Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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  • 8 Focusrite Clarett Mic Preamps
  • NEW - Now Compatible With Windows

Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre Thunderbold Audio Interface is packed with all the latest Thunderbolt technology that provides impressive speed and high-audio quality with an incredibly low-latency of less than 1ms. With sample rates of 24bit/192kHz, this 8 channel audio interface is ideal for recording guitar and vocals and gives you top class sound. The eight brand new Clarett microphone preamps featured on the Clarett 8 pre replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the classic ISAS, this 1U rack-mount interface delivers exceptional clarity, along with iconic sound for which Focusrite is known. With best-in-class dynamic range, you can be sure to enjoy crystal clear conversion in this compact and lightweight unit. Includes Softube and Focusrite Red plug-ins.



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Starting from September 2016, Focusrite are giving customers a chance to obtain a FREE or heavily discounted plug-in every month. The plug-in on offer will change every month and the offer will last for 12 months. To claim your plug-in, simply register your product with Focusrite and the plug-in will then be automatically delivered to your registered account. For more information please check the promotional offer page.

NEW - Windows Compatibility

Focusrite has now added support for PCs with the release of the Clarett Windows driver. This new driver allows you to run the Clarett interfaces with your Thunderbolt-equipped Windows computer. The driver delivers identical functionality to that experienced on a Mac system, allowing you to enjoy the sub 3 milliseconds round trip latency and the reliable and stable operation experienced by Mac users. The ultra-low latency performance allows you to record and monitor your music projects in real-time for optimal audio performance. The driver also supports Focusrite Control - the mixer software from Focusrite designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups (which is now available for Windows). Additionally, future iterations of the Windows driver will add support for Thunderbolt 3 Type C connectivity and the range of Red interfaces.

Included Softube and Focusrite Plug-Ins

Included are a collection of professional sounding plug-ins comprised of Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with SAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST plug-in suite which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range hardware equalizer and compressor. To receive your free plug-ins simply register and download from the Focusrite Website.

Included Plug-Ins:

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  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Focusrite Red Equalizer
  • Focusrite Red Compressor

Innovative Clarett Mic Preamps

The Clarett 8 features innovative new microphone preamps designed specifically for the Clarett series which provide plenty of gain with the lowest possible distortion and noise ratio allowing for a crystal clear signal. Additionally they also include a unique "Air" feature which emulates the analogue model of the iconic Focusrite ISA microphone preamps to provide a true analogue style tone at a fraction of the cost.

Precision Digital Conversion & Real-Time Plug-Ins

With class-leading conversion quality the Focusrite Clarett 8 delivers up to 119 dB dynamic range and ultra-clean analogue/digital conversation making it a first choice for capturing audio to your digital audio workstation. Furthermore the thunderbolt connectivity allows you to record in impressive low latency and also monitor active plug-ins from your DAW without any loss in quality or latency.

Versatile Input/Output Connections

Incorporating 18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT I/O the Clarett 8 is one of the most versatile rack mountable interfaces available. The additional ADAT output is ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion, while the input can be used to bring in eight additional digital mic pre channels for maximum flexibility.

Accessible Metering & Monitoring

Featuring a multi-channel LED metering the Scarlett Clarett 8 provides analogue and digital input levels and main monitor outputs metering for real time visualisation. The monitoring section also includes a level control, dim and mute controls for hardware adjustments on the fly.

Software Mixer & Dual Headphone Outputs

Loaded with two high performance headphone outputs the Scarlett 8 delivers plenty of output volume on a high impedance perfect for both tracking and mixing. Additionally the Focusrite Control software mixer is designed for easy user configuration of monitoring and routing setups making software integration easier than ever before. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

Mic Pre Masters

Focusrite are world renowned for the premium design and build quality of their microphone preamps, offering professional results for home and commercial recording. The Mic Pre Masters website provides video demonstrations and interactive audio stems which allow you to hear isolated tracks from recordings done exclusively through Focusrite preamps. The interactive demonstrations allow you to hear exactly how each preamp from the Focusrite range treats individual instrument elements to ensure you purchase the perfect interface for your desired application.

Features

  • Innovative Clarett preamps based on the classic ISA design
  • World class dynamic range: 118dB A/D and 119dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O
  • Mac Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
  • PC support coming soon (Thunderbolt port required)
  • 18 In / 20 Out
  • Independent word clock output on BNC
  • Detailed hardware metering for inputs and main monitor outputs
  • Robust construction designed for permanent professional studio installations
  • A wealth of connectivity in a 1U rack space

Specifications

Microphone Inputs

  • Number Of Inputs: 8 x XLR
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.1dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001
  • Noise EIN: -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
  • Input Level (Max): +18 dBu
  • Gain Range: 57 dB

Line Inputs

  • Number Of Inputs: 8 x 1/4" TRS
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.1 dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.005
  • Input Level (Max): +26 dBu
  • Gain Range: 57 dB

Instrument Inputs

  • Number Of Inputs: 2 x 1/4" Jack
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.1dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.001
  • Input Level (Max): +14 dBu
  • Gain Range: 57 dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

  • Number Of Outputs: 10 x 1/4" TRS
  • Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119 dB
  • Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 117 dB
  • Output Level (Max): +18 dBu
  • THD + N: 0.0007

Headphone Outputs

  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB
  • THD + N: 0.0008
  • Output Level (Max): +16 dBu

General

  • Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Controls: Volume, Dim, Mute, Monitor, Headphone Volume, Phantom Power
  • Supported Computers: Mac (PC Coming Soon)
  • Supported Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 or Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Connection: 1 x Thunderbolt
  • Height: 4.5cm
  • Width: 48cm
  • Depth: 27cm
  • Weight: 4.11 Kg