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Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre Audio Interface

Powerful studio-grade 18-in/20-out audio interface for the established producer



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Clarett⁺ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centerpiece for PC and Mac, which inspires producers, engineers, and artists to create their best work. 

Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett⁺ mic preamps — featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control — capture vocals, drums, and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier.

Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise, and low distortion. Greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into the focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful and transparent headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customize their foldback mix, and perform their best.    

Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, Clarett⁺ 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analog purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre, and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximize your creative potential.

Key Features:

  • Eight professional-quality Clarett⁺ preamps Hear every nuance and capture the clearest and most powerful sounds with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion, and ultra-low noise.
  • Make vocals shine with all-analog Air Premium, relay-controlled analog circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totaling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies.
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters Maintain the purity of analog 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.
  • Two improved, powerful and transparent analog headphone outputs Inspire the best-sounding recordings and evoke amazing artist performances with improved headphone outputs that provide a flat frequency response at all output levels, with any type of headphones.
  • ADAT optical input Expand your interface to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as the Clarett OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability.
  • Focusrite Control Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett⁺.
  • Software bundle Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments.

    Hitmaker Expansion

    •     Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC
      The preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps – the origin of the famous ‘Air’ we still hear on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate, and expander.
    •     Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
      Featuring a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you’ve kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you’ve heard Red 2 and 3.
    •     Antares Auto-Tune Access
      For everything from natural-sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes, to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.
    •     Relab LX480 Essentials
      Get four reverbs, modeled on The Hit Factory NYC’s reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio that has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones, and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
    •     Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
      The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analog-modeling experts Softube®. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
    •     XLN Audio Addictive Keys
      Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha, and the classic Rhodes. Plugin your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos – right from your studio.
    •     XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
      Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums, and Paiste and Sabian cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
    • Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle
      A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
    • Landr Studio, plus five free masters
      Produce and release your best work with two months’ access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two months subscription is over.  

    What’s in the Box:

    • Clarett⁺ 8Pre
    • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
    • IEC Power Cable

    Warranty Info:

    Enjoy three years of warranty

    Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

    Technical Specifications:

    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 (Variable)

    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 & Mon Outputs

    Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.02dB

    Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.02dB

    Dynamic Range: 124dB

    Max Output level: 18dBu

    THD+N: -106dB


    Headphone Outputs

    Frequency Response 20-20kHz: <0.06dB

    Frequency Response 20-35kHz: <0.07dB

    Dynamic Range: 118dB

    THD+N: -104dB

    Max Output level: 16dBu


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