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Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre 8-Channel ADAT Preamp

Professional-quality eight-channel ADAT microphone preamp with the original Focusrite Studio Console sound for the adaptable engineer

MFR# AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-OCTOPRE

Product Description

The Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre is the eight-channel ADAT preamp for both the aspiring and established engineer. Eight high headroom, low noise, and low distortion Clarett+ preamps — featuring All-analog Air with relay-controlled circuitry — capture drums, vocals, and acoustic instruments with superb clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs capture the true characteristics of guitars, just like plugging into an amp.

High-quality AD/DA converters brings audio clarity to studio tracking sessions with high dynamic range, ultra-low noise, and ultra-low distortion. Exceptional D-A conversion ensures that audio quality is preserved when sending audio to analog compressors, EQs, and effects.

Add Clarett+ OctoPre to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre to expand your I/O easily and consistently via ADAT, so that you can record a whole band together while maintaining analog purity and clarity as well as bringing the classic Focusrite Studio Console sound to your recordings.

CAPTURE DRUM RECORDINGS WITH EVERY DETAIL

The Clarett+ Mic Pre helps you achieve clear recordings in any session. With eight professional quality, low distortion, low noise mic preamps featuring fully balanced signal paths that give sessions the professional Focusrite sound.

THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOUR SOUND

From jazz to heavy metal drums, capture the performer’s vision — with masses of headroom so that you can focus on the session without having to constantly adjust gain staging. For the techie engineer, the fully balanced signal path ensures inbound signals are clean and have no unwanted colouration. Be confident in a recording that is right first time and captures the energy of a live session accurately.

GET THE CONSOLE SOUND

All-analog Air with relay-controlled circuitry is the engineer’s secret weapon. It captures transients on drums, makes vocals shine, and ensures a precise, clear recording. When Air is engaged the Clarett+ OctoPre switches impedance to 2.2kΩ and adds two cumulative high shelves, totaling a 4 dB boost in the high frequencies, which recreates the sound of the classic Focusrite ISA 110.

TRACK THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE OUTBOARD

Clarett+ OctoPre’s eight dedicated channel inserts allow you to easily add analog equipment to the signal path. Our flexible insert design reduces the need for a patchbay as inserts are switchable — so you spend less time reaching around the rear of the unit. Leave your outboard plugged in and simply press the button to bypass it.

MAINTAIN YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE

Exceptional DA conversion ensures that audio quality is preserved when sending audio to analog compressors, EQs and effects. You can easily process audio in your signature style and benefit from integrating your outboard into your workflow to achieve accurate results. Send 16 channels of high-quality audio from your computer by connecting a Clarett+ OctoPre to a Clarett+ 8Pre via ADAT — perfect for integrating an analog mixer into your workflow.

PRESERVE THE NATURAL TONE OF YOUR GUITAR

JFET instrument inputs capture the true characteristics of guitars. The wide input bandwidth retains the purity of high frequencies and feels like you are plugging straight into an amp. Connect OctoPre to any of the other Clarett+ range to have four instrument inputs at your disposal. Perfect for DI multitracking – the band can perform together and capture the essence of the moment in a clear, clean, and accurate recording.

PREMIUM-QUALITY AUDIO OVER ADAT

Add Clarett+ OctoPre to a 2Pre, 4Pre or 8Pre to expand your I/O easily and consistently via ADAT. Non-Clarett+ users can upgrade to a professional standard by connecting to any ADAT-enabled interface, bringing the classic Focusrite sound to their recordings as well as the premium quality offered by Clarett+ OctoPre.

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

The included Hitmaker Expansion bundle of recording software gives studio-grade results — add mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments to your DAW to give a professional touch to your tracks. Create huge drums, studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys — and then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware. Every new Clarett+ OctoPre comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

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.

GET THE SOUND OF ICONIC FOCUSRITE HARDWARE

Track through your OctoPre and mix with three classic software 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.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 19 in
Depth 11.3 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 9.1 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1U
Channels 8-Channel
Input Connectors Analog DB25, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Output Connectors BNC, Analog DB25, Optical
Number of Preamps 8
Clock I/O In, Out
Digital Format ADAT

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