Product Description for the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Audio Interface
The Scarlett 8i6 is an 8 in / 6 out audio interface with outstanding sonic performance and flexibility at a truly affordable price. Part of Focusrite’s new range of USB audio interfaces, the Scarlett 8i6 is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.
Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Scarlett 8i6 helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.
Alongside the two high-quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.
Scarlett 8i6 comes with all of the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.
Focusrite’s established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
Two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst cutting-edge digital conversion captures your audio with pristine quality. Combined with the very latest in USB interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Scarlett 8i6 is the heart of the modern home studio.
• Total of 8 Inputs and 6 Outputs • 2 Award winning Focusrite mic-pres, 2 Line inputs, 2 instrument inputs, 4 Analog Outputs, SPDIF/Stereo in/out, MIDI in/out • 2 Unique Loop-back virtual channels for routing between software applications • Bundle: Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix AND Xcite + Software Bundle, Ableton Live 7 plus royalty free loops and samples
• Half-Rack ” 2U rack-mount / Metal Case Construction • Ultra-low latency USB 2.0 interface • 24-bit, 96kHz integrated A-D/D-A jitter elimination technology • Scarlett MIX Control Zero Latency DSP Mixer Router • Switchable phantom power • Dedicated Monitor Control • Dedicated Headphone Control and Output • Channel signal and overload LEDs