The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen USB Audio Interface is a second generation USB audio interface featuring 18 inputs and eight outputs, with four Scarlett Mic preamps, 24-bit/192kHz processing, eight ADAT inputs, four line inputs, two main monitor outputs and two headphone outputs with recording software included. This USB audio interface is compatible with both Mac and PC computers.
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 is ideal for musicians, producers and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources such as drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals simultaneously. Four natural-sounding combination input Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency and class-leading sound quality and digital conversion are complemented by a host of additional inputs and outputs; four extra line inputs, digital I/O, two main monitor outputs and two entirely discrete headphone outputs. An ADAT input allows you to expand with eight additional mic preamps for larger recording sessions. Scarlett 18i8 is compatible with all major DAWs, on Mac and PC, in particular Pro Tools.
Four combi inputs with Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-designed high headroom instrument inputs let you record any combination of instruments or vocals together. Connect your synths, keyboards or mixers into four additional line inputs on the rear panel, and connect any equipment with digital I/O to the SPDIF inputs to record ten simultaneous channels. Connect an OctoPre via ADAT, expanding to 12 mic preamps and 16 analogue inputs. Two discrete headphone outputs let you send separate headphone mixes to two artists, or an engineer and artist, while two balanced jack outputs let you connect to your professional studio monitors. With further MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW.
The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.
The main features of the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen USB Audio Interface include:
- 8x analogue inputs (including four Scarlett mic preamps)
- 2x newly-designed instrument inputs (increased headroom)
- 2x independent balanced analogue outputs
- 2x discrete headphone outputs w/ dedicated volume controls
- Class-leading digital conversion: Up to 24-bit / 192kHz
- Super-low latency
- Expand up to 8x additional analogue inputs via ADAT
- Focusrite Control software
- Includes Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite and all the additional software and loops you need to record
- Can be used with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
- MIDI I/O connectivity
- Stereo S/PDIF In and Out