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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

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£299.00

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If ordered by: Thu 27/7/2017 14:00
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Review Rating

5 out of 5

The new 2nd generation of Focusrite's Scarlett range USB Audio Interfaces is now even better, faster and easier than before. The original range was fantastic, and proved to be some of the most popular interfaces available thanks to their simplicity and high sound quality. Now, the Scarlett range features natural sound mic preamps, newly designed instrument inputs (fantastic for dealing with troublesome hot pick-ups), as well as some of the lowest latency results we've seen. Meaning you can track and monitor with effects applied in real time, with confidence that there will be no issues. Another extra bonus; this Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen now also comes with an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, as well as being compatible with all the other major DAWs too!

Product Specification:

Focusrite Scarlett Studio 18i8 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

Better. Faster. Easier.

Ideal for Producers, Recording Artists and Small Bands

Second generation 18 in / 8 out USB 2.0 Audio interface with four Scarlett Mic preamps, 24bit/192kHz, eight ADAT inputs, four line inputs, two main monitor outputs and two headphone outputs. Recording software included. Mac / PC compatible.

 

Ready to Rcord Tour Band

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 is ideal for musicians, producers and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources such as drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals simultaneously. Four natural-sounding combination input Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency* and class-leading sound quality and digital conversion are complemented by a host of additional inputs and outputs; four extra line inputs, digital I/O, two main monitor outputs and two entirely discrete headphone outputs. An ADAT input allows you to expand with eight additional mic preamps for larger recording sessions. Focusrite is the perfect partner for Pro Tools. To that end, Focusrite and Avid will continue to work together to ensure all Scarlett interfaces are thoroughly tested with the latest version of Pro Tools. Scarlett 18i8 is also compatible with all other major DAWs, on Mac and PC.

* Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

 

All The Ins and Outs You Need

Four combi inputs with Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-designed high headroom instrument inputs let you record any combination of instruments or vocals together. Connect your synths, keyboards or mixers into four additional line inputs on the rear panel, and connect any equipment with digital I/O to the SPDIF inputs to record ten simultaneous channels. Connect an OctoPre via ADAT, expanding to 12 mic preamps and 16 analogue inputs. Two discrete headphone outputs let you send separate headphone mixes to two artists, or an engineer and artist, while two balanced jack outputs let you connect to your professional studio monitors. With further MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW.

 

New Generation - Better In Every Way

The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with greater headroom to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

 

Intuitive Mix Control and All The Software You Need

The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

 

Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) Key Features

  • Eight analogue inputs, including four Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, now with increased headroom
  • Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit / 192kHz
  • Super-low latency* lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
  • Two independent balanced analogue outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Two discrete headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Expand up to eight additional analogue inputs via ADAT
  • Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
  • Includes Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to record
  • Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
  • Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices

*Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Proand OS 10.11

Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) - What's In The Box

  • Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Bundle code for your free software

Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) - Included Software

  • Focusrite Control - Routing and monitoring application
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Pack
  • Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
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Reviewed by Luca Pagnotta, on 4/12/2016  5 out of 5

Amazing cheap black Friday price from Rich Tone Music for my new Scarlett!!!! ...i can't write about her because she is in the box ....until xmas!!! Thank's Rich Tone Music . Amazing Service! Over the top!!!! :) best wishes from Genoa - italy. Luca

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