Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen US$279.99

Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen

Product Code: MOSC0018DM

US$279.99
WAS: US$ 349.99

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Register your Focusrite device before the 1st November 2018 to receive Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 LE plug-in for free, plus get a further $20 off Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 Pro
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18 in / 8 out USB 2.0 Audio interface with four Scarlett Mic preamps, 24bit/192kHz, 8 ADAT inputs, 4 line inputs.

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Benny
Excellent Audio interface!
Cristian Altuzar Paredes
An audio interface that I had tried a while ago. Excellent, practical, great quality and at an excellent price. Highly recommended.
Gerardo Cordoba Torres
The sound quality of the 18i8 is excellent, the configuration in Mac is really easy, and works perfect with Pro Tools and Logic Pro.
Jacob Alonso
Amazing product. Sounds great. Is easy to use. Pretty much plug and play.
Customer Nate
I could not be more happy with the Scarlett 18i8! It performs perfectly right out of the box and is obviously a high-quality product that looks and feels incredibly well-made. I will be able to use this for all my musical needs for a very long time ~ I LOVE IT!
David Tinitana Ortega
Antes de tener una Scarlett 18i8 yo ya había comprado una scarlett 2i2 y en lo general es una excelente marca, estoy muy contento con la compra.
Nick
Great piece of kit. I had a 2i4 and needed some more outputs and glad I made the upgrade. Great sound and low latency.
George Allaman
I have been a 18i6 owner for many years. The unit started to fail intermittently several months ago. Support was very proactive and worked with me closely to troubleshoot the problem.
JW
Excellent spec for the money. Build quality not quite as indestructible as I’d expected - a little lighter and thinner. Drivers seem unreliable (I’m on OSX 10.11) - the Focusrite Control software (v2.3.3) often struggled to recognise the unit, which is largely useless without configuration using that software. It seems to be a known issue as there is a lot on the web from people with similar issues. Focusrite support took a couple of days and sent me a PC older driver as a fix, which isn’t much use on a Mac!
Andy Muse
Industry standard interface for recording, bundled with useful software. I probably went for more than I needed but the price was cheap due to b-stock availability. Nice one.
Guillaume Bernier
Excellent, friendly user, the only thing is that the plug, the connector and the cable looks cheap...
Victor Gonzalez
My Scarlett 18i8 arrived at my home pretty fast and in perfect condition. It works perfectly it's all I was expecting for the product. Great job!
Santiago Converti
Amazing product! Easy configuration and excellent compatibility with Windows 10 and DAWs that i use like Ableton Live, Cubase and Pro Tools.
DomMeakins
Superb sound/ build quality. What else could you want of an interface?!
A music guy who just upgraded his set up after 12
It rules! Great sound and very easy to use!
Steve F
Excellent product. I was looking to expand the number of analogue inputs to cope with the growing number of hardware synth I seem to be getting and this fitted the bill at the right price. There was really another option like it without spending double! It will be useful to be able to add more inputs digitally in the future as well.
Mr Naveendar Subramaniam
The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) is exactly what I needed. Solidly built, beautiful red, 4 powerful preamps. The perfect addition to my home studio. Not to mention the versatile Focusrite Control software which makes my recording experience that much simpler. I can see myself keeping this interface for years without any issues. All the knobs are well built and smooth, the extra headphone output a very convenient option to use. I would definitely recommend this interface for anybody. For the price, this is an absolute bargain!
Mr Mathieu Drolet
The capacity to now track live helps a lot. But there's sometimes clicks and pops while recording which can be very annoying.
Ruben
It's a great unit with the exception that there are no XLR inputs in the rear. I will be getting the 18i20 in a bit but I'm definitely keeping this one around. Great quality build, seamless integration to the Pro Tools 12 platform, and easy to understand how to use. Excellent job Focusrite
Fred
I used an 18i6 for 4 years and only upgraded to the 18i8 because I accidentally dropped and broke the USB output on my 18i6. This unit works flawlessly and is very easy to use. I like the 18i8 much better than the 18i6 due to its level overload rings and 4 front inputs. This thing sounds great with my Macbook Pro and Logic DAW. I create tracks for friends all over the world and use the 18i8 for vocals, drums, guitars, keys and virtual instruments. Anyone who loves creating music at any level should own an 18i8 for home studio work or on the road for spontaneous recording. Great price for a great little piece of gear! Big gang for your buck! Highly recommended.
Luis
As an artist, producer, and engineer I proudly recommend Focusrite audio interface. One of the best usb hardware I ever came across and it delivers incredible sound. I dreamed of a well built audio interface to fit my needs but mostly in sound quality that's appeasing to my ears and believe me this is it. I love the perks that it has to offer as well. Thanks Focusrite for making such a great product. I love the Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen. A true loyal custumer, LUologist from AllBreedEnt.
Turtletaub
Great product. Easy to see the quality of the materials used to build it. It will last forever. Plenty of connection options. I couldn't be more pleased with an interface.
Jonathan
best mixer ever, perfect for my little home studio!
Earl
Bought the 18i8 after my Tascam failed and have never looked back. From the moment I plugged it in it has worked perfect. Very high quality for a fair price. I highly recommend it for home studio use and live recording.
Matthew
Hello. This product did not work with windows 10. Had to return. Hope they fix the drivers.
Rupert Benbrook
Really excellent update to an already good USB interface. The latency is excellent, below 3ms even when going via PC effects. The updated control panel is also simple to use, but powerful. It makes it a perfect choice for my live rig.

Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Bundle code for your free software
System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X Yosemite, El Capitan
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 10
Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) is class compliant on Mac. Driver will be required for PC.

Included Software:
  • Focusrite Control - Routing and monitoring application
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Pack
  • Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • NEW SOFTWARE ADDITION:The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.
Weights and Dimensions:
  • 1.9 kg (with accessories)
  • 1.68 kg (without accessories)
  • 6.6 cm x 19.2 cm x 22.9 cm (H x W x D)

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Supported Operating Systems

Mac OS

10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)

Windows

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Noise EIN

-127 dBu

Maximum input level

+8.5 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Line Inputs 1-4

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.003%

Maximum input level

+22 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Line Inputs 5-8

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5 dB

Dynamic Range

110 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.003%

Maximum input level

+16 dBu

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.003%

Maximum input level

+12 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Monitor Outputs (1-2)

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

108 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.001%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu

Headphone Outputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB

Dynamic Range

108 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.001%

Maximum Output Level

+13 dBu

Attributes

Attribute Description
48v phantom powerYes
ADAT I/OIn Only
Analogue Ins8
Analogue Outs6
Bit Depth24-bit
Bus PoweredNo
CompatibilityMac / PC / iPad
FeaturesSuper-low latency
Headphone Outs2
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Mic Preamps4
MIDI I/OYes
Monitoring softwareYes
S/PDIFYes
Sample RateUp to 192kHz
Software BundleYes
brandfocusrite
Plug-in offers:
  • Register your Focusrite device before the 1st November 2018 to receive Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 LE plug-in for free, plus get a further $20 off Positive Grid BIAS AMP 2 Pro
  • Plus you still get the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

What is Refurbished/B Stock?


  • Unit may have minimal signs of use/wear
  • All accessories are included
  • All included Software available upon registration
  • 2 Year Warranty Included
  • Packaging may show some signs of wear or the unit may have been repackaged in generic packaging
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All the Ins and Outs you need
Four combi inputs with Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-designed high headroom instrument inputs let you record any combination of instruments or vocals together. Connect your synths, keyboards or mixers into four additional line inputs on the rear panel, and connect any equipment with digital I/O to the SPDIF inputs to record ten simultaneous channels. Connect an OctoPre via ADAT, expanding to 12 mic preamps and 16 analogue inputs. Two discrete headphone outputs let you send separate headphone mixes to two artists, or an engineer and artist, while two balanced jack outputs let you connect to your professional studio monitors. With further MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW.

New Generation - Better in every way
The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with greater headroom to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

Intuitive Mix Control, Red plug-ins and more
The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

* Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11


Key Features:
  • Eight analogue inputs, including four Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, now with increased headroom
  • Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit / 192kHz
  • Super-low latency* lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
  • Two independent balanced analogue outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Two discrete headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Expand up to eight additional analogue inputs via ADAT
  • Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
  • Remote control from iPhone or iPad - Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app
  • Includes Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to record
  • Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
  • Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices
* Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

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