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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface

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Product Description

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface gives outstanding sonic performance and flexibility at a truly affordable price. Part of Focusrite's range of USB audio interfaces, the Scarlett 8i6 interface is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.

Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Scarlett 8i6 audio interface helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface Features

  • 2 high-quality Focusrite preamps make this the best sounding interface in its class
  • Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 outputs
  • 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
Input and Outputs
The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 features two high-quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.

Scarlett MixControl
Included with the Scarlett 8i6 interface is Scarlett MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is remarkable at this price point, 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 8i6 outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

Scarlett 8i6 USB audio 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
Two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst cutting-edge digital conversion captures your audio with pristine quality. Combined with the very latest in USB interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 interface is the heart of the modern home studio.

Product Specifications
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface Specifications
  • Microphone Inputs 1-2
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB 
    • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB 
    • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) 
    • Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 ohm termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) 
    • Input Impedance: 2k ohms
  • Digital Performance
    • A/D Dynamic Range: > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputs
    • D/A Dynamic Range: > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputs
    • Clock Sources:
      • Internal Clock
      • Sync to Word Clock on S/PDIF Input (RCA)
    • Clock jitter: < 500 picoseconds
    • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    • 8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), Loop-back (2) and S/PDIF (2)
    • 12 output channels from computer: DAW (12)
    • 6 output channels from Scarlet 8i6: Analogue (4), S/PDIF (2)
    • 18 input by 6 output mixer
  • Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2)
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
    • Gain Range: -10dB to +36dB
    • THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Input Impedance: >10k ohms
  • Line Inputs 3-4
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    • Gain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs)
    • THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Input Impedance: >10k ohms
  • Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2)
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
    • THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)
    • 4 Electronically Balanced Outputs
    • Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +12dBu
    • THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches (215 x 45 x 220mm)
  • Weight: 3.3lbs (1.5kg)
System Requirements
  • Mac:
    • OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
  • Windows:
    • Windows 7 (All versions), Windows Vista (32bit only), or Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)


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