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Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The flagship 26 in / 28 out interface has been designed with the permanent racked studio install in mind, featuring extended ADAT I/O, and separate rear panel inputs for mic and line, as well as dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.

Now Windows Compatible!
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.

Focusrite Softube
    Softube Time and Tone Pack is a unique plug-in bundle (valued at $198), which includes three of Softube’s world class plug-ins: a reverb, a delay and a distortion:

    TSAR-1R: Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

    Tube Delay: A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

    Saturation Knob: Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modeled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

    Includes the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools® (10 and above) and other audio software.

    *Customers can download the Softube Time and Tone Pack for free from their download area on focusrite.com; valid with all registered purchases of Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett Interfaces that were made on or after September 1st, 2015.
Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features
  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Mic Pre EIN = -128dB
  • World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
  • Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install
  • New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Detailed metering
  • All expandable over ADAT
  • Includes MIDI I/O
  • Mac Compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
  • 2 GB Loopmasters Samples included
  • Ableton Live Lite Free download
  • Free XLN Addictive Keys license with purchase
  • Free monthly offers from Focusrite Plug-In Collective
Focusrite iOS Control Header 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.
The 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 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 audio into or out of a DAW.

Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite’s Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt audio interface offers an impressive 26 inputs and 28 outputs, including eight analog inputs, 10 analog 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, in real time 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. This is combined it with the lowest round-trip latency available – making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins in real time 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 analog and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a large-diameter monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. The two independently-controlled headphone outputs on the front panel have enough level to drive even high impedance headphones providing suitable monitoring levels.

A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is easily configured for monitoring and routing setups. Focusrite Control is simple and intuitive to use. Providing immediate access to internal hardware functions. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

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.

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

Exceptional I/O capability
26 audio inputs and 28 outputs within a 2U rack space, including 8 analog inputs, 10 analog 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.

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.

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 in real time through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.

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, a special “Air” feature switches in an analog 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 conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.


Accessible metering and monitoring Central panel provides analog and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
What is in the box
  • Clarett 8PreX interface
  • Power Cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Included software:
    • 1GB of loopmasters samples
    • In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, all Clarett audio interfaces include the Softube Time and Tone Pack. This is a unique plug-in bundle, comprised of Softube's world class TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.

Customer Reviews

Review: David Lussier Submitted: 6/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great centerpiece for any home Studio
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Product Review

The available connections enable me to integrate outboard mic pres and outboard effects, the AD/DA conversion and low latency is a plus. The mic pres sound great and with the mobile app you can control the interface and mic pre settings. I have owned this for about 2 years and have had no issues.

Review: kevin[aka]profess,philly] Submitted: 6/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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ams tech team will be there for you

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Thunderbolt stud out. so far this is sweet,only have this for a few weeks,yes this go far pass my expectations,I was looking for and upgrade from my 18I20 interface this blows me away.just remember to learn routeing so you understand how this works,routeing is everything. without A M S I could not buy this as a diss VET I could not afford to buy this with rent so high here in cali, thanks to A M S I can buy equipment on there monthly plan thanks ams.

Review: Deilani Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

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THIS PRODUCT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Review: STOX, stoxprobass1@gmail.com Submitted: 6/1/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

A Versatile Killer!

Product Review

On a scale from 1 to 10, this thing is a 20! I got this interface for my studio to record and produce, but I also have been able to use it for many other scenarios. First off, the preamps are amazingly clear, especially when adding the air setting for extra umph on the top end! I have had scarletts, and m-boxes in my past, but the Clarett really is on another level. It surely doesn't stop there either! The 8prex does a great deal for live shows as well! I've used it to run playback, process guitar fx, run instrument plugins, and run a vocal strip for the lead singer, all at the same time with their own outputs! Also, the Focusrite Control app makes it even sweeter with the different output mixes I can do! I really was able to make the 8prex the brain of the show! Long story short, this thing is a real WORK HORSE!!!

Review: Joe Submitted: 4/8/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Best interface under $2k!

Product Review

The Focusrite Clarett honestly sets a new bar for 8pre interfaces. Under $2k, this 8pre interface takes the #1 spot in quality, affordablity, and proficiency. This was my first interface, and I did a TON of comparrisons and research and this came out first every time. AMS makes obtaining new gear possible with their great payment options. The 5 month plan is definitely the best option for those who dont want to run credit checks for the 8-12 month plans or pay in full. The interface design quality feels and looks great, bold and modern. When people see the red, they know what it is. If you need to expand, the Clarett octopre is also another awesome option to complete a 16 preamp channel set up. Perfect for us serious recording drummers who want to expand more than just 8 mics. The software bundle is great, especially the focusrite interface stand alone software. This interface is for the person looking to take their own projects to a unseen level of professionalism at this price!

Review: Darryl C., deeceepro@gmail.com Submitted: 2/22/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Worth every cent in A/D Conversion alone!

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Focusrite has out done their selves.The 8PreX has been installed in our studio for 3weeks and I have never been more satisfied with the sound coming out of an interface. I am in love with this unit for a few reasons so let’s just dive in!The A/D Conversion!Out of the box this beat the brakes off my old interface which cost 1.5 the price. (I was convinced the product was superior to others and I won’t name names). The clarity of the top end of my old mixes shined through. My new bounces next to my old bounces of the same songs had a dramatic difference in wideness, smooth bottom end, and top end sheen. Very noticeable from first use. All in all it’s A/D converter must have been a more expensive unit put in by mistake. It definitely competes heavily with the UA Apollo for half the price. Ease of use! OMG the interface is simple easy access to all my needs. Some newer interfaces are difficult to learn. I popped this baby in and I was recording sessions immediately! This unit did not disappoint

Review: Scott Submitted: 2/15/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Love it, perfect for drums

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This is absolutely perfect for drums. Love the air feature.

Review: Jesus Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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I love this product

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Great sound quality, love how the air feature makes everything sound. It's been used for drums, voice, guitar, and bass. Great sound for all of them. Definitely worth what you pay for it.

Review: Adam Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Best in class interface

Product Review

This thing is hands down the best interface in its class. The preamps are better than anything else in its range and to be honest sound amazing. The expand-ability is great with the ability to connect 2 Focusrite Octopres over ADAT optical connection, or any other devices with optical out. Sounds great for tracking drums too as that’s mainly what I use it for. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to upgrade their home/semi-pro setup.

Review: DirtRooster Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Must buy for home studio

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This is the best interface ive used at this price point. Well worth twice the cost. And AMS treated me right and shipped it fast!

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