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Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB 24/192 10-In/4-Out Audio Interface for PC/Mac

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CLARETT2PRE-USB

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The Clarett sound now on USB

Clarett USB 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.

The most compact of the three new interfaces, Clarett 2Pre USB provides two mic/line/instrument inputs, four line outputs, MIDI I/O and an ADAT input.

Capture every detail with Clarett 2Pre USB

Clarett 2Pre USB 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 - you'll find Clarett a refreshing change. Thanks to its low-latency design and the inbuilt speed of the Thunderbolt interface, Clarett offers just 1.67ms round-trip latency. That means you can bring up the best possible DAW mix and use it all the time, with all your favourite plugins in place, and monitor the input only on the track you're recording - like the traditional overdub mode that studios have used since the beginnings of multitrack recording.

Why USB?

The low noise, low distortion and up to 119dB dynamic range of Clarett can now be experienced with any Mac or PC supporting USB 2.0 and above. The included standard USB and USB Type-C cables connect to Mac or PC, enabling you to 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.

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

Technical Specs

Supported Operating Systems
For an up to date list of supported operating systems please visit focusrite.com/downloads/os.

Supported Sample Rates
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range: > 119 dB
THD+N: 0.0009 %
Noise EIN: < -129 dB A-weighted
Maximum input level: +18 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range: +57 dB

Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range: > 119 dB
THD+N: 0.001 %
Maximum input level: +26 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range: +57 dB

Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 35 kHz +/- 0.5dB Min Gain
Dynamic Range: > 118 dB
THD+N: 0.001 %
Maximum input level: +14 dBu at minimum gain
Gain Range: +57 dB

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

Headphone Outputs
Dynamic Range: > 115 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: 0.0008 %
Maximum Output Level: +16 dBu

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If you are an Apple user and want to use this unit on a IOS device (iPad or iPhone) unless you have Mac OS as well (lap top or desktop) you will not be able to access the Focusrite Control panel that opens many key functions of this unit like Air Mode and the switching between line and instrument inputs. The process to access Focusrite Control is to download the App on a Mac as a first step and then share it with your IOS device. You cannot download the App directly onto an IOS device. In addition the unit has to be wire connected to the Mac. WiFi did not work in my case. Now as convoluted as this sounds it gets worse. Once you have turned your system off, the App you just downloaded on IOS losses functionality and the entire process has to be repeated to once again have access to Focusrite Control. I have scoured the Focusrite Support site plus numerous You Tube tutorials to determine if I am missing something but this back and forth between Mac and IOS every time to gain access to key controls seems to be just the way it is. Focusrite really has to step up there game on this front. So beware that if you have only IOS you can't access the controls and if you have both IOS and Mac be prepared to perform the connection ritual every time. Oh yeah it performs well but there are other high end units at or below this price point that are easier to use.
Posted by Ken on Dec 25, 2020
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