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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre Thunderbolt Interface

18 in / 8 out Thunderbolt interface with four independent line outputs, two headphone outputs and a SPDIF I/O
MFR# AMS-CLARETT-4PRE

Product Description

The Focusrite Clarett4Pre 18x8 Thunderbolt Interface features brand new transformer-modeled preamps, crystal clear conversion, and interface latency so negligible that you can monitor and track within your software without any noticeable delay. Quite simply, they set a whole new standard for your recording studio.

Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and eight specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analog “Air” effect, Clarett 4Pre simply sounds great, easily out-performing other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.38ms round-trip latency* simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favorite plug-ins in real time.

Four 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 include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Precision Digital Conversion

Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

Easy Access

All four mic/line/instrument inputs are on the front panel for instant, easy access, and Clarett 4Pre’s compact, rugged form factor makes it ideal for use on the road as well as in the studio.

Simplifying the way you work

Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you’re overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins

Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed 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. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-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 equalizer and compressor hardware.

‘Gain Halos’ help keep levels in check

Each of the four front panel inputs includes Focusrite’s signature “Gain Halo” – an illuminated ring around the gain control that lights up green when there’s signal and red when it’s too high. There’s a main monitor knob plus dual high-power headphone outputs with their own volume controls.

Plenty of ins and outs

Clarett 4Pre offers a full 18 audio inputs and eight outputs, including four front-panel multi-function inputs, four independent line inputs and line outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and dual headphone outputs. There are also eight channels of ADAT-format digital input – ideal for adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

 

Remote control from iPhone or iPad

Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

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. Learn More
  • Ableton – Live Lite: Industry leading music-making software
  • Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
  • Focusrite Control

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Width8.74 in
ChassisDesktop
Digital Inputs8
Analog Inputs8
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Digital RCA, Optical, XLR Combo
Digital Outputs2
Analog Outputs6
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt
Number of Preamps4
MIDI ConnectionsIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatADAT, S/PDIF

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