Focusrite Clarett Plus 8Pre USB Audio Interface

A studio centerpiece, this 18-in/20-out interface lets you capture rich, detailed recordings with 8 Clarett Plus mic preamps with the switchable AIR circuit.

Clarett+ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centrepiece for PC and Mac, which inspires producers, engineers and artists to create their best work.

Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps -- featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control -- capture vocals, drums and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier.

Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and low distortion. Greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful and transparent headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customise their foldback mix, and perform their best.
Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, Clarett+ 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analogue purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre, and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximise your creative potential.


- read more Eight professional quality Clarett+ preamps: Hear every nuance and capture the clearest and most powerful sounds with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise.
- Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air: Premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies.
- New and improved A-D and D-A converters: Maintain the purity of analogue in your recordings and mixes, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.
- Two improved, powerful and transparent analogue headphone outputs: Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response at all output levels, with any type of headphones.
- ADAT optical input: Expand your interface to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as the Clarett OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability.
- Focusrite Control: Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett+.
- Software bundle: Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments.
- Enjoy three years of warranty: Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year limited warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

What's In The Box?

- Clarett+ 8Pre
- 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
- Power Supply

Included Software:

- Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle: A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
- Landr Studio, plus five free masters: Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two-month subscription is over.

Hitmaker Expansion Plug-ins Included:

- Antares Auto-Tune Access: For 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's LX480 Essentials: Get four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555: The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos -- right from your studio.
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock: Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums, and Paiste and Sabian cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
- Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC: Add the preamps that made Focusrite what they are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps -- the origin of the famous 'Air' still heard on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite: Featuring a pair of 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. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.

Watch artists collaborate on a track using Clarett+ interfaces in this video from Focusrite:
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Mic Inputs:
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz < 0.03dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz < 0.15dB
- Dynamic Range: (min gain) 118dB
- THD+N: (-1dBFS, +20dB gain) -110dB
- Noise EIN: -129dBu
- Max input level: 18dBu
- Gain range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Variable):
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz < 0.05dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz < 0.15dB
- Dynamic Range: (min gain) 118dB
- THD+N: (-1dBFS, min gain) -100dB
- Max input level: 26dBu
- Gain range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Fixed):
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz < 0.05dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz < 0.15dB
- Dynamic Range: 118dB
- THD+N: (-1dBFS) -100dB
- THD+N: (-6dBFS) -105dB
- Max input level: +18dBu

Instrument Inputs:
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz < 0.04dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz < 0.15dB
- Dynamic Range: 116dB
- THD+N: (-1dBFS, min gain) -96dB
- THD+N: (-1dBFS, min gain) -96.5dB
- Max input level: 15dBu
- Gain range: +57dB

Line & Mon Outputs:
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz < 0.02dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz < 0.02dB
- Dynamic Range: 124dB
- Max Output level: 18dBu
- THD+N: -106dB

Headphone Outputs:
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz <0.06dB
- Frequency Response: 20-35kHz <0.07dB
- Dynamic Range: 118dB
- THD+N: -104dB
- Max Output level: 16dBu
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-8PR
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-8PR

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500

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Got this to replace my 2i2, and boy does it deliver! Clean sound, easy to use and rock solid construction. Definitely recommend if your looking for a solid investment that won’t tank your wallet!
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