Focusrite

Description

The Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centerpiece for PC and Mac. Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps capture vocals, drums and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier. Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and low distortion.

Greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance, while incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity. Two improved, powerful and transparent headphone outputs allow artists to hear every nuance of their sound, customize their foldback mix and perform their best. Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, the Clarett+ 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analogue purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre, and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximize your creative potential.

Comparison (Clarett vs. Clarrett+)
Input THD+N (Mid Gain): < -107dB/-110dB
Line Output Dynamic Range: 118dB/124dB
Line Output THD+N: -103dB/-106dB
Headphone Output Dynamic Range: 115dB/118dB
Headphone Output THD+N: -101dB/-104dB

Additional Upgrades on Clarett+
Improved independent A-D/D-A converters bring audio clarity to everything from home recordings to studio tracking sessions.
A newly chosen D-A converter—used in conjunction with meticulously designed output filter circuitry—yields greater dynamic range, which is especially noticeable on music with high dynamic variation.
A lower D-A converter noise floor allows users to hear the intricate dynamic variations in mixes and recordings, with more low-level detail than ever before.
Features
  • Eight professional quality Clarett+ preamps 
  • Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air Premium
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters
  • Two improved, powerful and transparent analogue headphone outputs
  • ADAT optical input 
  • Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett+
  • Included software
    • Antares Auto-Tune Access 
    • Relab LX480 Essentials
    • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 
    • XLN Audio Addictive Keys 
    • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit
    • Brainworx bx_oberhausen
    • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
    • Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite
    • Brainworx bx_masterdesk
    • Access to Focusrite’s Plug-In Collective
    Warranty
    All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards, and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

    A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

    While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, it is fulfilled by Focusrite’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Focusrite's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, click here; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Focusrite support first, if you experience technical issues.

    In every case you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Focusrite’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your normal country of residence, Focusrite’s distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

    This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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