Focusrite Scarlett 18i8, USB audio interface

$399.99

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Focusrite Scarlett1818, USB audio interface

Get the band together.

The 3rd Generation Scarlett 18i8 gives you all the tools to record all your instruments in studio quality, anywhere. With its high channel count, compact size and a huge selection of software in the box, 18i8 is ready to record your band wherever you are.

Four of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals

Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in

Eight balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends

Four monitor outs, featuring anti-thump tech and speaker switching

The studio is wherever you are

18i8 has a way in for everyone, with four mic/line inputs, two of which double as instrument-ins, and four fixed line-ins. Then, you have four balanced line-outs and speaker switching plus two independent headphone outs to monitor, mix and play back however you want. Whatever you’re recording, wherever you are, you can take your whole studio with you.

Your recording is 30 years in the making

We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pres are the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.

Drum up some incredible recordings

With ADAT, you can expand your recording capabilities, adding a further eight inputs to your Scarlett 18i8 via a mic pre such as Scarlett OctoPre or Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic. That’s enough channels to mic up a full drum kit.

This is your cue

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®. Send, stream, sample – simple.

All the tools you need to produce right, now

Your 18i8 interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from:

Avid® Pro Tools® | First Focusrite Creative Pack: hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects

Ableton® Live Lite™: industry-leading music-making software

Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: three of Softube’s world class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an an easy-to-use mastering tool

Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Focusrite Plug-in Collective: receive free versions of the most innovative software, as well as benefiting from discounts

Focusrite Control: route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch
“This is a solid refresh and both review models deliver a noticeable upgrade on predecessors.”


Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
111dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.0012% Noise EIN -128dBu (A-weighted) Maximum Input Level 9dBu (at minimum gain) Gain Range 56dB Impedance 3kΩ Line Inputs 1-4 (Variable Gain) Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB Dynamic Range 110.5dB (A-weighted) THD+N <0.002% Maximum Input Level 22dBu (at minimum gain) Gain Range 56dB Impedance 60kΩ Line Inputs 3-6 (Fixed Gain) Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB Dynamic Range 110.5dB (A-weighted) THD+N <0.002% Maximum Input Level 18dBu (at minimum gain) Impedance 44kΩ Instrument Inputs Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB Dynamic Range 110dB (A-weighted) THD+N <0.03% Maximum Input Level 12.5dBu (at minimum gain) Gain Range 56dB Impedance 1.5MΩ Line/Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range (Line Outputs) 108dB THD+N <0.002% Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) 15.5dBu Impedance 430Ω Headphone Outputs Dynamic Range 104dB (A-weighted) THD+N <0.002% Maximum Output Level 7dBu Impedance <1Ω [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]