
  • Connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables
  • Two front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Six mic/line inputs
  • Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT I/O
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Eight additional line outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with volume controls
  • Dim and mute monitor controls
  • Word clock output for sending clock signal to external equipment
  • Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins
  • Focusrite Control: a user-friendly control software which enables you to configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®

Accolades and Reviews

  • MusicTech Choice Award 9/10
  • "The Clarett USB range certainly brings that high-quality sound to those lacking Thunderbolt connectivity and also brings low-latency recording and the Air feature too." - MusicTech Review
  • "I really enjoyed working with this thing, it's very simple to set up, everything just worked exactly as I was expecting." - Pro Tools Expert Review

Specifications

  • 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • 18 inputs and 20 outputs
  • 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA mic preamp sound
  • Low noise (-128dB ON)
  • Up to 118 dB dynamic range
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • DIM and mute function
  • 8x mic / line input XLR / jack 6.3 mm combo (2 of which can be used as instrument input)
  • 10x line output 6.3 mm jack (2 of which are monitor output)
  • MIDI In / Out
  • ADAT input and output
  • S / PDIF input and output coaxial
  • 2x stereo headphone output 6.3 mm jack
  • Word clock output
  • USB
  • Integrated power supply
  • 2x USB cable (standard USB and USB Type-C)
  • 19" / 1U housing
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482.5 x 43.9 x 291 mm
  • Weight: 4.08 kg
  • Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in Collective and Ableton Live Lite
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