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Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface   (Open Box)
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Product# H98197
OVERVIEW

6x6 USB 2.0 audio interface with two Focusrite preamps.

Like the other members of the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 computer audio interfaces, Scarlett 6i6 brings you the best of Focusrite’s interface design, proving that at Focusrite, sound really is everything, with precision analogue/digital conversion and, in the case of the 6i6, two Focusrite microphone preamps, custom-designed for our computer interface range, that bring a new level of clarity and sound to all your work. 6i6 is a 6 in / 6 out audio interface that delivers superb quality recordings from microphones and instruments, straight into your Macintosh® or Windows® computer or iPad® (Apple Camera Connection Kit required with iPad). And, with the new Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins (included), it’s perfect for use with Pro Tools®.

Focusrite: 30 years of all-round audio excellence
Focusrite was founded by Rupert Neve in 1985 to create the highest quality mic preamps for Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios. Those classic, internationally-acclaimed designs have informed all Focusrite mic pre designs created over the past 30 years. The mic pres included in Scarlett interfaces were designed specifically for the purpose, combining the best of our heritage design experience with the latest components and technologies for the most transparent, effective path in and out of your computer. Alongside the preamps is Focusrite’s acclaimed precision digital conversion, ensuring you get the very best recording and replay. Our careful selection of components and equally careful circuit design plus the performance benefits of multi-layer boards ensure that you get superior low noise and low distortion.

Perfect for producers and bands
Scarlett 6i6 is perfect for producers, recording artists or small bands. With dual Focusrite mic preamps and a stereo line input – and a stereo S/PDIF input for digital sources – 6i6 is great for recording vocals, guitar and keyboards simultaneously. The four balanced outputs support up to two sets of stereo monitors, while two built-in headphone outputs with separate volume controls allow multiple recording artists to listen to the mixes they need to get the best performance – all with the lowest latency in the business. The inputs and outputs feature precision 24-bit Focusrite conversion at up to 96 kHz in order to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of your computer.

Hardware features
The outer case is a tough aluminium extrusion, which protects the components inside and minimises electrical noise. There is a large main monitor control knob alongside dedicated gain knobs for each mic input, each with two-colour ‘gain halos’ which light up green to indicate that sound is detected, and red if the level is too high. Both mic inputs can be switched between instrument, line and microphone, and a pad can be switched-in to handle high-level inputs.

Included software
Scarlett 6i6 supports both Windows and Macintosh computers as well as the iPad (using an Apple camera Connection Kit - available separately from Apple) and comes with a bundle of included software. Scarlett MixControl is a software I/O routing control panel, also allowing access to additional hardware features. 6i6 also comes with Ableton Live Lite: revolutionary production and performance software that records and plays back audio in a totally unique way. The Scarlett Plug-in Suite is also included, supplying EQ, compression and reverb to professionalize your mixes.


Note: Includes the Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools (10 and above) and other audio software.

FEATURES Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 96kHz
  • Inputs
  • Total inputs: 6
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 2 (TS unbalanced)
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in: 0
  • RCA in: No
  • AES/EBU: No
  • MADI: No
  • Outputs
  • Total outputs: 6
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 4 (TRS balanced)
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: No
  • AES / EBU: No
  • MADI: No
  • Other Connectivity
  • Computer connection: USB 2.0
  • MIDI I/O: 5-pin In/Out
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Platform compatibility: Mac & Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: Halo LEDs
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 8.26 in.
  • Height: 1.97 in.
  • Depth: 7.08 in.
  • Weight: 9.21 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: No
  • Included software: Yes

Order now and get quality mic pres and lightning fast connections.

SPECIFICATIONS

Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface

  • 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 Line ¼" TRS Jack On rear panel
    2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
    16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
    OUT
    4 Line ¼" TRS Jack On rear panel (mirrored by 2 separate headphone outputs)
    2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
    16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
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FocusriteScarlett 6i6 Audio Interface
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbelievably Happy!

I could not be happier with this interface. Scarlett is known for being the premier interface right now and it lives up to it. My band uses this through Logic to record and MainStage...Read complete review

I could not be happier with this interface. Scarlett is known for being the premier interface right now and it lives up to it. My band uses this through Logic to record and MainStage to play backing tracks and click tracks for live performance. The two mic pre's are great and what I really bought this device for is the four line outs for live performance. If you are looking for solid performance and excellent quality,without breaking the bank,the Scarlett 6i6 is for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good customer service, terrible quality assurance

Received the Scarlett 6i6, and it wouldn't connect. I contacted their support, and received a relatively quick response (<48 hrs). We tried multiple things, none of which worked. I...Read complete review

Received the Scarlett 6i6, and it wouldn't connect. I contacted their support, and received a relatively quick response (<48 hrs). We tried multiple things, none of which worked. I ended up exchanging the unit. The new one connected to the computer easily, but the volume knob was broken -- no audio from the left side, but it worked if mild pressure was applied to the knob. Conversely, there was no audio if the knob was pulled out slightly.

