Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
The Heart of Your Project Studio
The third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 puts forth a ton of firepower in an affordable package. Two vibrant Focusrite mic/instrument preamps are right on the front panel where you need them, while the back panel hosts a slew of extra I/O — up to 18-in/20-out simultaneously! Around back, you’ll find six additional XLR combo inputs plus eight channels of ADAT I/O, S/PDIF and MIDI I/O, and word clock out. Focusrite made sure the Scarlett 18i20 has the features you need. Equipped with an onboard talkback to communicate with talent, 8-channel LED bar-graph meters, dual headphone outputs with independent level controls, and speaker switching for dual-monitor setups, the Scarlett 18i20 is a rock solid foundation for serious project studios that may need to expand in the future. Plug in, fire up the bundled software, and you’re ready to rock.
The third-generation Scarlett 18i20 advances the state-of-the-art USB audio interfaces, giving two upgraded Scarlett mic preamps, high-performance 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA converters, optimized preamp gain structure, vanishingly low latency, instrument inputs that handle scorching hot pickups, and speaker switching technology for dual-monitor setups. The mic preamps now feature Focusrite’s acclaimed Air mode that provides the coveted Air effect from the company’s legendary ISA console modules to give your voice and instrument recordings a brighter, more open sound. The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is the perfect foundation for a serious home or mobile studio. Fire up the included software and start producing great-sounding music today.
Optimized third-generation technology
The 3rd-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo’s exterior has undergone a smooth makeover. Under the hood, though, it’s been altered and improved to deliver better sonics, lower latency, and enhanced ease of use. With sample rates up to 192kHz, you’ve got studio-grade sound you can take anywhere. Focusrite has incorpaprated their renowned Air circuit to their already-amazing Scarlett mic preamp. The instrument input has also been re-engineered to handle the hottest active pickups. Lastly, Focusrite has wired analog protection circuitry across the Scarlett Solo’s inputs and outputs, safeguarding your interface from damaging power surges.
Super-low latency for better performances
Peform with confidene with a great-sounding monitor mix, complete with everything you need to hear to be inspired — for example, reverb and delay on a guitar solo. The Scarlett Solo’s super-low latency lets you monitor with native plug-in effects in real time, so you can hear your parts as you imagined them and record better performances.. But if you lean towards the simplicity and convenience of monitoring your input direct with guaranteed low-latency, simply flip the Direct Monitor circuit switch.
Award-winning Focusrite preamp with Air
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo is loaded with a vibrant and pristine Focusrite preamp. For over 25 years, Focusrite’s award-winning pres have proven their quality in pro studios around the world. Focusrite ports their considerable design savvy into the transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamp in the Scarlett Solo. This is the same technology found in Focusrite’s flagship products, giving you spades of available headroom to accommodate your dynamic, condenser and ribbon mics on any source, no matter how boisterous. Of course, you also get phantom power for your mics that require it. Add to that Focusrite’s switchable Air mode, and you’ve got the sound that offers a supreme amount of flexibility
Keep an eye on your levels with LED bar-graph meters
Making sure your levles are perfect has never been easier The 18i20’s easy-to-read 8-channel, 5-segment bar-graph meters always let you know when you’ve got a healthy signal level for recording.
Features at a Glance:
- High-performance 24-bit/192kHz converters
- 2 upgraded 3rd-generation Scarlett mic preamps
- Switchable Air mode gives your recordings a brighter, more open sound
- 2 high-headroom instrument inputs for bass, guitar, or synths
- Rear panel: 4 balanced line inputs, 4 balanced line outputs, MIDI I/O, S/PDIF I/O
- Unique, intuitive halo level indicators for optimized gain staging
- Super-low latency lets you monitor with native plug-in effects in real time
- Direct Monitor circuit for monitoring your input with guaranteed low-latency
- Virtual loopback makes podcasting, live streaming, and sampling easy
- Headphone output with independent level control
- 12V DC power supply required (included)
- Quick Start tool gets you up and running fast
- Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription
- Included software bundle
- Membership in Focusrite Plug-in Collective
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