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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface

MPN: SCARLETT 18i8

What's In the Box?

From Manufacturer

  • Scarlett 18i8
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Xcite+ Pack: Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and 1GB of Loopmasters samples
  • Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite

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USB 2.0 audio interface with four Focusrite mic pres

The new Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 18-in/8-out interface extends the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 interfaces from Focusrite, each of which offers a series of high-quality inputs and outputs for different recording requirements. With four Focusrite mic pres, Scarlett 18i8 is designed for producers and recording artists or bands who require the ability to record a significant number of sources at the same time including multiple mics/instruments, with expansion capability enabling it to handle multiple studio recording requirements. Scarlett 18i8 works on Mac, PC and iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required for iPad).
 


 

1985 to 2011  

Focusrite: Over 25 years of audio excellence

Focusrite was commissioned to make its first ‘no-holds-barred’ microphone preamps by Sir George Martin for his Air Studio facility in London. Over the following 25 years Focusrite designed some of the finest mic preamps in the music industry, and in recent years has developed a series of best-selling audio interfaces for people who really care about sound.

 


 

Inputs  

18 separate inputs

At the heart of 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 3 and 4 offer Mic/Line capability on universal XLRs – 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 preamps like Focusrite's OctoPre Mk II to increase the number of mic inputs the 18i8 can handle to 12. A stereo S/PDIF coaxial input is also included.

 


 

Outputs  

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 analog inputs and outputs have their own connectors, so no breakout cables are required, and all feature Focusrite precision 24-bit, 96kHz sampling A/D and D/A conversion to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of recording applications on Windows®, Mac® and now iOS® apps.

 


 

Metal Chassis  

Tough and innovative hardware

Scarlett 18i8 is housed in a compact red unibody metal case to withstand the rigours of the road – and the studio. Input level controls feature signal halos – LED rings around the level control that give a simple and immediate go/no-go level indication: green means there is a recordable signal while red indicates overload. A large main monitor knob with mute button means that main monitor levels are always at your fingertips.

 


 

Software  

Included software

Included in the package is the Scarlett MixControl low-latency DSP-based software mixer and router, with intuitive one-click presets and a latency of under 1.4 ms. You’ll also find the Scarlett plug-in suite for VST, AU and RTAS, offering EQ, gate, compression and reverb, plus Ableton Live Lite, the Novation Bass Station soft synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.

 


 

 

Key Features

Mic Preamps  

Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres

The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's 25-years of design experience underpins this new interface with four award-winning preamps

 


 

Inputs and Outputs  

18 inputs and 8 outputs

All of the analog and digital inputs you need for home multi-track recording. No need for breakout cables - every analog input & output has a dedicated socket

 


 

Headphone Outputs  

Two independent headphone outputs each with a level control

With two fully independent headphone mixes the engineer and the artist can both listen to mix levels they need

 


 

Metal Chassis  

Rugged metal unibody chassis

Whether you are in the studio or on the road your Scarlett 18i8 will not only look great, but also withstand the impacts sustained by a mobile recording rig

 


 

24bit 96khz  

High quality 24bit 96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad

18i8 features professional conversion technology guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization on Mac, PC and iPad (or any iOS device)

 


 

Gain Halos  

Unique gain halos for safeguarding your levels

Unique gain halo indicators make it clear when you have a good signal for recording. When the halos are green you have a good level, and when they turn red it means you need to turn the gain down

 


 

Scarlett MixControl DSP Mixer  

Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router

Scarlet MixControl provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with flexible routing capabilities, intuitive one-click presets and lower than 1.4 ms latency

 


 

Monitor Control  

Main monitor control with mute function

A large main monitor control knob keeps your volume levels right at your fingertips – there is also a mute button to instantly silence your monitors

 


 

Software Bundle  

Software bundle

Scarlett 18i8 comes with Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, the Novation Bass Station soft synth and Loopmasters sample content

Manufacturer Focusrite
Condition New
Product Type Audio Interface
Channels 18 in / 8 out
Digital Conversion up to 24bit / 96kHz
Connectivity USB
Inputs (4) XLR / 1/4" Combo Jack - Mic/Line
(4) 1/4" TRS - Line
(1) Digital Coaxial - S/PDIF
Outputs (2) 1/4" Stereo Headphone
(2) 1/4" TRS - Monitor Outputs
(1) Digital Coaxial - S/PDIF
Inserts No
MIDI In, Out
EQ
Effects
Phantom Power Channel 1-2 (48V)
Bus Power No
Rackmountable No
Width
Depth
Height
Product Weight
Unique Features Compatible with Mac, PC, and iPad (requires Apple Camera Connection Kit)
Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router
Two headphone outputs with separate level controls

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