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  • USB Type-C Connection
  • 4 Scarlett Mic Preamps
  • 4 Line Input
  • 2x Headphone / 4x Line Output
Focusrite Plc. Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface (3rd Generation) Focusrite Plc. Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio In...
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Overview

Scarlett 18i8
Get the band together

The 3rd Generation Scarlett 18i8 gives you all the tools to record all your instruments in studio quality, anywhere. With its high channel count, compact size and a huge selection of software in the box, 18i8 is ready to record your band wherever you are.

  • Four of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
  • Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
  • Eight balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends
  • Four monitor outs, featuring anti-thump tech and speaker switching

The Studio is Wherever You Are

18i8 has a way in for everyone, with four mic/line inputs, two of which double as instrument-ins, and four fixed line-ins. Then, you have four balanced line-outs and speaker switching plus two independent headphone outs to monitor, mix and play back however you want. Whatever you’re recording, wherever you are, you can take your whole studio with you.

Your Recording is 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.

Drum Up Some Incredible Recordings

With ADAT, you can expand your recording capabilities, adding a further eight inputs to your Scarlett 18i8 via a mic pre such as Scarlett OctoPre or Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic. That’s enough channels to mic up a full drum kit.

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.

Focusrite's 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 18i8 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.

What's Included

Scarlett 18i8 18x8 USB Audio/MIDI Interface
USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
Power Supply

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Product Specifications

Scarlett 18i8

SUPPORTED SAMPLE RATES

 
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 3kΩ

LINE INPUTS 1-4
(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 60kΩ

LINE INPUTS 5-8
(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 44kΩ

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 1.5MΩ

LINE/MONITOR OUTPUTS

 
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs) Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
108dB
THD+N <0.002%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) 15.5dBu
Impedance 430Ω

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

 
Dynamic Range 104dB (A-weighted)
THD+N <0.002%
Maximum Output Level 7dBu
Impedance <1Ω

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Focusrite Plc. Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface (3rd Generation)

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