The Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbolt Interface is an absolutely stunning piece of kit. Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrites 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Claretts mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the Air effect that models the sound of Focusrites renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. Complete with Focusrites precision 24/192 conversion offering up to 119dB real-world dynamic range, theres never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.
Eight 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 include 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 offers the world’s shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with your favourite plugins such as EQ, reverb or compression, giving artists a fuller sound to perform with.
Precision digital conversion
Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.
Enough channels for the band
18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The ADAT ports are ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, or adding eight channels of digital mic pre.
Two mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel give you instant, easy access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when rack mounted.
Accessible metering and monitoring
The monitor panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a level control, plus dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.
Supported Sample Rates
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Line & Monitor Outputs
Please note, this unit is currently only compatible with Mac setups (Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite). Focusrite are working on PC compatibility and we are assured it will be with us in the near future.
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