Focusrite launches new Clarett range of USB audio interfaces

Focusrite has revealed a new range of USB audio interfaces which it says combines accuracy and high performance with affordability.

The Clarett USB range features specially designed low-noise (-128dB EIN) mic pres with a low distortion, ultra-linear design that aims to provide a clean, open and transparent sound.

Three interfaces are included in the range: Clarett 2Pre USB (10-in, 4-out), Clarett 4Pre USB (18-in, 8-out) and Clarett 8Pre USB (18-in, 20-out).

Boasting up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett can now be used 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, and users can record with low latency through amp simulators and effects plugins.

Decades of analogue circuit design experience coupled with 24-bit/192kHz A-D and D-A conversion enables the new USB audio interfaces to deliver a superior signal path. In addition, the Air-enabled mic preamps are able to reproduce the input impedance, clarity and frequency response curve of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp. XLN Audio, Focusrite, Softube, Ableton and Loopmasters software is included.

The most compact of the three interfaces, Clarett 2Pre USB provides two mic/line/instrument inputs, four line outputs, MIDI I/O and an ADAT input. Clarett 4Pre USB and Clarett 8Pre USB add mic/line inputs, S/PDIF I/O and two headphone outputs with volume controls.