Featuring four award winning preamps the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 was an incredibly impressive inetrface that proved to be very popular. Now, for 2016 Focusrite have released their second generation models and as part of that the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation USB Audio Interface comes with newly improved circuitry to deliver 24bit/192kHz quality with super-low latencies that simply has to be heard to be believed.
Award winning pre-amps
The frist interface from Focusrite to have four of their award winning mic pres, the Scarlett 18i8 features two inputs with mic/line/instrument capability and two more that can handle mic/line. Four line inputs on the back of the unit can be used for furhter connection of other instruments or sources, perfect for studio work. ADAT is a further connection you could use, allowing you to connect a mic preamp such as the OctoPre MkII for further connectivity and to take advantage of all 18 inputs.
Intelligent Signal Monitoring
All four of the inputs of the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation have the trademark "halo" level indicators that light up green or red to show your signal level and if there is any overloading the preamp. Two independent headphone outputs with their own mixes mean you can send different mixes to different players or engineers to get truly balanced results.
The Focusrite Red 2 and 3 plugins
These new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s renowned classics the Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor units which are prized and renowned fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals conveniently from within your DAW of choice including Cubase, Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools.
The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters,high/low frequency shelves, as well as fully parametric low-mid and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.
Your complete production package
Further to this, the 18i8 Second Generation inludes a unique code to give you access to a massive database of software to download and keep for free! This includes Ableton Live Lite, Softube Time & Tone Pack, 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples, the Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synth and much more! This is an incredible package for anyone who is serious about getting professional results in any studio.
Manufacturer Focusrite Model Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation USB Audio Interface Dimensions (H x W x D) 66 x 192 x 229 mm Weight 2kg Connectivity Input:
- Mic/Line/Instrument Combo: 2 x XLR Combo
- Mic/Line Combo: 2 x XLR Combo
- Line Analogue: 4 x 1/4" TRS Jack
- S/PDIF: 2 x RCA phono
- ADAT: 8 x Optical Lightpipe
- MIDI In: 5 pin DIN Connector
- Line: 2 x 1/4" TRS Jack
- S/PDIF: 2 x RCA phono
- Headphone Outputs: 4(2 Stereo) x 1/4" TRS Jack
- MIDI Out: 5 pin DIN Connector
Phantom Power Switchable 48V Phantom Power Included Accessories USB Cable
Bundle code for your free software
Included Software Focusrite Control - Routing and monitoring application
Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
Softube Time & Tone Pack
Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
Ableton Live Lite music making software
2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
Supported Operating Systems Windows 7, 8, 10 Mac OS X Yosemite, El Capitan
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