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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
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Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. With up to 119 dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, prec...Click To Read More About This Product
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Are you up to Thunderbolt speed? The Focusrite Clarett Series audio interfaces can deliver. With up to 119 dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24-bit/192kHz conversion and eight specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue “Air” effect, Clarett 4Pre simply sounds great, easily out-performing other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.38ms round-trip latency* simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.
Remote control from iPhone or iPad
Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Four 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 include a special “Air” feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.
Precision Digital Conversion
Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.
All four mic/line/instrument inputs are on the front panel for instant, easy access, and Clarett 4Pre’s compact, rugged form factor makes it ideal for use on the road as well as in the studio.
Simplifying the way you work
Clarett’s ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you’re used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you're overdubbing (monitoring the input you’re recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.
Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins
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. Also included is a sweet sounding plug-in collection comprising Softube's world-class Time and Tone Bundle, with TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite's classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.
‘Gain Haloes’ help keep levels in check
Each of the four front panel inputs includes Focusrite’s signature “Gain Halo” – an illuminated ring around the gain control that lights up green when there’s signal and red when it’s too high. There’s a main monitor knob plus dual high-power headphone outputs with their own volume controls.
Plenty of ins and outs
Clarett 4Pre offers a full 18 audio inputs and eight outputs, including four front-panel multi-function inputs, four independent line inputs and line outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and dual headphone outputs. There are also eight channels of ADAT-format digital input – ideal for adding eight channels of digital mic pre.
Free Addictive Keys License Included
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is now included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces, and is available for existing customers as well as new customers. One full license per account enables you to choose one world-class Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.
Now Windows Compatible
The Clarett range is now fully compatible with Windows-based computers, offering stable, reliable operation with identical functionality on both platforms. The Windows driver offers sub-3ms latency. Also provided is a Windows version of the Focusrite Control software mixer for monitoring and routing configuration.
Focusrite continues to add value to their products, long after the purchase is complete, by bringing monthly plug-in deals to customers through the Focusrite Plug-In Collective. Each month registered owners of Focusrite products will receive an exclusive code via email to unlock a free or discounted plug-in from the world's leading plug-in companies. See the rebate PDF on this page for details on this month’s plug-in from Focusrite.
- Includes Ableton Live Lite and 2GB of Loopmasters samples
- Focusrite offers a 2-year manufacturer's warranty
Focusrite's lightning-quick Thunderbolt interface, order yours today!
- Max bit depth: 24-bit
- Max sampling rate: 192kHz
- Total inputs: 18
- Mic preamps: 4
- XLR/TRS combo jacks: 4
- XLR only jacks: 0
- 1/4” only jacks: 4 (TRS balanced)
- S/PDIF in: 2
- ADAT/optical in: 8
- RCA in: No
- AES/EBU: No
- MADI: No
- Total outputs: 6
- XLR out: 0
- 1/4” out: 4 (TRS balanced)
- S/PDIF out: 2
- ADAT/optical out: 0
- RCA out: No
- AES / EBU: No
- MADI: No
- Computer connection: Thunderbolt
- MIDI I/O: 5-pin In/Out
- Headphone output(s): 2
- Word-clock I/O: No
- Platform compatibility: Mac
- Phantom power: Yes
- Direct monitoring: Yes
- Onboard DSP: No
- Metering: Halo LEDs
- Display: No
- Latency control: Yes
- Monitor control: Yes
- Headphone control: Yes
- Width: Info not available
- Height: Info not available
- Depth: Info not available
- Weight: Info not available
- Rack-mountable: No
- Included software: Yes
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