Equally comfortable in the studio or as part of a mobile rig, the Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre rackmount 18×20 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface combines upgraded 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA conversion with low-latency monitoring and eight Air-enabled microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company’s classic ISA preamps. With low noise (-129 dB EIN), massive dynamic range, and even less distortion than before, the high-performance mic preamps deliver a clean, open, and transparent sound, for accurate reproduction of the original performance.
In addition to the eight mic/line preamps (two with Hi-Z capability), the interface offers ADAT and S/PDIF I/O for digital input and output expansion, MIDI I/O for integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or drum machine, and a BNC wordclock output for syncing other digital gear. Stereo monitor outputs, two headphone outs, and eight line outputs let you properly hook up monitors, headphones, and outboard processors. The Clarett+ 8Pre includes a software package featuring Focusrite Red plug-ins and a channel strip that accurately models the rare Focusrite Studio Console. Also provided is the Focusrite Control software that enables you to configure routing and monitor mixes from Mac and Windows computers, or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices.
– 8 Clarett+ mic preamps with Focusrite’s proprietary Air feature
– Copious headroom, vanishingly low noise
– Upgraded digital conversion and clocking
– Generous I/O, enough for the whole band
– 8 analog inputs, 10 analog outputs
– Stereo S/PDIF, 8 channels of ADAT I/O
– 2 front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs
– Accessible metering and monitoring
– Intuitive, easy-to-use software mixer makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing; provides quick access to internal hardware functions
– Record and monitor in real time with your favorite DAW plug-ins
– Create custom monitor setups for both you and your artists
– Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion
– Word clock output for slaving external digital devices
– 6-segment, multichannel LED meter
– Monitor level control, plus dim and mute buttons
– 2 wide-dynamic-range front-panel headphone outs
– Included software from Focusrite and Brainworx
– Pairs perfectly with the Focusrite OctoPre
– 3-year warranty
Form Factor: Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20
Number of Preamps: 8 x mic
Phantom Power: Yes
Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
Analog Outputs: 10 x 1/4″ (line)
Digital Inputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical (ADAT)
Digital Outputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical (ADAT)
Headphones: 2 x 1/4″
MIDI I/O: In/Out
USB: 1 x USB-C
Clock I/O: 1 x Word Clock
Software: Focusrite Control
Compatibility: Intel CPU
OS Requirements – Mac: macOS 10.11 or later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
Rack Spaces: 1U
Power Supply: Standard IEC AC cable
Weight: 9.00 lbs.
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