Focusrite Clarett 4Pre 18 In/8 Out Thunderbolt Interface

Item # COMCLAR4PRE
| Mfg # CLARETT4PRE
| UPC # 815301008361
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Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB of dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and four specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue “Air” effect, Clarett 4Pre simply sounds great, easily out-performing other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.67ms round-trip latency simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

Four 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 include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

Precision Digital Conversion

Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24/192 conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

The clarity of Clarett

The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It's due partly to Clarett's specially-designed mic pres with the unique "Air" effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite's precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW.

Easy Access

All four mic/line inputs are on the front panel for instant, easy access, and Clarett 4Pre’s compact, rugged form factor makes it ideal for use on the road as well as in the studio.

Simplifying the way you work

Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you’re overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins

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. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob and Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor. 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.

‘Gain Haloes’ help keep levels in check

Each of the four front panel inputs includes Focusrite’s signature “Gain Halo” – an illuminated ring around the gain control that lights up green when there’s signal and red when it’s too high. There’s a main monitor knob plus dual high-power headphone outputs with their own volume controls.

Plug-In Collective

The world is full 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.

Plenty of ins and outs

Clarett 4Pre offers a full 18 audio inputs and eight outputs, including four front-panel multi-function inputs, four independent line inputs and line outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and dual headphone outputs. There are also eight channels of ADAT-format digital input – ideal for adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

Focusrite iOS Control now available - download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

Specifications:

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.1 dB (min gain)
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 1-4 (variable gain)

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.1 dB (min gain)
Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Maximum input level: +24 dBu
Gain Range: 57dB

Line Inputs 5-8 (fixed gain)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/-0.1 dB (min gain)
Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Maximum input level: +10 dBu

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 35 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): 117dB
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
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