Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015)—Focusrite has announced a new line of audio interfaces—it’s Clarett Range—which will sport a new preamp design and Thunderbolt technology that the company says will place latency under 1 ms. The line is expected to hit shelves in the spring/summer of this year.
The range is comprised of the 2Pre (10 In/4 Out), 4Pre (18 In/8 Out), 8Pre (18 In/20 Out) and flagship 8Pre X (26 In/28 Out). This final 2U interface has been designed with the permanent racked studio install in mind, featuring extended ADAT I/O, and separate rear panel inputs for mic, line and instrument, as well as dedicated phantom power, phase reverse and high pass filters on every channel.
All the units feature a dynamic range of 116dB A/D and 118dB D/A; 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates; expansion via ADAT; new 64-bit AAX, AU and VST-compatible Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite; and MIDI I/O.