Focusrite Clarett 2Pre

Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • 10 Inputs
  • 4 Outputs
  • 2 Clarett mic pre-amps model the classic ISA sound
  • Mic Pre EIN = -128 dB
  • Dynamic range: 116 dB A/D and 118 dB D/A
  • Switchable +48 V Phantom power per channel
  • 2 Mic-/Instrument-/Line-inputs: XLR/Jack 6.3 mm combo
  • 4 Line-outputs: 6.3 mm Jack
  • MIDI In/Out
  • ADAT-Input
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Thunderbolt port
  • Power supply connection
  • Desktop case
  • Including Red 2 & Red 3 64-Bit-Plug-in-Suite (VST/AU/AAX)
  • Optional matching Thunderbolt cable: Article Nr 307046 (not included)

Further information

Recording / Playback Channels 10x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outputs 4
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors Yes
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 210 mm
Depth in mm 161 mm
Height in mm 55 mm
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Excellent Interface.

08.11.2016
I currently use the interface in my home studio set up. I have experience with the RME Fireface, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Focusrite Saphire 20, and AU Apollo Twin. The Claret Surpasses them all by a long shot. The audio quality and low latency rate create a product which is professional and useable. Exactly what I need for the way I run my home studio.

Pros:
Low Latency: Making it so easy to use live, or if I want to put in effects on my DAW and you can hear the results in real time.
The "Air" option: Sounds excellent for vocals.
True Phantom Power: No power peaks or falls, it is actually at 48V and works well. I have had issues with other interfaces.
Multiple monitor outs: I have a Pair of Yamaha HS7's and a pair of Rokit RP4's, I can just switch between them on the software, and it makes mixing so much more efficient.
The easy to use software: Unlike the devil that came with the Sapphire: this works seamlessly with the interface.
Optical Input: I have the old Octopre and will be buying the new one, this allows me to do drum takes on such a small interface which if I desire I can take in my bag wherever I go.

Cons:
The knobs feel a little cheap. However this is not an issue, I am glad that they have invested in the rest of the product.

All in All, the Claret two pre is the best interface for my needs.
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Ideal for home studio

07.08.2016
Above all, if you do not have Thunderbolt port, go your way!

This small Clarett 2Pre succeeds my Motu Ultralite MK3 Hybrid (which has done its time, survived an overvoltage, made countless moves?).

In front: 2 XLR / Jack inputs, gain control of these inputs with color LEDs which indicate whether the input signal is strong or not (green = good, red = too strong!), A small switch to the Air mode Hi Z on other models), a Phantom power switch on both inputs. A big gain master buttons. And the headphone output with its gain control.
On the rear: 4x jacks (2x stereo monitos can be made in 4x mono via the Focusrite Control software) and an ADAT input of up to 8 tracks. From noon to noon OUT. The port Thunderbolt. The ignition switch on the board.

The metal case is beautiful, robust, the buttons are of very good quality.
Just a small manufacturing detail, there is no "ventilation grille" as on the motu which has openings to allow the cooling a little faster. It heats up a little (it must be said that it runs almost 6 hours on weekdays and double in weekend? No rest!)

In use (in Logic Pro X and Reason 8), no worries, stability is there, sound is good, I do not feel the recording latency of my Blofeld. So far nothing to say, 100% satisfied.

The control software is well done, I would have liked that the headphone output is not associated with output 3/4, for those who use 2 pairs of monitos and want to put the output 3/4 mute, know that You will no longer have the sound in the headphones. Maybe a query to do for an update? So I opted for a Palmer Monicon monitor monitor to switch between my monitors.

The recording quality is really good. I do not have any unpleasant noise, the management of the control of gain is well made and relatively precise.

In conclusion, a great product! I think that if she let go, I would resume without a second. I wanted to turn to a UAD Apollo Twin Duo, but I already have a UAD Satellite Quad to do my mixing / mastering. So no need for a sound card at 900¤ when you can have the same I / O numbers for half.

Thank you Focusrite for this beautiful toy!
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz, 10 Inputs, 4 Outputs, 2 Clarett mic pre-amps model the classic ISA sound, Mic Pre EIN = -128 dB, Dynamic range: 116 dB A/D and 118 dB D/A, Switchable...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 210 mm
  • Depth in mm: 161 mm
  • Height in mm: 55 mm
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz, 26 Inputs, 28 Outputs, 8 Clarett mic pre-amps model the classic ISA sound, Mic Pre EIN = -128 dB, Dynamic range: 116 dB A/D and 118 dB D/A, + 48 V...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 26x32
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 482,5 mm
  • Depth in mm: 288 mm
  • Height in mm: 88 mm
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