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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Generation Audio Interface

Scarlett 8i6 3rd Generation Audio Interface with 2 Mic Preamps, Two High-Headroom Microphone, and a Road-Worthy Construction.

 
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The Scarlett 8i6 is the compact studio solution you've been looking for, allowing you to keep all your hardware plugged in and ready to go: set up mics, guitars and synths to start creating as soon as inspiration strikes. With improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz and two independent high-fidelity headphone outputs with dedicated volume control enable flexible monitoring during recording and mixing.

Microphone Preamps
8i6 provides two of Focusrite's best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.

High-Headroom Instrument Inputs
Record guitars or basses via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion and get creative using the four flexible line inputs – two on the front with gain control, and two fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to four mono sources or two stereo line-level sources such as synthesizers or drum machines with guaranteed clarity. A pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels – making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

Road-Worthy Construction
Scarlett 8i6 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable, with no external power required. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube's Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys.

Included Software
If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

Features:
  • Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
  • Six balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines, and other line-level sources
  • High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedals or other outboard gear
  • Includes USB cable

Included Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective

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Things You Will Get:

  • Audio Interface
  • USB Cable

I really like it

5

I've been dabbling in home-studio recording for about 25 years. The Scarlett 8i6 is just the third PC audio interface I've purchased, and to cut to the chase, I find it to be excellent for my purposes which are to: 1) Simultaneously record acoustic guitar and vocal using two mics in my acoustically untreated basement office/studio. The 8i6 is excellent for this. I also sometimes record with another person and the two headphone outs – one for each performer - is one of the main reasons I picked the 8i6 from the numerous Scarlett models. Here are a few things from my experience I would tell prospective buyers: a. The mic levels seem low, I have to crank the gain up nearly all the way buy it's ok. Even though the waveforms look pretty "small" in my DAW they're super clean (noise free). b. You can monitor your performance in real time with no latency if you don't monitor through your DAW. 2) Listen to music/work on compositions in my two DAW programs (Reaper and Renoise both of which I highly recommend) through a variety of configurations: a. The two pairs of balanced inputs on the back let me send clean signals to my DAW from my various hardware instruments and record them simultaneously on separate tracks. b. The two pairs of balanced outputs on the back of the 8i6 make it very flexible to route sound to my external mixer, computer speaker system and my stereo system. And of course, for quiet hours listening there's headphones. 3) Computer conference calls – Zoom/Skype/MSTeams/etc. all work great using a mic and headphones with the 8i6. Sadly, this is the use that gets the most hours these day – but it does work great for that… I'm very pleased with the 8i6. I'm thinking about picking up a the Solo or the 2i2 to have a USB-powered mobile solution to use with my laptop.

Chris

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Best Scarlett

5

Best Scarlett that I used and extremely working very well.

YOUSSEFF

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Awesome purchase

5

Sounds incredible, very low latency

FERNANDO

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Always stick with Scarlett

5

I was use to having power through usb with my previous interface but once I got over it I loved it

NICK

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Easy and fun

5

easy install with garage band

KEN

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Recording with ease

4

Purchase comes with great software.

STATON

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Scarlett 8i6 3rd Generation Audio Interface

4.8 6

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Mic Preamps 2
Built-in DSP No
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combo (mic/Hi-Z), 4 x 1/4" (Line)
Analog Outputs 4 x 1/4" (Line)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Headphone Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Wordclock No
Bus Powered No
MIDI I/O No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements OS X 10.10 or later
PC OS Requirements Windows 8.1 or later
Dimensions 1.87 x 8.27 x 5.89 inches (HxWxD)
Weight 2.36 lbs
Series Scarlett 3rd Generation
Model MOSC0027
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three year and labor for one year from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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