Perfect for solo recording artists, Focusrite's Clarett+ 2Pre USB interface gives you two pristine mic/instrument/line preamps, upgraded 192kHz/24-bit digital conversion, and ultra-low round-trip latency, so you can use your DAW plug-ins for monitoring. Focusrite engineered the 10-in, 4-out Clarett+ 2Pre to deliver vanishingly low noise and distortion, and they included their Air effect, which models the sound of the company's acclaimed ISA transformer-based preamps. Make no mistake: the Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre USB is the easiest way to get great-sounding recordings.
Boasting 10 inputs and four outputs, Focusrite's Clarett+ 2Pre USB gives you access to a pair of great-sounding mic preamps right on the front panel, along with a high-power headphone output with level control. The XLR combo connectors also handle hot instrument and line inputs, so you can plug in your active bass or guitar, keyboard workstation, or anything else you want to record into your DAW. Go ahead and add reverb to that vocal as you're rehearsing and recording — this USB interface sports impressive round-trip latency that's so low, you could use your DAW plug-ins while monitoring.
Designed specifically for the Clarett+ range, the mic preamps in the Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre deliver gobs of gain yet extremely low noise and distortion. They also include Focusrite's Air circuit that engages an analog model of the company's classic transformer-based ISA mic pre. You'll love the sound of these preamps: sweet, open, and very clean.
Music Experience engineers know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Clarett+ features the latest in Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering an expanded dynamic range and higher signal-to-noise ratio than previous models, the Clarett+ is the cleanest way to get sound in and out of your DAW.
Your Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre USB comes with Focusrite Control, a software mixer that makes short work out of configuring your monitoring and routing setups from Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers an easy-to-grasp traditional mixer workflow and gives you immediate access to internal hardware functions.
For maximum flexibility, Focusrite equipped every Clarett+ interface with an ADAT input you can use to bring in eight additional digital mic preamp channels. This is a perfect way to expand your channel count: for instance, recording drums via a digital 8-channel mic pre such as the Focusrite OctoPre MkII.
Whether recording vocals and instruments or composing in the box, Clarett+ 2Pre is the pure-sounding, bus-powered* USB-C interface for PC and Mac to take with you on your creative journey.
Two Clarett+ mic preamps — featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control — capture superbly clear recordings with high headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise. Two JFET instrument inputs let you plug straight in and preserve the natural tone of your guitar, just like plugging into an amplifier.
You’ll find the Air feature on the mic preamps of every new Focusrite recording interface. It’s a single button-push (or click) that makes vocals shine, brings added presence to guitars, and makes drum overheads shimmer. It’s always a completely analogue process, meaning there’s no DSP, no latency or timing issues, and 100% pure. But, as you’ll discover in this piece, there’s a slight difference between the Air circuitry found in Clarett+ versus other Focusrite interfaces, which brings added clarity and more sonic options when recording. The Clarett+ range of interfaces was designed around the ethos of ‘Clarity Redefined,’ and a large part of the range’s appeal can be found in the Air circuit. Air emulates the classic ISA 110 mic preamp found in the Focusrite Studio Console, which has been behind millions of hit records. The benefits of tracking with Air on Clarett+ interfaces are enormous. Air brings a new dimension to your sound by adding by switching the impedance to 2.2kΩ and adding two cumulative high shelves, totalling a 4dB boost in the high frequencies— a feature not found on Scarlett interfaces. This means that Clarett+ Air is particularly good at emphasising transient response for things like snare drum and acoustic guitar, while also brightening vocals, strings and other acoustic sources. With Air, you can capture every nuance and ensure clarity in your recordings.
Air is simple to use — it’s just a single button press, either on the interface’s front panel or in Focusrite Control — so you can try it on literally any input to your preamp and A/B the treatment in an instant. Engage Air on your vocal mic preamp, add it to your stereo drum overheads or apply it to your room mics, to bring additional clarity and an etherial high-frequency lift. And the best part is that you don’t need to modify your settings or patch hardware, because its all-analogue circuitry is always there, in the box. Its simplicity helps you to keep sessions moving with minimum interruption, and gives you options with minimum effort. Our mission at Focusrite has always been to use our decades of technical expertise and experience to help you deliver your very best. And with Clarett+ we’ve empowered producers, engineers and artists of all kinds with premium-quality recording tools. With All-analogue Air impedance switching and relay control, Clarett+ inspires producers, engineers and artists to make their best music. We hope it helps you, wherever you are on your creative journey.
Independent A-D and D-A converters bring creators and collaborators closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range and low distortion. Greatly improved D-A dynamic range enables you to hear every detail and have greater control over your mix. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two powerful and true-to-life headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance, customise their foldback mix, and perform their best.
Clarett+ 4Pre brings collaborators together, with options to record up to 18 input channels simultaneously. Expand via ADAT using the Clarett OctoPre or other outboard hardware. Four analogue outputs and MIDI input and output makes Clarett+ 4Pre the centrepiece of the evolving recording studio.
Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. Every new Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett and Red interface comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business. Hitmaker Expansion – available with every Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett+, Clarett USB and Red interface purchased and registered on or after October 1st 2021 – is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality. Hitmaker Expansion features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
|Computer Connectivity||USB 2.0|
|Simultaneous I/O||10 x 4|
|Number of Preamps||2|
|Analog Inputs||2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)|
|Analog Outputs||4 x 1/4" (line out)|
|Digital Inputs||1 x Optical (ADAT)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|USB||1 x USB-C|
|Software||Focusrite Plug-in Collective access, Hitmaker Expansion Bundle|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.11 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 10 or later|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AMS-CLARETT-PLUS-2PRE|