• Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Recording Interface
  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Recording Interface
  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Recording Interface
  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Recording Interface
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Recording Interface

Product Information

Ideal for podcasters who need mix-minus functionality when taking calls, and perfect for multi-instrumentalists and producers, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is an 8x6 USB audio interface offering high-performance hardware, customizable mic tone, and a creative software bundle. The two 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 two XLR-1/4" combo inputs can also accept unbalanced instrument level from guitars, basses, synthesizers, or drum machines, or balanced line level from a mixing console or outboard preamps. The rear panel sports four additional fixed-level 1/4" inputs to accommodate more line-level sources.

24-bit / 192 kHz converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and clarity. With four balanced 1/4" line outputs, two 1/4" stereo headphone jacks, and independent control of the headphone and speaker volume settings, the Scarlett 8i6 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 8i6 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 3-6 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
  • Front-panel 1/4'' inputs may be switched to accept unbalanced instrument level or balanced 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 1-2
  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • 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
  • 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 1-2 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
  • Two XLR-1/4'' combo inputs with upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps

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Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen