Focusrite Third Generation Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface
The 3rd Generation Scarlett 18i8 gives you all the tools to record all your instruments in studio quality, anywhere. With its high channel count, compact size and a huge selection of software in the box, 18i8 is ready to record your band wherever you are.
- Four of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
- Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
- Eight balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends
- Four monitor outs, featuring anti-thump tech and speaker switching
THE STUDIO IS WHEREVER YOU ARE
THIS IS YOUR CUE
Scarlett 3rd Generation interfaces also have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces.
With ADAT, you can grow your recording capabilities even further. Want to mic up an entire drum kit? Add an eight-channel mic pre such as Scarlett OctoPre or Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic and never miss a beat.
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces. One full licence per account is available for existing customers as well as new customers.
All the software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.
Focusrite have been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pre is the best the Scarlett has ever had. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Decades of experience mean that the Scarlett sounds just like you.
Focusrite completely redesigned the instrument input so it can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and have made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. They also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.
You can really hear the difference! Every part of your recording will be beautifully crisp and clear, even when you’re playing softly. This means you can amplify your quieter moments without any unwanted hiss or buzzing.