Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Generation)

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Featuring four award winning preamps the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 was an incredibly impressive inetrface that proved to be very popular. Now, for 2016 Focusrite have released their second generation models and as part of that the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation USB Audio Interface comes with newly improved circuitry to deliver 24bit/192kHz quality with super-low latencies that simply has to be heard to be believed.

Award winning pre-amps

The frist interface from Focusrite to have four of their award winning mic pres, the Scarlett 18i8 features two inputs with mic/line/instrument capability and two more that can handle mic/line. Four line inputs on the back of the unit can be used for furhter connection of other instruments or sources, perfect for studio work. ADAT is a further connection you could use, allowing you to connect a mic preamp such as the OctoPre MkII for further connectivity and to take advantage of all 18 inputs.

Intelligent Signal Monitoring

All four of the inputs of the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation have the trademark "halo" level indicators that light up green or red to show your signal level and if there is any overloading the preamp. Two independent headphone outputs with their own mixes mean you can send different mixes to different players or engineers to get truly balanced results.

The Focusrite Red 2 and 3 plugins

These new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s renowned classics the Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor units which are prized and renowned fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals conveniently from within your DAW of choice including Cubase, Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools.

The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters,high/low frequency shelves, as well as fully parametric low-mid and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.


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

Included Software

Focusrite Control - Routing and monitoring application

Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite

Softube Time & Tone Pack

Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack

Ableton Live Lite music making software

2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples

Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

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.

Intuitive Mix Control

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.

Whats In The Box?

Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface

USB Cable

Power Supply

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