Clarett+ OctoPre




Rackmount 8 Channel AD/DA Converter with ISA-Modelled Mic Preamps

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Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre is an 8-in / 8-out ADAT mic pre that delivers professional audio quality with the original Focusrite Studio Console sound.

Each of the eight mic preamps has a combo connector (for XLR or 1/4″ input), with the two front panel inputs able to be switched to “instrument” instead of line-level for the 1/4″.

Yes, you can simply use Clarett+ OctoPre as an 8-channel mic preamp (and a great one!) feeding the line level output via the D-sub to a mixing console… but using OctoPre in conjunction with any ADAT-equipped interface is where it really shines. There are insert point on each channel, to allow easy integration with your studio’s outboard gear, while there are some very nice extra features for the studio engineer:

Console Sound:
All-analogue Air with relay-controlled circuitry is the engineer’s secret weapon. It captures transients on drums, makes vocals shine, and ensures a precise, clear recording. When Air is engaged, Clarett+ OctoPre switches impedance to 2.2kΩ and adds two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies, which recreates the sound of the classic Focusrite ISA 110.

Get the sound of iconic Focusrite hardware:
Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC is an authentic emulation of the classic ISA 110 module found in Focusrite Studio Console. ISA 110 was created when Sir George Martin asked Rupert Neve for custom modules for AIR Montserrat studios.

Red 2 & Red 3
Plug-in Suite accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original Red 2 and Red 3 remain prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over.

  • Eight microphone preamps
  • 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion
  • ADAT input and output connectivity
  • Compatible with Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre, and 8Pre interfaces
  • Professional audio quality
  • Eight line outputs
  • Dynamic range of 118dB
  • Gain range of +57dB

Mic Inputs

Frequency Response 20 – 20kHz : ± < 0.03dB
Frequency Response 20 – 35kHz : ± < 0.15dB
Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
THD+N (-1dBFS, +20dB gain): -110dB
Noise EIN: -129dBu
Max Input Level: 18dBu
Gain Range: +57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response 20 – 20kHz: ± < 0.05dB
Frequency Response 20 – 35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -100dB
Max Input Level: 26dBu
Gain Range: +57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response 20 – 20kHz: ± < 0.04dB
Frequency Response 20 – 35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
Dynamic Range: 116dB
THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96.5dB
Max Input Level: 15dBu
Gain Range: +57dB

Line Outputs

Frequency Response 20 – 20kHz: ± < 0.02dB
Frequency Response 20 – 35kHz: ± < 0.02dB
Dynamic Range: 124dB
Max Output Level: 18dBu
THD+N: -106dB

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