Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre 18-in 20-Out USB Audio Interface

Audio Interfaces

Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre 18-in 20-Out USB Audio Interface

  • Brand:Focusrite
  • Category: Audio Interfaces
Availability: In Stock

Clarett? 8Pre is a high-performance and immensely capable studio centrepiece for PC and Mac, which inspires producers, engineers and artists to create their best work. Eight high-headroom, low-noise, low-distortion Clarett? mic preamps — featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control — capture vocals, drums and acoustic instruments with precise clarity. Two JFET instrument inputs preserve the natural tone of guitars, just like plugging into an amplifier. Independent A-D and D-A converters bring recording artists closer than ever to their music, with extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and low distortion. Greatly improved D-A dynamic range brings every detail into focus, so engineers and producers can embrace no-compromise audio quality in abundance. Incredibly low A-D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. Two improved, powerful and transparent headphone outputs inspire artists to hear every nuance of their sound on any type of headphones, customise their foldback mix, and perform their best. Whether you’re multi-tracking a drum kit or connecting to synths and outboard equipment, Clarett? 8Pre lets you constantly develop your musical ideas while always maintaining analogue purity and extreme audio clarity. Expand via ADAT to add eight inputs and outputs using Clarett OctoPre, and connect to MIDI and S/PDIF equipment to maximise your creative potential.


• Eight professional quality Clarett? preamps
• Make vocals shine with all-analogue Air
• New and improved A-D and D-A converters
• Two improved, powerful and transparent analogue headphone outputs
• ADAT optical input

What's in the box:

• Clarett? 8Pre
• 2 x USB Cable to support standard USB connector and USB Type C connector
• IEC Power Cable

System Requirements:

• Please go to for information on supported Windows, Mac and iOS operating systems.

Included Software:
Hitmaker Expansion

• Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
For everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes, to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.
• Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube®. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
• Brainworx® Bx_console Focusrite SC
The preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps – the origin of the famous 'Air' we still hear on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
• Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
Featuring a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.
• Relab LX480 Essentials
Get four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
• Landr Studio, plus five free masters
Produce and release your best work with two-month's access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two month's subscription is over. Landr Studio provides everything you need to mix and master your tracks, including unlimited MP3 mastering, and unlimited distribution on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, TikTok, and many more.

• XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway®, Yamaha® and the classic Rhodes®. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos – right from your studio.
• XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama® and Pearl® drums, and Paiste® and Sabian® cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
• All other product names and brands cited herein are property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used on this page are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement.
• Three Month Pro Tools® Artist Subscription
A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
• Ableton Live Lite
The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live's trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.

Technical Specifications
Mic Inputs
• Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.03dB
• Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
• Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
• THD+N (-1dBFS, +20dB gain): -110dB
• Noise EIN: -129dBu
• Max input level: 18dBu
• Gain range: +57dB

Line Inputs (Variable)
• Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.05dB
• Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
• Dynamic Range (min gain): 118dB
• THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -100dB
• Max input level: 26dBu
• Gain range: +57dB

Instrument Inputs
• Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.04dB
• Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.15dB
• Dynamic Range: 116dB
• THD+N (-1dBFS, min gain): -96.5dB
• Max input level: 15dBu
• Gain range: +57dB

Line & Mon Outputs
• Frequency Response 20-20kHz: ± < 0.02dB
• Frequency Response 20-35kHz: ± < 0.02dB
• Dynamic Range: 124dB
• Max Output level: 18dBu
• THD+N: -106dB

Headphone Outputs
• Frequency Response 20-20kHz: <0.06dB
• Frequency Response 20-35kHz: <0.07dB
• Dynamic Range: 118dB
• THD+N: -104dB
• Max Output level: 16dBu

Product Dimensions
• 482.5mm (19.00") width x 291mm (11.46") depth x 43.9mm (1.73") height
• Weight: 4.08kg