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FocusriteScarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Red does it again

By J Magenta

from San Francisco, Ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Tech Support

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

      I mainly use the Scarlett 18i8 just to receive clock and interface my Apogee. It works great. I had a software called tech support, the answered right away and solved the problem in a few minutes. They have great tech support. I am recommending this box o a few of my friends.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Matt

      from Hammonton, NJ

      Pros

      • High quality sound
      • Mac Osx Compatible
      • Sleek design
      • Sturdy product

      Cons

      • No Dummy Light For Onoff

      Best Uses

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

        We bought this pipe audio from a lavalier to our iMac running Audacity, our use case for lecture recording. We had to return it because the monitor knob would only work if you pressed it in but hiccups like that are normal for hardware purchases. The new one has worked flawlessly for over a year and we have had zero complaints.

        One particular oddity is that the gain on the input channels tends to get exponentially higher the more we go. I noticed it to see if I could get more sound into Audacity (that program "normal" input range seems to be rather small, huh). This isn't a "problem" as much as it could be a noobish understanding of how to do a recording with Audacity.

        the particular feature I love is how you can plug either the normal TRS connectors or the balance mic connectors into the same input; that gives you much freedom on your setup.

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        5.0

        Awesome.

        By Anthony the Galindo

        from Roselle

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mic A Drum
            • Record 4 At A Time

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

            This product is a great entry level product that can be used for professional quality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great

            By Lisa

            from Washington

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

            Gave this as a gift to my son. He is thrilled to have 8 channels and says it works great.

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            5.0

            Ótimo custo-benefício

            By Haru Fornari

            from Brasil

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

            Comprei a minha e achei um excelente custo benefício.Placa muito intuitiva e simples de usar.Qualidade de conversão muito honesta para home studio.Estou muito satisfeito.

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            5.0

            Works with ProTools 11

            By SteveB

            from Oklahoma

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Size Weight Usability

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

                Replacing an aging Digi002R. Purchased for multi-mic recording of a weekly event lasting two hours that will be sync'd with video. Installed flawlessly and PT11 recognized it immediately. Love the look, the i/o and the mic pres. Looking foward to a long useful life.

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                5.0

                great price excellent product

                By nicolitus

                from Gresham OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 2nd To None
                • Great recording quality
                • User friendly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mulitrack Recording
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

                  i do home recording with pro tools and this interface is 2nd to none im very happy with my purchase and the cost was $ dollars less than any where else shipping was fast no complaints

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic so far

                  By Yosi

                  from Baltimore, md

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

                  Not used it yet for recording music but great for voice. Works perfectly with Mac core audio. Excuse typing this sent from an iPad.

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                  5.0

                  A beautiful machine.

                  By Raphael

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

                  For anyone passionate about composing and recording music at home, away from a commercial studio, this product is ideal. There are 4 XLR / 1/4'' inputs with preamps, and the interface also has 48V phantom power so mics can bus power from the device itself. I was used to just running directly into my computer and having this interface made a world of a difference. A musician friend actually turned me onto it. I can have bass, guitar, synth, and microphone all connected at once, with zero noticeable latency. Also, the connection and the quality of the audio I record is pristine. I would recommend this project to anyone and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

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