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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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:

 

Hitmaker Expansion – available to every newly registered Scarlett 3rd Gen user is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the tools you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality.

Focusrite’s Scarlett audio interfaces now include an incredibly comprehensive and powerful plug-in bundle worth $1,300 Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. From October 1, 2021, every new Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen interface comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

Antares® Auto-Tune® Access — Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes – to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks

Relab’s LX480 Essentials — Provides four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC’s reverb unit, and used on countless hits

Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555 — A hyper-realistic model of Marshall’s Silver Jubilee 2555 – the modern evolution of the iconic JCM800 – brought to you by analogue modeling experts Softube

 XLN Audio® Addictive Keys — Choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway®, Yamaha® and the classic Rhodes®

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock kit — Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama® and Pearl® drums, and Paiste® and Sabian® cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm

Brainworx® bx_oberhausen — Fully-analogue modelled replica of a classic American polysynth

Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC — Brings the true sound of the preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music

Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite — Meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe

Brainworx bx_masterdesk — Brings a smooth and simple workfl ow to the art of mastering, and allows anyone, from fi rst-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly

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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