Scarlett 8i6 provides two of Focusrite’s best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.
Record guitars or bass via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion. You can also get creative using the six flexible line inputs –two on the front with gain control, and four fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to six mono or three stereo line-level sources such as synthesizers or drum machines.
A pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels –making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.
Scarlett 8i6 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton® Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys.
If that wasn't enough, Focusrite has partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.
And as with all Focusrite products, you’ll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.
Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen
Switchable Air mode to give your recordings a more open sound
Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
Six balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines, and other line-level sources
High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedals or other outboard gear
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 6
A/D Resolution: 24 bit/192kHz
Number of Preamps: 2
Number of Pads: 2
Phantom Power: YES
Instrument Inputs: 2
Line Inputs: 6
Analog Outputs: 4
Headphone Outputs: 2
Main/Alt Speaker Switching: NO
Digital Inputs: S/PDIF
Digital Outputs: S/PDIF
MIDI I/O: YES
Bus Powered: NO
Included PSU: YES
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
Softube Time & Tone Bundle
Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective