Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Rack Mount Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Rack Mount Audio Interface


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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB, 18-in and 20-out Audio Interface

Building on the success of the fabulous Clarett Thunderbolt (described by many as the best audio interface they've ever used), Focusrite have now announced the upcoming release of the Clarett 4Pre - a high-powered USB audio interface that is laying down the challenge to interfaces twice the price!

Better, Faster, Easier

Focusrite's Clarett low latency USB range features the same specially designed high-performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres as its Thunderbolt predecessor. The low-distortion, ultra-linear design of these pres guarantees a clean, open and clear recording signal, giving you as accurate a representation of your recording as you could wish for.

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite Plug-In Free!

The Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules are two of the most received pieces of recording equipment ever made.

Now, you can get both of these great items recreated in an amazing plug-in by Brainbox called bx_console Focusrite.

Better yet, the bx_console Focusrite plugin is completely free for all owners of Clarett and Red interfaces.

Normally worth $349 when bought alone, this is an incredible bonus to an already amazing audio interface.

Just register your audio interface online, log into your Customer Portal page and the bx_console Focusrite plug-in will be listed on your My Software page for you to download for free!

Now with USB Connectivity

Featuring a massive 119dB dynamic range, the Clarett can now interface with your Mac or PC via USB 2.0 (or above) ports, and bring you decades of analogue circuit design experience to deliver a superior signal path.

Bigger on the Inside

Like its Thunderbolt predecessor, the Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface, with 8 Mic/Line inputs (2 of which are also high impedance instrument inputs) which allow you to record anything from condenser mics, to super-hot pickups without any unwanted distortion or clipping. You also get four fixed-line inputs, and an ADAT input which supports up to an additional eight channels, two monitor outputs (with anti-thump technology), two line outputs, two volume-controlled headphone outputs, a MIDI I/O socket, and even an S/PDIF I/O socket.


Both mic preamps in the Clarett 8Pre USB are Air-Enabled, which means they can accurately reproduce the input impedance, clarity, and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp!

Three-Year Warranty On All Focusrite Products

Focusrite are excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products.

Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from 1st January 2018 onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase.

(The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.)

Plug and Play

Using a straightforward USB connection, and making full use of the included software packages, the Clarett 8Pre USB makes setting up your home studio easier than ever. You can even configure your routing and monitor mixes from your Mac, PC, iPad, iPohone or iPod touch, making editing on the fly more than possible!

Order this fabulous bit of kit today and make use of our amazing Home-Delivery service!

Key Features

  • Ultra-low noise (-128dB EIN) Clarett mic preamps, ultra-low distortion and up to 118dB dynamic range
  • The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the sound of the Air feature from Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp
  • Supports any Mac® or PC with USB 2.0 and above
  • 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 front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs
  • Six mic/line inputs
  • Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • ADAT I/O
  • Two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • Eight additional line outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with volume controls
  • Dim and mute monitor controls
  • Word clock output for sending clock signal to external equipment
  • 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

Software Included

  • 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

What's in the Box?

  • Clarett 8Pre USB Rack Mount Audio Interface
  • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
  • Power Supply

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Rack Mount Audio Interface Specs:

Supported Sample Rates

  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: >119 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001 %
  • Noise EIN: <-129 db="" a-weighted="">
  • Maximum input level: +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB

Line Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: >118 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001 %
  • Maximum input level: +26 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: >117 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001 %
  • Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: +57 dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

  • Dynamic Range Outputs: 118 dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • THD+N Outputs (1-2): 0.0007 %

Headphone Outputs

  • Dynamic Range: >115 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.0009 %
  • Maximum Output Level: 15 dBu
More Information
SKU 171633
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Software Included Abletone Live Lite, Focusrite Control, PlugIn Bundles
Power Supply 12v DC Power Adapter
Series Clarett Series


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