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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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  • Free access to UJam Virtual Guitarist Iron until 8th November 2019, when you register your Focusrite purchase
  • Expand your setup with the 3rd Generation of interfaces from Focusrite
  • High performance converters let you record and mix at up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Four of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, with switchable air mode
  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs for guitar or bass
  • Eight balanced inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines and other line-level sources
  • Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedals
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack DAWs
  • Also includes Focusrite Red 2 and 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle and 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Users also get free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
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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.

Complete Connectivity

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.

Software Solutions

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 two-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.

Specification
ManufacturerFocusrite
ModelScarlett 18i8 3rd Gen
Dimensions (H x W x D)61 x 241 x 159.5mm
Weight1.5650 kg
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
ProtocolUSB 2.0
Form FactorRack Mount (1U)
Simultaneous I/O18 x 8
A/D Resolution24-bit/192 kHz
Number of Preamps4
Number of Pads4
Phantom PowerYes
Instrument Inputs2
Line Inputs8
Analogue Outputs4
Headphone Outputs2
Main/Alt Speaker SwitchingYes
Digital InputsS/PDIF & ADAT input
Digital OutputsS/PDIF
LoopbackYes
MIDI I/OYes
Bus PoweredNo
Included PSUYes
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