Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Product code: focclarett2pre

The Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre offers great sounding mic preamps based on ISA technology with Thunderbolt connectivity for incredibly low latency.


  • Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre Thunderbolt Audio Interface

    The Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre offers great sounding mic preamps based on ISA technology with Thunderbolt connectivity for incredibly low latency.

    Main Features

    • 10 in / 4 out Thunderbolt interface
    • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
    • Best in class dynamic range: 118dB A/D and 119dB D/A
    • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms, Thunderbolt cable not included
    • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
    • Expandable via ADAT
    • Includes MIDI I/O
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    Please note: A Thunderbolt cable is NOT included with this interface.

    Excellent sound is the quality Clarett owners love most. With up to 119dB dynamic range, superbly low noise, precision 24/192 conversion and two specially-designed mic preamps with a unique analogue 'Air' effect, Clarett 2Pre simply sounds great, easily out-performing other interfaces in its class and beyond. Meanwhile, its astonishing 1.38ms round-trip latency simplifies your workflow and lets you use your favourite plug-ins in real time.

    Two New Clarett Mic Pres With Extra 'Air'
    The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, they include a special 'Air' feature that switches in an analogue model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. The Instrument inputs also feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup.

    Precision Digital Conversion
    Clarett features Focusrite's class-leading 24/192 conversion: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW.

    Plug Straight In
    Do not underestimate the quality of the Clarett range DI. This newly designed instrument input allows for even the hottest of guitar pick-ups to be recorded without clipping, and the performance specifications easily match some of the finest dedicated DI's on the market. Coupled with the low latency environment, now you can get the most out of recording through your favourite amp sim and guitar effect plug-ins in real time.

    Revolutionise your Workflow
    Clarett's ultra-low round-trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you're used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you're overdubbing (monitoring the input you're recording with the new Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plugins in place, all the time. Use your favourite plugins while recording too – whether it's reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage.

    Intuitive, Easy to Use Software Mixer and Sweet Sounding Plug-ins
    Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

    'Gain Halos' Help Keep Levels In Check
    The front panel inputs include Focusrite's signature 'Gain Halo' – an illuminated ring around the gain control that lights up green when there's signal and red when it's too high. There's a main monitor knob plus a high-power headphone output with its own volume control.

    The Ins And Outs
    Clarett 2Pre offers 10 audio inputs and four outputs, including two front-panel multi-function inputs and a headphone output, plus four rear-panel line outputs (one pair doubling the headphone feed). There are also eight channels of ADAT-format digital input – ideal for adding eight channels of digital mic pre.

    Focusrite now include the Softube Time and Tone Pack with this interface as a free download.

    Softube Time and Tone Pack is a unique plug-in bundle (valued at $198 / £129) which includes three of Softube's world class plug-ins: a reverb, a delay and a distortion. The Softube Time and Tone Pack includes the following three plug-ins:

    Tube Delay
    A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modelled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

    Saturation Knob
    Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modelled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

    TSAR-1R
    Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

    Enjoy Two Years Of Warranty
    Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Focusrite will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they'll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

    Included Software

    XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments
    Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models Focusrite's 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™: a customised version of the music-making software Ableton® Live™
    Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries
    Focusrite Control

    Technical Specifications

    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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  • Additional Information

    Brand Focusrite
    Condition New
    Minimum system requirements - Mac No
    Minimum system requirements - PC No
    Specifications No
    Documentation No