Focusrite 2-Person Handheld Podcasting Kit with Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface, Blue enCORE Mics, Cables, Stands & Headphones

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Focusrite 2-Person Handheld Podcasting Kit with Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface, Blue enCORE Mics, Cables, Stands & Headphones
Key Features
  • For Podcasters who Want to Hold the Mic
  • Includes Scarlett 8i6 USB Interface
  • Virtual Loopback Path for Phone Calls
  • Set Up Mix-Minus with Virtual Loopback
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Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Focusrite 2-Person Handheld Podcasting 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 over VOIP software. This is thanks to the virtual loop-back inputs Focusrite has built into this Gen 3 model.
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Focusrite SCARLET 8i6 3G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (3rd Generation)
  • 3Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black)
  • 4Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (6', Black)
  • 5Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)
  • 6Shure SRH240A Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Old Packaging)

Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Focusrite 2-Person Handheld Podcasting 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 over VOIP software. This is thanks to the virtual loop-back inputs Focusrite has built into this Gen 3 model.

Hold the two provided Blue enCORE 100 microphones in your hands when recording, or mount them to the included tabletop mic stands. Both microphones sport cardioid polar patterns, meaning they'll favor what's in front of the microphone, while rejecting sounds from the back and sides to a certain degree. This will come in handy when you and your friend are podcasting, as it will minimize any bleed between the two microphones. 

Also included are two XLR cables (for plugging the microphones into the XLR inputs of the interface), and two over-ear, closed-back headphones. Use these headphones to monitor your voice. Their closed-back construction helps prevent bleed from your headphones in the mic while you're recording. 

With the interface, microphones, cables, tabletop stands, 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

Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black)

The black enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone from Blue is a studio-grade, 3-pin XLR cardioid microphone that reproduces your voice exactly as you hear it. With its hand-tuned capsule, it can be used for capturing audio in live stage, vocal, studio tracking, and TV broadcast applications, and more.

Featuring exceptional detail and clarity, the microphone has internal copper windings, which are wound for optimal frequency response and pulls the blanket off your sound. This lets the audience hear your voice in clear, natural quality. In addition, for public speaking the enCORE 100 maximizes speech intelligibility.

Simply put, this microphone makes sure your message is heard with power and clarity. It even minimizes handling noise and feedback. It includes a microphone clip, a storage pouch, and an additional chrome microphone grille.

Exceptional All-Around Performance

enCORE 100 brings Blue studio sound to any project—from lead and backing vocals, to guitars and drums, voice over, and broadcast. And its true-to-life sound reproduction and versatility make enCORE 100 ideal for any venue-from the House of Blues to house of worship

Withstand the Rigors of the Road

The enCORE 100 is built with the strictest quality standards. It features stage-ready construction, including a heavy-gauge barrel, reinforced grill with integrated guard ring, and hardened metal-plated finish that ensures your mic will be left standing after ferocious live sets and brutal tour schedules

Blue's Studio Legacy on Center Stage

Blue is known for creating some of the finest studio mics. The enCORE series brings that legacy of industry-leading innovation and quality to the live arena. With custom Blue components and hand-selected capsules, enCORE guarantees that your music will be heard with clarity and Blue's legendary studio-quality sound
UPC: 836213005118

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (6', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (6') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. The 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise
Twin conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables and helps prevents external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core
24-AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity
Caged type contact and improved ground contact
UPC: 847628558267

Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)

The black TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand from Auray meets the needs of any desktop audio applications that require the use of a microphone by providing a solid, weighted round base with three nonslip rubber feet for additional stability. The telescoping shaft delivers flexibility when it comes to positioning the height of the microphone and includes a microphone cable guide. Durable steel construction ensures longevity.

Telescoping shaft for adjustable height
Weighted round base
Three nonslip rubber feet
Microphone cable guide
Durable steel construction
UPC: 847628578234

Shure SRH240A Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Old Packaging)

The Shure SRH240A are closed-back, over-ear headphones offering high-quality audio reproduction for general listening in a lightweight and comfortable design. Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide clear, detailed sound with a wide frequency response while the closed-back earcup design helps block out ambient noise.

The re-engineered construction features thick over-ear cushions and an adjustable headband that deliver long-lasting comfort, allowing you to listen for hours without fatigue. The earpads can be easily replaced to keep the headphones comfortable for years to come. The oxygen-free copper cable offers plenty of slack and has a gold-plated 3.5mm TRS plug and a 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio gear.

Note:
Please note, this pair of Shure SRH240A headphones is sold in the old packaging. That is the only difference between this item and the other Shure SRH240A headphones presented on this site.
Lightweight and durable construction withstands the rigors of day-to-day use
Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide full bass, clear mids, and crisp treble for pleasing general listening
Closed-back, circumaural design helps block out ambient noise so you can focus on your music instead of your environment
Re-engineered headband and earcup construction for a more ergonomic, comfortable fit
The impedance, power handling, and sensitivity are calibrated for optimum performance with a variety of sound sources
Straight cable design provides plenty of slack while the oxygen-free copper construction provides a clear signal path
Gold-plated 3.5mm TRS stereo mini plug and threaded 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices
Replaceable earpads ensure long product life
UPC: 042406229210

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"

Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone (Black) Specs

Microphone
Form FactorHandheld
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
On-Board ControlsNone
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL147 dB SPL
Impedance250 Ohms
Sensitivity1.55 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip (Included)
Included CasePouch
Dimensionsø: 1.97 x L: 7.3" / ø: 50 x L: 185 mm
Weight0.88 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.95 x 6.7 x 4.15"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (6', Black) Specs

Physical
Connector 13-Pin XLR Male
Connector 23-Pin XLR Female
Cable Length6' / 1.8 m
Shielding95% Spiral
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 8.25 x 0.9"

Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) Specs

Stand
Height8.3 to 13.5" / 21 to 34.3 cm
Base TypeRound
Base Dimensions6.2 x 6.2" / 15.7 x 15.7 cm
General
Mounting Thread5/8"-27 Male
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 7.05 x 1.9"

Shure SRH240A Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones (Old Packaging) Specs

Headphone
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
Driver TypeDynamic
Magnet TypeNeodymium
DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural)
Earcup StyleClosed-Back
General
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity107 dB
Impedance38 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling500 mW
FoldableNo
Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Connector PlatingGold
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Cable
Cable DesignY-Type
Cable ColorBlack
Cable Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper
Cable Length6.6' / 2.0 m
Physical
Weight10.1 oz / 238 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 8.75 x 4.65"
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