• Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Recording Interfac
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Recording Interfac
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Recording Interfac
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Recording Interfac
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Recording Interfac

Product Information

Ideal for podcasters who need mix-minus functionality when taking calls, and perfect for producers and small bands, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 is an 18x8 USB audio interface offering high-performance hardware, input expandability, customizable mic tone, and a creative software bundle. The four improved Scarlett microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power, input pads, and selectable Air circuits, which add brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. The first two XLR-1/4" combo inputs can accept unbalanced instrument level from guitars, basses, synthesizers, and drum machines, or balanced line level from a mixing console or outboard preamps, while combo inputs 3-4 support mic- or line-level sources.

The rear panel sports four additional fixed-level 1/4" inputs to accommodate more line-level devices, and an ADAT optical input for use with an external 8-channel A/D converter. The Scarlett 18i8's 24-bit / 192 kHz converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and clarity. With four balanced 1/4" line/monitor outputs, two 1/4" stereo headphone jacks, and independent control of the headphone and speaker volume settings, the Scarlett 18i8 can simultaneously feed multiple monitoring systems and outboard effects processors. The virtual loopback function empowers podcasters with an easy mix-minus setup for taking calls without the caller being distracted by a delayed audio return signal. Traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O is provided for seamless integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or sound module, and S/PDIF coaxial ports allow proper routing of stereo digital gear. The Scarlett 18i8 connects to your Mac or Windows computer via USB and is powered by the included external power supply. The extensive software bundle includes music production software, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and moreplenty of tools to kick-start your inspiration.

Product Features

  • 1/4'' inputs 5-8 on the rear panel accept balanced line-level signal without gain control
  • Connects via USB to your computer
  • Durable housing is compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Four XLR-1/4'' combo inputs with upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Front-panel 1/4'' inputs 1-2 may be switched to accept unbalanced instrument level or balanced line level, while front-panel 1/4'' inputs 3-4 accept line level
  • High-performance converters operate at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • Independent gain knobs with gain halo metering make it easy to set input levels for channels 1-4
  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • Main/alt speaker switching via software
  • One 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
  • Powered via included power supply
  • Route eight channels from an external analog-to-digital converter (available separately) to the ADAT optical input
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O assures simple integration of other digital equipment such as a DJ mixer, media player, or external converter
  • Selectable pads for inputs 1-4 attenuate the input signal to inhibit distortion
  • Switchable Air setting reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp for vocal recordings with enhanced brightness and openness
  • Traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O provides straightforward connectivity for a MIDI keyboard, synthesizer, or sound module
  • Two high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4'' instrument inputs enable distortion-free recording of your guitar and bass
  • Two stereo 1/4'' headphone outputs
  • Four balanced 1/4'' TRS monitor outputs with anti-thump technology

Product Specifications

Brand
Focusrite
SKU
FOCUMOSC0028
Age
All Ages
Gender
Unisex
MPN
MOSC0028
UPC
815301005209
Model Year
2019
Model Name
Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen