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Focusrite Clarett8 PreX + Avid ProTools 11

27 x 28 Thunderbolt Interface With Professional Audio Recording and Music Creation Software

Focusrite Clarett8 PreX + Avid ProTools 11

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Product Description for the Focusrite Clarett8 PreX + Avid ProTools 11

Product Description For Focusrite Clarett8 PreX + Avid ProTools 11

Package Includes

1 x Focusrite Clarett8 PreX

1 x Avid ProTools 11

Focusrite Clarett8 PreX

Designed primarily for permanent studio installation, Focusrite’s Clarett 8PreX Thunderbolt audio interface offers an impressive 26 inputs and 28 outputs, including eight analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O for the connection of addition inputs and outputs such as a multichannel digital mic pre or an external D/A for additional line outputs. The 2U rack-mount unit combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading dynamic range conversion and extraordinarily low round-trip latency – so low that plugins can be used, in real time while monitoring recordings through the DAW.

The new Clarett mic pre offers superbly low noise and distortion, plus the unique, switchable ‘Air’ effect that models the sound of Focusrite’s renowned ISA transformer-based preamps. It also features gain controls with a special law that makes changes smoother and more precise.

The Clarett 8PreX, like the rest of the Clarett range, includes class-leading precision Focusrite digital audio conversion with up to 118dB (A/D) / 119dB (D/A) real-world dynamic range. This is combined it with the lowest round-trip latency available – making it possible to monitor recordings via effects plugins in real time on the DAW such as reverberation, for the best possible recording environment.

A central metering and monitoring panel provides ten 6-segment LED meters covering analog and digital inputs and monitor levels, with a large-diameter monitor level control knob plus mute and dim buttons. The two independently-controlled headphone outputs on the front panel have enough level to drive even high impedance headphones providing suitable monitoring levels.

A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is easily configured for monitoring and routing setups. Focusrite Control is simple and intuitive to use. Providing immediate access to internal hardware functions. Every Clarett also includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Word Clock I/O is provided, allowing the Clarett 8PreX to either provide the master clock for the system or to be clocked from an external master digital device.There’s never been a better, faster or easier way of getting audio into or out of a DAW.

Avid ProTools 11

Pro Tools 11 from Avid is the next incarnation of the industry standard software that is now based on a 64-bit architecture. While there are several important enhancements, this one feature finally allows the software to access as much RAM as is present on a computer system, over the previous 4 GB limit. What this means in particular is that virtual instruments that contain large sample file bases can now be fully loaded, while the number of instruments that can be simultaneously available in a session is also increased.

Another major feature that many have clamored for is the offline bounce function. Now preparing intermediary or final mixes is much faster using a simple command. Sound quality is maintained throughout due to the time-stamped automation and multiple files in different file formats can be created simultaneously. Record input monitoring has been enhanced with ultra-low latency even when routing through plug-ins. And for those working with audio for picture will appreciate the ability to play Avid DNxHD file and other HD formats directly within the timeline without transcoding.

A wide variety of plug-ins are included with the software, as are six virtual instruments. The software not only works with the company's interfaces, but since version 9, with any Core Audio or ASIO compliant interface. That means that working on an approved Apple portable computer or Windows-based device (requires an ASIO soundcard) allows for convenient portable recording or editing. Along with the recommendation that any system have as much RAM as possible, the software now requires the use of an iLok 2 authorization key if one is not provided, as the original iLok is no longer supported.


Focusrite Clarett 8PreX 

Exceptional I/O capability
26 audio inputs and 28 outputs within a 2U rack space, including 8 analog inputs, 10 analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O. Connect up to 16 more mic preamps over ADAT for a 24 channel microphone setup. 

The heart of the studio
Specially designed for studio installation, Clarett 8PreX includes separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, as well as ADAT I/O to add 16 more channels, dedicated phantom power, phase reverse, and high pass filters on every channel.

Use DAW plugins in real time
Latency is the delay to a signal as it passes through your DAW system from interface input to interface output. Clarett Thunderbolt offers the world’s shortest. Signals go round so fast that you can record and monitor in real time through your DAW with plugins such as EQ or compression.

Eight New Clarett Mic Pres with extra ‘Air’
The mic pres have been designed especially for the Clarett range, with plenty of gain, yet low noise and distortion. In addition, a special “Air” feature switches in an analog model of the classic transformer-based Focusrite ISA mic pre. Instrument inputs feature extra headroom to handle the loudest pickup. 

Precision digital conversion
Clarett features Focusrite’s class-leading conversion quality: with up to 119dB dynamic range, Clarett offers the cleanest way yet to get music in and out of your DAW. 

Accessible metering and monitoring
Central panel provides analog and digital input levels, and main monitor outputs, via a 6-segment, multichannel hardware meter. Accessible monitor features include a large-diameter level control, plus dim and mute buttons. 

Dual high-power headphone outputs
Two wide dynamic range headphone outputs powerful enough to deliver plenty of level even on high impedance headphones – perfect for tracking and mixing. 

Software Mixer for maximum control
Focusrite Control is a brand new software mixer designed for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. 

Digital sync on-board
Includes Word Clock I/O, enabling it to act as master for clocking multiple digital devices, or sync to word clock from an external digital device. 

Classic processor plugins included
Every Clarett includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range equalizer and compressor hardware.

Width : 7.17”
Height : 13.39”
Depth : 23.9”
Weight : 15.32 lbs

Avid Pro Tools 11

  • Multiple times the processing power of previous versions with a new, fully optimized Avid Audio Engine
  • 64-bit performance for access to larger RAM configurations, which in particular benefits virtual instrument usage
  • Speed up mix delivery with faster-than-realtime off-line bouncing with time-stamped automation
  • Create mixes with up to 96 audio tracks (sample rate dependent)
  • Compose with virtual instruments and MIDI and Score Editors
  • Monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency
  • Loop recording/track comping workflows
  • Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch processing
  • Over 75 AAX virtual instruments and effects plug-ins
  • Dynamic host processing maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Multi-track Beat Detective
  • AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange
  • QuickPunch mode
  • Timecode ruler
  • Play HD video directly in the Pro Tools timeline using the Avid Video Engine
  • Speed up mixing with industry-trusted automation tools
  • Automate tracks while recording
  • Boom - drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 - tonewheel organ with rotating speaker
  • Mini Grand - acoustic grand piano
  • Structure Free - sample player
  • Vacuum - monophonic tube synthesizer
  • Xpand 2 - synthesizer and sample workstation
  • Boom - drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 - tonewheel organ with rotating speaker
  • Mini Grand - acoustic grand piano
  • Structure Free - sample player
  • Vacuum - monophonic tube synthesizer
  • Xpand 2 - synthesizer and sample workstation
Brand Focusrite
Weight 3.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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