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.
- Focusrite Plug-in Collective: Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles.
- 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:

- 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

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

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
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"Serious Upgrade!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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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