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Product Overview


This brand new Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt* 26x28 Interface comes bundled with the Red 2/3 Plugin Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, and Loopmasters Sample Content.

Pixel Pro Audio Bonus Buy: We are including 8 FREE 15' XLR Microphone Cables with the purchase of this product!

NEW Classic processor plugins included! Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett interfaces include Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle ($297 value), featuring the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob, and Multi-band compressor. This plug-in bundle is included in addition to the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite.**

Product Details:
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.

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.

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.

NEW: Softube Time and Tone Bundle
In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, this interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. This is a unique plug-in bundle, comprised of Softube's world class Drawmer S73 Intelligent Mastering Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.

Drawmer S73 Intelligent Mastering Processor: Under the hood, the S73 is based on technology created by Drawmer for the 1973 Three Band FET Stereo Compressor. This is an award winning multi-band analog compressor design famous for its precision and flexibility. Softube has carefully modeled all the characteristics of the original analog hardware, and have taken the concept a step further by adding mastering sound design to create the Drawmer S73 IMP. The unit offers the perfect way to balance and shape your mix, and get great analog sound in no time.

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.

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

**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.

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 analog 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
With leading-edge round-trip audio latency over Thunderbolt, you can record and monitor with the plug-ins in your DAW, in real time.

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 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. 

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

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
Includes Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle ($297 value), featuring the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob, and Multi-band compressor. This plug-in bundle is included in addition to the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite.*

What's in the Box:

  • Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt* Interface
  • Power Cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Included Software (via Download)
    • 1GB of Loopmasters Samples
    • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite
    • Softube Time and Tone Bundle

* Please Note: this interface does not include a Thunderbolt Cable.

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