$ 1,089.99 -20%
$ 869.99

The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB is a 18 in/20 out audio interface with eight ISA “Air”-enabled preamps, two DI combi jacks, high-quality 24-bit/192kHz ADA conversion, ADAT I/O, S/PDIF, eight line outs, two monitor outputs, and word clock out.

The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB interface offers musicians looking for enough I/O to record a full band, or at least put eight mics on a drum kit equal or greater performance than competing interfaces at twice the price. Compatible with both Mac and PC via USB, it features eight specially designed, high-performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) AIR mic pres with a low-distortion, ultra-linear behavior that guarantees a clean, open, and accurate representation of the sound source. The 8Pre has six rear-panel XLR inputs and two front-panel combi jacks that along with any type of mic, enable you to record instruments with active pickups distortion-free. Of course, you don’t have to guess with input levels and output levels; the 8Pre USB has 8x2 6-segment LED meters that make it easy for you to set input gain and monitor output level. For greater I/O flexibility, ADAT optical ports give you an additional eight bi-directional channels. Outputs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, eight line outputs, two front-panel headphone outputs with volume control, S/PDIF I/O, and word clock out. The Clarett 8Pre USB is also a MIDI interface, allowing your computer to connect to other MIDI equipment in your studio.

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB—Just the Facts:

  • 18x20 Mac/PC USB audio interface also operates in standalone onstage
  • Eight “Air”-enabled mic preamps based on the original ISA design
  • Eight line outputs, S/PDIF in/out, two stereo headphone outputs
  • 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, 119dB dynamic range
  • USB-powered for mobile recording
  • Free plug-ins from Focusrite, Ableton, Softube, XLN Audio, and Loopmasters
  • Focusrite Control app via Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre—Under the Hood:

Used in conjunction with the Focusrite Control application, you now have a highly versatile and professional solution for routing high quality audio to and from your computer recording system, with zero-latency monitoring (through the 8Pre). You can also use the Clarett 8Pre USB as a stand-alone interface on-stage, bringing the benefits of Focusrite’s high-quality analog microphone preamps to your live performance.

The Sound Of ISA

The Clarett 8Pre USB audio interface provides the means for connecting microphones, musical instruments, line level audio signals and digital audio signals to a computer through the computer’s USB port. The signals at the physical inputs can be routed to your audio recording software/digital audio workstation. Similarly, the outputs from the DAW can be configured to appear at the unit’s physical outputs.

An important feature of the Clarett 8Pre USB is the analog preamplifier design. In addition to their class-leading dynamic range and ability to provide all the gain you’re ever likely to need, the circuitry now includes an exciting new AIR function. Individually selectable on each channel, AIR subtly modifies the pre-amp’s frequency response to model the impedance and resonance characteristics of Focusrite’s classic transformer-based ISA microphone preamps. When recording with good quality microphones, you will notice an enhanced clarity and definition in the important mid to high frequency range, just where it is most needed for vocals and many acoustic instruments.

The Perfect A-D And D-A Conversion

Decades of analog circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path boasting 119dB dynamic range. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before. For synchronization with other digital studio gear, the Clarett 8Pre also has a word clock output, enabling it to function as a master clock.

Focusrite Control

Focusrite Control is a user-friendly software application that comes with the Clarett 8Pre. It’s designed to require a minimal amount of user interaction, letting you easily configure the Clarett 8Pre USB with routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. For more complex situations, it provides extensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the ability to control global hardware settings such as sample rate and synchronization.

iPad and iPhone users can additionally download Focusrite iOS Control from the App Store. The app communicates via WiFi with Focusrite Control running on your computer, and lets you adjust your monitor mixes from your iOS device.

Plug-In Collective

One plug-in offer will be featured in your Focusrite account every couple of months, keeping you up to date with the tidal wave of releases. Focusrite works directly with software manufacturers, enabling you to download free plug-ins and benefit from generous discounts.

What's In The Box

  • Clarett 8Pre USB
  • Power Supply
  • Standard USB Cable
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of Eight inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
  • Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor
  • Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: Eight of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
  • Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies
  • Ableton – Live Lite: industry leading music-making software
  • Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
  • Focusrite Control

Record every detail and mix with industry-standard plug-ins with the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB. Order yours today. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant.



Supported Sample Rates

  • 1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Word clock: Yes (output only)

Microphone Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz +/-0.5 dB (min gain)
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Noise EIN: –129dBu (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum input level: +18dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57dB

Line Inputs 1-4 (Variable Gain)

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz +/-0.5dB
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +26dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57dB

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 35kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
  • Dynamic Range: 117dB A-weighted
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Maximum input level: +14dBu at minimum gain
  • Gain Range: 57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

  • Dynamic Range Outputs: 118dB A-weighted
  • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +18dBu
  • THD+N: 0.0006%

Headphone Outputs

  • Dynamic Range: 115dB A-weighted
  • THD+N: 0.0009 %
  • Maximum Output Level: 15dBu
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave: Yes
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra: Yes
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra: Yes
  • Mac 10.11: Yes
  • Windows 10 AU (Redstone): Yes
  • Windows 10: Yes
  • Windows 8.1: Yes
  • Windows 7: Yes


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