Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt US$799.99
Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Refurbished
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Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt

Product Code: MOCL0004DM

US$799.99
WAS: US$ 999.99

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26-in, 28-out Clarett 8PreX combines eight mic preamps, leading conversion & extra-low round-trip latency.

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Robert Jackson
What a machine. This is my first rack interface, a huge jump from my desktop interface. I knew I wanted to go up to 8 inputs, which I could’ve done for a lot less money, but in the end what made me purchase this was the ability to expand two times through ADAT, thunderbolt connectivity, and the Air feature. Whilst at the top of the Scarlett/Clarett ranges, there is no doubt that this is great bang for your buck given those features and the remarkable quality of the preamps. Tracking live bands, here I come!
Ewan Simpson
I've just started using it but I'm very pleased with how the first few recordings sound and it seems great value for money, I struggled to find any good 8 channel interfaces even close to this price.
mark kellogg
Amazingly clean! Sounds awesome.

Product Specifications

Clarett 8PreX What's In The Box

  • Clarett 8PreX
  • Power Cable
  • Getting Started Guide

Clarett 8PreX System Requirements


Clarett 8PreX Included Software

  • Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Softubes Time and Tone Bundle
  • Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio

Tech Spec

Supported Operating Systems

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

Thunderbolt cable sold separately


We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

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

Supported Operating Systems

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

*Logic Pro X @ 96kHz, 32-sample buffer -
Click here for a full round trip latency performance chart

Attributes

Attribute Description
48v phantom powerYes
ADAT I/OYes
Analogue Ins8
Analogue Outs10
Bit Depth24-bit
FeaturesUltra Low Latency
Headphone Outs2
Host ConnectivityThunderbolt
Mic Preamps8
MIDI I/OYes
Monitoring softwareYes
Power SupplyUK
S/PDIFYes
Sample RateUp to 192kHz
Software BundleYes
brandfocusrite
Plug-in offers:
  • Register your Focusrite device before the 3rd May 2018 to receive Sound Radix SurferEQ 2 Boogie plug-in for free, plus get a further 25% off any other SurferEQ 2 products.
~ 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.

What is Refurbished/B Stock?

  • Unit may have minimal signs of use/wear
  • All accessories are included
  • All included Software available upon registration
  • 2 Year Warranty Included
  • Packaging may show some signs of wear or the unit may have been repackaged in generic packaging

Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite's Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt audio interface offers an impressive 26 inputs and 28 outputs, including eight analogue inputs, 10 analogue outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O for the connection of addition inputs and outputs such as a multichannel digital mic pre or an external D/A for additional line outputs. The 2U rack-mount unit combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading dynamic range conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latency – so low that plugins can be used while monitoring recordings through the DAW.

The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the unique, 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 precise.

The Clarett 8PreX, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) real-world dynamic range, and combines it with the lowest round-trip latency available – making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording environment.

A central metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analogue and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a large-diameter monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. There are two independently-controlled headphone outputs on the front panel, with enough level to drive even high impedance headphones to provide suitable monitoring levels.

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 also 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.

Word Clock I/O is provided, allowing the Clarett 8PreX to either provide the master clock for the system or to be clocked from an external master digital device.

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.

There's never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a 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.

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 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 offers 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.

Exceptional I/O capability
26 audio inputs and 28 outputs within 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.

Accessible metering and monitoring
Central panel provides analogue and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Accessible monitor features include a large-diameter level control, plus dim and mute buttons.

Dual high-power headphone outputs
Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones – perfect for tracking and mixing.

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 offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

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.

Digital sync on-board
Includes Word Clock I/O, enabling it to act as master for clocking multiple digital devices, or sync to word clock from an external digital device.

Classic processor plugins included
Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

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