Focusrite Clarett+ 4PRE
Meet the Centerpiece of Your Home Studio
Focusrite’s Clarett+ 4Pre 18-in/8-out audio interface is a powerful foundation for your studio or mobile recording rig. It sports four great-sounding Clarett+ microphone preamplifiers, upgraded conversion, an outstanding dynamic range, and ultra-fast, low-latency performance enabled by USB-C. The magic of the Clarett+ 4Pre starts as soon as you plug your microphones in — the mic preamps feature Focusrite’s switchable Air effect, which switches in an analog model of Focusrite’s classic ISA transformer-based mic pre. With flexible connectivity including analog and S/PDIF I/O, the Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre is ready to integrate into virtually any recording rig.
Everything you need in a preamp/interface
The Clarett+ 4Pre’s four newly designed mic preamps deliver a truly impressive dynamic range. Perfect for your home recording rig, the Clarett+ 4Pre gives you flexible connectivity — including analog, S/PDIF, and MIDI I/O, plus an ADAT input — all in a sleek desktop form factor. With its sonic performance, leading-edge round-trip audio latency, and ease of use, the Clarett+ 4Pre is an excellent value.
Use your favorite plug-ins in real time
With the Clarett+ 4 Pre’s exceedingly low round-trip audio latency over USB-C, you can record and monitor in real time with your favorite DAW plug-ins. No special processing or DSP is required. Select any plug-in and create your dream recording chain on every single channel. Every Clarett+ ships with the Focusrite Classic Red 2 and Red 3 AAX, AU, and VST plug-in suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range EQ and compression hardware.
Newly designed Focusrite mic preamps bring your recordings to life
Focusrite fitted the Clarett+ 4Pre with mic preamps that were designed exclusively for the Clarett+ range with loads of pristine gain and vanishingly low noise. In addition, these preamps include the proprietary Air feature that switches in an analog model of Focusrite’s acclaimed classic transformer-based ISA mic pre, breathing life into your recordings. If you’ve always wanted vocals that shimmer with presence and silky air, then try recording with the Clarett+ 4Pre. You will undoubtedly be impressed.
Accurate digital conversion
Sweetwater engineers know that conversion is key to superior digital audio, and every Clarett+ features the latest in Focusrite’s class-leading 24-bit/192kHz conversion. Offering an expanded dynamic range and higher signal to noise ratio than previous models, the Clarett+ is the cleanest way to get sound in and out of your DAW.
Track the band in a single take
The Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre provides flexible I/O packed into a tidy desktop chassis. This includes four front-panel mic/line inputs (the first two of these are also instrument inputs), and on the real panel, four analog line inputs and outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and eight channels of ADAT optical input. The ADAT input can be used to bring in eight additional digital mic preamp channels, such as the Focusrite OctoPre, for maximum flexibility. The front panel also includes two convenient headphone jacks with level controls.
Expand whenever you need to
For maximum flexibility, Focusrite equipped every Clarett+ interface with an ADAT input, allowing you to bring in eight additional digital mic preamp channels. This is a perfect way to expand your channel count: for instance, recording drums via a digital 8-channel mic pre such as the Focusrite OctoPre.
Focusrite Control software
Your Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre USB comes with Focusrite Control, a software mixer that makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing setups from Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers an easy-to-grasp traditional mixer workflow and gives you immediate access to internal hardware functions.
Remote control from your iPhone or iPad
With the free Focusrite iOS Control app, you can adjust the mixes you made with Focusrite Control on the desktop app from your iPad, or iPhone.
Plugged in and ready to rock
Each channel of this Clarett+ interface is equipped with a dedicated insert that lets you keep your favorite rack equipment plugged in and ready to track through. This flexible insert setup lets you add analog gear to your signal chains as needed, but all Clarett+ interfaces also include the Hitmaker Expansion, a studio-grade software bundle that includes powerful mixing plug-ins and virtual instruments. Plus, you get a 3-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and access to Abelton Live Lite.
Included Hitmaker Expansion Pack software bundle:
- Antares Auto-Tune Access
- Relab LX480 Essentials
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
- Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
- Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite
- Landr Studio (plus five free masters)
- 4 Clarett+ mic pres with Air circuit
- Copious headroom, vanishingly low noise
- Focusrite’s proprietary Air feature
- Focusrite’s upgraded 24/192 conversion and sync
- Flexible I/O with ADAT input for expansion of up to eight more inputs
- “Gain Halo” metering provides clear indication of levels to avoid clipping
- Intuitive, easy-to-use Focusrite Control software mixer makes short work of configuring your monitoring and routing and gives you quick access to internal hardware functions
- Record and monitor in real time with your favorite DAW plug-ins
- Create custom monitor setups for both you and your artists
- Included software from Focusrite and Brainworx
- 4 front-panel mic/line inputs with phantom power
- The first 2 combo connectors are also hi-Z inputs
- 4 rear-panel 1/4-inch line inputs and outputs
- Stereo S/PDIF I/O, ADAT input (8 channels), MIDI I/O
- Pairs perfectly with the Focusrite OctoPre