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Clarett+ 8Pre studio
Clarett+ 8Pre

Eight high-performance Clarett⁺ preamps

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.

Clarett+ 8Pre

Bring clarity and presence
to your recordings

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Clarett+ 8Pre
Clarett+ 8Pre

New and improved A-D and D-A converters

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 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. 

Clarett+ 8Pre

Anything, Anywhere

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.

Focusrite Clarett - Hitmaker Expansion

HITMAKER EXPANSION

Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. Every new Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett and Red interface comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

Hitmaker Expansion – available with every Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett+, Clarett USB and Red interface purchased and registered on or after October 1st 2021 – is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality.

Hitmaker Expansion features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.

Clarett+ included-software

Emulate iconic Focusrite hardware

Get the full Focusrite sound with three classic processors from Focusrite’s 40 year legacy of precision studio sound.

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC is an authentic emulation of the classic ISA 110 module found in Focusrite Studio Console. ISA 110 was created when Sir George Martin asked Rupert Neve for custom modules for AIR Montserrat studios.

The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original Red 2 and Red 3 remain prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, you can use these revered pieces, easily and flexibly, in your own mixes.

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.

Powerful, transparent headphone outputs

Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response.

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+.

Focusrite Plug-in Collective

Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles.

Specifications in detail

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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

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.04dB

Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB

Dynamic Range: 116dB

THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96.5dB

Max input level: 15dBu

Gain range: +57dB

Line & Monitor 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