Focusrite Third Generation Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface
Sitting on the desks of more producers than any other, the Scarlett range of audio interfaces means studio quality sound for more music making machines than any other; the Scarlett 8i6, with its dual mic-pres, fixed-line I/O and MIDI, gives you just the right connectivity to easily bring your hardware music making setup into the computer world.
- Six balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends
- Two 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
- Loopback, for grabbing a stereo feed of any combination of hardware inputs and software playback, no cables needed, for simple sampling, streaming or podcasting
Getting studio quality recordings at home has never been easier. Quick Start gets you set up, recording and playing back within minutes. Focusrite mic preamps, high-headroom instrument inputs and the iconic Gain Halos mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech so that you can focus on the music.
Scarlett 3rd Generation interfaces also have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces.
Plug in and produce; all your instruments, all the time. With two 3rd Gen preamps, six fixed line-ins and four balanced outs – for synths, drum machines and looping in hardware effects – 8i6 is ready to record when you are. Spend more time playing and less time plugging in..
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 range 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.