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Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre 18-in/20-out USB Audio Interface

Powerful studio-grade 18-in/20-out USB audio interface with eight high-performance Clarett+ preamps featuring all-analog Air with impedance switching and relay control, and new and improved AD/DA converters
MFR# AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-8PRE

Product Description

The Focusrite 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-PERFORMANCE CLARETT⁺ PREAMPS

Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps — featuring all-analog 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.

NEW AND IMPROVED AD AND DA CONVERTERS

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

ANYTHING, ANYWHERE

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 analogue 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.

HITMAKER EXPANSION

Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. Every new Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett and Red interface comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

Hitmaker Expansion – available with every Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett+, Clarett USB and Red interface purchased and registered on or after October 1st 2022 – is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality.

Hitmaker Expansion features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune creators Antares, along with Brainworx, Softube, Landr, XLN Audio, Relab and more.

THREE-MONTH AVID PRO TOOLS ARTIST AND COMPLETE PLUGIN BUNDLE SUBSCRIPTION

Produce bigger and better studio-grade tracks with Pro Tools Artist and the Complete Plugin Bundle, with all the effects and plugins you will need to write, mix, and master your productions.

At the end of the three-month subscription, you can purchase an annual subscription with 25% off Pro Tools Artist or 33% off Pro Tools Studio. Both plans include the Complete Plugin Bundle, which contains over 75 plugins including dynamic and EQs, effects and emulators, reverbs and delays, stompboxes, and virtual instruments.

EMULATE ICONIC FOCUSRITE HARDWARE

Get the full Focusrite sound with three classic processors from Focusrite’s 40 year legacy of precision studio sound.

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC is an authentic emulation of the classic ISA 110 module found in Focusrite Studio Console. ISA 110 was created when Sir George Martin asked Rupert Neve for custom modules for AIR Montserrat studios.

The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equaliser and compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original Red 2 and Red 3 remain prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, you can use these revered pieces, easily and flexibly, in your own mixes.

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 4 dB boost in the high frequencies
  • New and improved AD and DA converters Maintain the purity of analog in your recordings and mixes, with extremely high-performance, independent AD and DA 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

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Clarett+ 8Pre interface, two USB cables with standard USB or USB Type C connector, and IEC power cable
Width 19 in
Depth 11.5 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 9 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1U
Number of Inputs 18
Input Connectors Digital RCA, Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Number of Outputs 20
Output Connectors BNC, Digital RCA, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS
Computer Connection USB
MIDI Connections In, Out
Clock I/O Out
Digital Format ADAT, S/PDIF

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