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Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre 18-In/20-Out Audio Interface


  • Our Price
  • $999.99
  • Regular price MSRP: $1,249.99


The Focusrite AMS Clarett+ 8Pre is a Powerful Studio-Grade 18-In/20-Out Audio Interface for the Established Producer

Clarett+ 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centrepiece for PC and Mac, which inspires producers, engineers and artists to create their best work. Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett+ mic preamps - featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control - 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. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful and true-to-life headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customize their foldback mix, and perform their best.

Whether you're multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, 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.

  • Eight high-performance Clarett+ preamps- Capture clear and powerful recordings with preamps that bring masses of headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise
  • Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air- Premium, relay-controlled analogue circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA110 by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies
  • New and improved A-D and D-A converters- Capture more accurate recordings wherever you are, with extremely high-performance, independent A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely low noise, low distortion and high dynamic range
  • Two improved, powerful, true-to-life headphone outputs- Create your best mixes and recordings, and inspire amazing performances with an improved headphone output that provides a flat frequency response at all output levels with any type of headphones
  • Two JFET instrument inputs- Dedicated, ultra-high-impedance JFET instrument inputs, with extremely wide audio bandwidth, mimic guitar amp inputs to preserve the natural tone of guitars and capture their true character
  • ADAT optical input- Expand Clarett+ 2Pre to make the most of ADAT-compatible outboard equipment such as Clarett OctoPre, with eight channels of digital expandability: perfect for every stage of your creative journey
  • USB-C bus powered- USB-C connection provides bus power. 15W USB-C port required
  • Comprehensive software bundle- Get studio-grade results with the included bundle of recording software, mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective- Register to receive regular discounts and exclusive versions of the most innovative software titles
  • Focusrite Control- Easy-to-use and feature-packed software for PC, Mac and iOS devices gives you complete control over all aspects of Clarett+


Mic Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± less than 0.03dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: ± less than 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, +20dB gain): -110dB
  • Noise EIN: -129dBu
  • Max Input Level: 18dBu
  • Gain Range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Variable)

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± less than 0.05dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: ± less than 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -100dB
  • Max Input Level: 26dBu
  • Gain Range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Fixed)

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± less than 0.05dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: ± less than 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS): -100dB
  • THD+N (-6dBFS): -105dB
  • Max Input Level: +18dBu

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± less than 0.04dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: ± less than 0.15dB
  • Dynamic Range: 116dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96dB
  • THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96.5dB
  • Max Input Level: 15dBu
  • Gain Range: +57dB

Line and Mon Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± less than 0.02dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: ± less than 0.02dB
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB
  • Max Output Level: 18dBu
  • THD+N: -106dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: less than 0.06dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 35kHz: less than 0.07dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB
  • THD+N: -104dB
  • Max Output Level: 16dBu

Box Contents

  • Clarett+ 8Pre
  • 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
  • Power Supply

Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Access to Focusrite's Plug-In Collective- Registered interface customers receive free versions of the most innovative software
  • Focusrite's Hitmaker Expansion, which includes:
    • 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

Manufacturer: Focusrite
SKU: I670960-N-1-WHXA
UPC: 815301001409

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