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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface

8 Input / 6 Output-Dual Focusrite Preamps with DI-2 Line Inputs-S/PDIF I/O-MIDI I/O-Phantom Power-Scarlett Plug-in Suite-Xcite+ Software Bundle-Mac OS X-Windows XP/Vista/7


The Scarlett 8i6 from Focusrite is an 8 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 two additional analog inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI provide true multi-track recording. No additional DI units are needed as two Hi-Z instrument inputs can be plugged straight into the unit. Additionally, two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications, ideal for capturing online audio.

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

  • 8 input, 6 output with 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 customized monitor mix

  • 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

Additional Information

Crossover Frequency N/A
Frequency Range Microphone: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB Line: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB Instrument: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.1dB
High Frequency Amplifier N/A
High Frequency Driver N/A
Low Frequency Amplifier N/A
Low Frequency Driver N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 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+4: -100dBu (22Hz to 22kHz band-pass filter) Instrument: -87dBu
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) N/A
Headphone Type N/A
Low Frequency Roll-Off N/A
Phantom Power N/A
Dynamic Range A/D: >109dB, A-weighted (all analog inputs) D/A: >106dB, A-weighted (all analog outputs)
Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Delivery Time N/A

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