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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (3rd Gen)

18-in, 8-out USB audio interface

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (3rd Gen) Product Description

The new Scarlett 18i8 3rd generation from Focusrite is a compact interface with up to 18 inputs, 4 of which are high quality mic pre-amps and up to 8 outputs.

It offers eight analogue inputs: four mic/line inputs, two high-impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs and four additional fixed-line inputs on the rear. An optical input allows for expansion of up to eight additional channels for larger recording sessions. And with improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz, vital to helping you perfect your mix.

Scarlett 18i8 features four of Focusrite’s best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound. There’s a pad on every mic preamp to accommodate higher-level signals without clipping. 

Scarlett 18i8 offers two extra line outputs over the previous generation, and speaker switching technology for dual monitor setups. Two independent headphone outputs allow for both engineer and artist to monitor during recording sessions, and a pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels – making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

Scarlett 18i8 is designed to stand up to days on the road, and connects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton® Live Lite™ and Pro Tools® First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys. 

If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

Plug-in collective offer 

Register your Focusrite device before the 5th September to receive free plug-ins Deleight & Distortion 1 from Audiority with a 50% discount on any single product in the store or a 15% discount on the Effects Bundle

Plus you still get the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.


And as with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Scarlett 18i8 (3rd gen) Key features:

• Four of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your vocal recordings a brighter and more open sound

• Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass

• Eight balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines and other line-level sources

• Four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology and speaker switching

• High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz


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Technical Specs

What's in the box

• Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen.†
• 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)†
• Power Supply

Included Software

֠֠• Ableton Live Lite music making software
֠֠• Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack†
• Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
• Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite†
• A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments†
• Softube Time & Tone Bundle†
• Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective†

Feature Specifications:

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 (via software)†
Digital Inputs† S/PDIF & ADAT input
Digital Outputs† S/PDIF
Loopback† YES
Bus Powered† NO
Included PSU† YES

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (3rd Gen)
18-in, 8-out USB audio interface

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