When Focusrite announced that the Clarett 2Pre would be available and that would be better, faster and easier, they really meant it!
The Clarett 2 Pre does it all. It comes with a 10×4 Thunderbolt Audio Interface that makes the connection extra fast. It features two preamps with a dynamic range and latency so low that the plug-ins run super soft, in real time when recording and monitoring.
Focusrite has a software called Focusrite Control for this audio interface, and it also stands out very fast. You’ll be able to download it from their website and set it up quickly to start recording in no time.
Mic-Pre Inputs: The Clarett 2Pre comes with ADAT inputs, so you can basically have 8 channels of audio when connecting to an external mic-pre.
The instrument inputs are similar to the more basic Scarlett, they work quite similar for either guitars or mics.
The audio latency is almost non existant! It is incredible how Thunderbolt helps, either recording or monitoring, it really stands out compared with the Scarlett.
In resume. The Focusrite Clarett 2Pre comes with 2 mic/line analogue inputs, ideal for the smaller music groups or musicians, 8 ADAT, 2 Loopback, provides also 16 channels of MIDI, 2 output monitors on rear panel with Anti-thumb circuit, 2 line analogue outputs, also on rear panel and 16 channels of MIDI output.
NOTE: This unit comes with no Thunderbolt cable, so be prepare to buy one if you want to move forward with the purchase of a Focusrite Clarett 2Pre