Clarett 2Pre
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Clarett 2Pre

Product Code: MOCL0001

The 10-in, 4-out Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt interface has been designed for the discerning Singer Songwriter. It combines two mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency – enabling DAW plugins to be used while monitoring recordings. Clarett's mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the "Air" effect that models the sound of Focusrite's renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. Complete with Focusrite's precision 24/192 conversion offering up to 119dB real-world dynamic range, there's never been a better, faster or easier way of getting your sound into or out of a DAW.


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Register Clarett hardware before August 31st for 30% off Neutron worth $249 and a free copy of DDLY Dynamic Delay worth $49​
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US$499.99
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.
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SJ Ram
May 9th 2017
Low latency, durable construction, quality preamps and portable! Not else much to say, a near perfect interface for solo home recording. Air effect is beautiful too, seems to smooth up my lower mid tones and boosts the highs a little without making it sound harsh. Overall a nice addition of warmth while still keeping vocals crisp. My one drawback is that the interface isn't bus-powered — though I'm not sure what the limitations there are regarding this.

Product Specifications

Whats in the box:
  • Clarett 2 Pre
  • Power Supply
  • Getting Started Guide
System Requirements:
Included Software:
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sample content
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube's Time and Tone Pack
  • Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio
Tech Specs:
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

118 dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

0.001%

Maximum input level

26dBu

Gain Range

57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

Dynamic Range

116 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)

118dB

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu, balanced

THD+N

0.0007%

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range

116dB

THD+N

0.0008%

Maximum Output Level

+16dBu

Attributes

Attribute Description
48v phantom powerYes
ADAT I/OIn Only
Analogue Ins2
Analogue Outs4
Bit Depth24-bit
Bus PoweredNo
CompatibilityMac and Windows
FeaturesUltra Low Latency
Headphone Outs1
Host ConnectivityThunderbolt
Mic Preamps2
MIDI I/OYes
Monitoring softwareYes
S/PDIFNo
Sample RateUp to 192kHz
Software BundleYes
brandfocusrite

10x4 Thunderbolt interface with two Clarett mic preamps

Plug-in offers:
  • Register your Clarett interface by 31st August to receive 30% off Neutron worth $249 and a free copy of DDLY Dynamic Delay from iZotope worth $49
  • Register your Focusrite interface by 31st August to receive 50% discount off Effectix WOW2 creative multi-filterbox.
Plus you still get the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

With ten inputs and four outputs, Focusrite's Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt interface is ideal for the discerning Singer Songwriter. It includes two newly-designed Clarett mic preamps accessed direct from the front panel, plus class-leading digital conversion and millisecond-level low round-trip latency – so low that DAW plugins can be used while monitoring recordings: for example to add reverb in the headphones for a vocalist.

The new Clarett mic pre offers very low noise (EIN -128) and distortion, and also includes the switchable "Air" effect that models the sound of Focusrite's renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. It also features gain controls with a special law that makes changes smoother and more natural.

Focusrite has been known for top-quality digital conversion for almost as long as it has been respected for its microphone preamps, and the Clarett 2Pre is no exception. Featuring the latest in Focusrite precision digital conversion, 2Pre's 192kHz/24-bit converters deliver up to 118dB (A/D from mic pre) / 119dB (D/A line out) real-world dynamic range.

The two primary inputs are on the front panel in the form of mic/instrument/line combo XLR/TRS sockets and feature the newly-designed Clarett mic pres; in addition, an ADAT optical input can be used to expand the 2Pre's input capability with eight additional digital channels. The instrument-level inputs are designed with exceptional headroom, to accept the highest output pickup without distortion.

Clarett 2Pre includes Focusrite's signature "Gain Haloes" surrounding the gain controls. These give a simple go/no-go indication of level – green indicates a signal while red indicates that the signal is too hot.

The Clarett range is now fully compatible with Windows-based computers, offering stable, reliable operation with identical functionality on both platforms. The Windows driver offers sub-3ms latency. Also provided is a Windows version of the Focusrite Control software mixer for monitoring and routing configuration.

A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is included 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.

Remote control from iPhone or iPad - Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

For the modern day musician or producer, there are now a vast amount of innovative software companies, creating a wealth of powerful plug-ins. With such variety, you'll want to find exactly the right plug-ins for you, and use them in real time, thanks to Clarett's ultra-low latency environment. To help you on this mission, we've formed the 'Plug-in Collective', working with the very best to bring you exclusive plug-in offers and content every month.

Clarett 2Pre - There's never been a better, faster or easier way of getting your sound into or out of a DAW.

Key Features

Two 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 feature 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.

Use DAW plugins in real time
Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt interfaces offer the world's shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.

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

Ideal for the Singer Songwriter
Clarett 2Pre features a ten-in, four-out architecture with a host of features that will appeal to the Singer Songwriter or smaller stereo production environment. The two primary inputs are on the front panel in the form of mic/instrument/line combo XLR/TRS sockets, alongside a high power headphone output and all the necessary level controls.

High-power headphone output
The wide dynamic range headphone output is powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones – perfect for both tracking and mixing.

Expandable for when you need it
Every Clarett interface features an ADAT input: ideal for expanding the channel count and recording drums via a digital eight channel mic pre.

'Gain Halo' Metering
Focusrite's unique 'gain halo' metering is provided around the gain dials, providing clear 'go/no-go' green/red indication of levels to avoid clipping.

Software Mixer for maximum control
Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

Classic processor plugins from Softube and Focusrite
Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with SAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Remote control from iPhone or iPad
Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Delivery Info

Free domestic and international delivery is available on all orders. Please note all Delivery Times are estimates and commence from the date of shipping, rather than the date of order. Delivery times are to be used as a guide only. For full details, visit Delivery & Returns page.

Returns Policy

Any unwanted items can be returned within 30 days for a refund. For more details please refer to section 9 in our Terms & Conditions. Should an item develop a fault covered by our 1 year warranty, it will be replaced with a new unit. Returns can be requested from your account page.

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