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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

B&H # FOS18I8 MFR # SCARLETT-18I8
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Product Highlights

  • 18 Inputs, 8 Outputs
  • Resolution up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
  • 4 Focusrite Microphone Preamps
  • S/PDIF and MIDI I/O
  • 2 Independent Headphone Mixes
  • Integrated Monitor Level Control
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Rugged-Metal Unibody Chassis
  • Mac, Windows, and iPad Compatible
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Price: $349.99

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Offer ends: May 31 '16 at 11:59 PM EDT

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The Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface from Focusrite features 18 inputs and 8 outputs, including 4 front-panel microphone preamps on XLR/TRS combo inputs. Each of the microphone inputs doubles as a line input; the first two also feature switchable Hi-Z instrument inputs. The 18i8 is compatible with Mac, Windows, and iPad - requires an Apple Camera Connection Kit, sold separately.

The Scarlett 18i8 is capable of resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz and features a wide range of connectivity. Its 4 front microphone inputs can provide up to 60 dB of gain and have switchable Phantom power. The rear panel has 4 additional 1/4" TRS line inputs as well as an 8-channel ADAT Lightpipe connection and a stereo S/PDIF input. The 18i8 also provides MIDI input and output jacks.

The Scarlett 18i8 has left and right 1/4" TRS monitor outputs, a stereo S/PDIF output, and two independent headphone outputs. It is housed in a rugged and compact unibody metal case to withstand constant use.

The Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, VST) delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware. The plug-ins allow for conveniently exploring the sound of the hardware originals from within Pro Tools (10 and above), along with other audio software. The software is a free download for new and current owners of the Scarlett 18i8.

In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages - delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth – use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.

Gain Halos
Unique LED ring "gain halo" indicators make it clear when you have adequate signal for recording. Once the halos are green you have a good level; if they turn red, you've applied too much gain.
Scarlett MixControl
Scarlet MixControl provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with flexible routing capabilities, intuitive one-click presets, and lower than 1.4 ms latency.
Monitor Control & Mute
A large main monitor knob with a mute button means that monitor levels are always at your fingertips.
Software Bundle
Scarlett 18i8 comes with Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, the Novation Bass Station soft synth, and Loopmasters sample content.
Focurite Red Plug-In Suite
Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, VST) delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware
Softube Time and Tone Bundle
Contains Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay echo effect, and Saturation Knob, a modeled output distortion unit
UPC: 815301008248
In the Box
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Software Download / Activation Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    Available USB 2.0 port
    Windows System Requirements Windows 7 (all versions) or Windows 8 (excluding RT)
    Available USB 2.0 port
    Inputs & Outputs
    Analog Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS combo jack - Mic/Line/Hi-Z Instrument
    2 x XLR/TRS combo jack - Mic/Line
    4 x 1/4" TRS - Line In
    Digital Inputs 1 x RCA coaxial - S/PDIF stereo
    1 x TOSLINK optical - ADAT 8-channel optical @ 44.1/48 kHz
    MIDI Ports 1 x 5-pin DIN - MIDI input
    1 x 5-pin DIN - MIDI output
    Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS - Monitor Output L/R
    Digital Outputs 1 x RCA coaxial - S/PDIF stereo output
    Headphone Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo
    USB Connector 1 x USB 2.0 type B
    Performance
    Dynamic Range A/D: 103 dB CCIR-RMS (all inputs)
    D/A: 104 dB CCIR-RMS (line outputs)
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    Bit Depth 16-, 24-bit
    Clock Jitter < 250 ps
    Phantom Power for Mic Inputs +48 V, switchable
    Microphone Inputs
    Frequency Response ±0.5 dB @ 20 Hz, ±0.1 dB @ 20 kHz; min. gain
    THD + N -96 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    Equivalent Input Noise -122 dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 ohm termination)
    Maximum Input Level +9 dBu (without pad)
    Line Inputs
    Frequency Response ±0.5 dB @ 20 Hz , ±0.2 dB @ 20 kHz (min. gain)
    THD + N -83 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    Noise -105 dBFS CCIR-RMS (min. gain, 50 ohm termination)
    Maximum Input Level > +28 dBu
    Instrument Inputs
    Frequency Response ± 0.3 dB @ 20 Hz, ± 0.1 dB @ 20 kHz (min. gain)
    THD + N -83 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    Noise -103 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)
    Maximum Input Level +8 dB (without pad)
    Line Outputs
    Maximum Output Level +16 dBu, balanced (@ 0 dBFS)
    THD + N -99 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    Dimensions & Weight
    Kensington Security Slot Yes
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.94 x 7.09 x 2.60" (227 x 180 x 66 mm)
    Weight 3.62 lb (1.64 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 11.5 x 4.5"

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