Focusrite 2-Person Podcasting Kit with Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface, Rode Procaster Mics, Stands & Headphones

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Focusrite 2-Person Podcasting Kit with Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface, Rode Procaster Mics, Stands & Headphones
Key Features
  • Includes Scarlett 8i6 USB Interface
  • 2 x XLR-1/4" Inputs on Front Panel
  • Virtual Loopback Path for Phone Calls
  • Set Up Mix-Minus with Virtual Loopback
Bundled by B&H for your convenience, the Focusrite Scarlett 2-Person Podcast Kit includes almost everything you need to get started podcasting with a friend. First of all, you get a Scarlett 8i6 USB audio interface, which records audio from the included microphones directly to your computer. Not only that, but you can easily record phone calls with VOIP software thanks to the virtual loopback path built into the interface.
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Focusrite SCARLET 8i6 3G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (3rd Generation)
  • 3Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone
  • 4Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable
  • 5Rode PSM1 Shockmount for Rode Podcaster or Procaster Microphone
  • 6Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

Bundled by B&H for your convenience, the Focusrite Scarlett 2-Person Podcast Kit includes almost everything you need to get started podcasting with a friend. First of all, you get a Scarlett 8i6 USB audio interface, which records audio from the included microphones directly to your computer. Not only that, but you can easily record phone calls with VOIP software thanks to the virtual loopback path built into the interface.

The Procaster is a dynamic microphone tailored for podcasting, as its pickup pattern and frequency response have been optimized for the spoken word. An internal shockmount and pop filter will help you capture professional-sounding recordings devoid of plosives and handling noise. Two Procaster microphones are included.

Two high-quality shockmounts let you place the mics onto the provided broadcast arms. These arms clamp to your desk and lend your podcasting space a slick, studio look. They also hold up your microphones. Cables are already threaded through the broadcast arms, and you can easily plug them into the Focusrite USB interface. Also included are two over-ear, closed-back headphones. Use these headphones to monitor your voice while ensuring there's no bleed from your headphones into the mic, thanks to their closed-back construction.

With the interface, microphones, cabled broadcast arms, and over-ear headphones, you'll have almost everything you need to get started crafting a podcast. All you need to bring to the table is your own computer—that, and a bright idea for your podcast.

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (3rd Generation)

Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a desk-friendly and easy-to-use format for podcasters who need mix-minus functionality when taking calls and for multi-instrumentalists and producers, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB audio/MIDI interface lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve.

Equally capable for tracking vocals and instruments, the two improved Scarlett microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power for condenser mics, pads to prevent distortion on loud input signals, and a selectable-per-channel Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier.

The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs are outfitted with switches that allow them to accept signal directly from electric instruments such as guitar and bass, from line-level sources such as stereo mixer outputs, or from a hot feed from a drum machine. The rear panel sports four additional fixed-level 1/4" inputs to accommodate more line-level sources such as the outputs of external mic preamps.

Unlocking the ability to record at standard CD quality or high-fidelity resolutions, the 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and accuracy. With four balanced 1/4" line outputs, dual 1/4" stereo headphone jacks, and independent volume control of the two headphone outputs and the main speaker outs, the Scarlett 8i6 can simultaneously feed multiple monitoring systems or outboard effects processors.

The virtual loopback function on the Scarlett 8i6 empowers podcasters with an easy mix-minus setup for taking calls without the caller being distracted by a delayed audio return signal. Also, traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O is provided for seamless integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or sound module. S/PDIF stereo digital I/O jacks are also present, should you need to hook up outboard AD/DA converters or other digital gear. You can even utilize your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to wirelessly control the Scarlett 8i6.

With its AC powering for stable power in the studio, space-saving USB Type-C connection, and extensive software bundle including elementary versions of Ableton Live and Avid Pro Tools music production workstations, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett 8i6 gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration. Just connect the the Scarlett 8i6 to an AC power source via the supplied AC adapter, plug into your Mac/Windows computer via USB, fire up your preferred audio recording software, and let the creativity flow.

Great for Expanding Home Studios

With its desk-friendly size, USB Type-C connectivity, and AC powering (via the included AC adapter), the Scarlett 8i6 is well suited for home and project studios that need some extra I/O without sacrificing a bunch of table space.

Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion

Thanks to its high-performance 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, the Scarlett 8i6 is equipped to capture any source from vocals to acoustic and electric instruments clearly and accurately, so you never have to worry about the interface clouding your sound.

Scarlett Mic Preamps with Customizable Tone

The two upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps feature switchable 48V phantom power to accommodate your favorite condenser mic, and a selectable-per-channel Air setting, which reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp to impart enhanced brightness and openness on your vocal recordings. Use the selectable input pads to prevent distortion when tracking high-level sources such as acoustic drums or electric guitars equipped with active pickups.

