Focusrite Clarett 8Pre 18 in 20 out TB plus ADAT SPDIF MIDI

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Description

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre 18 in 20 out TB plus ADAT SPDIF MIDI

Focusrite Clarett Range at a Glance

  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
  • World class dynamic range: 118dB A/D and 119dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures extra low round trip latency
  • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • Flagship Clarett 8PreX designed for permanent professional studio install
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O

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. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Precision Digital Conversion

Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Revolutionise your Workflow

Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you’re overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

Easy Access

Two mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel give you instant, easy access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when rack mounted.

Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins

Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube’s world-class Time and Tone Pack, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Accessible Metering and Monitoring

The monitor section provides a clear view of input and main monitor output levels, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include an assignable level control, plus back-lit dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.

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.

Tech Spec

Supported Operating Systems

OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan

Windows support coming soon

Alternatively, please visit our OS compatibility checker to keep up to date.

Thunderbolt cable sold separately

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

Supported Operating Systems

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

*Pro Tools 11 @ 96kHz, 64-sample buffer – Click here for a full round trip latency performance chart