Focusrite's Clarett 4Pre 18-in/8-out audio interface is a powerful foundation for your studio or mobile recording rig. It sports four great-sounding Clarett microphone preamplifiers, an outstanding dynamic range, and ultra-fast, low-latency performance enabled by Thunderbolt. Clarett's magic starts as soon as you plug your microphones in — the mic preamps feature Focusrite's switchable Air effect, which switches in an analog model of Focusrite's classic ISA transformer-based mic pre. With flexible connectivity including analog and S/PDIF I/O, the Focusrite Clarett 4Pre is ready to integrate into virtually any recording rig.
The Clarett 4Pre's four newly designed Clarett mic preamps deliver a truly impressive dynamic range. Perfect for your home recording rig, the Clarett 4Pre gives you flexible connectivity — including analog, S/PDIF, and MIDI I/O, plus an ADAT input — all in a sleek desktop form factor. With its sonic performance, leading edge round-trip audio latency and ease of use, the Clarett 4Pre is an excellent value.
With the Clarett 4Pre's exceedingly low round-trip audio latency over Thunderbolt, you can record and monitor in real time with your favorite familiar DAW plug-ins. No special processing or DSP is required. Select any plug-in and create your dream recording chain on every single channel. Every Clarett ships with the Focusrite Classic Red 2 and Red 3 AAX, AU, and VST plug-in suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range EQ and compression hardware. Also included is Softube's Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.
Focusrite fitted the Clarett 4Pre with mic preamps that were designed exclusively for the Clarett range with loads of pristine gain and vanishingly low noise. In addition, these preamps include Focusrite's proprietary Air feature that switches in an analog model of Focusrite's acclaimed classic transformer-based ISA mic pre, breathing life into your recordings. If you've always wanted vocals that shimmer with presence and silky air, then try recording with the Clarett 4Pre. You will be impressed.
Music Experience know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and the Clarett 4Pre features Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering up to 119dB of dynamic range, Clarett is the cleanest way to get sound in and out of your DAW.
The Focusrite Clarett 4Pre provides flexible I/O packed into a tidy desktop chassis. This includes four front-panel mic/line inputs (the first two of these are also instrument inputs), and on the real panel, four analog line inputs and outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and eight channels of ADAT optical input. The ADAT input can be used to bring in eight additional digital mic preamp channels, such as the Focusrite OctoPre MkII, for maximum flexibility. The front panel also includes two convenient headphone jacks with level controls.
Your Clarett comes with Focusrite Control, a brand-new software mixer that makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers an easy-to-grasp traditional mixer workflow and gives you immediate access to internal hardware functions.
With the free Focusrite iOS Control app, you can adjust the mixes you made with Focusrite Control on the desktop app from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
|Simultaneous I/O||18 x 8|
|Number of Preamps||4|
|Analog Inputs||4 x XLR-1/4" combo, 4 x 1/4" (line in)|
|Analog Outputs||4 x 1/4", 2 x 1/4" (headphones)|
|Digital Inputs||1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT), 1 x Coaxial (S/PDIF)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x Coaxial (S/PDIF)|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.9 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 10|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CLARETT-4PRE|