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
Input and Outputs
- 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
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.
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.