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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18 in 20 out USB Audio Interface with MIDI I/O for Mac & PC

Product #54424
SKU CLARETT-8PRE-USB
In stock Ships Monday


Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18 in 20 out USB Audio Interface with MIDI I/O for Mac & PC

Product #54424 | SKU CLARETT-8PRE-USB
In stock Ships Monday


18-in, 20-out audio interface for PC and Mac
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Our Price $1,299.00

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Overview

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 118dB 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 – beating interfaces costing hundreds more.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion. MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 8Pre 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.

Key Features

  • Ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and up to 118dB dynamic range
  • The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the sound of the Air feature from Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp
  • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion for the ideal signal path
  • Connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables
  • Two front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Six mic/line inputs
  • Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT I/O
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Eight additional line outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with volume controls
  • Dim and mute monitor controls
  • Word clock output for sending clock signal to external equipment
  • 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®

Specifications

Connectivity
I/O 2 x combo XLR-1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS mic/line/instrument inputs, balanced (front panel)
6 x combo XLR-1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS mic/line inputs, balanced (rear panel)
2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS monitor outputs, balanced
8 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS line outputs, balanced
2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS stereo headphone outputs
1 x wordclock output
1 x ADAT optical, 8-channel input
1 x ADAT optical, 8-channel output
1 x S/PDIF, stereo input
1 x S/PDIF, stereo output
1 x 5-pin MIDI in
1 x 5-pin MIDI out
1 x USB (2.0 and later)
Digital AD/DA Performance
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 35 kHz (± 0.5 dB), at minimum gain
Dynamic Range > 119 dB
THD+N < 0.001%
Noise EIN < -129 dB, A-weighted
Maximum Input Level +18 dBu, at minimum gain
Gain Range +57 dB
Line Inputs
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 35 kHz (± 0.5 dB), at minimum gain
Dynamic Range 118 dB
THD+N 0.001%
Maximum Input Level +26 dBu, at minimum gain
Gain Range +57 dB
Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 35 kHz (± 0.5 dB), at minimum gain
Dynamic Range 117 dB
THD+N 0.001%
Maximum Input Level +14 dBu, at minimum gain
Gain Range + 57 dB
Line Output
Dynamic Range 118 dB, outputs 1 & 2
Maximum Output Level Line/TRS Outputs: +18 dBu, at minimum gain (0 dBFS, balanced)
THD+N 0.0007%, outputs 1 & 2
Headphone Outputs
Dynamic Range > 115 dB, A-weighted
THD+N 0.0009%
Maximum Output Level 15 dBu
General
System Requirements Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Mac OS X / macOS: 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra)
Dimensions (H x D x W) 43.9 x 291.1 x 482.6 mm
Weight 4.61 kg

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Details
  • Product: Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18 in 20 out USB Audio Interface with MIDI I/O for Mac & PC
  • Manufacturer: Focusrite
  • Model: CLARETT-8PRE-USB
  • SKU: CLARETT-8PRE-USB
  • RM Product #: 54424