The 18-in, 8-out Scarlett 18i8 USB interface is a comprehensive desktop interface, ideal for multi-instrumentalists, producers, and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources.
In developing the Third Generation series of Scarlett interfaces, further improvements have been made to both performance and features. Audio specifications have been upgraded throughout the unit to give greater dynamic range and even lower noise and distortion; additionally, the mic preamp now accepts higher input levels.
An important enhancement is the inclusion of Focusrite’s AIR function. Individually selectable on Inputs 1 to 4, AIR subtly modifies the preamp’s frequency response to model the sonic characteristics of our classic transformer-based ISA microphone preamps. When recording with good quality microphones, you will notice an enhanced clarity and definition in the important mid to high frequency range, just where it is most needed for vocals and many acoustic instruments.
It features four mic preamps, four line inputs and class-leading sound quality; it is also expandable by eight more inputs over ADAT. The unit has two independent headphone outputs with independent monitoring settings. The digital conversion operates at up to 24-bit and up to 192kHz, giving your recordings clarity and detail.
The Focusrite Control software is included so you can configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac, PC, iPad®, iPhone or iPod touch with user-friendly control software.
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