Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18x20 USB Audio Interface

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  • Product Highlights
  • 8 Preamps Model the Classic ISA Design
  • Low-Noise & Low-Distortion Mic Preamps
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz Audio Resolution
  • Low-Latency Monitoring
  • 2x Monitor Outputs, 6x Line Outputs
  • ADAT, S/PDIF, Wordclock, MIDI I/O, USB
  • 2 Headphone Outputs
  • Six-Segment LED Metering
  • Includes Software Bundle
  • Mac, Windows

18-In, 20-Out Audio Interface for PC and Mac

The Clarett sound - now on USB

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.

Capture every detail with Clarett 8Pre USB.

The perfect A-D and D-A conversion

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before.

Ins and outs

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.

MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.

Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

The sound of ISA

The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of our original ISA mic preamp.

Super-low latency recording

Clarett 8Pre 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.

The clarity of Clarett

The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It's due partly to Clarett's specially-designed mic pres with the unique "Air" effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite's precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW.

Focusrite Control

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

  • Extremely Low-Latency
  • Analogue Pre-Amplifiers
  • New Air Functionality
  • Control Cue Mixes Simply with Focusrite Control
  • ISA Modeled Pre-Amp Frequency Response
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • 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: 118 dB A-weighted
    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: 117 dB A-weighted
    THD+N: 0.001 %
    Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
    Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Instrument Inputs:
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
    Dynamic Range: 117 dB A-weighted
    THD+N: 0.001 %
    Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
    Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Line & Monitor Outputs:
    Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2): 118 dB A-weighted
    Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18 dBu at minimum gain
    THD+N: 0.0007 %
  • Headphone Outputs:
    Dynamic Range: 115 dB A-weighted
    THD+N: 0.0009 %
    Maximum Output Level: 15 dBu
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