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18-in, 20-out Audio Interface For PC And Mac

Class-leading conversion for your studio

Clarett 8Pre gives you everything you need to effortlessly capture incredible sound in your studio. Up to two instrument or eight mic or line inputs, 10 line outputs, and ADAT expandability mean you have all the connectivity you need to easily record with your whole setup.

  • Eight Clarett mic pres, the finest we build into a USB audio interface, for capturing stunning-quality audio effortlessly
  • 10 line outputs, eight channels of ADAT, and S/PDIF, for extensive connectivity and routing options
  • Air mode with impedance switching, for giving new colour to your mics and adding high-end detail
  • Class-leading 118dB dynamic range, for capturing and playing back every detail of your sounds, recordings and mixes
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Get the most out of your recording sessions

Leave everything connected with eight analogue inputs. Handle even the hottest pickups two high-headroom instrument inputs. Monitor however you want with 10 line outputs and two independent headphone outs. Clarett 8Pre’s extensive I/O and class-leading audio specs are ideal for the producer looking to set up once and capture incredible results time and time again.

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The Clarett Sound

Built upon 30 years of mic pre mastery, the Clarett preamp is the finest we build into a USB audio interface. Air mode, with impedance switching, gives new colour to your mics, emulating ISA’s transformer-based mic pre to bring out unique high-end detail. Clarett 8Pre’s high bandwidth, ultra-low distortion design allows you to capture incredible sound, whatever your setup.

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THE CLARETT CONVERTER

Capture more detail than ever before; our carefully engineered design means Clarett 8Pre gives you stunning-quality results, easily. At a class-leading 118dB dynamic range, the low-noise 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and nuance.

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This is your cue

Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®.

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Our technology is sound

Incredibly reliable, Focusrite hardware won’t let you down. If, however, you come across a problem you can rely on our regional support teams and your two-year warranty to get it sorted.

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All the tools you need to produce right, now

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XLN Audio Addictive Keys: choose one of four inspiring keyboard instruments the first time you register Focusrite hardware

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class plug-ins: reverb, delay, distortion, and an easy-to-use mastering tool

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Focusrite Control – route your audio and cue mix and monitor mixes, all from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®

Ableton® – Live Lite™: industry-leading music-making software

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Plug-in Collective, for a lasting connection

When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months along with generous discounts. Let’s stay together.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote ‘real world’ performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading and here's why.

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Noise EIN
<-129dBu A-weighted
Maximum input level
+18dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

 

 

 

 

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001 %
Maximum input level
+26dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB
 

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
117dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

 

 

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
Maximum Output Level
+18dBu, balanced line/TRS Outputs
THD+N
0.0007%

 

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
115dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.0009%
Maximum Output Level
15dBu