Focusrite Scarlett 18i8Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface is the first interface from Focusrite to include four award-winning mic preamps.**All Scarlettusers can download the Red 2 & 3 Plugin Suite for free !**

The Scarlett 18i8 18-in / 8-out USB 2.0 audio interface is designed for producers / recording artists / bands who require the ability to record a significant number of sources at the same time. An ADAT option allows the connection of external mic preamps such as the Focusrite OctoPre Mk II, extending the number of mic pres to 12. The Scarlett 18i8 works on Mac, PC and iPad®  (via Apple® Camera Connection Kit – not included).
18 separate inputs At the heart of the Scarlett 18i8 is a set of four Focusrite mic preamps with up to 60dB gain, designed specifically for Focusrite’s computer audio interfaces. The first two offer Mic/Line/Instrument on universal XLR/TRS connectors while three and four offer Mic/Line capability on universal XLR/TRS – all four on the front panel with pads and 48v phantom power. Four more line inputs are provided on TRS connectors. An ADAT optical digital connector provides eight additional digital inputs that can also be used with external mic pres such as the Focusrite OctoPre Mk II to increase the number of microphone inputs the 18i8 can handle to 12. A stereo S/PDIF coaxial input is also included.
8 independent outputs On the output side, there are two TRS monitor outputs, stereo S/PDIF coax, and two independent stereo headphone outputs, each with their own volume knob so artist and engineer can control their own personal monitoring. All analogue I/O have their own connectors, so no breakout cables are required, and all feature Focusrite precision 24bit/96kHz sampling A/D and D/A conversion to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of DAWs / recording applications on Windows®, Mac® and now iOS® recording apps.
Included software Scarlett MixControl provides a DSP mixer with flexible routing capabilities, intuitive one-click presets, and lower than 1.4 ms latency. The Scarlett 6i6 also includes the Scarlett Plug-in Suite (Compression, Gating, EQ and Reverb for tracking and mixing), Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sample content and the Novation Bass Station analogue modelling synth plug-in.

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3 December, 2015
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I bought this so that I could plug multiple sound sources into the sound card and then drive a pair of HS7's. It does an awesome job, clean, clear sound and the software is neat, uncluttered and controls the levels of all the inputs and outputs perfectly. Build quality is excellent and it really looks the business.

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