Focusrite’s Clarett+ audio interfaces boast pro-grade preamps and improved DAC

The Clarett range gets an upgrade with Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre.

Focusrite Clarett+ Audio interface

Focusrite has announced an upgrade to its renowned Clarett range of audio interfaces, introducing the Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre. The new interfaces for PC and Mac come with improved preamps and converters for a more inspiring sound for producers, engineers and beatmakers.

Clarett+ mic preamps offer high headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise for seriously clean recordings. A new all-analogue Air feature, with impedance switching and relay controls, emulates the ISA 110 mic preamp from the classic Focusrite Studio Console, which the brand says “makes vocals shine”.

Elsewhere, Focusrite has improved on the dynamic range and A/D, D/A conversion of Clarett interfaces. Now, users can experience ultra-low distortion for clearer mixes and more accurate detail. Plus, headphones outputs and DAC performance is now said by Focusrite to “offer powerful, transparent sound at all levels – on any headphones.”

Bundled with each interface is a collection of software, including mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments, to get producers creating right out of the box.

Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre

The Clarett+ 2Pre is a bus-powered USB-C interface with 10 inputs and four outputs, and is aimed at recording artists. It includes two Clarett+ mic preamps with all-analogue Air, two JFET instrument inputs, independent A/D and D/A converters and ADAT input expansion.

Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre

Clarett+ 2Pre is available for £333/$499/€420

Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre

Focusrite says this 18-in/8-out audio interface is aimed at “music makers who demand the highest quality while recording and mixing their audio creations”. It features four Clarett+ preamps with all-analogue Air, A/D and D/A converters with low noise, low distortion and high dynamic range, and two ultra-high impedance JFET instrument inputs. There are also two analogue headphone outputs, and the option to expand the Clarett+ 4Pre with ADAT optical input.

Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre

Clarett+ 4Pre is available for £500/$700/€588

Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre

The largest interface in the Clarett+ range is the 8Pre, which boasts 18 inputs and 20 outputs for the established producer. There are eight Clarett+ preamps with all-analogue air, the same improved A/D and D/A converters in lower models, two analogue headphone outputs and ADAT expansion capabilities.

Focusrite Clarett+ 8Pre

Clarett+ 8Pre is available for £666/$1000/€840

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