Focusrite Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface

B&H # FOCLARETT4PR MFR # CLARETT-4PRE
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • 18 Input / 8 Output
  • 4 Microphone Preamps with "Air" Feature
  • Phantom Power
  • 2 Headphone Outs
  • Expandable via ADAT Input
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • Downloadable iOS Remote Control
  • Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Mac, Windows
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Input/Output: 18x8

10x4

Discontinued

18x20 18x8 26x28
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  • 1Description

The Clarett 4Pre from Focusrite is a Thunderbolt audio interface that combines 24-bit/192 kHz digital conversion, with four microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's transformer-based ISA preamps using the "Air" effect. The Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickups, and the 1.38 ms round-trip latency simplifies workflow and allows for the use of favorite plug-ins in real time. Each of the four front panel inputs includes a "Gain Halo", an illuminated ring around the gain control that lights up green when there's signal present and red when it's too high. There's a main monitor knob plus dual headphone outputs with independent volume controls.

Focusrite Control is a software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, the software offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. The interface comes with the 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suites. Also included is the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages – delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly-style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth.

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

Four Clarett preamps
"Air" feature switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA microphone preamp
Microphone preamps deliver EIN of -128 dB
118 dB A/D and 119 dB D/A dynamic range
Up to 24-bit/192 kHz sample rates
Thunderbolt technology ensures extra-low round-trip latency
Detailed metering
"Gain Halo" illuminated rings around the gain controls light up green when there's signal present and turn red when the level is too high
Expandable over ADAT
Downloadable Focusrite iOS Control app adjusts cue mixes remotely from iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch)
AAX Native, Audio Units, and VST 64-bit Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
Softube Time and Tone Bundle with Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.
UPC: 815301008361
In the Box
Focusrite Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • External Power Supply
  • iOS Control App Via Free Download
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    A/D - D/A Conversions
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1. 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Microphone Inputs
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-1.0 dB
    Dynamic Range 118 dB (A-weighted)
    THD+N 0.001%
    EIN -128 dBU (A-weighted)
    Maximum Input Level +18 dBu
    Gain Range 57 dB
    Line Inputs
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-1.0 dB
    Dynamic Range 118 dB (A-weighted)
    THD+N 0.001%
    Maximum Input Level +26 dBu
    Gain Range 57 dB
    Instrument Inputs
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-1.0 dB
    Dynamic Range 116 dB (A-weighted)
    THD+N 0.001%
    Maximum Input Level +14 dBu
    Gain Range 57 dB
    Outputs
    Dynamic Range Line: 119 dB
    Monitor: 117 dB
    Maximum Output Level +16 dBu, balanced
    THD+N 0.0007%
    Headphone Output
    Dynamic Range 116 dB
    THD+N 0.0008%
    Maximum Output Level +16 dBu
    General
    Phantom Power 48V, switchable in pairs
    Audio Connections Inputs
    2 x XLR/TRS Combo Microphone, Line, Instrument
    2 x XLR/TRS Combo Microphone, Line
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    1 x TOSLINK ADAT optical
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI

    Outputs
    4 x 1/4" TRS Line
    2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz for 12 VDC power adapter
    Mac System Requirements OSX 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, macOS Sierra
    Windows System Requirements Windows, 8.1, 10, Windows 10 AU (Redstone)
    Thunderbolt 1 or 2 ports
    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 11.4 x 5.2"
    Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarett 4Pre - Thunderbolt Audio Interface Both headphone outs and mic inputs are extremely quiet and clean. This is a superb sounding unit!
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great interface No noise even with the pres all the way up. Nice coversion as well. Low latency is great for monitoring.
    Date published: 2016-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect No Problems
    Date published: 2016-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am amazed I was using a Komplete Audio 6 USB DAC. I purchased this one and connected it to my Windows 10 PC with the new driver and was amazed. The sound quality is so clean and great sounding. I highly recommend this DAC. The Thunderbolt connection is wonderful, no latency at all and the SOUND IS AMAZING
    Date published: 2017-05-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable. Countless things went wrong with multiple units, If I could predict the future Focusrite couldn't of paid me to take one of these.
    Date published: 2017-11-06
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