Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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A Clarett for the Singer/Songwriter

Perfect for the singer/songwriter, Focusrite's Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt interface gives you two pristine mic/instrument/line preamps, state-of-the-art 192kHz/24-bit digital conversion, and ultra-low round-trip latency, so you can use your DAW plug-ins for monitoring. Focusrite engineered the 10-in, 4-out Clarett 2Pre to deliver vanishingly low noise and distortion, and they included their "Air" effect, which models the sound of the company's acclaimed ISA transformer-based preamps. The Focusrite Clarett 2Pre is the easiest way to get great-sounding recordings.

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt Interface at a Glance:
- Engineered for flexibility
- Pristine mic pres with extra "Air"
- Accurate digital conversion and sync
- Intuitive and easy-to-use software mixer
- Expand whenever you need to


Engineered for flexibility
Boasting ten inputs and four outputs, Focusrite's Clarett 2Pre gives you access to a pair of great-sounding Clarett mic preamps right on the front panel, along with a high-power headphone output and level controls. Those XLR combo connectors also handle hot instrument and line inputs, so you can plug-in your active bass or guitar, keyboard workstation, or anything else you want to record into your DAW. Go ahead and add reverb to that vocal as you're rehearsing and recording; this Thunderbolt interface sports impressive round-trip latency that's so low, you can use your DAW plug-ins while monitoring.


Pristine mic pres with extra "Air"
Engineered specifically for the Clarett range, the mic preamps in the Clarett 2Pre deliver gobs of gain, yet extremely low noise and distortion. They also include Focusrite's "Air" circuit that engages an analog model of the company's classic transformer-based ISA mic pre. You'll love the sound of these preamps: sweet, open, and very clean.


Accurate digital conversion and sync
Conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering up to 119dB of dynamic range, Clarett is the cleanest way to get sound in and out of your DAW.

Intuitive and easy-to-use software mixer
Your Clarett 2Pre comes with Focusrite Control, a software mixer that makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers an easy-to-grasp traditional mixer workflow and gives you immediate access to dim, mute, and other internal hardware functions.

Expand whenever you need to
For maximum flexibility, Focusrite equipped every Clarett interface with an ADAT input you can use to bring in eight additional digital mic preamp channels. This is a perfect way to expand your channel count: recording drums, for instance, via a digital eight-channel mic pre such as the Focusrite OctoPre MkII.


Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt Interface Features:
- Two New Clarett Mic Pres with extra "Air"
- Precision 192kHz/24-bit conversion delivering up to 119dB of dynamic range
- Ultra-low latency lets you use your DAW plug-ins in real time
- High-power headphone output deliver plenty of level even on high-impedance headphone
- "Gain Halo" Metering provide clear indication of levels to avoid clipping
- Software Mixer for maximum control
- Powerful plug-ins included: Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suite (AAX, AU, VST) & Softube's Time and Tone Pack (TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob)
- ADAT optical input expands input capability with eight additional digital channels

Focusrite's Clarett 2Pre can be the hub of your compact recording setup!

THD+N: 0.001%
Noise EIN: –128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level: +18 dBu
Gain Range: 57dB

Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Maximum input level: 26dBu
Gain Range: 57dB

Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: 0.001%
Maximum input level: +14dBu
Gain Range: 57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 119dB
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs): 118dB
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu, balanced
THD+N: 0.0007%

Headphone Outputs
Dynamic Range: 116dB
THD+N: 0.0008%
Maximum Output Level: +16dBu


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