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Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre USB

18-in 20-out Audio Interface for PC and Mac

Product Code 76891

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Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above.

Included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables connect to Mac® or PC

The perfect A-D and D-A conversion
Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before.

Ins and outs
Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.

MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.

Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

The sound of ISA
The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of our original ISA mic preamp.

Super-low latency recording
Clarett 8Pre USB connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.

The clarity of Clarett
The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It's due partly to Clarett's specially-designed mic pres with the unique "Air" effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite's precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW.

We invited audio engineering professionals to a blind listening test at Riverside Studios in Berlin to compare the sound of Clarett to that of the Apollo 8p, from Universal Audio, makers of the Apollo Duo; and the Apogee Ensemble. What did they discover? Watch the Thunderbolt Interface Shootout and find out!

Focusrite Control
Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

Included software
XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor
Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies
Ableton® – Live Lite™: Industry leading music-making software
Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
Focusrite Control

Clarett OctoPre lets you add eight additional 'Air'-enabled mic/line preamps - including two front-panel instrument inputs - each with a switched insert for outboard processors, and eight line outputs. Mic pres and A-D/D-A conversion are identical to the rest of the Clarett range. Clarett OctoPre connects to the ADAT light-pipe ports on your Clarett interface - or any system with ADAT I/O. Feed the mic pres to the analogue line outs to drive a live board while you record via the digital outputs. Or drive them from the ADAT inputs to add eight more DAW channels to an analogue mix.



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MPN: AMS-CLARETT-8PRE-USB
UPC: 815301008538

  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Microphone Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB
  • Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD+N <0.001 %
  • Noise EIN <-129 dB A-weighted
  • Maximum input level +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range 57 dB
  • Line Inputs
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range 118 dB
  • THD+N 0.001 %
  • Maximum input level +26 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range 57 dB
  • Instrument Inputs
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range 117 dB
  • THD+N \0.001 %
  • Maximum input level +14 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range 57 dB
  • Line & Monitor Outputs
  • Dynamic Range 118 dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • THD+N 0.0007%
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.0009 %
  • Maximum Output Level: 15 dBu



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