Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB Audio Interface
Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB overview by GAK 11-1-18.
Focusrite builds on the success and quality of their Thunderbolt based Clarett audio interface with the Clarett 2Pre USB. Sporting superior AD/DA conversion, ultra-low noise high-quality Clarett mic preamplifiers, and matchless data transfer rates within its class. This all adds up to an ultra-low latency hi-resolution audio interface available in 3 iterations to suit any users needs all starting at an eminently accessible price point. USB and USB C cables provided so you can get going adaptor free straight out of the box regardless of your connectivity. Add to that a rather impressive software bundle including offerings from Focusrite, XLN Audio, Softube, Ableton and content from Loopmasters and you have a product that is impossible to ignore if you are in the market for a new audio interface.
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 2Pre USB is a 10-in, 4-out audio interface. The two mic/line/instrument inputs can record everything from condenser mics to super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion – Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level. The ADAT input supports an additional eight channels in combination with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, a headphone output with volume control, and two line outputs. MIDI I/O is also included.
The two 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.
- • Ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and up to 119dB dynamic range
- • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
- • Precision 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 mic/line/instrument 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
- • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
- • Headphone output with volume control
- • Two additional line outputs
- • MIDI I/O
- • The two 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®
- • XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
- • Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 equaliser 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
- • Clarett 2Pre USB
- • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
- • Power Supply