Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface

  • 24 bits / 192 kHz
  • 18 inputs
  • 8 outputs
  • 4 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model the classic ISA Micpreamp sound
  • Low noise (-128dB ON)
  • Up to 119 dB dynamic range
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • 4 mic / line inputs: XLR / 1/4 "jack combo (2 of which can be used as instrument input)
  • 4 line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 4 line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI In / Out
  • ADAT input
  • S / PDIF input and output coaxial
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs 6.3mm jack
  • USB
  • Desktop Case
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 222 x 63.5 x 192 mm
  • Weight: 1.91 kg
  • Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in Collective and Ableton Live Lite, 2 USB cables (standard USB and USB Type-C) and power adapter

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 18x6
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version USB C
Width in mm 222 mm
Depth in mm 192 mm
Height in mm 63,5 mm

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Ozzy Esen, 25.08.2019
This is just a great interface, with great sounding preamps, powerful headphone outputs and pristine converters. I had hard time to make a choice between RME Babyface Pro and this one.
A set of extra line outputs, 2 more preamps and an extra headphone outputs in comparison with Babyface made me choose Focusrite.
I was worrying about drivers, but I can confirm that drivers on Mac are great. I can record at 16 samples buffersize thus very low latency and I do not hear a single glitch or experience performance issues.
The preamps have lots of clean gain and can handle dynamic or ribbons microphones very well.This is usually a point where onboard interface preamps fail. Air function is a great option, works very well with any source that you?d like to add some clarity and presence to it.
This thing is relatively big and heavy, much bigger than it looks on photos. This a a great sign of build quality and protective housing but I you want a mobile interface maybe consider the 2 channel version. But the quality, and extra inouts/outputs makes it worth to take the effort to carry something bigger and heavier.
I came to this interface after selling my Thunderbolt Protools HD system and I?m not missing anything . Not even the stability or low latency of thunderbolt.
A plus point after suffering from the Core Audio performance of Avid Pro Tools interfaces for years, is that Core Audio performance is exceptionally good. So I?m not looking back eventhough Thunderbolt is a rather nieuw and superior technology.

A few cons which are no dealbreakers for me, but would be great to have:
1) no A/B speaker switch available on the interface
2) no mute/dim or mono switch - though this can be done via the control software or app.
3) no samplerate conversion available on spdif / adat
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Awesome sound
Penguin0, 09.05.2020
I bought this to perform different tasks, pair it with e-drums, production, mic and instrument recordings. So far I've tested most of it and I am very proud of the results.
The air function gives an extra touch hard to emulate with eq, the latency is quite good for the usb interface, although this is very related to your computer. I've been able to go as up to 96khz/56 samples on daw for recording drums and 96/24 samples on standalone for just playing with no cracks or pops.
The software seems solid although I've had some issue closing the control software ( this may be my OS fault).
Voice sounds very natural and rich, the air is very nice.
Guitars and bass also get a good boost from air.
The only thing I did not like from this interface is the colours of the knobs and the fact that the interface won't turn off when you shutdown the computer, and the switch is in the back of the box. So far minor issues.

Thomann sent it in a flashing 3 days shipment. So far so good.
Thank you Thomann
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sratas, 28.08.2019
In the past I used Audient interfaces and pres. wanted an upgrade but what I got is another flavour of good. The mic pres are clean but warm, there is something thick in the response, almost a bit lush without the air option, wich, in turn, opens up the high mids and highs considerably. The Audient pres are more characterful instead and react in a better way when you push them crancking the gain., with a great grit. The clarett has 57 db of available gain, it is sufficient with sensitive mics or loud sources but it feels short when using room micing, far positioning or ribbons. The preamps are considerably more hissy and noisy than my previous interface, far before reaching their limit. Two other minus, hence the missing stars, are the absence of a pad on the mic pres and the above mentioned lack of gain. The drivers and the converters are rock solid and the focusrite controll intuitive. The output for monitors and headphones is healthy and punchy.
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simple and clean
Dia Saur, 17.02.2020
At work, there is no feeling that there is some kind of intermediary in the sound between the true character of the instrument and the recording.

+ Structurally feels solid and durable.
Jack's input / output sit tight.
+ Convenient and practical interface.
+ Effective technical support.

~for now flaws are not revealed..
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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB
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Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface 24 bits / 192 kHz, 18 inputs, 8 outputs, 4 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model the classic ISA Micpreamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 119 dB dynamic range,...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x6
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 222 mm
  • Depth in mm: 192 mm
  • Height in mm: 63,5 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB Typ-C), Netzteil
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192 kHz, 18 inputs and 20 outputs, 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA mic preamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 118 dB dynamic...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x20
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 482 mm
  • Depth in mm: 291 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB-C)
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192 kHz, 10 inputs and 4 outputs, 2 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA Micpreamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 119 dB dynamic range,...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 210 mm
  • Depth in mm: 161 mm
  • Height in mm: 55 mm
  • Included in delivery: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Focusrite Red-Plug-in-Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite Plug-in-Collective, Ableton Live Lite, 2x USB Cables (USB + USB Typ-C), Netzteil
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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