Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface

BH #FO8PREUSB • MFR #CLARETT-8PRE-USB
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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • 8 Preamps Model the Classic ISA Design
  • Low-Noise and Low-Distortion Mic Preamps
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz Audio Resolution
  • Low-Latency Monitoring
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 (-128 dB EIN), low distortion, and 119 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 Clarett 8Pre USB Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Included Software
  • 4Focusrite Control Software
  • 5XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • 6Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite
  • 7Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • 8Focusrite Plug-In Collective
  • 9Ableton Live Lite
  • 10Loopmasters

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 (-128 dB EIN), low distortion, and 119 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 1RU 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 six-segment multichannel LED meter provides visual feedback as well as level control, 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 Softube Time and Tone Bundle with reverb, delay, mastering, and distortion plug-ins, a Loopmasters library with 2GB of royalty-free samples, 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 (-128 dB EIN) mic preamps with low distortion and up to 119 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

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

Loopmasters

  • 2GB library of royalty-free samples
UPC: 815301008538

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Specs

Interface
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Host Connection1 x USB Type-C
Analog 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" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Monitor Output
8 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x BNC (Word Clock) Output
1 x TOSLINK / ADAT Input
1 x TOSLINK / ADAT Output
1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Output
MIDI I/O1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
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 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 RangeOutputs:
115 dBA 
Hi-Z Inputs:
117 dB 
Line Inputs:
118 dB 
Line Outputs:
118 dB 
Mic Inputs:
119 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:
-128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
Bit Depth24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.11
macOS 10.12
macOS 10.13
Physical
Dimensions1.7 x 11.5 x 19" / 43.9 x 291.1 x 482.6 mm
Weight10.2 lb / 4.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 19 x 13"
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