Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB-C Audio Interface

PKR 185,000

18-in/20-out USB-C Audio Interface with 8 Mic Preamps and Focusrite “Air” Effect, 24-bit/192kHz Conversion, 2 Headphone Outputs, and Included Software Bundle – Mac/PC


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.

Clarett USB lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 118dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. Decades of analog circuit design experience applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path – beating interfaces costing hundreds more.

Clarett 8Pre USB is an 18-in, 20-out audio interface. Six-segment LED metering easily shows the signal level of the eight mic/line inputs, two of which are also high-impedance instrument inputs that can record super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion. MIDI I/O and S/PDIF I/O are also included. ADAT I/O allows you to expand your setup with up to eight extra inputs and outputs when combined with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Analog outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight-line outputs, two headphone outputs with volume controls, and a word clock output for sending clock signal to external devices. The eight Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp. Clarett 8Pre USB connects to Mac or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins. Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. Additional included software is from XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton and Loopmasters. Interested in what headphones are compatible with Clarett? Search ‘Headphones’ on the Focusrite help centre for more information.

Get the most out of your recording sessions

Leave everything connected with eight analogue inputs. Handle even the hottest pickups with two high-headroom instrument inputs. Monitor with 10 line outs and two independent headphone outs.

The Clarett Sound

Engineered out of 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 mics new colour and adds high-end detail.

The Clarett Converter

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

This is your cue

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

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The premium, Focusrite-endorsed plug-in that captures the sound and feel of the original Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules. Get this plug-in free with Clarett.

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Technical Specifications:

  • Max Sample Rate: 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20
  • Mic Pres: 8
  • Inst. Inputs: 2
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Line Outputs: 10
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • MIDI: ✔
  • Bus Powered: No
  • ADAT: In & Out
  • Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C