Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre is an 18 in / 20 out premium audio interface with 8 mic preamps and a stack of extra features to elevate your recordings.
Around the back, you have 10 line outputs via 1/4″, S/PDIF i/o, ADAT i/o, MIDI i/o and mic/line inputs 3-8 via XLR / jack combo input.
Front panel is looks like a control centre. Let’s take a quick peep:
Two XLR/Jack combo inputs, with individual controls for gain, along with indicators to show if you’re in instrument mode (using the JFET inputs for natural tone). There are also gain knobs for mic/line inputs 3-8, with indicators to show if you’re are recording with or without AIR mode engaged.
There is a metering panel for the 8 mic preamps (and L&R outputs) with monitor level control, plus the two 1/4″ headphone jack outputs, each with volume control – and a power switch.
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.
Big recording session?
Use ADAT to add 8 mic preamps with Clarett+ OctoPre for an 18-input tracking environment.
Clarett+ 8Pre features:
Eight high-perfomance Clarett⁺ preamps
Hear every nuance and capture clear and powerful audio with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise.
New and improved A-D and D-A converters
Maintain the purity of analogue in your recordings and mixes, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.
ADAT optical input
Expand Clarett+8Pre to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as Clarett+ OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability: perfect for every stage of your creative journey.
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Make vocals shine with All-analogue Air
Premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies.
Powerful, transparent headphone outputs
Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response.
Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett+