Focusrite Releases Clarett+ Audio Interfaces For Producers

Focusrite has introduced the Clarett+ range of premium-quality USB audio interfaces for PC and Mac, which build on the strengths of the previous Clarett ranges. Designed for producers, engineers and artists, the Clarett+ 2Pre, 4Pre and 8Pre boasts improved converters and professional quality mic preamps.

Clarett⁺ interfaces feature professional quality mic preamps, which have very high headroom, low distortion and ultra-low noise, noting that “exceptionally pure” recordings can be captured, whether miking guitars, recording vocals or tracking drums.

All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control brings clarity and presence and is optimised to make vocals shine by emulating the ISA 110 mic preamp from the classic Focusrite Studio Console.

Meanwhile, improved, high dynamic range A-D and D-A conversion with ultra-low distortion provide clearer mixes, while an improved headphone outputs and DAC performance offer transparent sound at all levels — on any headphones — so producers, engineers and artists can make their best mix decisions.

A collection of software, including mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments, offer all the tools needed for the user to master their craft.

Clarett vs Clarett+ Comparison

This table below shows the various improvements made to Clarett+ compared with the previous Clarett USB range.

Clarett⁺ 2Pre: Pure-sounding 10-in / 4-out audio interface for the recording artist

The Clarett+ 2Pre is the pure-sounding, bus-powered USB-C interface for PC and Mac to inspire musicians on their creative journey.

Key Features:

1.Two professional quality Clarett+ mic preamps featuring All-analogue Air with impedance switching and relay control.

2.Two JFET instrument inputs allows the user to plug straight in and preserve the natural tone of their guitar, just like plugging into an amplifier.

3.Independent A-D and D-A converters offer a greatly improved D-A dynamic range and lower A-D converter distortion.

4.Clarett+ 2Pre is expandable using ADAT inputs.

Clarett+ 4Pre: Versatile 18-in / 8-out audio interface for the complete creator

The Clarett+ 4Pre is the studio-grade audio interface for PC and Mac, designed for music makers who demand the highest quality while recording and mixing their audio creations.

Key Features:

1.Four professional quality Clarett+ preamps featuring all-analogue Air.

2.New and improved A-D and D-A converters, which deliver extremely low noise, low distortion, and high dynamic range.

3.Two improved, powerful, transparent analogue headphone outputs.

4.Two dedicated, ultra-high-impedance JFET instrument inputs and extremely wide audio bandwidth.

5.Clarett+ 4Pre is expandable using ADAT optical input.

Clarett+ 8Pre: Powerful studio-grade 18-in / 20-out audio interface for the established producer

Key Features:

1.Eight professional quality Clarett+ preamps featuring All-analogue Air, that bring masses of headroom, low distortion, and ultra-low noise.

2.New and improved A-D and D-A converters that deliver extremely. low-distortion, low-noise audio with high dynamic range.

3.Two powerful improved, powerful, transparent analogue headphone outputs.

4.Clarett+ 8Pre is expandable with ADAT optical input and output.

All Clarett+ audio interfaces run on driver software for PC and Mac, bringing cross-platform compatibility that competitors lack.

In addition, they come with a collection of software, including mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments, while easy-to-use and feature-packed software for computer and iOS devices provides complete control over all aspects of Clarett+.