Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre Desktop 18x8 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface


Equally comfortable in the studio or as part of a mobile rig, the Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre desktop 18x8 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface combines upgraded 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA conversion with low-latency monitoring and four Air-enabled microphone preamps that can model the sound of the company's classic ISA preamps. With low noise (-129 dB EIN), massive dynamic range, and even less distortion than before, the high-performance mic preamps deliver a clean, open, and transparent sound, for accurate reproduction of the original performance. In addition to the four mic/line preamps (two with Hi-Z capability), the interface offers four rear-panel line inputs, an optical ADAT port for digital input expansion, S/PDIF stereo digital I/O, and MIDI I/O for integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or drum machine. Four line-level outputs and two stereo headphone outputs let you properly hook up monitors, headphones, and more. The Clarett+ 4Pre includes a software package featuring Focusrite Red plug-ins and a channel strip that accurately models the rare Focusrite Studio Console. Also provided is the Focusrite Control software that enables you to configure routing and monitor mixes from Mac and Windows computers, or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices.

Independent A/D and D/A converters bring you closer than ever to your music and let you hear the truth, whether you're in the studio or on the road. Greatly improved D/A dynamic range enables you to hear every detail and have greater control over your mix. Lower A/D converter distortion lets you capture signals with more clarity, for greater transparency and sonic accuracy. With its desk-friendly size, USB Type-C connectivity, and expandable inputs via ADAT and S/PDIF, the Clarett+ 4Pre is well suited for project studios and home setups in need of extra inputs and outputs without sacrificing a bunch of table space. Capture more detail than ever before: The carefully engineered design means Clarett+ 4Pre gives you stunning results. At a class-leading 124 dB dynamic range, the ultralow-noise 24-bit / 192 kHz converters give your recordings clarity and nuance.

Premium, relay-controlled analog circuitry on every preamp emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 by switching the impedance to 2.2 kilohms and adding two cumulative high shelves, totaling a 4 dB boost in the high frequencies. Dedicated, ultrahigh-impedance JFET instrument inputs, with extremely wide audio bandwidth, mimic guitar amp inputs to preserve the natural tone of guitars and capture their true character. At the press of a button in the control software, the first two 1/4" inputs can be used for line-level sources (like a mixer's stereo output or the line outs from guitar and bass amps) or directly connecting instruments such as electric guitar and bass, synthesizers, or drum machines—no need for DI boxes.

Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, and Small Bands
  • USB Type-C and Type-A Connectivity
  • 4 Mic/Line Pres (2 with Hi-Z), 4 Line In
  • 2 Headphone Outs, 4 Line Outputs
  • Upgraded 24-Bit / 192 kHz Conversion
  • External Power Supply / Mac and Windows
  • Phantom Power, MIDI I/O
  • Mic Air Mode, Bicolor Gain Halos
  • ADAT Input and S/PDIF I/O for Expansion
  • Includes Focusrite & Brainworx Plug-Ins
In the Box
  • Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre Desktop 18x8 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC Plug-In (Download)
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-Ins (Download)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty