Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB 18-In, 8-Out Audio Interface

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  • Ultra-low noise mic preamps
  • Ultra-low distortion
  • Up to 118dB dynamic range
  • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
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Focusrite USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path.

Clarett 4Pre USB is an 18-in, 8-out audio interface. Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level of the four mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion. Four fixed line inputs are also included, and the ADAT input supports an additional eight channels when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, two line outputs and two headphone outputs with volume controls. MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included.

The four Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 2Pre USB connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. Additional included software is from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton® and Loopmasters.

Since its release the Clarett USB range has had some amazing reviews. Here is just a few words from the press:-

 

FutreMusic:

”Sonically, the Clarett 4Pre is an impressive design...I was also impressed by it's performance at my lowest buffer size of 32 samples"

"...Air option, which adds noticeable enhancement from about 1kHz upwards, I found particularly seductive on vocals and guitars"

"High spec'd yet reasonably priced"

 

SOUND-ON-SOUND
"In theory then, the Clarett USB interfaces combine the audio quality of the Thunderbolt Claretts with the driver performance of the second-generation Scarletts, and this is exactly what happens in practice"

"The most obvious rival is Presonus's 192…but does not quite match (the Clarett) in terms of audio specs and has less good latency performance."

"The process of choosing a USB interface just got harder, thanks to the arrival of another very strong contender. The USB Claretts offer the same excellent audio specifications as their Thunderbolt cousins, in a more universal connection format."

 

MusicTech
"The low noise and high quality of Clarett absolutely shone through. We’re talking low distortion and a great presence everywhere across the frequency spectrum. When recording, I set up a number of inputs, including digital piano and vocal and I have to say the only word that came to mind was ’pristine’."

"The Clarett USB range certainly brings that high-quality sound to those lacking Thunderbolt connectivity and also brings low-latency recording and the Air feature too. The 2Pre in particular makes a fine portable interface with the right USB slot while the 8Pre is a fantastic option for those in need of more connectivity"

"Both are very well priced, especially given the software bundle which includes some fine plug-ins and samples. That fine Clarett quality comes to USB with a price and I/O options for everybody."

" Well built and solid interfaces. Fabulous sound quality. All the routing and setup options you could wish for. Well priced, especially when considering the software bundle. Lots of I/O options across the range"

  • Ultra-low noise mic preamps
  • Ultra-low distortion
  • Up to 118dB dynamic range
  • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • Precision 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
  • Connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables
  • Two mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Two mic/line inputs
  • ADAT input allowing for expansion of up to eight additional input channels
  • Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level
  • Four additional fixed line inputs on the rear panel
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Headphone output with volume control
  • Two additional line outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with volume control
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • The four Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the sound of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp
  • Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins
  • Focusrite Control: a user-friendly control software which enables you to configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®
Supported Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz,  96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Microphone Inputs Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range >118 dB
THD+N 0.0009%
Noise EIN <-128 dB A-weighted
Maximum input level +18 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range +57dB
Line Inputs 1-4 (Variable Gain) Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range >118 dB
THD+N 0.001%
Maximum input level +26 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range +57 dB
Line Inputs 5-8 (Fixed Gain) Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range 118 dB
THD+N 0.001%
Maximum input level +26 dBu at minimum gain
Instrument Inputs Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range >116 dB
THD+N 0.001%
Maximum input level +14 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range +57 dB
Line & Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2) 118 dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs +18 dBu at minimum gain
THD+N Outputs (1-2) 0.0006%
Headphone Outputs Dynamic Range >115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N 0.0003%
Maximum Output Level+15 dBu
Included software XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 equaler and Red 3 compressor
Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class 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™: a customised version of the music-making software Ableton® Live™
Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
Focusrite Control
Included accessories Clarett 4Pre USB 
2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
Power Supply

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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB 18-In, 8-Out Audio Interface

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