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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface, New

With 8 Clarett mic preamps featuring Focusrite's ISA-modeled AIR circuit, and 18x20 I/O via Thunderbolt, the Clarett 8Pre will be your studio's cornerstone. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Audio Interface

Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite's 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight 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 in real time.

See how the band Seryn uses the Clarett 8Pre in the studio in this video from Focusrite:


High Dynamic Range Conversion

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. Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Low Latency Over Thunderbolt: Use DAW plugins in real time

Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers astonishingly low round-trip latency. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with reverb, compression, or other plug-ins for the best possible recording experience.

8 Clarett Mic Pres with Extra "Air"

Designed especially for the Clarett range, Clarett mic pres 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. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Front-Panel Combi Inputs

For easy access even when rack mounted, the compact (1U) Clarett 8Pre includes combination 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.

Front-Panel Metering and Monitoring

The metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analog and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons.

Dual high-power headphone outputs

Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are provided, powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones - perfect for tracking and mixing.

Software Mixer for Detailed Routing and Monitoring Control

Focusrite Control, the software mixer that comes with the Clarett 8Pre, is easily configured for monitoring and routing setups. Focusrite Control is simple and intuitive to use. It offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

Red Plug-in Bundle Included + Softube Time and Tone Pack

Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware. In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, all Saffire audio interfaces include the Softube Time and Tone Pack. This is a unique plug-in bundle, comprised of Softube's world class TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.

Full I/O Complement

18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The additional ADAT output is ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, while the input can be used, for example, to bring in eight additional digital mic pre channels for maximum flexibility. Word Clock output is provided, allowing the Clarett 8Pre to provide the master clock for the system.

There's never been a better, faster or easier way to get audio into or out of a DAW.

Compatible with Windows

The Clarett range is now fully compatible with Windows-based computers, offering stable, reliable operation with identical functionality on both platforms. The Windows driver offers sub-3ms latency. Also provided is a Windows version of the Focusrite Control software mixer for monitoring and routing configuration.

Features:

- Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
- Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
- World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
- Close to 1ms round-trip latency at 96 kHz
- 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
- Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install
- 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
- All expandable over ADAT
- Includes MIDI I/O
- Mac and PC Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
- 18 inputs / 20 outputs
- Independent word clock output on BNC
- Detailed hardware metering for inputs and main monitor outputs
- A wealth of connectivity in a 1U rack space
- Focusrite iOS Control: download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
- Focusrite Plug-in Collective: Monthly offers with free or discounted plug-ins for registered Focusrite interface owners

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Focusrite products.
- What is in the box: Clarett 8Pre interface, Power Cable, Getting Started Guide
- Included software: 1GB of loopmasters samples, Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
- Dimensions: (H x W x D) 3.5 x 23.82 x 13.74"
- Weight: 12.48 lbs.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-Clarett-8PRE
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-Clarett-8PRE
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-322-5500
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Overall: I've been involved with recording and production for a while now and I'm very pleased with the purchase! This is a solid product, The sound is crystal clear! The preamps are VERY quiet, even when cranked all the way up, and the conversion produces very detailed sound. There is no real way to describe how something sounds, but truly; the Clarett 8 Pre by Focusrite is about as perfect an interface as you could ever dream of for a $799.00. I'm very happy buying here at zZounds!
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