Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (3rd Gen)

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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (3rd Gen)
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AMS-SCARLETT-8I6-3G
ADK-FRT-1330-00162
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From 29th July 2021 to 7th October 2021 (4pm BST), Focusrite’s Plug-in Collective community members can grab a free PUNCH module from Mastering the Mix, as well as the hands-on course Balancing the Channels with Tom Frampton, from Ultimate Producer.



FOR THE HARDWARE MUSIC MAKER.

Sitting on the desks of more producers than any other, the Scarlett range of audio interfaces means studio quality sound for more music making machines than any other. 8i6, with its dual mic-pres, fixed-line I/O and MIDI, gives you just the right connectivity to easily bring your hardware music making setup into the computer world.

 

 Six balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends

 

 

 Two of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for recording vocals

 Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in

 

 

 Loopback, for grabbing a stereo feed of any combination of hardware inputs and software playback, no cables needed, for simple sampling, streaming or podcasting.

 

PLUGGED IN, SWITCHED ON

Plug in and produce; all your instruments, all the time. With two 3rd Gen preamps, six fixed line-ins and four balanced outs – for synths, drum machines and looping in hardware effects – 8i6 is ready to record when you are. Spend more time playing and less time plugging in.

 

YOUR TRACKS ARE 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING

We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pres are the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.

 

THIS IS YOUR CUE

Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®. Send, stream, sample – simple.

OUR TECHNOLOGY IS SOUND

Incredibly reliable, Focusrite hardware won’t let you down. If, however, you come across a problem you can rely on our global support team and your three-year warranty to get it sorted. Sound.

 

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO PRODUCE RIGHT, NOW

Your 8i6 interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from:

 

Avid® Pro Tools® | First Focusrite Creative Pack: Hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects

 

Ableton® Live Lite™: Industry-leading music-making software.

 

Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.

 

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.

 

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: Three of Softube's world-class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an easy-to-use mastering tool.

 

Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite: Accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor.

 

Focusrite Plug-in Collective: Receive free versions of the most innovative software, as well as benefiting from discounts.

 

Focusrite Control: Route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac® or PC.

 

Focusrite Control iOS App: Use your iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch to remotely control your Scarlett when connected to Focusrite Control Desktop.

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE, FOR A LASTING CONNECTION

When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts. Let’s stay together.

SPECIFICATIONS IN DETAIL

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measuredto the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance,which is misleading, and here's why.

 

To check supported operating systems please click here.

 

SUPPORTED SAMPLE RATES

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

 

MICROPHONE INPUTS

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

111dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.0012%

Noise EIN

-128dBu (A-weighted)

Maximum Input Level

9dBu (at minimum gain)

Gain Range

56dB

Impedance

3k

LINE INPUTS 1-2 (VARIABLE GAIN)

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

110.5dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Maximum Input Level

22dBu (at minimum gain)

Gain Range

56dB

Impedance

60k

LINE INPUTS 3-6 (FIXED GAIN)

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

110.5dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Maximum Input Level

18dBu (at minimum gain)

Impedance

44k

INSTRUMENT INPUTS

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

110dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.03%

Maximum Input Level

12.5dBu (at minimum gain)

Gain Range

56dB

Impedance

1.5M

LINE/MONITOR OUTPUTS

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

108dB

THD+N

<0.002%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

15.5dBu

Impedance

430

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

Dynamic Range

104dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Maximum Output Level

7dBu

Impedance

<1

macOS 11 Big Sur

Yes

Intel CPUs only. Please see this article

 

macOS 10.15 Catalina

Yes

macOS 10.14 Mojave

Yes

macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Yes

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Yes

Mac 10.11

No

Windows 10

Yes

Windows 8

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

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