Focusrite Intros Clarett+ OctoPre USB Audio Interface
Focusrite is expanding the Clarett+ range of premium-quality 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 professional-quality mic preamps.
The Clarett+ OctoPre adds eight high-quality mic preamps or line-ins/outs to any ADAT-equipped recording interface and offers a huge upgrade to the AD/DA converter chips compared to the previous OctoPre. This means a higher dynamic range, an ultra-low noise floor, ultra-low distortion.
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The Clarett+ OctoPre also includes Focusrite’s Hitmaker Expansion Bundle, a package of plug-ins valued at $1,300. Users can create studio-quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware — all in the box with the Clarett+ OctoPre. The bundle lets users 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 the 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 May 10 with a U.S. MAP of $799.99.