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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface
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Product Code: Scarlett 18i8

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 18-in/8-out interface extends the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 interfaces from Focusrite, each of which offers a series of high-quality inputs and outputs for different recording requirements. With four Focusrite mic pres, Scarlett 18i8 is designed for producers and recording artists or bands who require the ability to record a significant number of sources at the same time including multiple mics/instruments, with expansion capability enabling it to handle multiple studio recording requirements. Scarlett 18i8 works on Mac, PC and iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required for iPad).

18 Separate Inputs
At the heart of 18i8 is a set of four Focusrite mic preamps with up to 60 dB gain, designed specifically for Focusrite's computer audio interfaces. The first two offer Mic/Line/Instrument on universal XLR/TRS connectors while 3 and 4 offer Mic/Line capability on universal XLRs—all four on the front panel with pads and 48V phantom power. Four more line inputs are provided on TRS connectors. An ADAT optical digital connector provides eight additional digital inputs that can also be used with external mic preamps like Focusrite's OctoPre MK II to increase the number of mic inputs the 18i8 can handle to 12. A stereo S/PDIF coaxial input is also included.

8 Independent Outputs
On the output side, there are two TRS monitor outputs, stereo S/PDIF coax, and two independent stereo headphone outputs, each with their own volume knob so artist and engineer can control their own personal monitoring. All analogue inputs and outputs have their own connectors, so no breakout cables are required, and all feature Focusrite precision 24-bit, 96kHz sampling A/D and D/A conversion to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of recording applications on Windows, Mac and now iOS apps.

Tough & Innovative Hardware
The Scarlett 18i8 is housed in a compact red unibody metal case to withstand the rigors of the road and the studio. Input level controls feature signal halos—LED rings around the level control that give a simple and immediate go/no-go level indication: green means there is a recordable signal while red indicates overload. A large main monitor knob with mute button means that main monitor levels are always at your fingertips.

Included software
Included in the package is the Scarlett MixControl low-latency DSP-based software mixer and router, with intuitive one-click presets and a latency of under 1.4 ms. You'll also find the Scarlett plug-in suite for VST, AU and RTAS, offering EQ, gate, compression and reverb, plus Ableton Live Lite, the Novation Bass Station soft synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 - Features:

  • Four Focusrite mic pres
  • 18 inputs and 8 outputs
  • Two independent headphone outputs each with a level control
  • Rugged metal unibody chassis
  • High quality 24-bit 96 kHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad
  • Unique gain halos for safeguarding your levels
  • Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router
  • Main monitor control with mute function
  • Software bundle
  • Digital Performance:
    • A-D Dynamic Range: 109 dB A-weighted (all inputs)
    • D-A Dynamic Range: 108 dB A-weighted (line outputs)
    • Supported sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
    • Clock Jitter: < 250 ps
  • Microphone Inputs:
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)
    • THD+N: -96 dB (1 kHz, –1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    • Noise EIN: –122 dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 ohm termination)
    • Maximum Input Level: +9 dBu (without pad)
  • Line Inputs:
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.2 dB (min. gain)
    • THD+N: -83 dB (1 kHz, -1dBFS, 20 kHz BW))
    • Noise (NiPoS): -105 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination))
    • Maximum Input Level: < +28 dBu
  • Instrument Inputs:
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz ± 0.3 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)
    • THD+N: -83 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
    • Noise (NiPoS): -103 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)
    • Maximum Input Level: +8 dBu (without pad)
  • Line Outputs 1 & 2:
    • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu, balanced
    • THD+N: -99 dB (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.6 x 8.7 x 7.1 in | 66 x 227 x180 mm
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs | 1.6 kg

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