Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio/Midi Interface, Free Plugin Bundle

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  • 18 inputs / 8 outputs
  • 24bit - 96kHz sample rate
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • OSX, Windows and iOS compatible
  • Loopmasters samples and plugins bundle


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Focusrite USB Audio Interface, Quality Pre Amps

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8, an 18-in/8-out interface, offers a series of high-quality inputs and outputs for different recording requirements. This product is designed with expansion capability enabling it to handle multiple studio recording requirements, so The Disc highly recommends the Scarlett 18i8 to 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. The Scarlett 18i8 works on Mac, PC and iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required for iPad).

At the heart of 18i8 is a set of four Focusrite mic preamps with up to 60dB gain. The first two offer Mic/Line/Instrument on universal XLR/TRS connectors, whilst 3 and 4 offer Mic/Line capability on universal XLRs – all with pads and 48V phantom power. Four more line inputs are provided on TRS connectors. An ADAT optical digital connector provides eight additional inputs that can also be used with external mic preamps, such as the Focusrite OctoPre Mk II, to increase the number of mic inputs the 18i8 can handle. A stereo S/PDIF coaxial input is also included.

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.

  • Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres
  • 18 inputs, 8 outputs
  • Two headphone outputs with separate level controls
  • Rugged metal unibody chassis
  • High quality 24bit/96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad*
  • Unique gain halos enable visual level monitoring
  • Scarlett MixControl ultra low-latency DSP mixer and router
  • Main monitor control with mute function
  • Includes the Scarlett Plug-in Suite (Compression, Gating, EQ and Reverb for tracking and mixing), Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sample content and the Novation Bass Station analogue modelling synth plug-in

*iPad Connectivity (via Apple Camera Connection Kit – not included)

Inputs 2 Mic/line/inst Combi XLR Including 2 instrument inputs
2 Mic/line Combi XLR Not including instrument inputs
4 Line analogue ¼” TRS jack On rear panel
2 S/PDIF RCA phono
8 ADAT Optical Lightpipe 4 channels via 96kHz SMUX
16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
Outputs 4 Line ¼” TRS Jack On rear panel
4 (2 stereo) Headphone outputs ¼” TRS Jack 2 Dedicated level dials
2 S/PDIF RCA phono
16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
System Requirements Mac: OS X 10.7 OS x 10.8
PC: Windows 7 (all versions) Windows 8 (all versions apart from RT)
Included Software Ableton Live Lite
Scarlett MixControl
Scarlett Plug-in Suite
Novation Bass Station
1GB Of Loopmasters Samples

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Impressive Piece of Kit!
Tuesday, 25 October 2016  | 

So I bought the Scarlett 18i8 as a direct replacement of my Saffire Pro 40 as it was on the fritz and Focusrite were going to charge me £40+parts+labor+postage to have it repaired with their out-of-warranty service.

And what can I say? It's an incredibly compact and powerful interface. I can hook it up to my Behringer ADA8000 to give me all the XLR inputs I'd ever need via optical. The mix control is confusing at first for new users but was an easy transition for me due to having the Pro40 before.

The downsides to this product is the lack of routing that I was used to with the Pro40. Also as well you are stuck with SPDIF as outputs 3+4 (and let's face it, who actually uses f**king SPDIF's?!?). There is also no way to re-route in this version of the mix control for sends to external hardware. I did however get around this by using the headphones out (as there's two) as an FX send and then routed back in. It's a little bit messy but the easiest way to get around it.

Pic here to demonstrate.

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