Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface offers you a compact studio solution with professional audio quality and versatile functionality.
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The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface offers you a compact studio solution with professional audio quality and versatile functionality.

A Compact 8-In, 6-Out Audio Interface for The Hardware Music Maker

What its numerous ins and outs, the Scarlett 8i6 allows you to keep all your hardware plugged in so you’re ready to record whenever inspiration strikes.

Offering high quality, professional-level audio along with versatile functionality, comprehensive connectivity and fantastic included software, the 3rd Generation Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is the compact studio solution you’ve been needing.

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Key Features:

  • Two of The Best Mic Preamps Ever Used in The Scarlett Range
  • Preamps Featuring Switchable Air Mode
  • Two High-Headroom Instrument Inputs
  • Six Balanced Line Inputs
  • Four Balanced Outputs
  • High Performance Converts
  • Record and Mix at Up to 24-Bit/192kHz
  • Includes A Range of Great Software
  • 3 Year Warranty

Superior Sound

Taking the Focusrite Scarlett range to a new level of professional performance, the Scarlett 8i6 Gen 3 features new mic preamps.

As two of the best performing mic preamps ever seen in the Scarlett range, these offer fantastic results.

Now featuring an optional Air setting, you can have these preamps reproduce the Air effect found on the original ISA mic preamp. This is a fantastic way of adding a natural, more open sound and brightness to your vocal and acoustic recordings.

You will also hear the benefit of the Scarlett 8i6 audio interface’s high-performance converters.

Allowing you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz, these converters ensure professional level audio quality on any recording project.

Comprehensive Connectivity

With the Scarlett 8i6 3rd gen USB audio interface’s two high-headroom instrument inputs you can get fantastic recordings of electric guitar or bass without any unwanted distortion or clipping.

You also have six flexible line inputs available for a whole world of music recording potential for your home studio.

Allowing you to plug in all manner of line level instruments such as synths and drum machines, you have two line inputs on the front with gain control and another four fixed-line on the back.

You can use these to record up to six mono or three stereo line-level sources.

You also have a pair of virtual loopback inputs so you can easily capture a stereo feed from any combination of hardware input and software playback channels. This is particularly useful when you’re live streaming or podcasting.

Digital S/PDIF in and out along with MIDI I/O are present as well as phantom power so you can use your condenser microphones.

How’s that for convenient and comprehensive?

Fantastic Included Software

Giving you everything you need to compose, record and produce your music, the Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB audio interface comes with some fantastic software included.

First, you have two great digital audio workstations in Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack.

These two DAWs offer some great features for creating music but are intuitive enough that you’ll get the hang of them in no time; even if you’re an absolute beginner.

Adding to those, you also get the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite and your choice of one of four XL Audio Addictive Keys instruments to give you even more creative potential.

What’s more; you can also get a free 3-month subscription to Splice Sounds when you create a new account.

With access to Splice Sounds you can download millions of high-quality, royalty -free loops, one-shots and presets to flesh out your music.

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Included Software:

  • Ableton Live Lite Music Making Software
  • Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription
  • 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

Focusrite Benefits

You’ll be able to join the Plug-In Collective and enjoy free software downloads and great discounts.

Check out our page on the awesome Focusrite Plug-In Collective and the current offers!

Three-Year Warranty On All Focusrite Products

Focusrite are excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products.

Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from 1st January 2018 onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase.

(The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.)

Your Home Recording Solution

While the Scarlett 8i6 will fit in great at your home studio allowing you to get great results, the level at which it performs and the potential it gives you goes far beyond what you’d expect for home recording.

Coming with a USB cable, power supply and a multitude of fantastic software, you can get recording straight away and enjoy amazing results.

Buy the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB audio interface from Professional Music Technology today and take your first step into a much larger world of incredible audio capture and musical potential.

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Specs:

  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 6
  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Number of Preamps: 2
  • Phantom Power: YES
  • Number of Pads: 2
  • Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Line Inputs: 6
  • Analogue Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • Digital Inputs: S/PDIF
  • Digital Outputs: S/PDIF
  • Loopback: YES
  • Bus Powered: NO
  • Included PSU: YES
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Manufacturer Focusrite
SKU 305338
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.100000
Channels 8 channels
Warranty 3 years


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