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Clarett+ OctoPre
DRUM RECORDINGS WITH EVERY DETAIL

CAPTURE DRUM RECORDINGS WITH EVERY DETAIL

The Clarett+ Mic Pre helps you achieve clear recordings in any session. With eight professional quality, low distortion, low noise mic preamps featuring fully balanced signal paths that give sessions the professional Focusrite sound.

CAPTURE THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOUR SOUND

THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOUR SOUND

From jazz to heavy metal drums, capture the performer’s vision — with masses of headroom so that you can focus on the session without having to constantly adjust gain staging. For the techie engineer, the fully balanced signal path ensures inbound signals are clean and have no unwanted colouration. Be confident in a recording that is right first time and captures the energy of a live session accurately.

GET THE CONSOLE SOUND

GET THE CONSOLE SOUND

All-analogue Air with relay-controlled circuitry is the engineer’s secret weapon. It captures transients on drums, makes vocals shine, and ensures a precise, clear recording. When Air is engaged the Clarett+ OctoPre switches impedance to 2.2kΩ and adds two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies, which recreates the sound of the classic Focusrite ISA 110.

TRACK THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE OUTBOARD

TRACK THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE OUTBOARD

Clarett+ OctoPre’s eight dedicated channel inserts allow you to easily add analogue equipment to the signal path. Our flexible insert design reduces the need for a patchbay as inserts are switchable — so you spend less time reaching around the rear of the unit. Leave your outboard plugged in and simply press the button to bypass it. 

MAINTAIN YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE

MAINTAIN YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE

Exceptional D-A conversion ensures that audio quality is preserved when sending audio to analogue compressors, EQs and effects. You can easily process audio in your signature style and benefit from integrating your outboard into your workflow to achieve accurate results. Send 16 channels of high-quality audio from your computer by connecting a Clarett+ OctoPre to a Clarett+ 8Pre via ADAT — perfect for integrating an analogue mixer into your workflow.

PRESERVE THE NATURAL TONE OF YOUR GUITAR

PRESERVE THE NATURAL TONE OF YOUR GUITAR

JFET instrument inputs capture the true characteristics of guitars. The wide input bandwidth retains the purity of high frequencies and feels like you are plugging straight into an amp. Connect OctoPre to any of the other Clarett+ range to have four instrument inputs at your disposal. Perfect for DI multitracking – the band can perform together and capture the essence of the moment in a clear, clean, and accurate recording.

PREMIUM-QUALITY AUDIO OVER ADAT

PREMIUM-QUALITY AUDIO OVER ADAT

Add Clarett+ OctoPre to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre to expand your I/O easily and consistently via ADAT. Non-Clarett+ users can upgrade to a professional standard by connecting to any ADAT-enabled interface, bringing the classic Focusrite sound to their recordings as well as the premium quality offered by Clarett+ OctoPre.

Clarett+ Included Software

GET THE SOUND OF ICONIC FOCUSRITE HARDWARE

Track through your OctoPre and mix with three classic software 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.

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

The included Hitmaker Expansion bundle of recording software gives studio-grade results — add mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments to your DAW to give a professional touch to your tracks. Create huge drums, studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys — and then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware. Every new Clarett+ OctoPre comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

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

CAPTURE DRUM RECORDINGS WITH EVERY DETAIL

With high dynamic range and ultra-low noise, the Clarett+ Mic Pre ensures you can be confident of an accurate recording in any session.

THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOUR SOUND

From jazz to heavy metal drums, capture the performer’s vision — with masses of headroom so that you can focus on the session without having to constantly adjust gain staging. 

GET THE CONSOLE SOUND

Engage All-analogue Air — the premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry captures transients on drums, makes vocals shine, and ensures a precise, clear recording.

TRACK THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE OUTBOARD

Clarett+ OctoPre’s eight dedicated channel inserts allow you to easily add analogue equipment to the signal path. Our flexible, switchable insert design reduces the need for a patchbay — so you spend less time reaching around the rear of the unit.

MAINTAIN YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE

Clarett+ OctoPre’s premium D-A conversion ensures that audio quality is preserved when sending audio to analogue compressors, EQs and effects.

PRESERVE THE NATURAL TONE OF YOUR GUITAR

Feel like you are plugging straight into an amp and capture the true characteristics of guitars with the wide input bandwidth offered by JFET instrument inputs.

PREMIUM-QUALITY AUDIO OVER ADAT

Add Clarett+ OctoPre to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre to expand your I/O easily and consistently via ADAT. Non-Clarett+ users can upgrade to a professional standard by connecting to an ADAT-enabled interface.

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

All the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix, and master your music in professional quality.

SPECIFICATIONS IN DETAIL

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

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 Outputs

Frequency Response 20 - 20kHz: ± < 0.02dB

Frequency Response 20 - 35kHz: ± < 0.02dB

Dynamic Range: 124dB

Max Output Level: 18dBu

THD+N: -106dB