Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen 18x8 USB Audio Interface

MFR: AMS-SCARLETT-18I8-3G
SKU: 18I8-3G
$449.99

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen 18x8 USB Audio Interface

  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen 18x8 USB Audio Interface
  • USB Type C-A Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Ableton Live Lite Music Making Software
  • Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription
  • Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription with New Splice Accounts
  • Antares Auto-Tune Access
  • Relab’s LX480 Essentials
  • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
  • Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen 18x8 USB Audio Interface

The third-generation Scarlett 18i8 from Focusrite is the perfect audio interface for recording engineers and producers who need to adapt to their recording environment, wherever they are. It offers eight analog inputs: four mic/line inputs, two high-impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs, and four additional fixed-line inputs on the rear. An optical input allows for expansion of up to eight additional channels for larger recording sessions. Plus, with improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz, vital to helping you perfect your mix.

Switchable Air Mode

Scarlett 18i8 provides two of Focusrite’s best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps with switchable Air mode to give your vocal and acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound. There’s a pad on every mic preamp to accommodate higher-level signals without clipping.

Outputs

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 offers two extra line outputs over the previous generation, and speaker switching technology for dual monitor setups. Two independent headphone outputs allow for both engineer and artist to monitor during recording sessions, and 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. This unit is designed to stand up to days on the road, and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable.

Included Software

Scarlett 18i8 Interface comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite, three months of Splice Sounds, and three months of Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription. Intuitive enough for beginners yet advanced enough to inspire real creativity with great-sounding effects.

Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle

A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.

Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription

Focusrite has partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen Interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting up a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite 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.

Hitmaker Expansion

It also includes the new Hitmaker Expansion that allows you to create studio-quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with the Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. You get Antares Auto-Tune Access and Relab’s LX480 Essentials for vocals. Softube's Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 for guitar gives warm cleans, through the classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds. For keys and drums, you can add beautifully captured piano and the sounds of a pro drummer to your tracks with XLN Audio Addictive Keys & Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock. Create a modern feel or get retro with Brainworx’s Bx_console Focusrite SC, and Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite.

Focusrite Control

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. Easily control output levels, software playback levels and panning, hardware input levels and panning, and mute and dim. View input and output metering. Control preamp features are available on your connected Focusrite interface and you can approve devices for control.

Landr Studio, plus five free masters

Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two months subscription is over. 

Connectivity

USB Ports1 x USB Type-C
Digital InterfaceS/PDIF
Host Connector1 x USB Type-C (Male)

Performance

Max Output Level
  • Headphone Outputs: +7 dBu
  • Line/Monitor Outputs: +15.5 dBu at 0 dBFS

General

Form Factor1U Rackmount
Weight2.94 lb (with accessories), 3.45 lb (without accessories)
Input Level Adjustment4 x Knob
Solo/MuteNone

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