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18-in, 8-out Audio Interface For PC And Mac®

Class-leading conversion in an expandable four-preamp interface

Clarett 4Pre gives you everything you need to adapt your setup and capture incredible sound in any space. Up to two instrument, four mic or eight line inputs, plus ADAT expandability, mean you have more than enough I/O to record your whole band however you want.

  • Four Clarett mic pres, the finest we build into a USB audio interface, for capturing stunning-quality audio effortlessly
  • Air mode with impedance switching, for giving new colour to your mics and adding high-end detail
  • Class-leading 118dB dynamic range, for capturing and playing-back every detail of your sounds, recordings and mixes
  • ADAT expandability, for adapting your channel count to bigger recording sessions
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The studio is wherever you are

Clarett 4Pre has all the I/O you need to get the band together; with four mic/line inputs, two of which double as instrument inputs, and four fixed line inputs. Then, you have four balanced line outputs plus two independent headphone outputs to monitor, mix and play back however you want, and all in incredible quality.

Clarett 4Pre USB Sound

THE CLARETT SOUND

Built upon 30 years of mic pre mastery, the Clarett preamp is the finest we build into a USB audio interface. Air mode, with impedance switching, gives new colour to your mics, emulating ISA’s transformer-based mic pre to bring out unique high-end detail. Clarett 4Pre’s high bandwidth, ultra-low distortion design allows you to capture incredible sound, whatever your setup.

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The Clarett Converter

Capture more detail than ever before; our carefully engineered design means Clarett 4Pre gives you stunning-quality results, easily. At a class-leading 118dB dynamic range, the low-noise 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and nuance.

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This is your cue

Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®.

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OUR TECHNOLOGY IS SOUND

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path boasting 119dB dynamic range. Hear your music sound better than you've ever heard it sound before.

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All the tools you need to produce right, now

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC – the premium, Focusrite-endorsed plug-in that faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules

Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite – add the classic qualities of Focusrite’s Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 Compressor in your DAW

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: choose one of four inspiring keyboard instruments the first time you register Focusrite hardware

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: three of Softube's world-class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an easy-to-use mastering tool

Focusrite Plug-in Collective: get discounts and regular free versions of the most innovative software

Focusrite Control – route your audio and cue mix and monitor mixes, all from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®

Ableton® – Live Lite™: industry-leading music-making software

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
THD+N
 0.001%
Noise EIN 
<-128dBu A-weighted
Maximum input level
+18dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

 

Line Inputs 1-4 (Variable Gain)

Frequency Response
20Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+26dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

Line Inputs 5-8 (Fixed Gain)

Frequency Response
20Hz - 35kHz +/-0.5dB at minimum gain
Dynamic Range
118dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+18dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 35 kHz ± 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range
117dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.001%
Maximum input level
+14dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range
57dB

 

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range Outputs
118dB A-weighted
Maximum Output Level
+18dBu, Balanced Line/TRS Outputs
THD+N
0.0006%

 

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
115dB A-weighted
THD+N
0.0003 % > 100R
Maximum Output Level
15dBu > 100R