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Clarett 8Pre

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Clarett 18in 20 out

18-IN, 20-OUT THUNDERBOLT™ AUDIO INTERFACE

Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24-bit/192kHz conversion and two specially designed mic preamps with a unique analogue Air effect, Clarett 8Pre simply sounds great, easily outperforming other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its 1.67 ms round-trip latency simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

Clarett 8pre micpres

EIGHT CLARETT MIC PRES WITH EXTRA AIR

The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they include a special Air feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup. It’s the Focusrite sound over Thunderbolt™.

Clarett AD Conversion

THE PERFECT A-D AND D-A CONVERSION

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path with 119dB dynamic range. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before.

Clarett 8Pre work flow

REVOLUTIONISE YOUR WORKFLOW

Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. Now you can get the most out of recording through your favourite amp sim and guitar effect plug-ins in real time.

Two year warranty

ENJOY TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

What's in the box?

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Clarett 8Pre

Power Supply

XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments

Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins

 

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Ableton® – Live Lite: industry leading music-making software

Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries

Focusrite Control

Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

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Plug-in collective

One plug-in offer will be featured in your Focusrite account every couple of months, keeping you up to date with the tidal wave of releases. Nobody else works with software manufacturers like us, enabling you to download free plug-ins and benefit from generous discounts.

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FOCUSRITE CONTROL

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Operating Systems

Compatible with Mac 10.9 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Noise EIN
–128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+18 dBu
Gain Range
57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
116 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.005%
Maximum input level
+26dBu
Gain Range
57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
111 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu
Gain Range
57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
119dB
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)
117dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+18 dBu
THD+N
0.0007%

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
112dB
THD+N
0.0008%
Maximum Output Level
+16dBu