Focusrite Clarett+ USB audio interfaces; The Clarett range of audio interfaces gets an update


Focusrite has been creating audio interfaces for as long as there have been audio interfaces, with each new generation promising more features and/or better sound quality. This is certainly the story that the company is telling as it launches its ‘premium’ Clarett+ range, which builds on the success of previous Clarett devices.


3 new models promise to make this a vintage year for your audio recordings.



There are three models to choose from: Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre. Each one is said to include “professional-quality mic preamps” that deliver high headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise. The upshot of this, we’re assured, is better recording quality.


You also switch in the all-analogue Air feature; this emulates the sound of the ISA 110 mic preamp from the Focusrite Studio Console, and is designed to add clarity and presence.


In addition, there’s improved ‘high-dynamic-range’ AD and DA conversion, as well, so your mixes should sound clearer and more detailed. The quality of the headphone outputs is also said to have been improved.


The key difference between each audio interface is the amount of I/O on offer – the 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre offer 10-in/4-out, 18-in/8-out and 18-in/20-out operation respectively. Each model ships with a software bundle that includes plugin effects and virtual instruments.


The Focusrite Clarett+ audio interfaces are now available. The prices are:

  • 2Pre – $431.90/€489
  • 4Pre – $579.99/€689
  • 8Pre – $999.99/€989


Find out more on the Focusrite website.


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