It’s about time! Thunderbolt has been around for years and the industry has been dipping its toe in slowly and opening up to the capabilities. I’ve just recently switched my HD rig over the Thunderbolt with a Sonnet chassis and haven’t looked back. I still need something portable. This may be it. Incorporating preamps designed from the ISA, you can’t go wrong.
Focusrite create the best audio interfaces in the world. Now, launching their obsession for sound quality into the world of Thunderbolt, they have released a range of audio interfaces that combine a new preamp design with the very latest in Thunderbolt™ technology, to offer exceptional sound quality with an unparalleled interface latency of under 1ms.
As you’d expect from a company this passionate about sound, Focusrite’s Clarett interfaces offer crystal clear conversion, 24bit, 192kHz sample rates and world class dynamic range. Equally, their brand new Clarett mic preamps replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the original ISAs, resulting in exceptional clarity and the signature sound for which Focusrite has become famous.
The range is made up of four devices;
Clarett 2 Pre: 10 In/4 Out
Clarett 4 Pre: 18 In/8 Out
Clarett 8 Pre: 18 In/20 Out
Clarett 8 Pre X: 26 In/28 Out
This final 2U interface has been designed with the permanent racked studio install in mind, featuring extended ADAT i/o, and separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, as well as dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.
Comprehensive attention to sound quality, combined with unmatched Thunderbolt latency performance that unlocks the real-time processing power of your DAW, makes the new Focusrite Clarett range the best-sounding, lowest latency interfaces.
Focusrite Clarett Range at a Glance
– New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
– World class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
– Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
– 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
– All expandable via ADAT
– Flagship Clarett 8Pre X designed for permanent professional studio install
– New 64-bit AAX, AU and VST compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite
– Detailed metering
– Includes MIDI I/O
For more information, visit http://www.focusrite.com/clarett