Focusrite releases new Clarett+ OctoPre USB interface
06.05.2022

Focusrite releases new Clarett+ OctoPre USB interface

Words by Cambell Courtney

An eight I/O microphone preamp designed to be used independently or as an ADAT expansion for your existing interface

Focusrite has released the new Clarett+ OctoPre USB interface, an 8-in/8-out microphone preamp designed to be used independently or as an ADAT expansion for your existing interface.

What you need to know:

  • Clarett+ OctoPre is an 8-in/8-out USB interface with 8-in/8-out microphone preamps, which can be used by itself or to expand other interfaces through ADAT.
  • Features high quality preamps and A-D/D-A conversion to maintain clarity, even when multi-tracking and sending signals to external gear.
  • Will retail for US$919.99.

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Along with the eight inputs, the new OctoPre has a dedicated insert for each channel, each with low distortion and noise preamps, with the ability to activate Focusrite’s proprietary ‘All-analogue Air’ setting on each, which emulates the classic Focusrite ISA 110 preamps.

The high quality A-D and D-A conversion allows for easy multitrack recording and works exceptionally well with outboard gear and effects. With the ability to easily expand existing interfaces such as 2Pre, 4Pre, and 8Pre over ADAT.

The unit also features eight line outputs, word clock in and out, and ADAT supports eight channels, both in and out at 48 kHz.

Signature JFET guitar inputs are also included in the two front panel inputs, to help capture clean recording while plugged directly into the interface. 

Along with the hardware itself, the unit also comes with a range of VST plugins from Brainworx, Focusrite, LXN Audio, Softube and more, to help expand your studio. 

The Clarett+ OctoPre will retail at US$919.99 

Head to Focusrite for more information.