Equally comfortable in the studio or as part of a mobile rig, the Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre rackmount 18×20 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface combines upgraded 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA conversion with low-latency monitoring and eight Air-enabled microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company’s classic ISA preamps. With low noise (-129 dB EIN), massive dynamic range, and even less distortion than before, the high-performance mic preamps deliver a clean, open, and transparent sound, for accurate reproduction of the original performance.
In addition to the eight mic/line preamps (two with Hi-Z capability), the interface offers ADAT and S/PDIF I/O for digital input and output expansion, MIDI I/O for integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or drum machine, and a BNC wordclock output for syncing other digital gear. Stereo monitor outputs, two headphone outs, and eight line outputs let you properly hook up monitors, headphones, and outboard processors. The Clarett+ 8Pre includes a software package featuring Focusrite Red plug-ins and a channel strip that accurately models the rare Focusrite Studio Console. Also provided is the Focusrite Control software that enables you to configure routing and monitor mixes from Mac and Windows computers, or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices.
New to the Clarett+
Great for Bands, Project Studios, and Large Home Setups
Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion
Clarett+ Mic Preamps
Tone-Enhancing Analog Air Circuitry
JFET Instrument Inputs
Software Instrument/Line Input Switches
Rear-Panel Line Inputs
Straightforward Controls and Level Indication
Dual Independent Headphone and Monitor Outputs
Eight Line Outputs
8-Channel ADAT Optical I/O
In addition to having flexible analog I/O, the Clarett+ 8Pre offers a TOSLINK optical input, which can accept an 8-channel ADAT input at up to 48 kHz (four channels at 88.2 / 96 kHz) or a stereo S/PDIF source. Connect any external microphone preamp equipped with an ADAT or S/PDIF output to this optical input to record additional microphones.
An ADAT optical output is also present, should you wish to send tracks digitally (skipping a D/A stage) to a headphone distribution system, an external converter, or a digital mixer.