FOCUSRITE Clarett 8PreX 26x28 Thunderbolt Audio Interface


RRP $2,399.00
SAVE $210.00

The Centre of Your Pro Studio Setup

The Focusrite Clarett 8PreX is a professional 26 in / 28 out thunderbolt audio interface comprising of 8 XLR inputs, 8 line inputs, 2 instrument inputs, 2 ADAT I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, Word Clock I/O and 2 independent headphone outputs. When in “AIR” mode, each preamp models the transformer circuitry and impedance characteristics of those in Focusrite’s classic ISA mic preamps to provide a gentle boost in high frequencies. Channels 1 and 2 can be switched to receive mic/line/inst level signals while channels 3 to 8 accept either mic or line sources.


Right Clarett Mic Pres with Extra Air

Each channel features independent 48V Phantom Power, High-Pass Filter and Phase-Reverse buttons. With its newly designed linear gain pots and unrivalled dynamic range spec to ensure crystal clear A/D, D/A conversion, the Clarett 8PreX captures every nuance of a performance. Along with volume, the main stereo output also features dim and mute functionality. The Thunderbolt protocol ensures ultra-low latency allowing audio to be recorded and monitored through the DAW simultaneously with no noticeable latency.


Focusrite Control

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.


Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Control


Includes Red 2 and Red 3 plug-in suite. Does not include Thunderbolt cable.




What's in the Box?


Clarett 8PreX

Power Supply

XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments

Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins

Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies

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

Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries

Focusrite Control

Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Tech Specs:


Supported Operating Systems

Compatible with Mac 10.9 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards

Supported Sample Rates

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

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
118 dB (A-weighted)
Noise EIN–
128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+18 dBu
Gain Range

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/-0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
116 dB (A-weighted)
Maximum input level
Gain Range

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range
111 dB (A-weighted)
Maximum input level
Gain Range

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
Dynamic Range (Monitor Outputs)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+18 dBu

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
Maximum Output Level
Brand Focusrite

Focusrite Clarett 8PreX Features:

  • 8 Clarett mic preamps with Focusrite's proprietary Air feature
  • Copious headroom, vanishingly low noise
  • Accurate digital conversion and clocking
  • Expanded I/O for big tracking sessions
  • 8 analog inputs, 10 analog outputs
  • Stereo SPDIF, 16 channels of ADAT I/O
  • Two front-panel hi-Z instrument inputs
  • Accessible metering and monitoring
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use Focusrite Control mixer makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing; provides quick access to internal hardware functions
  • Record and monitor in real time with your favorite DAW plug-ins
  • Create custom monitor setups for both you and your artists
  • Includes Focusrite's Classic Red 2/Red 3 plug-in suite
  • Focusrite's class-leading 24/192 conversion
  • Up to 119dB of dynamic range
  • Word clock I/O master/slave functionality
  • 6-segment, multichannel LED meter
  • Monitor level control, plus dim and mute buttons
  • Two wide-dynamic-range front-panel headphone outs
  • Pairs perfectly with the Focusrite Clarett OctoPre

Free pick-up from store - $0.00
Free in-store pick-up from Level 2, 34 Campbell Street Bowen Hills

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