Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Audio Interface


  • 8x Preamps Model the Classic ISA Design
  • 24-bit/192 kHz Audio Resolution
  • 116 dB A/D and 119 dB D/A Dynamic Range
  • Thunderbolt Latency Under 1 ms
  • 64-bit AAX, AU, VST Plug-in Suite
SKU: A09410 Category:

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Product Description

Designed for recording studios, the Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt Audio Interfacecombines 24-bit 192 kHz A/D/A conversion, 119 dB real-world dynamic range, 1 ms roundtrip Thunderbolt latency, and eight microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company’s ISA transformer-based preamps using the “Air” effect.

The high resolution recording and ultra low latency allows you to enable 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible DA plug-ins while monitoring recordings. The interface comes with 64-bit AAX, AU, and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suite.

In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages – delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth – use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.

Housed in a 2RU chassis, the interface features two front instrument ¼” TRS inputs, eight rear panel microphone XLR-3F inputs, eight ¼” line level inputs, six line level ¼” TRS outputs, two ¼” TRS monitor outputs, word clock I/O, 5-pin MIDI I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and sixteen channels of ADAT I/O for expansion.

The front panel also features two ¼” TRS headphone outputs with separate volume controls. A dedicated gain control, a +48V phantom power switch, a phase reverse switch, and a high pass filter switch is provided for each microphone preamplifier. A six-segment multi-channel LED meter provides visual feedback, as well as a level control, a dim button, and a mute button.


    Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with Extra “Air”

  • Features a special “Air” setting that switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA microphone preamplifier while the instrument inputs provide extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup
    Use DAW Plug-ins in Real Time

  • Thunderbolt connectivity provides a round trip latency of 1 ms which enables you to monitor through your DAW with your favorite plug-ins such as EQ, reverb, or compression
    Precision Digital Conversion

  • Offers 24-bit 192 kHz conversion with up to 119 dB of dynamic range

  • Provides 26 audio inputs and 28 outputs into a 2U rack space, including 8 analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Connect up to 16 more mic preamps over ADAT for a 24-channel microphone setup
    Front Panel I/O

  • Offers two convenient front panel inputs for when the unit is rack mounted
    Accessible Metering and Monitoring

  • Provides analog and digital input levels and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. The monitor features include a level control, plus dim, and mute buttons alongside dual high-power headphone outputs
    Softube Time and Tone Bundle

  • Contains Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay echo effect, and Saturation Knob, a modeled output distortion unit

What's in the box


I/O2x TRS Headphone Outputs 2x TRS Instrument Inputs 8x TRS Line Inputs 8x XLR Microphone Inputs 8x TRS Line Outputs 2x TRS Monitor Output 1x WordClock Input 1x WordClock Output 2x ADAT Optical In 2x ADAT Optical Out 1x S/PDIF In 1x S/PDIF Out 1x 5-Pin MIDI In 1x 5-Pin MIDI Out 1x Thunderbolt
Sample Rates44.1. 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response20 to 20,000 Hz ±1 dB
Dynamic Range118 dB (A-weighted)
EIN-128 dBU (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Level+18 dBu
Gain Range57 dB
Line Inputs
Frequency Response20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range116 dB (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Level+26 dBu
Gain Range57 dB
Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response20 to 20,000 Hz ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range111 dB (A-weighted)
THD & Noise0.001%
Maximum Input Level+14 dBu
Gain Range57 dB
Dynamic Range119 dB
Dynamic Range117 dB
Maximum Output Level+18 dBu
Headphone Output
Dynamic Range112 dB
THD & Noise0.0008%
Maximum Output Level+16 dBu
Rack Spaces2
System Requirements (Mac)OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above Windows support coming soon
DimensionsNot specified by the manufacturer

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