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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface

Record two high-quality mic preamps, two 1/4" inputs, digital S/PDIF and MIDI I/O -- plus two virtual Loopback inputs with the Scarlett 8i6 USB interface. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is an 8 in / 6 out audio interface with outstanding sonic performance and flexibility at a truly affordable price. The Scarlett 8i6 is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.

Focusrite Preamps

Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Scarlett 8i6 helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.

Alongside the two high-quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multitrack recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.

Scarlett MixControl

Included with the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is Scarlett MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is remarkable at this price point, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes with ultra-low-latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the Scarlett 8i6 outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 comes with all of the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.

Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

Two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst cutting-edge digital conversion captures your audio with pristine quality. Combined with USB interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Scarlett 8i6 is the heart of the modern home studio.

Features

- Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
- High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB interface
- Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 outputs
- Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
- Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix
- Xcite+ Software Bundle
- Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
- Dedicated front-panel headphone bus
- Monitor levels are always within reach
- Switchable phantom power
- Software PFL


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- Microphone Inputs 1-2:
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
- Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
- THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 ohms termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Input Impedance: 2k ohms
- Digital performance:
- A/D Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted) : all analogue inputs
- D/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted) : all analogue outputs
- Clock Sources:
- Internal Clock
- Sync to Word Clock on S/PDIF Input (RCA)
- Clock jitter: < 500 picoseconds
- Supported Sample Rates:
- 44.1kHz
- 48kHz
- 88.2kHz
- 96kHz
- 8 input channels to computer:
- Analogue (4)
- Loop-back (2)
- S/PDIF (2)
- 12 output channels from computer: DAW (12)
- 6 output channels from Scarlet 8i6:
- Analogue (4)
- S/PDIF (2)
- Output mixer : 18 input by 6
- Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2):
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
- Gain Range : -10dB to +36dB
- THD+N : 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Noise : -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Input Impedance : >10k ohms
- Line Inputs 3-4:
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
- Gain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs)
- THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Input Impedance: >10k ohms
- Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2):
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
- Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
- THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4):
- Electronically Balanced Outputs : 4
- Maximum Output Level (0dBFS) : +12dBu
- THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
- Crosstalk (Channel Isolation) :
- Any input to input: > 100dB
- Any output to output: > 100dB
- Any input to output: > 100dB
- Dimensions (W x H x D) :
- Unboxed: approximately 215mm x 45mm x 220mm (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)
- Boxed: approximately 335mm x 275mm x 125mm (13.2 x 10.8 x 4.9 inches)
- Weights:
- Net Weight: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
- Gross Weight: approximately 2.39kg / 5.3lbs
- System Requirements:
- MAC:
- OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
- WINDOWS:
- Windows 7 (All versions)
- Windows Vista (32bit only)
- Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-322-5500
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great value, and awesome sound. Lots of features."
Overall: This interface is extremely well featured. Packed with a lot of good stuff, from Focusrite preamps, to multi track recording. Extremely simple to use, Focusrite's new onscreen mixer software is far superior to their package that came with my previous Focusrite product(the original Saffire).
Style of Music: Gabber, DnB, Breakcore, Breaks, Psy, Metal, Industrial.
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Overall: I've had this product for a few weeks. There are two major design flaws as far as I'm concerned. 1) It is from England, so it does not have an on & off switch. You have to unplug it every time. 2) In order to record or use in monitors, you have to turn ALL THE WAY UP. No room for head room.
Style of Music: Blues, jazz, pop, Classical.
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