Instrument/Line Input Switches

The XLR-1/4" combo inputs on the Scarlett 8i6's front panel allow distortion-free recording of instruments such as electric guitar and bass, synthesizers, or drum machines, and there's no need for a DI box or amplifiers. At the press of a button, each 1/4" input can be used for line-level sources like a mixer's stereo output or the line outs from guitar and bass amps.

Rear-Panel Line Inputs

With four balanced 1/4" line inputs on the back of the Scarlett 8i6, you can patch in line-level sources such as external mic preamps, an outboard mixer, or synthesizer sound modules while leaving the front-panel inputs free for direct connection of mics, instruments, or other line-level sources.

Straightforward Controls and Level Indication

The Scarlett 8i6's independent gain knobs and multicolor gain halo meters mean that you'll have no trouble getting set up and dialing in the perfect levels. Plus, there are no menus or complicated controls to slow you down.

Dual Independent Headphone and Monitor Outputs

The four balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs on the rear panel enable hum-free connectivity with two pairs of balanced studio monitors or line-level inputs on headphone amps or external mixers. To allow critical listening through headphones for two people, there are two front-panel 1/4" headphone jacks. Separate knobs are provided for quick and independent adjustment of the monitor and headphone volumes.

Virtual Loopback for Mix-Minus and More

The Scarlett 8i6 features one pair of virtual loopback inputs, allowing you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, making podcasting, live streaming, and sampling tasks much easier.

MIDI I/O

Spin the Scarlett 8i6 around, and you'll find traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O ports, perfect for hooking up a MIDI keyboard controller, a synthesizer/workstation, or a sound module, for MIDI recording, editing, and sequencing.

Stereo Digital I/O

In addition to having flexible analog I/O, the Scarlett 8i6 offers S/PDIF stereo digital input and output ports via coaxial jacks. Use the S/PDIF input to record the output of digital DJ mixer or an external mic preamp outfitted with an A/D converter and S/PDIF output. Run the Scarlett's S/PDIF output to a high-end D/A converter for extra processing or mastering with analog gear.

Powerful Software Control

Route your audio, cue mix, loopback, and monitor mixes from your Mac or Windows computer via the Focusrite Control desktop software. Tap into even more convenience by using the Focusrite Control iOS app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to remotely control your Scarlett when connected to Focusrite Control Desktop.

Extensive Software Bundle

The Scarlett 8i6 comes with a powerful bundle of music-making software from industry-leading brands. From recording to final mixdown, this bundle features tools that will help you get the sound you imagined.

  • Ableton Live Lite: Popular music production software
  • Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack: The main elements and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools in an entry-level package hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects
  • 3 Months of Splice Sounds: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free loops, one-shots, and presets, with new releases daily
  • Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite: Accurate models Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor
  • XLN Audio: Choose of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle: World-class reverb, delay, distortion plug-ins, and an easy-to-use mastering tool from Softube
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective: Receive free versions of innovative software and benefit from discounts
UPC: 815301005193

Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone

The Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all-metal construction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone's durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch.

Tailored frequency response for maximum speech reproduction
Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
Internal shockmount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
Durable all-metal construction
UPC: 698813001118

Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable

The Auray BAI-2X is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

The BAI-2X broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2X allows for precise microphone placement.

The BAI-2X also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

Versatile

Ideal for studios as well as home use

Internal Springs

Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile

Sturdy

Supports microphones up to 5 lb / 2.27kg

Compatibility

The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips

Precision

Extends up to 40" / 101.6cm and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement

XLR Cable

The integrated 15-foot XLR cable provides a secure, locking connection and excellent signal transfer

Extra Height

A 14" / 13.6cm riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors

Combo Mount

The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3" / 5.8cm thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws

14" Riser

The included riser adds 14" / 13.6cm of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
UPC: 847628578272

Rode PSM1 Shockmount for Rode Podcaster or Procaster Microphone

The Rode PSM1 Shockmount is designed to hold a Rode Podcaster or Procaster microphone. Attach it to a studio boom arm such as the Rode PSA1, or to a mic stand like the Rode DS1 (microphones, boom arms, and mic stands available separately). The shockmount provides adequate protection against noise caused by movement, vibration, noise, etc.

UPC: 698813000975

Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones

The SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal feature a classic closed-back, over-the-ear, collapsible design. With features like interchangeable cables, a refined frequency response, wire guides, superior comfort, and durable materials, the SMH-1000 is ideal for studio and field applications.

Equipped with 40mm neodymium drivers at 58-ohm impedance, the SMH-1000 headphones are designed to be loud enough when attached to low powered devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players, yet robust enough to handle studio headphone amps without distortion.The over-ear, closed-back design is intended to help block unwanted outside noise, which is useful in professional field recording and studio monitoring scenarios where isolation is critical.

The headphones are designed with an EQ curve that's been tailored for a slightly enhanced low end that allows field engineers to detect wind noise more effectively and enables studio engineers to monitor bass and sub-bass frequencies. The high-frequency response has been extended to accurately reproduce spatial detail. There is also a pronounced but smooth midrange that reduces ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.

Designed for flexibility as well as great sound, the SMH-1000 makes use of twist-lock detachable cabling. There are two detachable cables included in each box that can be used interchangeably. There is a stretchable 4 to 10' coiled cable that provides better mobility and reach, that also helps prevent snags from pulling the headphones off of your head. This can be useful when navigating through gear-cluttered recording studio environments. There is also a 3' straight cable that is useful when less slack is ideal, such as when using a waist-mounted field recorder or mixer, or when using your mobile device.

The SMH-1000 has been built with convenience, practicality, and comfort in mind. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. They also have wire guides to keep the earcup wires from pinching. Furthermore, they are fitted with a padded headband and soft replaceable ear cushions to maximize comfort during extended listening.

An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound. Also great for home and portable entertainment.
Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
Detachable twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable are included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
Enhanced low end designed to allow field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and for studio engineers to monitor bass and sub-bass frequencies.
Pronounced but smooth midrange tailored to reduce ear fatigue over prolonged periods while maintaining focus on vocal and dialog intelligibility.
Extended high frequency response designed to reproduce spatial detail accurately. Gradual roll off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low-level monitoring and hearing protection.
Padded headband and soft replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available separately.
Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
UPC: 847628015821

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (3rd Generation) Specs

Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (on 2 Channels)
Digital Audio I/O1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic/Line Inputs:
Up to +56 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+9 dBu (Min Gain)
+16 dBu (Min Gain, with Pad)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+12.5 dBu (Min Gain)
+14 dBu (Min Gain, with Pad)
Line Inputs:
+22 dBu (Min Gain)
+29 dBu (Min Gain, with Pad)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+15.5 dBu (Balanced)
Headphone Outputs:
+7 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
3 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1.5 Megohms
Line Inputs:
60 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
430 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
< 1 Ohm
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
111 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
110.5 dBA
Line Inputs:
110.5 dBA
Line Outputs:
108.5 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
104 dBA
THD+NMic Inputs:
< 0.0012%
Hi-Z Inputs:
< 0.03%
Line Inputs:
< 0.002%
Line Outputs:
< 0.002%
Headphone Outputs:
< 0.002%
EINMic Inputs:
-128 dB A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal, S/PDIF
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.12 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Included SoftwareAbleton Live Lite
Pro Tools First
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC at 1 A, Center-Positive (Included)
Physical
Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
6 Input / 4 Output at 192 kHz
Digital:
2 Input / 2 Output at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Solo/MuteNone
PadMic/Line/Hi-Z:
-10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions8.27 x 5.89 x 1.87" / 21.01 x 14.96 x 4.75 cm
Weight1.9 lb / 0.9 kg (Without Accessories)
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (With Accessories)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.1 x 11.7 x 3.5"

Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast
Form FactorDesktop
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range75 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance320 Ohms
Sensitivity-56 dB at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 2.09 x L: 8.43" / ø: 53 x L: 214 mm
Weight1.64 lb / 745 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.25 x 5.5 x 2.6"

Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable Specs

Form FactorStudio Microphone Arm with Mount
ColorBlack
Total Reach40" / 101.6 cm
Thread Size5/8"-27
Riser Height14.00" / 35.56 cm
Load Capacity5 lb / 2.27 kg
Included CableIntegrated
Cable Length15' / 457.2 cm
Audio Connector TypeXLR 3-Pin
Clamp Range2.3" / 5.8 cm
Weight4.47 lb / 2.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.5 x 7.4 x 3.5"

Rode PSM1 Shockmount for Rode Podcaster or Procaster Microphone Specs

Dimensions6.1 x 4.8 x 4.3" / 15.5 x 12.2 x 11 cm
Weight13.8 oz / 390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 5.05 x 4.55"

Senal SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones Specs

Headphone
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural)
Earcup StyleClosed-Back
General
Frequency Response10 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity102 dB at 1 kHz / 1 mW
Impedance58 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling1000 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)1%
FoldableYes
Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm
Adapter (Included)1/4"
Cable
DetachableYes
Physical
Weight8 oz / 226.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 8.75 x 3.9"
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