Overview

The Focusrite Scarlett series of audio interfaces is often the first stop for both studio professionals and home recordists alike for their promise of ultra low-latency and flexibility. The 18i8 model features 18 in and eight out, ideal for multi-instrumentalists tracking more than one instrument at a time. It's even equipped with two separate outputs so that different artists can have their own monitoring settings. A great audio interface backed by three decades of design experience, you can't go wrong with a Focusrite Scarlett.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen)
Finish
  • Red
Year
  • 2010s
Categories

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Reviews for the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen)
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  • Great for drum tracking!

    Verified Purchase

    Great interface for tracking drums and other instruments. Has 4 main XLR inputs with phantom power supplies for each pair of inputs, which is great if you may use sensitive dynamic microphones with condensers. Virtually no latency, and 2 headphone outputs make drum tracking with your buddy controlling the levels easy!

  • I like it

    Verified Purchase

    I recently upgraded from the 2i2, so that I could record drums with a 4-microphone setup. Very pleased so far. The unit sounds good and works well.

  • Verified Purchase

    Got this to replace a Pro 24 firewire interface on a newer Mac. The latency seems lower on the Scarlett. The mic pres sound natural and the overall sound is comparable to some much more expensive units. The new Focusrite control software is laid out clean but still not really intuitive at first gla…

  • Love Focusrite

    Verified Purchase

    This isn't my first Focusrite product and I don't think you should buy any other interface regardless of your DAW. The only disappointment was that I hoped to be able to use the optical in for the output of my Video Monitor... you have to get one higher up the Focusrite product line to do that.

  • Love it

    Verified Purchase

    Been using it for about 2 weeks now and it works wonderfully. Sound quality is amazing for the price, it's built really well, looks slick, software is easy to use and figure out. I'm excited to start recording some music now.