Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 - USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 - USB Audio Interface


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  • 18 Input / 6 Output
  • Dual Focusrite Preamps
  • 6 Analog Inputs
  • ADAT and S/PDIF I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Phantom Power
  • Scarlett Plug-in Suite
  • Xcite+ Software Bundle
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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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
UPC: 815301008163
Converters 24-bit
<500 picoS clock jitter
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
Analog In 2 x XLR/TS combo Microphone/Instrument (front panel)
6 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (rear panel)
Input Impedance Microphone: 2kΩ
Line: 10kΩ
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Monitor
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Maximum Output Level +12dBu
Digital Input Connectors 1 x Lightpipe ADAT optical (also functions in 2-channel optical S/PDIF mode)
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output Connectors 1 x Lightpipe ADAT optical (also functions in 2-channel optical S/PDIF mode)
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
Sync In/Out S/PDIF
Headphone Output Yes
Gain Range Microphone: +13dB to +60dB
Line Inputs 1+2: -10dB to +36dB
Instrument: +13dB to +60dB
Dynamic Range A/D: >109dB, A-weighted (all analog inputs)
D/A: >106dB, A-weighted (all analog outputs)
THD + N Microphone: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Line Inputs 1+2: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hzto 22kHz band-pass filter)
Line Inputs 3+8: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Instrument: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Output: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Noise Microphone EIN: 124dB analog to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150Ω termination 20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Line Inputs 1+2: -90dBu (22Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Line Inputs 3+8: -100dBu (22Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Instrument: -87dBu (20Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter)
Crosstalk >100dB
Frequency Response Microphone: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
Line: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
Instrument: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB
Display Dual, 2-segment input meters: -18 and 0dBFS
Locked indicator
USB connected indicator
Instrument input source selection LED for channels 1 and 2
48V phantom power switch and LED for inputs 1 and 2
Power Requirements 12VDC via included power supply
Minimum System Requirements Mac OS X
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 32- and 64-bit)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.5 x 8.7 x 1.8" (215 x 220 x 45mm)
Weight 3.3 lb (1.5kg)
Specialties 18 input by 6 output software mixer
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 10.7 x 4.9"
Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 - USB Audio Interface
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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