Adding to the impressive lineup of Clarett+ audio interfaces, Focusrite has just announced the new Clarett+ OctoPre audio interface ($799). With reduced THD, lower self-noise and improved DAC performance, the new Clarett+ OctoPre captures the truest version of your sound. Let’s take a closer look at this versatile new interface and see what’s under the hood!

Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre Audio Interface

With eight high-headroom, low-noise and low-distortion Clarett+ preamps—based on the classic Focusrite ISA 110 circuit—the Clarett+ OctoPre captures recordings with unparalleled clarity. Engage the onboard Air band to give your tracks a subtle shelving effect that breathes new life into any instrument.

Each preamp offers 118 dB of dynamic range, so you can capture loud sources like guitar amps and percussion without fear of clipping. Speaking of guitars, the Clarett+ OctoPre features JFET guitar inputs with wide input bandwidth that retains the purity of your signal and feels like you’re plugging straight into an amp.

The Clarett+ OctoPre’s eight dedicated channel inserts make it easy to integrate your favorite outboard gear into any tracking or mixing session. Plus, a new and improved DAC offers exceptional conversion so you can be confident that your audio quality is preserved when sending signals to compressors, EQs and effects. And with dedicated ADAT inputs and outputs, you can further expand your I/O by connecting to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre audio interface.

Included Software

The Clarett+ OctoPre audio interface also includes an impressive suite of professional plug-ins for studio-grade mixing and mastering. Check out the full list:

  • Brainworx® Bx_console
  • Brainworx® bx_masterdesk
  • Brainworx® bx_oberhausen
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • Relab LX480 Essentials
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective

Tech Specs

Now that we’ve covered the basics of the new Clarett+ OctoPre, let’s check out the tech specs:

  • Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 8
  • Microphone Inputs: 8
  • Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Line Outputs: 8
  • Headphone Outputs: 0
  • ADAT: In & Out: 8 channels @ 48kHz
  • Bus Powered: No
  • MIDI: No
  • Word Clock: In & Out
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