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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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  • Perfect for studios or mobile recording rigs 
  • Features 18 inputs/20 outputs
  • Known for its lightning speed 
  • 2 Headphone outputs with seperate volume control 
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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite’s 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading digital conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latency – so low that you can use DAW plugins while monitoring a performance that’s being recorded.

The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the switchable “Air” effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. Instrument inputs offer extended headroom to suit the loudest guitar pickup, while gain controls employ a special law that makes changes smoother and more precise.

For easy access even when rack mounted, the compact (1U) Clarett 8Pre includes dual mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel. Also on the front panel are two independently-controlled headphone outputs with enough level to drive even high impedance headphones to provide suitable monitoring levels.

The Clarett 8Pre, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) dynamic range, and combines it with an astonishingly low round-trip latency – making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording experience.

The metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analogue and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. Word Clock output is provided, allowing the Clarett 8Pre to provide the master clock for the system.

A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is included for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

There’s never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Main Features

Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with extra ‘Air’
The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they feature a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Use DAW plugins in real time
Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers the world’s shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.

Precision digital conversion 
Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Full I/O complement
18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O. The additional ADAT output is ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, while the input can be used, for example, to bring in eight additional digital mic pre channels for maximum flexibility. 

Easy Access
Two mic/line/instrument inputs are provided on the front panel for easy access even when rack mounted, the remaining connections being accessed via the rear panel. 

Accessible metering and monitoring
The monitor panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a level control, plus dim and mute buttons. 

Dual high-power headphone outputs
Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are provided, powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones – perfect for tracking and mixing. 

Software Mixer for maximum control
Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. 

Classic processor plugins included
Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware. 

Digital sync on-board
Includes Word Clock In, enabling it to sync to word clock from any external digital device.

Supported Sample Rates

  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz


Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

Dynamic Range :118 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N: 0.001%

Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-Weighted)

Maximum input level: +18 dBu

Gain Range: 57dB


Line Inputs

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N: 0.005%

Maximum input level: +26dBu

Gain Range: 57dB


Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N: 0.001%

Maximum input level: +14dBu

Gain Range: 57dB



Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119dB

Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 117dB

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18 dBu

THD+N: 0.0007%


Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range: 112dB

THD+N: 0.0008%

Maximum Output Level: +16dBu

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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