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Focusrite Clarett 8PreX - 26x28 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

PA SKU # FOC CLARETT8PREX MFR # CLARETT-8PREX UPC # 815301008385
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  • Product Highlights
  • 8 Preamps Model the Classic ISA Design
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz Audio Resolution
  • 116 dB A/D & 119 dB D/A Dynamic Range
  • Thunderbolt Latency under 1 ms
  • Downloadable iOS Remote Control
  • 64-Bit AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle
  • ADAT, S/PDIF, Wordclock & MIDI I/O
  • Digital Expansion & Detailed Metering
  • Mac, Windows

26 x 28 Thunderbolt Interface with Eight Clarett Mic Preamps

Designed for recording studios, the Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface combines 24-bit 192 kHz A/D/A conversion, 119 dB real-world dynamic range, 1 ms roundtrip Thunderbolt latency, and eight microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's ISA transformer-based preamps using the "Air" effect. The high resolution recording and ultra low latency allows you to enable 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible DA plug-ins while monitoring recordings. The interface comes with 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suite.

In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages - delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth - use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.

Housed in a 2RU chassis, the interface features two front instrument ¼" TRS inputs, eight rear panel microphone XLR-3F inputs, eight ¼" line level inputs, six line level ¼" TRS outputs, two ¼" TRS monitor outputs, word clock I/O, 5-pin MIDI I/O, stereo SPDIF I/O, and sixteen channels of ADAT I/O for expansion.

The front panel also features two ¼" TRS headphone outputs with separate volume controls. A dedicated gain control, a +48V phantom power switch, a phase reverse switch, and a high pass filter switch is provided for each microphone preamplifier. A six-segment multi-channel LED meter provides visual feedback, as well as a level control, a dim button, and a mute button.

  • Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with Extra "Air"
    Features a special "Air" setting that switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA microphone preamplifier while the instrument inputs provide extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup
  • Use DAW Plug-ins in Real Time
    Thunderbolt connectivity provides a round trip latency of 1 ms which enables you to monitor through your DAW with your favorite plug-ins such as EQ, reverb, or compression
  • Precision Digital Conversion
    Offers 24-bit 192 kHz conversion with up to 119 dB of dynamic range
  • I/O
    Provides 26 audio inputs and 28 outputs into a 2U rack space, including 8 analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Connect up to 16 more mic preamps over ADAT for a 24-channel microphone setup
  • Front Panel I/O
    Offers two convenient front panel inputs for when the unit is rack mounted
  • Accessible Metering and Monitoring
    Provides analog and digital input levels and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. The monitor features include a level control, plus dim, and mute buttons alongside dual high-power headphone outputs
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
    Contains TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay echo effect, and Saturation Knob, a modeled output distortion unit
  • Supported Sample Rates
  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Microphone Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Noise EIN: -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum input level: +18 dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB
  • Line Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.005%
  • Maximum input level: +26dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB
  • Instrument Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +14dBu
  • Gain Range: 57dB
  • Line & Monitor Outputs
  • Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119dB
  • Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 117dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.0007%
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB
  • THD+N: 0.0008%
  • Maximum Output Level: +16dBu
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