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

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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB 18 x 20 Audio Interface

Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion.

MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre.

Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices.

The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It's due partly to Clarett's specially-designed mic pres with the unique "Air" effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite's precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW.

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

Features:

  • Low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion
  • 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
  • Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above
  • 18-in, 20-out audio interface
  • MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O included
  • Analogue outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices
  • Eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp
  • Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins

Specifications:

    Supported Sample Rates
  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Supported Operating Systems
  • Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Microphone Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD+N: <0.001%
  • Noise EIN:
  • Maximum input level: +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Line Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +26 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Instrument Inputs
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57 dB
  • Line & Monitor Outputs
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +18 dBu at minimum gain
  • THD+N Outputs (1-2): 0.0007%
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.0009%
  • Maximum Output Level: 15 dBu

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