Focusrite Intros Clarett+ OctoPre USB audio interface – rAVe [PUBS]

Focusrite expands the Clarett+ range of premium USB audio interfaces for PC and Mac with the introduction of the Clarett+ OctoPre, which builds on the strengths of the popular Focusrite Clarett OctoPre, offering improved converters and powerful quality mic preamps professional.

The Clarett+ OctoPre adds eight high-quality mic preamps or I/Os to any ADAT-equipped recording interface and offers a huge AD/DA conversion chip upgrade over the previous OctoPre. That means higher dynamic range, ultra-low noise floor, ultra-low distortion.

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The Clarett+ OctoPre is a choice for the engineer who wants to move in and out of their DAW to monitor or mix with outboard gear while maintaining audio quality. Eight-channel inserts allow users to follow their favorite outboard components and capture the true character of this gear. Connecting Clarett+ OctoPre to a Clarett+ 8Pre via ADAT provides 16 channels for recording. Clarett+ OctoPre also lets you track drums, mix live performances, connect to analog synthesizers, or simply upgrade a desktop interface with more I/O. Plus, premium all-analog circuitry with relay control emulates the classic Focusrite studio console’s extremely transparent ISA 110 mic preamp with an Air mode that switches input impedance and adds two cumulative high shelves for amplification. up to 4 dB in the high frequencies. to add clarity and presence that make vocals, drums, and acoustic instruments shine.

The Clarett + OctoPre also includes Focusrite’s Hitmaker Expansion Bundle, a $1,300 plug-in bundle. Users can create studio-quality vocals, powerful guitars, plush keys and huge drums, then mix and master with Focusrite’s signature studio gear – all in the box with the Clarett+ OctoPre. The bundle allows users to capture inspiration with creative tools including the Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, Antares Auto-Tune Access, Brainworx bx_oberhausen and XLN Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit. Mixing and mastering are enhanced with classic studio tools like Relab LX480 Essentials, Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite, and Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC and bx_masterdesk plug-ins. Additionally, the Focusrite Plug-in Collective allows users to get a new plug-in and exclusive offers from a new partner every few months.

The Focusrite Clarett+ OctoPre will begin shipping on May 10 with a US MAP of $799.99.

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