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5.0

Would recommend

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

Just what the Dr ordered for daw recording. Easy to set up. Works great with Sonar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super quiet, super flexible

By Mage

from Kingsley, IA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

    Fantastic sound quality and pretty low latency (I'm getting 7ms at 96k in Reaper with the Focusrite set to 4ms). Noise level is nonexistent, and the versatility afforded with the mixer control software is astounding. Only small complaint is the fact that is I reboot my DAW (Win7 laptop) the Focusrite will not reconnect on USB 2.0. I have to cycle power to the 6i6 in order for it to reconnect. Small inconvenience, and possibly due to my slightly aging laptop, but an inconvenience none the less. All in all, I feel the 6i6 is a tea piece of kit that will be an integral part of my studio for a very long time.

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    5.0

    I love this Interface and would buy it again

    By Chief

    from Sumter Sourth Carolina

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

      I am a very new voice over actor and this interface came highly recommended. I am not disappointed. I am enjoying learning how to use this product.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Good customer service, terrible quality assurance

      By DC Ross

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

      Received the Scarlett 6i6, and it wouldn't connect. I contacted their support, and received a relatively quick response (<48 hrs). We tried multiple things, none of which worked. I ended up exchanging the unit. The new one connected to the computer easily, but the volume knob was broken -- no audio from the left side, but it worked if mild pressure was applied to the knob. Conversely, there was no audio if the knob was pulled out slightly.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go USB and never go firewire again

      By michaelt

      from Lost Creek, WV

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

        I was struggling with getting consistent playback and recording results from my old firewire interface by optimizing windows 7 again and again, uninstalling unnecessary programs, limiting my startup and services and finally I HAD ENOUGH. Bought the FocusRite 6i6 at the suggestion of others using it in a similar application and it has literally performed flawlessly. LOVE IT!!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Professional sound on an amateur budget.

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        By Kyle Mo

        from Louisville, KY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

          Up until I purchased the 6i6 I had been using an M-Audio Fast Track Pro interface. I was happy with the M-Audio, or at least I thought I was until I began recording with the Focusrite. The Focusrite adds a very subtle warmth to the tone coming in throught the mic pres, in addition the TRS inputs on the back of the unit sound great two. It's a bit deceptive calling it a 6i6 because you can only record 2 mics and 2 instruments at a time, unless you have a S/PDIF output on your gear. Which I do not, but I am EXTREMELY happy with the quality of the build as well as the sound I'm getting out of it. The Scarlett Mix Control software (included is what you use to control most of the functionality of the unit and it's confusing at first, but there is a great tutorial on Youtube for this specific device and it really helped me. (plus you can do a loop back using the SPDIF in case you need to record Youtube or play along with a different source.)

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Perfectly

          By keninvic

          from Victoria, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to set up
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

          Install the latest drivers from the Focusrite website; contrary to another reviewer, the 6i6 works perfectly in Windows 7. Using the provided ASIO driver I can now run multiple audio sources at the same time, something you can't do with ASIO4ALL with mainboard audio.

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          (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Aweful piece of equipment

          By JStar

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

              Crackled during recording playback. I spent alot of time researching this issue online. Other people are experiencing the same issue. Avoid this piece of equipment until Focusrite perfects its drivers!

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              (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not great for windows

              By DanSed49

              from Lexington, KY

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Work W Windows 7

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

                  I've spent 2 weeks trying to contact focusrite customer service and I have just recently been able to talk to them. The 6i6 still won't connect to my computer (code 10 error)

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unbelievably Happy!

                  By jbeats1831

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Live Backing Tracks
                    • Live Clickbacking Tracks
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface:

                    I could not be happier with this interface. Scarlett is known for being the premier interface right now and it lives up to it. My band uses this through Logic to record and MainStage to play backing tracks and click tracks for live performance. The two mic pre's are great and what I really bought this device for is the four line outs for live performance. If you are looking for solid performance and excellent quality,without breaking the bank,the Scarlett 6i6 is for you.

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