Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 Audio Interface

  • Low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres
  • 119dB dynamic range
  • 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion
  • 10-in, 4-out audio interface

$549.00 CAD

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SKU: 8153010008514 Category: Model Number: CLARETT-2PRE-USB


About Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Thunderbolt 10×4 Audio Interface

The Clarett sound – now on USB

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 audio interface lays down the challenge to interfaces twice the price. The Clarett USB range features specially designed high performance, low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that guarantees a clean, open and transparent sound, giving accurate representation of the original performance. Boasting 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac® or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. Capture every detail with Clarett 2Pre USB.

Is Clarett 2Pre USB bus powered?

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 audio interface requires 3A at 5V in order to be bus powered, a demand that can only be met by connecting directly to 15W USB Type-C™ ports on host computers. This means these users will have one less power supply to worry about, and they will be truly mobile with Clarett 2Pre USB. However Clarett 2Pre USB ships with a power supply and both standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables for use with any USB port that supports USB 2.0 and above.

The perfect A-D and D-A conversion

Decades of analogue circuit design experience, applied around 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion, delivers a superior signal path. Hear your music sound better than you’ve ever heard it sound before. Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 audio interface is a 10-in, 4-out audio interface. The two mic/line/instrument inputs can record everything from condenser mics to super-hot pickups with no unwanted distortion – Gain Halo meters make it easy for you to set the input level. The ADAT input supports an additional eight channels in combination with multi-channel mic preamps like Clarett OctoPre. Outs include two monitor outputs with anti-thump technology, a headphone output with volume control, and two line outputs. MIDI I/O is also included.

The sound of ISA

The two Air-enabled mic preamps can reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of our original ISA mic preamp.

Super-low latency recording

Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 audio interface connects to Mac® or PC using the included standard USB and USB Type-C™ cables. Record with super-low latency through amp simulators and effects plug-ins.

The clarity of Clarett

The Clarett range is acclaimed for its sound quality. It’s due partly to Clarett’s specially-designed mic pres with the unique “Air” effect, adding air and clarity especially to vocals and acoustic instruments. Plus Focusrite’s precision digital conversion, carefully balancing noise floor, dynamic range, frequency response and distortion for the best possible sound to and from your DAW. We invited audio engineering professionals to a blind listening test at Riverside Studios in Berlin to compare the sound of Clarett to that of the Apollo 8p, from Universal Audio, makers of the Apollo Duo; and the Apogee Ensemble. What did they discover? Watch the Thunderbolt Interface Shootout and find out!

Focusrite Control

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

Included software

  1. XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
  2. Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor
  3. Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube’s world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
  4. Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies
  5. Ableton® – Live Lite™: Industry leading music-making software
  6. Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
  7. Focusrite Control

Add more I/O without changing your interface – with Clarett OctoPre

Clarett OctoPre lets you add eight additional ‘Air’-enabled mic/line preamps – including two front-panel instrument inputs – each with a switched insert for outboard processors, and eight line outputs. Mic pres and A-D/D-A conversion are identical to the rest of the Clarett range. Clarett OctoPre connects to the ADAT light-pipe ports on your Clarett interface – or any system with ADAT I/O. Feed the mic pres to the analogue line outs to drive a live board while you record via the digital outputs. Or drive them from the ADAT inputs to add eight more DAW channels to an analogue mix.


Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 10×4 Audio Interface Specifications:

Supported Operating Systems

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems. We always quote ‘real world’ performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here’s why.

Supported Operating Systems

Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Supported Sample Rates

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

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.5dBMin Gain
Dynamic Range>119dB A-weighted
Noise EIN<-129dB A-weighted
Maximum input level+18dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range+57dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.5dBMin Gain
Dynamic Range>119dB A-weighted
Maximum input level+26dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range+57dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response20 Hz – 35 kHz ± 0.5dBMin Gain
Dynamic Range>118dB A-weighted
Maximum input level+14dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range+57dB

Line & Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2)119dB A-weighted
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs+18dBu at minimum gain
THD+N Outputs (1-2)0.00075%

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range>115dB A-weighted
Maximum Output Level+16dBu

Additional information

Weight4.5 lbs
Dimensions10.8 × 10.4 × 4.4 in


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