Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8x6 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)

PA SKU # FOC SCARLETT8I63G MFR # SCARLETT-8I6-3G UPC # 815301005193
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  • Product Highlights
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • 2x XLR-1/4" Combo Inputs
  • 4x Line Inputs
  • 4x Line Outputs
  • SPDIF/MIDI I/O
  • USB 3.0 Audio Interface

A Compact 8-in 6-Out Audio Interface 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 two-year warranty to get it sorted. Sound.

 

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.

 

  • 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: -128dB (A-weighted)
  • Maximum Input Level: 9dBu (at minimum gain)
  • Gain Range: 56dB
  • Impedance: 3kΩ
  • 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: 60kΩ
  • 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: 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): 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

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO START RECORDING RIGHT, NOW

Your Solo 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: choose one of four inspiring virtual keyboard instruments
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle: three of Softube's world class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an 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, PC, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
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