Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen)

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Product Ref: 73511

  • 18 In / 8 Out USB Audio Interface
  • Monthly Plug In Deals From Focusrite
  • Eight Analog Inputs With Four Scarlett Mic Preamps
  • Class-Leading Digital Conversion Up To 24-Bit/192kHz
  • Two Discrete Headphone Outputs

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen)

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The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) is an 18 in / 8 out USB 2.0 Audio interface designed for digital recording applications. The interface features four combination inputs with Scarlett mic preamps for recording both microphone and instruments, plus eight ADAT inputs and digital connectivity. Two discrete headphone outputs allow you to monitor your sources along with the artist as you record. The interface also features a brand new software bundle that provides you everything you need to start recording and making music out of the box.

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Special Offer - Plugin Collective

Starting from September 2016, Focusrite are giving customers a chance to obtain a FREE or heavily discounted plug-in every month. The plug-in on offer will change every month and the offer will last for 12 months. To claim your plug-in, simply register your product with Focusrite and the plug-in will then be automatically delivered to your registered account. For more information please check the promotional offer page.

Digital Audio Recording Solution

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) features everything you need to turn your computer into a digital recording solution, improving on its original design to deliver maximum audio quality and performance. The interface features a 18 in / 8 out configuration, featuring eight analog inputs with four Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-designed instrument inputs. The newly-designed instrument inputs give you the ability to record any instrument input, even the most demanding guitar pick-ups. There are also four additional line inputs located on the rear panel allowing you to connect devices such as synths and sequencers.

Expansive Connectivity

As well as the standard connections for recording instruments and microphones, the 18i8 also features a range of different inputs and outputs including digital connectivity with SPDIF inputs allowing you to record six simultaneous channels at once. In addition to the SDPIF inputs, the interface also features MIDI connectivity allowing you to connect a range of external MIDI devices with everything from MIDI keyboards to controllers and more. Eight ADAT inputs have also been included, allowing you to expand on the interface's inputs and outputs via a external preamp. You can expand your connectivity up to 12 mic preamps and 16 analog inputs, for added versatility and performance value. Monitoring is handled by the two discrete headphone outputs, featuring dedicated volume controls for maximum efficiency, allowing both you and the artist to listen to your recordings as you work.

Improved Design and Functionality

The Scarlett 18i8 has been improved tenfold with a range of new features and functions that improve performance and audio quality. One of the most prominent upgrades is the new super-low latency performance. The super-low roundtrip latency improves performance and efficiency by minimising the delay between the original signal and the processed signal on your computer. This is paramount when recording vocals or instruments as it gives you the ability to record signals as close to real-time as possible.

The Scarlett 18i8 now operates at a sample rate up to 24-bit/192kHz for maximum audio quality, perfect for capturing high quality recordings from both microphones and instruments. The Scarlett Mic Preamp has also been improved featuring a more even gain structure, allowing you to accurately set your levels and in-turn, streamlining your workflow. Additionally, Focusrite has included analog protection circuitry for both the input and outputs to combat against unwanted power surges.

Compact, Robust Design

One of the most overlooked features of this audio interface is its compact size and lightweight chassis, making the interface highly portable. With its portable design the Scarlett 18i18 can be transported easily in a backpack or other carry case, allowing you to use your interface wherever you are. This can be advantageous for collaborating with other musicians who may not have the same equipment as you, or for recording in different places from your home studio. Setup is easy, just simply plug the Scarlett 18i18 into your computer via the USB cable and start recording, eliminating the need for excessive setup times and external power supplies.

The interface itself is constructed from a red anodised aluminium unibody chassis for maximum durability as well as looking highly stylish. Monitoring and volume control is handled by the front panel controls, featuring a large monitor/headphone level dial plus individual controls for both the microphone and instrument inputs. The rear of the interface feature 2 monitor outputs (RCA phono) allowing you to connect a pair of studio monitors directly to the interface.

New Software Bundle

The Scarlett 18i8 also features a brand new software bundle, providing you with everything you need to record, edit and mix your recordings. The new software bundle includes: Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Pack, Ableton Live Lit music making software, Novation Bass Station VST with AU Plugin-Synthesiser, 2GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples plus Pro tools First (First Focusrite Creative Pack). This software bundle provides you with everything you need you get started out of the box. The addition of the Pro Tools First (First Focusrite Creative Pack) adds to its functionality, providing you with the Pro Tools First software and 12 free plug-ins.

Features

  • Eight analog inputs, including four Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot hottest pick-ups
  • Class-leading digital conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • Super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
  • Two independent balanced analog outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Two discrete headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Expand up to eight additional analog inputs via ADAT
  • Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
  • All the additional software and loops you need to record
  • Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
  • Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X Yosemite, EL Capitan
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 10
Note: Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) is class compliant on Mac, Driver will be required for PC
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