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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface  

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Overview

  • 18 Inputs and 8 outputs
  • Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres with 25-years of design experience
  • All of the analogue and digital inputs you need for home multi-track recording
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18x8 USB 2.0 audio interface with four Focusrite preamps.

With four award-winning Focusrite preamps, the 18i8 is designed for producers and recording artist that demand a significant number of inputs to track multiple sources at the same time. The 18i8 boasts 18 separate inputs and 8 independent outputs, all housed in a rugged aluminum exterior with input controls and signal halos to keep incoming signals honest.

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 has 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Features

  • 18 Inputs and 8 outputs
  • Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres with 25-years of design experience
  • All of the analogue and digital inputs you need for home multi-track recording
  • Two independent headphone outputs each with a level control
  • Rugged metal unibody chassis
  • High quality 24bit 96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad
  • Unique gain halos for safeguarding your levels
  • Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router
  • Main monitor control with mute function
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, the Novation Bass Station soft synth and Loopmasters sample content

If you need to record multiple sources simultaneously, look no further and order today.

 

Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface Specifications:

  • System Requirements
  • Mac
  • OS X 10.7 OS x 10.8
  • PC
  • Windows 7 (all versions) Windows 8 (all versions apart from RT)
  • IN
  • 2 Mic/line/inst Combi XLR Including 2 instrument inputs
  • 2 Mic/line Combi XLR Not including instrument inputs
  • 4 Line analogue ¼” TRS jack On rear panel
  • 2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
  • 8 ADAT Optical Lightpipe 4 channels via 96kHz SMUX
  • 16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
  • OUT
  • 4 Line ¼” TRS Jack On rear panel
  • 4 (2 stereo) Headphone outputs ¼” TRS Jack 2 dedicated level dials
  • 2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
  • 16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
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FocusriteScarlett 18i8 Audio Interface
 
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2.0

Great interface ... with a glaring bug

By DK

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface:

    Think twice before buying this. It's a great interface except there is a very nasty distortion present on recorded tracks when you record in 16 bit depth. I did some internet research and noticed many others had similar issues. What a letdown. I contacted Focusrite about the issue but they never got back to me. I'll probably be returning this interface...

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    5.0

    great audio IO device

    By Brad H.

    from Dallas, TX

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Audio Interface:

      great device. I have used it for many purposes and it always works flawlessly.

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