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Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre USB Audio Interface

The Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre USB audio interface is premium-quality 18-in/20-out recording solution. The Clarett+ 8Pre features the most impressive spec out of all the interfaces in the Clarett+ series, with onboard 8 preamps/line inputs and 10 line outputs. The 8Pre is one to go for if you need a comprehensive, all-in-one USB audio interface that can handle practically any recording situation with ease. Like its smaller siblings, the Clarett+ 8Pre boasts exceptional audio performance thanks to its studio-quality mic preamps and dual JFET instrument inputs.

Studio-Quality Recording

Focusrite has equipped the Clarett+ 8Pre with 8 Air-enabled mic preamps, making it the most complete and versatile standalone option in the series. If you’re planning on doing multi-track recordings, such as full drum kits or ensembles, the Clarett+ 8Pre has everything you need to capture it with astonishing detail and clarity. The handy display on the front panel gives you a visual guide when dialling in the levels, making it easy to set up a clean recording. The 8Pre is also the only interface in the Clarett+ range to feature a Word Clock output, which allows you to use the 8Pre as a master clock source in your studio.

Focusrite’s Clarett+ 8Pre audio interface is outfitted with an ADAT optical input and output, giving you the ability to easily expand its already comprehensive onboard I/O further (using something like the Clarett OctoPre). For engineers that need to run a demanding multi-tracked live session, this capability is indispensable. Plus, if you’re using a rackmount-based setup for your live rig or in your recording studio, the 8Pre can be easily integrated thanks to the included rack ears.

The Focusrite Clarett + 8Pre is a powerful studio-grade interface that delivers professional-quality sound. Boasting world-class analogue preamps that emulate the legendary ISA signal path, robust build quality and a wealth of connectivity, the Clarett+ 8Pre is highly recommended if you’re serious about making pro recordings.

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  • Eight high-performance 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 powerful, true-to-life 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+.
  • Comprehensive software bundle: Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of recording software, mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments.
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective: Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles.
  • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC – A meticulously authentic emulation of the Focusrite Studio Console.
  • Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite – Accurately model Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware.
  • Plug-in Collective – When you register any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market.
  • Clarett+ 8Pre
  • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
  • Power Supply
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.02dB
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB
  • Max Output level: 18dBu
  • THD+N: -106dB
  • Frequency Response 20-20kHz: <0.06dB
  • Frequency Response 20-35kHz: <0.07dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD+N: -104dB
  • Max Output level: 16dBu
  • Enjoy three years of warranty: Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

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