NAMM 2015: New Focusrite Thunderbolt Interfaces

The Clarett range are claimed to be the best sounding, fastest Thunderbolt interfaces      22/01/15

NAMM 2015: New Focusrite Thunderbolt Interfaces


Buying Choices

Focusrite has launched the Clarett range of audio interfaces. A spokesperson had this to say about them,

"For over 20 years, we have made the best-sounding interfaces in the world. Now, we also make the fastest. We call them Clarett interfaces. They are the best-sounding, fastest interfaces in their class.

They combine our passion for sound quality with the very latest in Thunderbolt technology, to deliver crystal clear conversion, best-in-class dynamic range, and an unmatched interface latency of under 1ms. That's the lowest latency of any interface using Core Audio/ASIO drivers. It's so negligible that you can monitor and track within your software without any noticeable delay. Effectively, they unlock the real-time processing power of your DAW.

Yet that's not all. Clarett interfaces also feature brand new preamps that model the impedance and transformer resonance of our original ISA transformer-based mic pre, delivering the classic Focusrite signature sound at the touch of a button."


Focusrite Clarett Range at a Glance

  • New Clarett preamps model the classic ISA design
  • Best in class dynamic range: 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology ensures interface latency of under 1ms
  • 24bit, 192kHz sample rates
  • 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


Pricing and Availability:
The Clarett Range will be available Spring/Summer 2015, with the following US MAP prices:

  • Clarett 2Pre - $499.99
  • Clarett 4Pre - $699.99
  • Clarett 8Pre - $999.99
  • Clarett 8Pre X - $1299.99

 

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