Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface Overview
The Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre is an Audio Interface packed full of the latest Thunderbolt technology and offers very impressive speed and high-audio quality with an incredibly low-latency of less than 1ms! Another great feature of the Focusrite Clarett 2 is the Clarett microphone preamps, these replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the classic ISAs. Portable, Lightweight and professional, the Focusrite Clarett 2 provides exceptional clarity when recording and would be a great addition to anyones studio setup.
Please note Thunderbolt Cable Sold Separately.
Two New 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 feature 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.
Use DAW plugins in real time - Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt interfaces offer the world's shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.
Precision digital conversion - Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.
Ideal for the Singer Songwriter - Clarett 2Pre features a ten-in, four-out architecture with a host of features that will appeal to the Singer Songwriter or smaller stereo production environment. The two primary inputs are on the front panel in the form of mic/instrument/line combo XLR/TRS sockets, alongside a high power headphone output and all the necessary level controls.
High-power headphone output - The wide dynamic range headphone output is powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones - perfect for both tracking and mixing.
Expandable for when you need it
Every Clarett interface features an ADAT input: ideal for expanding the channel count and recording drums via a digital eight channel mic pre.
'Gain Halo' Metering - Focusrite's unique 'gain halo' metering is provided around the gain dials, providing clear 'go/no-go' green/red indication of levels to avoid clipping.
Software Mixer for maximum control - Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.
Classic processor plugins from Softube and Focusrite - Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with SAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.
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- New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
- Best in class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
- Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
- 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
- Expandable via ADAT
- Detailed metering
- Includes MIDI I/O
Pre's sound great, and the interface proper is as flexible and powerful as I need for a home studio with multiple instrument setups along with voiceover requirements and has already slotted into my studio making my workflow easy and efficient. The extra software packages Focusrite offer are fantastic, I have a new EQ from Eventide, and a $90 grand piano from XLN Audio that is exquisite. One side note, if you buy one and Output 3 &4/Headphones don't seem to be working, don't worry. When I rang Focusrite it seems that certain units have been set to the wrong clock source. Just go to the file menu in the free included Focusrite Control application and reset to factory settings and all will be good. Only niggle in what is a great value, solid product with fantastic extras.