Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

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Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

8-channel 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A with eight Microphone Preamplifiers and eight analogue line outputs. Great-sounding Clarett mic preamps include Focusrite's switchable 'Air' effect, giving microphones the air and clarity of an ISA transformer-based mic preamp. With two front-panel instrument inputs and outstanding dynamic range, Clarett OctoPre includes eight line outputs that can be fed from the D-As or from the mic pres. Ideal for extending the capabilities of a Clarett interface - or any other interface fitted with ADAT optical inputs and outputs.

The ideal Clarett I/O expansion kit
With eight Clarett mic pres, eight line outputs and ADAT interfacing, the Clarett OctoPre is the ideal way of adding inputs and outputs to your Clarett Thunderbolt audio interface – or any other interface with ADAT I/O.

The sound of transformer mic preamps
The eight specially-designed Clarett mic preamps include a switchable analogue 'Air' effect that imparts the sonic signature of the classic Focusrite ISA mic pre.

Focusrite precision conversion
24-bit A-D and D-A conversion at standard sample rates all the way up to 192 kHz, with up to 118dB dynamic range A-D and 119dB dynamic range D-A (A-Weighted) to capture every nuance in recording and mixing. Up to eight channels of A-D and eight channels of D-A (four channels at 176.4/192kHz).

Eight high-quality analogue outputs
Feed them from the mic pres directly to a mixer in a live environment, simultaneously capturing your audio digitally via twin ADAT outputs. Or drive them from the ADAT inputs, giving you up to eight additional analogue outputs from your DAW.

Dedicated switched insert points on every channel
Track through your favourite analogue outboard equipment such as compressors, gates and EQ with maximum flexibility via dedicated switched insert points with clip indicators on every channel. Leave inserts permanently connected to your outboard gear or patchbay and switch them in and out as required.

Mic preamps optimised for tracking drums
Clarett Octopre is designed not to clip, with preamps optimised to handle extreme levels from sound sources like kick drum and snare.

Two quality instrument inputs
Clarett Octopre's first two channels feature extreme-headroom DI’s, ready for you to plug in your guitars and bass, instantly accessible on the front panel and able to take the highest level pickup without distortion.

Six-segment LED input metering on every channel
Clarett Octopre's fast-acting input meters provide clear reference of input levels, helping you to avoid analogue or digital clipping. Additional pre-insert clip indicators ensure accurate gain staging when using outboard equipment.

48V Phantom power on every channel
Switched in two groups (1-4 and 5-8), every channel is capable of supplying phantom power for use with condenser microphones.

Versatile clocking solutions
Clarett OctoPre provides rock solid, super stable clocking performance with wordclock I/O for synchronisation with other studio equipment.

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.

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Focusrite will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they’ll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

Included Software
• Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models Focusrite's classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor
• Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
• Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies
• Focusrite Control

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

Supported Sample Rates
• 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ±0.1 dB
• Dynamic Range (Without Insert): 118 dB (A-weighted)
• Dynamic Range (With Insert): 115 dB (A-Weighted)
• THD+N: 0.001%
• Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-Weighted)
• Maximum input level: +18 dBu ±0.5 dB
• Gain Range: 57dB

Line Inputs
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz ±0.1 dB
• Dynamic Range (Without Insert): 117 dB (A-weighted)
• Dynamic Range (With Insert): 115 dB (A-Weighted)
• THD+N: 0.001%
• Maximum input level: +26 dBU ±0.5 dB
• Gain Range: 57dB

Instrument Inputs
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.1 dB
• Dynamic Range (Without Insert): 116 dB (A-weighted)
• Dynamic Range (With Insert): 114 dB (A-Weighted)
• THD+N: 0.001%
• Maximum input level: +14dBu ±0.5 dB
• Gain Range: 57dB

Line Outputs
• Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 118 dB (A-Weighted)
• Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu, balanced
• THD+N: 0.0007%

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

Focusrite Clarett OctoPre


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