The Scarlett 18i6 from Focusrite is an 18 input/6 output USB 2.0 audio interface designed to make home multi-track recording a breeze. The interface features two award-winning preamps, while six analog inputs allow for simultaneously recording guitar, bass, vocals and keyboards. A pair of instrument DI inputs is available on the front panel combo connectors. Users who have ADAT based units can access another eight inputs and outputs via the unit's Lightpipe connectors for simultaneously recording of eight tracks of drums for instance.
Scarlett MixControl is an 18 x 6 DSP software mixer, offering a superb level of flexibility with the ability to create six separate mixes with ultra-low-latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible. Additional tools include Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite that adds Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to the recording system. The Xcite+ bundle features Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synthesizer, and over 1GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
- High-quality, 24-bit/96kHz USB interface with two Focusrite preamps
- Professional conversion and jitter reduction technology guarantees pristine audio quality and solid synchronization at sample rates up to 96kHz
- 18 input, 6 output with ADAT optical, S/PDIF and MIDI
- Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
- Ultra low latency Scarlett MixControl DSP mixer/router provides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one click configurations, and less than 1.4mS latency
- Front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs
- Dedicated headphone bus with front panel level control provides a customised monitor mix
- LED analog input metering to ensure analog input levels don't clip
- Phantom power, globally switchable direct from the front fascia
- Software PFL allows the mix engineer to easily monitor a single mixer channel or complete mix
- Bundled software includes Scarlett Plug-ins, a suite of EQ, compression, reverb and gating plug‐ins
- Xcite+ software bundle includes Ableton Live Lite (upgradable), Novation's Bass Station soft synthesizer and over 1GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters