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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. Designed with project studios in mind, the Clarett 8 Pre combines eight newly designed Clarett mic preamps, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. Designed with project studios in mind, the Clarett 8 Pre combines eight newly designed Clarett mic preamps, with class-leading digital conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latency so low that you can use DAW plugins while monitoring your recordings. It offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the "Air" effect that models the sound of Focusrites renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. It also features gain controls with a special law that makes changes smoother and more natural. Complete with Focusrites acclaimed precision conversion offering up to 119dB real-world dynamic range, theres no better “ or faster “ way of getting audio into or out of your DAW at the highest possible quality.

Remote control from iPhone or iPad
Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Enough Channels For The Entire Band
18 audio inputs and 20 outputs within a 1U rack space, including 8 analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo SPDIF I/O and 8 channels of ADAT I/O. The additional ADAT ports are ideal for sending audio to an external D/A for line output expansion or adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

Front Panel Inputs
Dual combination mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel ensure you always have immediate access to a pair of analogue inputs, even when the units in a rack.

Comprehensive Metering and Monitoring
Central panel helps you keep an eye “ and an ear “on all your analogue and digital input levels, and your main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Accessible monitor features include a level control, dim and mute buttons.

Dual High-power Headphone Outputs
The two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones “ perfect for both tracking and mixing.

Classic Processor Plug-ins Included
Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrites classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware “ letting you exploit the originals famous sound, conveniently from within your audio software.

Word Clock Out
Clarett 8 Pre features a Word Clock output, enabling it to act as master for clocking multiple digital devices.

Free Softube Plug-ins
Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett audio interfaces now include three Softube plug-ins* for free. Purchase a Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett on or after September 1st, 2015 and you'll receive a free download copy of TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob.

TSAR-1R: Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

Tube Delay: A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

Saturation Knob: Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modeled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

Free Addictive Keys License Included
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is now included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces, and is available for existing customers as well as new customers. One full license per account enables you to choose one world-class Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

Now Windows Compatible
The Clarett range is now fully compatible with Windows-based computers, offering stable, reliable operation with identical functionality on both platforms. The Windows driver offers sub-3ms latency. Also provided is a Windows version of the Focusrite Control software mixer for monitoring and routing configuration.

FEATURES

  • Ableton Live Lite is included as a free download.
  • 2GB Loopmasters Samples are included as a free download.
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 18
  • Mic preamps: 8
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 8
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4 only jacks: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in: 8
  • RCA in: No
  • AES/EBU: No
  • MADI: No
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 20
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4 out: 10 (TRS balanced)
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 8
  • RCA out: No
  • AES / EBU: No
  • MADI: No
Other Connectivity
  • Computer connection: Thunderbolt
  • MIDI I/O: 5-pin In/Out
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
  • Onboard Features
  • Platform compatibility: Mac
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: LED meters
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: No
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: Info not available
  • Height: Info not available
  • Depth: Info not available
  • Weight: Info not available
  • Rack-mountable: Yes
  • Included software: Yes
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.


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FocusriteClarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
 
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5.0

Best audio interface for the money

By AC

from Memphis, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

    I got this to upgrade from my Focusrite Saffire 6USB in my home studio. The Focusrite products are all fantastic and this Clarett 8Pre is all around the best 8 mic-pre on the market for the price.

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    4.0

    Great interface with Headroom for low cost

    By Mike Vilogi

    from Kingston PA

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • No Dry Inputs on 8, but on 4?

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

    For the cost amazing, but it surely compromises are far as Thunderbolt Pass-thru and Dry Inputs

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