Overview

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.

Features

  • Multi-Instrumentalists & Producers
  • USB Type-C Connectivity
  • 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps, 4 Line In
  • 2 Headphone Outs, 4 Line Outputs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz Converters
  • AC Powered / Mac and Windows
  • Phantom Power, Pads, MIDI & S/PDIF I/O
  • Mic Air Mode, Multicolor Gain Halos
  • Virtual Loopback for Mix-Minus Setup
  • DAWs, VIs, Loops, and Samples

What's In The Box?

  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (3rd Generation)
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Splice Sounds - Three Month Membership
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective
  • Hitmaker Expansion
    • Atares Auto-Tune Access
    • Relab’s LX480 Essentials
    • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
    • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
    • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
    • Brainworx BX_console Focusrite SC
    • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
Categories
Computer Connectivity
  • USB
Sample Rate
  • 192 khz
Bus-Powered
  • No
Digital Input Format
  • S/PIDF
Electronics
  • Digital
  • Analog
  • Solid State
Compatibility
  • macOS
  • Windows
Format
  • Desktop Standalone
Digital Output Format
  • S/PIDF
Bit Depth
  • 24-bit
Simultaneous I/O
  • 8 x 6
Number of Channels
  • 14
Number of Headphone Outputs
  • 2
Number of MIDI Outputs
  • 1
Number of MIDI Inputs
  • 1
Number of Digital Outputs
  • 2
Number of Digital Inputs
  • 2
Number of Analog Outputs
  • 4
Number of Analog Inputs
  • 6
Number of Mic Preamps
  • 2

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