Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
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  • High end mic preamps, air mode switched to ISA mic pre
  • Includes red plug ins
  • 44.1 - 192 kHz sample rates
  • Thunderbolt connection
  • Control software
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite’s 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency – enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Clarett’s mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the “Air” effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps.

Complete with Focusrite’s precision 24/192 conversion offering up to 119dB real-world dynamic range, there’s never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.

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. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers the world’s shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with your favourite plugins such as EQ, reverb or compression, giving artists a fuller sound to perform with.

Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The ADAT ports are ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, or adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

Two mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel give you instant, easy access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when rack mounted.

The monitor panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a level control, plus dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.

  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
  • World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O
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
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS 10.9, 10.10

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