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Rating and Reviews: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

With four XLR mic preamps, four more line inputs, ADAT and S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O, the Scarlett 18i8 has the ins and outs you need to build your studio.

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"Getting it done!" submitted July 20, 2014

By a customer from yahoo.com in Albuquerque, NM
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Musical Background: BEEN PLAYING MUSIC FOR OVER 20 YEARS
Music Style: Christian, Jazz, classical
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Overall: I brought this from zzounds as part of a studio upgrade. This thing is sweet! The sound quality is amazing. It was easy to set up and start recording. I have used other brands in the past and they limited my ability due to poor sound. Never had a need to call manufacturer so I can't say much there. I'm just glad this thing didn't cost more. If you're looking for a great interface for a decent price, you can't go wrong. Thanks zzounds and focusrite.
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"Opens the door to your computer-based DAW" submitted June 16, 2016

By Michael D in Kingsport, TN
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Musical Background: Playing and recording for over 40 years. Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass, Acoustic
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Overall: I have used hardware-based DAW's for several years because of their all-in-one simplicity. However, after purchasing the 18i8, the world of software based recording opened wide. Excellent sound quality, and rock-stable, both the hardware and the software interface. Sweet sounding mix preamp. I have the older model, and the only take-away I would mention is that the input pot is very non-linear, with the practical gain settings near the top 10% of the pot. Focusrite has apparently addressed that in the new versions. Excellent interface.
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"My new Focusrite 18i8 interface" submitted February 9, 2014

By Chico V in Grand Haven, MI
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Musical Background: I have been playing guitar for about 10 years.
Music Style: Rock,Country, Blues, I like it all.
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Overall: My review is .. I love it. Very user friendly and NOW I can run my whole studio thru it and record to my computer DAW. It is very well made and durable.
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"Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Rocks" submitted October 4, 2015

By Robert Maroney in Attleboro, MA
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Overall: Easy install, solid construction nice design features. I especially like the 3 volume knobs on the front. One for the main monitors and 2 separate monitor mixes. Very cool. Great sound and performs flawlessly. The only thing that would've made it nicer would have been a place for an insert point.
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