Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface
Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Thunderbolt Audio InterfaceDetails
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Special Offer - Plugin Collective
Starting from September 2016, Focusrite are giving customers a chance to obtain a FREE or heavily discounted plug-in every month. The plug-in on offer will change every month and the offer will last for 12 months. To claim your plug-in, simply register your product with Focusrite and the plug-in will then be automatically delivered to your registered account. For more information please check the promotional offer page.
NEW - Windows Compatibility
Focusrite has now added support for PCs with the release of the Clarett Windows driver. This new driver allows you to run the Clarett interfaces with your Thunderbolt-equipped Windows computer. The driver delivers identical functionality to that experienced on a Mac system, allowing you to enjoy the sub 3 milliseconds round trip latency and the reliable and stable operation experienced by Mac users. The ultra-low latency performance allows you to record and monitor your music projects in real-time for optimal audio performance. The driver also supports Focusrite Control - the mixer software from Focusrite designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups (which is now available for Windows). Additionally, future iterations of the Windows driver will add support for Thunderbolt 3 Type C connectivity and the range of Red interfaces.
Included Softube and Focusrite Plug-Ins
Included are a collection of professional sounding plug-ins comprised of Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with SAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST plug-in suite which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range hardware equalizer and compressor. To receive your free plug-ins simply register and download from the Focusrite Website.
- Softube Tube Delay
- Softube Reverb
- Softube Saturation Knob
- Focusrite Red Equalizer
- Focusrite Red Compressor
Innovative Clarrett Mic Preamps
The Focusrite Clarett incorporates two innovative microphone preamps which have been custom designed for the Clarett series to offer plenty of gain with low noise and distortion. Additionally the microphone preamps also include an impressive ‘Air’ feature which switches in an analogue modelling of the classic transformer based Focusrite ISA mic preamps.
Low Latency for Real-Time Monitoring
Latency can be a real issue when trying to monitor a signal through your digital audio workstation. However the Clarett features the worlds shortest latency due to the thunderbolt connection and advanced design which allows monitoring through your DAW with active plug-ins for an unnoticeable latency.
Featuring dual XLR/TRS combination jacks to the front of the unit the Clarett 2Pre can be connected to two microphones, two instruments or a microphone and instrument simultaneously for versatile recording scenarios. Whether a singer songwriter seeking a high quality audio interface with revolutionary microphone preamps or a guitarist looking for a portable and reliable audio interface the Clarett 2Pre has you covered.
With four line outputs the Focusrite Clarett can be connected to studio monitors and outboard gear to provide integration into any set-up. Additionally a high power headphone output located at the front of the unit is perfect for tracking and mixing.
Software Mixer for Internal Hardware Control
Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control also allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.
Mic Pre Masters
Focusrite are world renowned for the premium design and build quality of their microphone preamps, offering professional results for home and commercial recording. The Mic Pre Masters website provides video demonstrations and interactive audio stems which allow you to hear isolated tracks from recordings done exclusively through Focusrite preamps. The interactive demonstrations allow you to hear exactly how each preamp from the Focusrite range treats individual instrument elements to ensure you purchase the perfect interface for your desired application.
Mic Pre Masters Stems:
“Where Focusrite have laid down the challenge to other manufacturers, though is in the sound quality of these devices, which offer audio specifications previously unheard of in this price bracket.”
Sound On Sound
“I was absolutely able to record and monitor through my DAW without noticeable delay.”
“A very solid interface for a whole host of applications – very highly recommended indeed.”
- New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
- World class dynamic range: 118dB A/D and 119dB D/A
- Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
- 24-bit, 192 kHz sample rates
- Detailed LED metering
- Includes MIDI I/O
- Single independent headphone output
- Expandable via ADAT input
- Intuitive and easy to use software mixer
- Includes Softube and Focusrite plug-ins
- 1 GB of Loopmasters Sample Content
- Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
- Softube’s Time and Tone Pack
- Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks
- Outputs: 4 x 1/4" TRS (Line Outputs), 1 x 1/4" Headphone
- Other Connections: MIDI In/Out
- Audio Resolution: 192 kHz / 24-Bit
- Supported OS: Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) or 10.10 (Yosemite)
- Height: 2.17”
- Width: 8.27”
- Depth: 6.34”
- Weight: 1.16 Kg
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.1dB)
- Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-Weighted)
- THD+N: 0.001
- Noise EIN: -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
- Input Level (Max): +18 dBu
- Gain Range: 57 dB
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.1dB)
- Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-Weighted)
- THD+N: 0.001
- Input Level (Max): +14 dBu
- Gain Range: 57 dB
- Dynamic Range: 119 dB (A-Weighted)
- Output Level (Max): +18 dBu
- THD+N: 0.0007
- Dynamic Range: 112 dB
- THD+N: 0.0008
- Output Level (Max): +16 dBu
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