Focusrite has released Clarett: a series of Thunderbolt audio interfaces. Thunderbolt is a technology that offers a 10Gbps connection, which means faster data transfer compared to USB or Firewire technologies.
Clarett 2Pre is a 10-in/4-out, 24-bit, 192kHz audio interface, excellent for home studios, musicians, singers, producers and composers. It has 2 analog inputs and an ADAT input port, which allows the user to connect the audio interface to a mic preamplifier so that it will be possible to add 8 more digital inputs.
The front panel shows the 2 analog inputs, with Combo XLR/TRS jacks. Each input comes with high-quality preamps, with an extra feature called Air, that emulates the Focusrite ISA preamps. There is a Gain knob for each input, as well as a +48V phantom power switch.
A Monitor knob will control the main output level, but it can also be configured, via Focusrite Control software (included) to control any of the four outputs individually. There’s also a headphone jack, with an independent output volume knob.
The rear panel comes with an on/off switch, an external DC input, the Thunderbolt port, the ADAT optical input, MIDI IN/OUT jacks, as well as the four line outputs. Line 1 and 2 will be used for the main L and R outputs.
Currently, Clarett series run only on OSX computers. According to Focusrite, Windows support is coming soon.
– 10 inputs (2 analog and 8 digital), 4 analog outputs;
– 2 mic preamps and Focusrite ‘Air’ effect;
– 2 XLR combo connectors;
– 24-bit/192 kHz conversion;
– +48V phantom power;
– Midi In/Out jacks;
– Focusrite Control Software included;
– Plugin collection included.
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