Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre

18-in/20-out Audio Interface

£729.00
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Powerful studio-grade 18-in/20-out audio interface for the established producer

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Clarett⁺ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centrepiece for PC and Mac, which inspires producers, engineers and artists to create their best work.

Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett⁺ mic preamps — featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control — capture vocals, drums and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier.

Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and low distortion. Greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful and transparent headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customise their foldback mix, and perform their best.

Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, Clarett⁺ 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analogue purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre, and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximise your creative potential.

Highlights

  • Eight professional quality Clarett⁺ preamps Hear every nuance and capture the clearest and most powerful sounds with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise.
  • Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air Premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies.
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters Maintain the purity of analogue in your recordings and mixes, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.
  • Two improved, powerful and transparent analogue headphone outputs Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response at all output levels, with any type of headphones.
  • ADAT optical input Expand your interface to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as the Clarett OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability.
  • Focusrite Control Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett⁺.
  • Software bundle Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments.
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles.
  • Included Software:
  • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC – A meticulously authentic emulation of the Focusrite Studio Console. The classic ISA 110 module was created when Sir George Martin asked Rupert Neve for custom modules for AIR Montserrat studios. The overwhelming success of the ISA 110 lead to Focusrite building a full Studio Console of the ISA sound. Today this sound has been precisely recreated in the bx_console Focusrite SC plug-in. Complete with channel to channel variance, run this across every channel in your mix for the full Focusrite experience.
  • Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite – Accurately model Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware – letting you exploit the originals’ famous sound, conveniently from within your audio software. 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.
  • Plug-in Collective – When you register any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date with the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts.

Technical Specifications

  • 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 (Variable)
  • 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 & Mon Outputs
  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB
  • Max Output level: 18dBu
  • THD+N: -106dB
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: <0.06dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: <0.07dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD+N: -104dB
  • Max Output level: 16dBu

Whats In The Box

  • Clarett⁺ 8Pre
  • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
  • IEC Power Cable
SKU:
MOCL0009UK

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