The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface is the latest in Focusrite's stellar line of recording products, perfect for musicians and producers that want a compact interface with extensive In/Out capabilities. With high-performance converters and multiple input-types, the Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen also comes with all the software tools you need to get your next studio project going.
Professional Sound Quality
Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, the Scarlett 18i8 gets you professional sound quality with it's improved A-D and D-A conversion, ensuring your recording quality is the best it can be. The 18i8 has four of Focusrite's best-performing mic preamps with an optional 'Air' setting that reproduces the effect of the original ISA mic preamp, giving your recorded vocals a brighter sound with punch and clarity.
The focus of the 3rd Gen interfaces was to increase the connectivity to enable engineers and producers to adapt to their recording environment, no matter where they are. Channels 1 and 2 on the Scarlett 18i8 allow you to record guitar and bass using the specific high-headroom instrument inputs, whereas 3 and 4 are designed for Mic/Line inputs. All Channels have a Pad button that lets you accommodate higher-level signals without any clipping. All four of the front mounted inputs have individual gain controls and the other four are fixed line on the rear of the interface, allowing you to record up to eight mono or four stereo sources with the utmost clarity.
A pair of virtual loopback inputs let you capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, which makes it a doddle to podcast, live stream as well as assisting in sampling tasks. The 18i8 features two independent, high-quality headphone outs with dedicated volume controls to ensure versatile and flexible monitoring whilst recording as well as speaker switching technology for dual monitor setups. An Optical Input lets you expand for larger recording sessions, giving you a maximum of eight additional channels alongside the S/PDIF In and Out as well as MIDI In and Out, giving you a wealth of options for any recording situation you find yourself in.
Focusrite have included all the software tools you need to get your home studio up and running. You get two DAWs in the form of Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First, which features the Focusrite Creative Pack, giving you Compression and EQ tools, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Ring Modulator, Reverb and Echo effects as well as Amp Simulation, Tuning and Speed tools. If that wasn't enough you also get Softube's Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite and a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys, ensuring you're ready for any mixing or mastering scenario.
Splice Sounds Subscription
Focusrite have also partnered with Splice to give all Scarlett 3rd Gen owners access to a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when you set up a new account. Offering you millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops and presets as well as new releases daily from chart-topping, Grammy-winning producers. You will also benefit from the Focusrite Plug-in Collective that gives you free software downloads, generous discounts and a three-year warranty alongside award-winning customer support.
The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface continues the Focusrite tradition of providing a useful, premium quality product at an incredible price point. The Scarlett 18i8 will take your recording project to new levels with all the connectivity you could want, coupled with professional level sound quality and a host of included plugins, making the 3rd Gen from Focusrite a must have for any serious musician, producer or engineer.
Manufacturer Focusrite Model Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Dimensions (H x W x D) 61 x 241 x 159.5mm Weight 1.5650 kg Connectivity USB Type-C Protocol USB 2.0 Form Factor Rack Mount (1U) Simultaneous I/O 18 x 8 A/D Resolution 24-bit/192 kHz Number of Preamps 4 Number of Pads 4 Phantom Power Yes Instrument Inputs 2 Line Inputs 8 Analogue Outputs 4 Headphone Outputs 2 Main/Alt Speaker Switching Yes Digital Inputs S/PDIF & ADAT input Digital Outputs S/PDIF Loopback Yes MIDI I/O Yes Bus Powered No Included PSU Yes
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