■ Audio interface
Clarett 8Pre USB is a USB audio interface that supports up to 18in20out. The Clarett USB series is equipped with a specially designed low noise (-128dB EIN) mic pre that provides a clear, transparent and faithful sound. Boasting a 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can be used on Macs and PCs that support USB 2.0 or higher. It comes with both standard USB and USB Type-C cables for use with USB ports that support USB 2.0 or higher, and can be used with a wide range of computers.
Perfect AD / DA conversion
FOCUSRITE's AD / DA converter for 24bit / 196kHz, which has been applied with decades of analog circuit design know-how, provides excellent signal circuits.
Input and output
Clarett 8Pre USB is a maximum 18in20out audio interface. Eight microphones / LINE / Instrument inputs allow clear recording from condenser microphones to high-output pickups. The input level can be easily adjusted with the highly visible Gain Halo meter. The ADAT input connects an 8-channel ADAT mic pre such as the company's "Clarett OctoPre", and supports expansion of input channels.
Eight mic preamps are equipped with an “Air” function that models the ISA mic preamplifier that made the Focusrite name known. It not only provides the best sound quality but also keeps noise and distortion to very low values.
Ultra low latency
Clarett 8Pre USB can be connected to Mac and Windows PC with standard USB and USB Type-C cable. Recording with ultra-low latency through effect plug-ins such as amp simulators is possible.
The routing and monitor mix are set with the easy-to-use control software Focusrite Control.
■ Attached software
It comes with a DAW software: Ableton Live Lite
that supports all kinds of production methods, such as composition, recording, and editing indefinitely, so that you can start recording from the day of purchase. In addition, Softube Time and Tone bundle, Focusrite Red Plugin-Suite virtual software and 2GB Loopmasters sample are included. In addition, XLN Audio's piano sound "Addictive Keys"
is included free with all Focusrite audio interfaces. One full license per account is provided to existing and new customers.
Brainworx bx_console Focusrite
A dedicated plug-in that faithfully reproduces the sound / feeling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 equalizer and ISA 130 dynamics module.
■ Operating environment and specifications
・ Supported OS
Mac OS: 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
Windows 7 (64bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10
* Check the latest OS support status from "Supported OS Checker"
Supported sample rates
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
・ External 12V DC power supply unit (PSU)
・ USB-C to USB-A cable
・ USB-C to USB-C cable
* Frequently asked questions
Q: I don't understand the procedure for downloading the included software.
A: To download the bundled software, create a user account at "Manufacturer Site"
, then use your Scarlett as a product You need to register. After creating an account, enter the serial number on the bottom of the hardware at "Registration page"
. Next, enter the product bundle code (PRODUCT BUNDLE CODE) included with the product and download the software from the My Account page. Please refer to the tutorial video at the top of the product page.