Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface

BH #FO8PREUSB • MFR #CLARETT-8PRE-USB
Focusrite
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • For Multi-Instrumentalists and Producers
  • 8 Low-Noise / Low-Distortion Mic Preamps
  • ADAT, S/PDIF, Wordclock, MIDI I/O, USB
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz Audio Resolution
Equally comfortable in the studio or as part of a mobile rig, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface combines 24-bit / 192 kHz A/D/A conversion, low-latency monitoring, and a multitude of I/O options with eight, Air-enabled microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's classic ISA preamps. With low noise (-129 dB EIN), low distortion, and 118 dB dynamic range, the high-performance mic preamps deliver a clean, open, and transparent sound, for accurate reproduction of the original performance.
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Focusrite 8-Pre Overview

Equally comfortable in the studio or as part of a mobile rig, the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface combines 24-bit / 192 kHz A/D/A conversion, low-latency monitoring, and a multitude of I/O options with eight, Air-enabled microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's classic ISA preamps. With low noise (-129 dB EIN), low distortion, and 118 dB dynamic range, the high-performance mic preamps deliver a clean, open, and transparent sound, for accurate reproduction of the original performance.

Housed in a 1 RU chassis, the Clarett 8Pre USB is equipped with two front-panel mic/instrument/line inputs with high headroom for recording hot pickups without distortion, and six rear-mounted mic/line inputs—each with a separate gain knob. The interface also provides six line-level outputs, two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, a wordclock output, MIDI I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and eight channels of ADAT I/O to expand your setup.

The front panel features two 1/4" headphone outputs with independent volume controls. A pair of +48V phantom power switches allow you to turn on phantom power for condenser microphones on channels 1-4 and 5-8 respectively. A display with a six-segment multichannel LED meter provides visual feedback. There is also a master level control knob, a dim button, and a mute button.

The Clarett 8Pre USB offers a comprehensive software package that includes the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite with accurate models of the Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor, the Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC plug-in that emulates the sound of Focusrite ISA 110 Equalizer and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle with reverb, delay, mastering, and distortion plug-ins, and more. Also provided is the Focusrite Control software that enables you to configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac and Windows computers or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.

Key Features

  • Eight Air-enabled mic preamps emulate the sound of the company's original ISA mic preamp
  • Low-noise (-129 dB EIN) mic preamps with low distortion and up to 118 dB dynamic range
  • Precision 24-bit / 192 kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • Record with low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins
  • Two mic/line/instrument XLR-1/4" combo inputs on front panel
  • Six mic/line XLR-1/4" combo inputs on rear panel
  • Switchable 48V phantom power
  • High-headroom instrument inputs for recording hot pickups without distortion
  • Stereo S/PDIF I/O
  • Eight channels of ADAT I/O
  • 5-pin MIDI I/O
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Eight additional line outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with independent volume controls
  • Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level
  • Dim and mute monitor control buttons on front panel
  • Wordclock output for sending clock signal to external equipment
  • Supports any Mac or Windows computer with USB 2.0 and above

Included Software

Focusrite Control Software

  • Control software enables you to configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac or Windows computers and iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch devices

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC

  • Focusrite-endorsed plug-in that faithfully captures the sound, feel, and styling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules

XLN Audio Addictive Keys

  • One of four Addictive Keys keyboard instruments

Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite

  • Accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor

Softube Time and Tone Bundle

  • Four of Softube's reverb, delay, mastering, and distortion plug-ins

Focusrite Plug-In Collective

  • Exclusive offers, tutorial content, and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies

Ableton Live Lite

  • Customized version of the music production software Ableton Live
UPC: 815301008538

Focusrite 8-Pre Specs

Form FactorRackmount
Display1 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
8 Input / 10 Output at 192 kHz
Digital:
10 Input / 10 Output at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps8
Input Level Adjustment8 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
6 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
8 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V
Digital Audio I/O1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Output
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseHi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 35 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 35 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Mic Inputs:
20 Hz to 35 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Gain/Trim RangeHi-Z Inputs:
+57 dB
Line Inputs:
+57 dB
Mic Inputs:
+57 dB
Max Input LevelHi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu (Min Gain)
Line Inputs:
+26 dBu (Min Gain)
Mic Inputs:
+18 dBu
Max Output LevelHeadphone Outputs:
+15 dBu
Line Outputs:
+18 dBu at 0 dBFS (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeHeadphone Outputs:
115 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
117 dB
Line Inputs:
118 dB
Line Outputs:
118 dB
Mic Inputs:
118 dB
THD+NHeadphone Outputs:
0.000009%
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.00001%
Line Inputs:
0.00001%
Line Outputs:
0.0007%
Mic Inputs:
0.001%
EINMic Inputs:
< -129 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Bit Depths24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.11 or Later
Included SoftwareAbleton Live
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone
iPad
iPod Touch
Power
Power RequirementsAC Input
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU
Dimensions19 x 11.5 x 1.7" / 482.6 x 291.1 x 43.9 mm
Weight10.2 lb / 4.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 19 x 13"
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