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Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite’s 26-in, 28-out Clarett 8PreX combines eight mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency – enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Clarett’s specially designed mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the “Air” effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps.
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Better. Faster. Easier.

Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite’s 26-in, 28-out Clarett 8PreX combines eight mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency – enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Clarett’s specially designed mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the “Air” effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps.

Use any of your DAW plugins in real time

With extraordinarily low round-trip audio latency over Thunderbolt, you can record and monitor with your favourite DAW plugins, in real time. No need for add-in DSP or special processing - choose any of your plugins, from virtually any manufacturer, to create the perfect recording path on every channel - as well as custom monitor setups for both you and your artists.

Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with extra ‘Air’

The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Precision digital conversion

Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

The heart of the studio

Specially designed for studio installation, Clarett 8PreX 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.

Intuitive and Easy to Use Sofware Mixer

Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Accessible metering and monitoring

Central panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Monitor features include a large-diameter level control, plus dim and mute buttons, alongside dual high-power headphone outputs.

Exceptional I/O capability

Clarett 8PreX gives you all the I/O you need, fitting 26 audio inputs and 28 outputs into a 2U rack space, including 8 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.

Tech Spec

Supported Operating Systems

OSX 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite

Windows support coming soon.

Tech Spec

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

Dynamic Range

118 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

0.001%

Noise EIN

–128 dBu (A-Weighted)

Maximum input level

+18 dBu

Gain Range

57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB

Dynamic Range

116 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

0.005%

Maximum input level

+26dBu

Gain Range

57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

Dynamic Range

111 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

0.001%

Maximum input level

+14dBu

Gain Range

57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

119dB

Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)

117dB

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+18 dBu

THD+N

0.0007%

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range

112dB

THD+N

0.0008%

Maximum Output Level

+16dBu

Product Details

Product Details

UPC 815301008385
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer FOCUSRITE

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