Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (Gen 3) USB Audio Interface
The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Generation interface, 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. Sitting on the desks of more producers than any other, the Scarlett Third Generation range of audio interfaces means studio quality sound for more music making machines than any other.
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Focusrite Third Generation Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface
FOR THE HARDWARE MUSIC MAKER.
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. 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.
THIS IS YOUR CUE
Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®. Send, stream, sample – simple.
Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so the Scarlett 8i6 comes with Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite recording software and a suite of software and samples, so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Windows and Mac.
Scarlett 3rd Generation interfaces also have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces.
PLUGGED IN, SWITCHED ON
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..
Effects in Real Time
Super-low latency lets you enhance your recordings in ways that are simply impossible with any other interface in this class, like enabling real-time guitar amp simulation and vocal reverb (subject to your software, settings and computer).
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.
Start Recording Today
Compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives.
You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.
All the software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.
Your recording is 30 Years in the making!
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.
Newest Generation – Better In Every Way
The 3rd generation Scarlett Solo is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time.
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.
Crisp and Clear Conversion
Converting your performance into digital audio and back again is the most important part of the recording process. Focusrite have been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and Scarlett 2i2 has the best converters of any interface in its class.
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.
Find the Perfect Level
Setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier, thanks to our signature halos around the gain knobs. They glow a reassuring shade of green when you’re recording at the perfect volume. If they turn red, it’s time to back off.