The Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 USB Audio Interface is designed to make home multitrack recording a breeze. Alongside two award-winning Focusrite preamps, the Scarlett 18i6's six high-quality analogue inputs allow you to simultaneously record guitar, bass, vocals and keys. You don't need to stop there either, pop in the ADAT optical cable from an outboard eight-channel mic pre unit such as the Focusrite OctoPre MkII and you can track the drums at the same time!
Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 USB Audio Interface Features
- 2 high-quality Focusrite preamps make this the best sounding interface in its class
- Total I/O count of 18 inputs and 6 outputs with no breakout cables needed
- High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB interface, guaranteeing pristine audio quality
- Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite upgrades your standard sequencer effects with Scarlett compression, reverb, gating and EQ
- Xcite+ Software Bundle features a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8
- Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
- Dedicated front-panel headphone bus provides a fully customized monitor mix
- A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs
- Switchable phantom power on both mic pre inputs
Included with the Scarlett 18i6 is Scarlett MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a superb level of flexibility, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes with ultra-low-latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.
The Scarlett 18i6 USB interface comes with all of the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.
Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
High Quality Focusrite Preamps
Scarlett 18i6 USB audio interface's two award-winning Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst cutting-edge digital conversion captures your audio with pristine quality. 16 additional inputs allow you to capture inspired takes, without having to constantly re-patch your studio. Combined with the very latest in USB interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 audio interface is the heart of the modern recording studio.