Focusrite Clarett 8Pre (Certified Refurbished)

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre (Certified Refurbished)

Price: $649.00


  • Brand: Focusrite
  • Color: Red
  • Manufacturer: Focusrite


  • Eight Clarett mic pre amps, eight line outputs, and dual front-panel instrument inputs
  • Switchable analogue 'Air' effect that imparts the sonic signature of the classic Focusrite ISA mic pre on each channel
  • Focusrite precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion at standard sample rates all the way up to 192 kHz
  • Dedicated switched insert points on every channel
  • Mic preamps optimized to handle extreme levels from sound sources like drums


Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrites 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading digital conversion, and extraordinarily low round-trip latency. The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the switchable Air effect that models the sound of Focusrites renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. Instrument inputs offer extended headroom to suit the loudest guitar pickup, while gain controls employ a special law that makes changes smoother and more precise. For easy access even when rack mounted, the compact (1U) Clarett 8Pre includes combination mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel. Also on the front panel are two independently controlled headphone outputs with enough level to drive even high impedance headphones to provide suitable monitoring levels. The Clarett 8Pre includes precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) dynamic range. This is combined with an astonishingly low round-trip latency - making it possible to monitor recordings in real time via effects plugins on the DAW such as reverberation. The metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analog and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. Word Clock output is provided, allowing the Clarett 8Pre to provide the master clock for the system. A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is easily configured for monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, it offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrites classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware. Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad,