The Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Audio Interface delivers exceptional audio performance in a compact form that is perfect for all home studio recording. Boasting an impressive range of connections in an 10-in, 4-out arrangement, complete with superb Clarett mic preamps that offer class-leading digital conversion and incredibly low latency.
Clarett Mic Preamp
Focusrite has designed their new mic pre with a switchable "Air" effect, which is modelled on the sound produced by their hallowed ISA transformer-based preamps. What this means is that instrument inputs are able to offer extended headroom, so that even to most cranked up of active pickups is catered to exquisitely, ensuring the smoothest of responses one could hope for.
The optical connection at the back opens up connectivity for 8 digital tracks making the 2 Pre a connection monster in a small body. MIDI in and out is also provided to connect MIDI enabled gear through your USB port.
As well as exceptional mic preamps, the Clarett 2 Pre is equipped with class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 119dB dynamic range. Therefore, if you're recording timpani, electric guitar, drums, vocals (whatever your heart desires), you can rest assured that the most subtle of nuances in dynamic performance will be recorded faithfully.
The 2 Pre unit features dual mic/line/instrument inputs on the front panel to enable ready access, removing further obstacles during the creative process. Also on the front panel is a headphone output with level control to drive high impedance headphones for superior monitoring levels.
The Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre includes Focusrite’s signature “Gain Halo's” surrounding the gain controls. These give a simple indication of signal level – green indicates a signal while red indicates that the signal is too hot, making obtaining the perfect level very easy.
Focusrite have an impressive track record when it comes to producing professional quality gear that is affordable and durable. With the Clarett 2 Pre Audio Interface that have done it again, delivering an exceptional audio interface that is sure deliver professional results in any home studio.
Manufacturer Focusrite Model Clarett 2 Pre Audio Interface Dimensions (H x W x D) 55 x 210 x 161 mm Weight 1.16kg (without accessories) Supported Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz System Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Windows 10 Included Software Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST Plug-in Suite 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples Softube’s Time and Tone Pack
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