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Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. Designed for more permanent installations, the Clarett 8 Pre X combines eight newly designed Clarett mic pre... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. Designed for more permanent installations, the Clarett 8 Pre X 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 œAir effect that models the sound of Focusrite's renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. It also features gain controls with a special law that makes changes smoother and more natural. Complete with Focusrite's 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.

All The Channels Your Studio Needs
26 inputs and 28 outputs within a 2U rack space, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Connect up to 16 more mic preamps over ADAT for a 24 channel microphone setup.

The Heart of Your Studio
Specially designed for studio installation, Clarett 8 PreX includes separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, as well as ADAT I/O to add 16 more channels, dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.

Powerful Metering and Monitoring
Central panel helps you keep an eye “ and an ear “on analog and digital input levels, and your main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Accessible monitor features include a large-diameter level control, plus 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.

Digital Sync On-board
Clarett 8 Pre X features Word Clock I/O, enabling it to act as master for clocking multiple digital devices, or sync to word clock from an external digital device.

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

Eight Clarett Mic preamps with extra ‘Air’
Intuitive, easy to use software mixer and plug-ins
Class-leading 24/192kHz conversion quality
Accessible metering and monitoring
Exceptional I/O capability with 26 audio inputs and 28 outputs
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Quality
Max bit depth: 24-bit
Max sampling rate: 192kHz

Inputs
Total inputs: 26
Mic preamps: 8
XLR/TRS combo jacks: 0
XLR only jacks: 8
1/4 only jacks: 2 (TS unbalanced)
S/PDIF in: 2
ADAT/optical in: 16
RCA in: No
AES/EBU: No
MADI: No

Outputs
Total outputs: 28
XLR out: 0
1/4 out: 10 (TRS balanced)
S/PDIF out: 2
ADAT/optical out: 16
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: Yes
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
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  • 100% coverage for commercial use
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  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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FocusriteClarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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1.0

Bad Power Supply, Worse Customer Support

By Steve

from Allston, MA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

    I bought the Clarett 8PreX shortly after it was released. It worked very well until it shut off during a recording session 6 months later.

    The Technical Support team told me they would not honor the warrantee even though the unit wasn't even created a year before I bought it.

    3 months later and Tech Support is still sending me emails 1 - 2 weeks apart and refuses to repair their faulty units.

     
    5.0

    The Best In Its Class!!!!

    By K. Rashad

    from New Orleans, La

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

      I've been recording for a while now out of home studios and commercial ones as well and this unit really took my quality to the next level. I purchased it for my home studio, and i have not regreted it. I've put out 3 singles and 1 album with this unit and it preformed so well that i went ahead and bought the extra pre's as well. I know quality and this joint delivers!

       
      5.0

      Wow!!!

      By MeowUno

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

        Bought this 8preX along with an OctoPre to track drums out of my house. Fantastic gear at a fantastic price!! The quality of these units are tremendous for where the budget line meets.

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