Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB Audio Interface

Get serious sound quality in a desktop USB interface. The 2Pre gives you two Clarett mic preamps with Focusrite's switchable AIR circuit, MIDI I/O and more.
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 119dB 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.

Clarett 2Pre USB is a 10-in, 4-out audio interface. The two mic/line/instrument inputs can record everything from condenser mics to super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion -- Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level. The ADAT input supports an additional eight channels in combination with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, a headphone output with volume control, and two line outputs. MIDI I/O is also included.

Get a closer look at the Clarett 2Pre USB in this video from Focusrite:


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The two Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 2Pre 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. read more
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.

Features:

- Supports any Mac or PC with USB 2.0 and above
- Connects to Mac or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C cables
- ADAT input allowing for expansion of up to eight additional input channels
- Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level
- Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
- Headphone output with volume control
- Two additional line outputs
- The two Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the sound of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp
- 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
- Ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and up to 119dB dynamic
- Precision 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for the ideal signal path
- MIDI I/O
- Two mic/line/instrument inputs

Included Software:

- Ableton Live Lite
- Access to Focusrite's Plug-In Collective – Registered interface customers receive free versions of the most innovative software
- Focusrite's Hitmaker Expansion, which includes:
-- Antares Auto-Tune Access – Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes – to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks
-- Relab LX480 Essentials - Provides four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits
-- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 - A hyper-realistic model of Marshall's Silver Jubilee 2555 – the modern evolution of the iconic JCM800 – brought to you by analogue modeling experts Softube
-- XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes
-- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit - Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums, and Paiste and Sabian cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm
-- Brainworx bx_oberhausen - Fully-analogue modelled replica of a classic American polysynth
-- Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC - Brings the true sound of the preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music
-- Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite – Meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe
-- Brainworx bx_masterdesk - Brings a smooth and simple workflow to the art of mastering, and allows anyone, from first-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly

What's In The Box

- Clarett 2Pre USB
- 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
- Power Supply
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Dimensions and Weight:
- Height: 2.17"
- Width: 8.27"
- Depth: 6.34"
- Weight: 3.0 lbs.

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
- Dynamic Range: >119dB
- THD+N: 0.0009 %
- Noise EIN: <-129dB A-weighted
- Maximum input level: +18dBu at minimum gain
- Gain Range: +57dB

Line Inputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
- Dynamic Range: >119dB
- THD+N: 0.001%
- Maximum input level: +26dBu at minimum gain
- Gain Range: +57dB

Instrument Inputs
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
- Dynamic Range: >118dB
- THD+N: 0.001%
- Maximum input level: +14dBu at minimum gain
- Gain Range: +57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs
- Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2): 119dB
- Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18dBu at minimum gain
- THD+N Outputs: (1-2) 0.00075%
Headphone Outputs
- Dynamic Range: >115dB (A-Weighted)
- THD+N: 0.0008%
- Maximum Output Level: +16dBu
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FOC CLARETT2PRUSB
Scratch and Dent
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSP FOCCLARETT2PRUSB
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500
Web: https://support.focusrite.com/
(2 ratings)
Submitted April 13, 2018 by Cimmay R in Seattle, WA
"Big Upgrade"
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Upgraded to the Clarett from the Scarlett Solo, the change is massive. The Clarett is built like a tank. Took some time to get it going, only to see it does not connect with ASMedia USB controller chip. No trouble with add-on card or AMD USB 3.0. The audio is more rich sounding and deep. No pops, dropouts or crackles while performing. Everything will install fine and be seen in device manager, but if the wrong USB port is used (ASMedia) the Focusrite Control software will say "No Hardware Connected". It will remain non-functional. But once connected the first thing it does is upgrade the Firmware. Going to duplicate the stereo speakers with jacks 3 & 4 and run them all at the same time, a high gain stack. It looks like USB Type C is just for the electrical requirements. Plugged into USB 3.0 the Clarett is in standby mode, until the AC adapter is activated. I was going to get the Apollo, but they passed over a major hardware update and will not accommodate AMD.
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