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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

Small yet mighty, the Scarlett 8i6 gives you 8x6 simultaneous I/O with 2 mic preamps, 2 instrument inputs, 6 line ins, 4 line outs, S/PDIF I/O, and MIDI I/O. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Interface

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is the compact studio solution you've been looking for, allowing you to keep all your hardware plugged in and ready to go: set up mics, guitars and synths to start creating as soon as inspiration strikes. With improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz and two independent high-fidelity headphone outputs with dedicated volume control enable flexible monitoring during recording and mixing.

High-Quality Inputs

The 8i6 provides two of Focusrite's best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.

Record guitars or bass via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion. And get creative using the six flexible line inputs -- two on the front with gain control, and four fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to six mono or three stereo line-level sources such as synthesisers or drum machines.

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.

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Scarlett 8i6 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube's Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys.

If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have 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 favourite 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.

And as with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Features

- Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
- Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
- Six balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines, and other line-level sources
- High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
- Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedals or other outboard gear

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- Connectivity: USB Type-C
- Protocol: USB 2.0
- Form Factor: Desktop
- Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 6
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
- Number of Preamps: 2
- Phantom Power: Yes
- Number of Pads: 2
- Instrument Inputs: 2
- Line Inputs: 6
- Analogue Outputs: 4
- Headphone Outputs: 2
- Digital Inputs: S/PDIF
- Digital Outputs: S/PDIF
- MIDI I/O: Yes
- Loopback: Yes
- Bus Powered: No
- Included PSU: Yes
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-SCARLETT-8I6-3G
Focusrite Warranty Focusrite offers a 3-Year Warranty on this and all other Focusrite products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-322-5500
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Overall: The unit was working fine for three months and I had to have it replaced because it kept shorting out. Now the new one has been working find for 4 months and it began to crackle. Focusrite Tech support doesn't have a clue what to do and I've reached out several times. Each time someone said they coudn't help. I guess I won't be doing business with them anymore.
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