Focusrite Scarlett 8I6 (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface
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- Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
- Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
- Six balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines, and other line-level sources
- High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
- Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedals or other outboard gear
The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is the compact studio solution you've been looking for, allowing you to keep all your hardware plugged in and ready to go: set up mics, guitars and synths to start creating as soon as inspiration strikes.
With improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz and two independent high-fidelity headphone outputs with dedicated volume control enable flexible monitoring during recording and mixing.
8i6 provides two of Focusrite's best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.
Record guitars or bass via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion. And get creative using the six flexible line inputs – two on the front with gain control, and four fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to six mono or three stereo line-level sources such as synthesisers or drum machines.
A pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels – making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.
Scarlett 8i6 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton® Live Lite™ and Pro Tools® First Focusrite Creative Pack: Softube's Time and Tone Bundle: Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite: a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys.
If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.
Enjoy Three Years of Warranty
Wherever you happen to be in the world, Focusrite customers are covered by their warranty. In the event of a manufacturing defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite or the local Focusrite distributor will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge.
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
Softube Time & Tone Bundle
Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective
What's in the box
Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen.
1 x USB cable (Type C-A)
1 x Power Supply
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Protocol: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous: I/O 8 x 6
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
Number of Preamps: 2
Phantom Power: YES
Number of Pads: 2
Instrument Inputs: 2
Line Inputs: 6
Analogue Outputs: 4
Headphone Outputs: 2
Digital Inputs: S/PDIF
Digital Outputs: S/PDIF
MIDI I/O: YES
Bus Powered: NO
Included PSU: YES
This product is on order with our suppliers.
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This item is normally sent to Mainland UK addresses by DPD who generally provide a one-hour window of delivery on the morning of delivery by email or text message.
FREE delivery within mainland UK
UK Non-Mainland: from £12
Rep. of Ireland and Mainland Europe: from £15 (calculated at checkout). Please see our international delivery page or contact us for details.
Focusrite Warranty Information: 3 Years when registered with Focusrite
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3 years warranty for VIP members
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Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen