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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre

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Focusrite’s compact 18-in, 8-out Clarett 4Pre Thunderbolt audio interface includes four mic preamps, class-leading digital conversion and astonishing low latency that simplifies your workflow and lets you use plug-ins in real time. Clarett’s new mic pre offers extra-low noise and distortion, plus the switchable analogue “Air” effect that emulates the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA 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.

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The better, faster, easier 18x8 Thunderbolt interface

Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and eight 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 1.38ms 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.

Easy Access

All four mic/line/instrument 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 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.

'Gain Halos’ 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.

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.

The compact desktop format of the Clarett 4Pre Thunderbolt interface belies its versatility as the best interface in its class. Its 18-in, 8-out format combines four newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with Focusrite’s precision 24/192 digital conversion and extra-low round-trip latency of 1.38ms* – low enough to revolutionise your recording workflow, as well as enabling the use of DAW plugins in real time.

The newly-designed Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the switchable “Air” effect – an analogue model of the classic transformer-based ISA preamps. Instrument inputs offer extended headroom to suit the loudest guitar pickup.

All four preamps are accessed from combination XLR/TRS sockets on the front panel handling mic (with optional phantom power), line and instrument inputs, and the adjacent gain controls feature Focusrite’s signature encircling “gain halo” indicators that show green for good levels and red for overload. New optimised gain controls make gain changes smoother and more natural throughout.

Also on the front panel is a large-format monitor control and two independently-controlled headphone outputs with enough power to drive even high impedance headphones to deliver suitable monitoring levels.

Four more line inputs are provided on the rear panel, along with four line outs – both on TRS jacks – plus S/PDIF I/O and an ADAT digital optical format input allowing the addition of eight more inputs from, for example a digital mic pre.

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.

Clarett 4Pre comes with a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob and Drawmer S73 Multi-band compressor. The Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite complements this, accurately modelling Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

The Clarett 4Pre, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite 24/192 digital audio conversion with up to 119dB dynamic range, and combines it with astonishingly low round-trip latency – latency so low that it’s possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation, all within a single mix environment for the best possible recording workflow. There’s never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.

*Measured using Pro Tools 10 @96kHz, 64-sample buffer on a Mac Book Pro.

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre What’s In The Box

  • Clarett 4Pre
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Power Cable

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre Included Software

  • Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Softube’s Time and Tone Pack
  • Compact yet versatile - 18 inputs and eight outputs in a desktop format characterise the Clarett 4Pre, with four analogue inputs and two stereo headphone outputs on the front panel, alongside a host of connectivity on the rear, including an ADAT input for the addition of eight more inputs from, for example, a digital mic pre.

  • Plug straight in - Four universal mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel ensure immediate access to the four primary analogue inputs. The newly designed DI’s on Clarett 4Pre allow for even the hottest of guitar pick-ups and deliver a sonic performance that outstrips many dedicated DI’s.

  • Revolutionise your work flow - Clarett Thunderbolt offers astonishingly low round-trip latency (1.38ms*), simplifying your recording and monitoring workflow, and allowing you to use 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. They feature a switchable “Air” effect – an analogue model of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. The Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

  • Line level inputs for synths and more - Four dedicated line level TRS jack inputs are provided on the rear panel, along with four line outputs, S/PDIF I/O and eight channels of ADAT in.

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

  • ‘Gain Halo’ Metering - Focusrite's unique ‘gain halo’ metering provides clear ‘go/no-go’ indication of levels to avoid clipping. Gain controls have been optimised for smoother, more natural adjustment.

  • Dual high-power headphone outputs - The two wide dynamic range headphone outputs are powerful enough to deliver plenty of level, even on high impedance headphones – perfect for both tracking and mixing.

  • Software Mixer for maximum control - Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed with a traditional mixer workflow 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 included - Every Clarett includes Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob and Multi-band compressor, as well as the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite.

Supported Operating Systems: OSX 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan
Windows support coming soon
Thunderbolt Cable: sold separately
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: 116dB
THD+N: 0.0008%
Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level: +14dBu
Gain Range: 57dB
Line Inputs
Instrument Inputs
Line & Monitor Outputs
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119dB
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 117dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu
Headphone Outputs
Maximum Output Level: +16dBu
£589.00

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