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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)


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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 is ideal for musicians, producers and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources such as drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals simultaneously

All the Ins and Outs you need
Four combi inputs with Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-designed high headroom instrument inputs let you record any combination of instruments or vocals together. Connect your synths, keyboards or mixers into four additional line inputs on the rear panel, and connect any equipment with digital I/O to the SPDIF inputs to record ten simultaneous channels.

Connect an OctoPre via ADAT, expanding to 12 mic preamps and 16 analogue inputs. Two discrete headphone outputs let you send separate headphone mixes to two artists, or an engineer and artist, while two balanced jack outputs let you connect to your professional studio monitors. With further MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW.

New Generation - Better in every way
The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too.

The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with greater headroom to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

* Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

Intuitive Mix Control, Red plug-ins and more
The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Included with every Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, Pro Tools | First brings you all the main features and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools 12 in an entry level music making package designed to get the novice producer, instrumentalist or singer-songwriter up and recording in no time.

Also bundled with your Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, the Focusrite Creative Pack adds 12 powerful plugins to Pro Tools | First, all taken from Avid’s acclaimed Eleven Rack.

Awesome guitar tones are just a few clicks away with Eleven Lite, Focusrite’s exclusive cut-down edition of the Eleven MK II amp simulator. And if that doesn’t give you the edge and bite you’re after, follow it up with Black Op Distortion, a superb emulation of the Pro Co Rat pedal. Another classic stomp box reborn in software, Gray Compressor delivers the easy dynamics shaping of the Ross Compressor, and makes the perfect partner to the five-band Graphic EQ.

Focusrite Creative Pack doesn’t skimp on the more out-there signal processing, either, with Flanger, Vibe Phaser, Roto Speaker and Sci-Fi Ring Modulator serving up a spectacular range of mind-bending modulation-based treatments.Topping the collection off are the speed-up/slow-down effects of Vari-Fi Speed Shifter, the classy algorithmic ambience of Studio Reverb, the old-school delays of Tape Echo and – last but by no means least – the essential utility of InTune Digital Tuner.

• Eight analogue inputs, including four Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
• Two newly-designed instrument inputs, now with increased headroom
• Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit / 192kHz
• Super-low latency* lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
• Two independent balanced analogue outputs for connecting studio monitors
• Two discrete headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
• Expand up to eight additional analogue inputs via ADAT
• Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
• Includes Pro Tools | First, Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
• All the additional software and loops you need to record
• Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
• MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
• Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices

Get your Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface
  • Power Supply
  • Pro Tools | First
  • Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Owner's Manual


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Focusrite Scarlett 18I8 Usb Audio Interface (2Nd Gen)

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Great Audio Interface!


from FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18I8 Usb Audio Interface (2Nd Gen):

I needed an audio interface that had a lot of different input and output options. This audio interface does just that! Has all the features I needed and has improved the sound of my recordings!


Unbeatable for the Price


from Wilmington, NC

Verified Buyer


  • 4 Inputs in the Front
  • Front Inputs act as a Mixer w/out computer
  • Has an Off/On Switch
  • Well Built


    Best Uses

    • Small Studios

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18I8 Usb Audio Interface (2Nd Gen):

    Works great. Bought it to replace a 2 input Focusrite. I got 10% off and 36 months 0% interest.

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    Inputs 18 audio inputs
    Special Features ADAT port for expanding up to 16 analog inputs
    Series Scarlett
    Model 18i8
    Included Software Pro Tools | First
    Focusrite Creative Pack
    Ableton Live Lite
    Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
    Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
    Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Dimensions 7.40" x 9.02" x 2.48"
    USB Yes
    Phantom Power Yes
    Weight 3.73
    Outputs 8 audio outputs
    Mic Preamps 4
    MIDI I/O Yes
    Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    S/PDIF I/O Yes
    Warranty Info:

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