Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen US$369.99

Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen

Product Code: MOSC0028

US$369.99
WAS: US$ 419.99

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18-in, 8-out USB audio interface

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Nicholas Laviers
It's great. Very good value for money. Customer service very good. I blew up my second gen by plugging it into the wrong power and they upgraded me to a 3rd gen. I guess in the light of my mistake I'd say have a fuse in your next design :)
Robert Bridgeman
Unfortunately upon arrival the product did not work
Wayne
Its bright shiny & red, though I prefer the Glossy finish of the Gen1 I had. It is a high quality product produces great sound with easy controls. Just remember connectivity may have your system searching to connect to a 2 channel output and this is a single channel so unless you tell the computer to look for the right thing you may as I did get sound on just one side. Knowledge is everything I am not tech qualified and was lost until someone that knew told me as they also had the same issue.
John Warinner
I think it is a great product. Nice looking, easy to use, quality output and backed by excellent support. I really enjoy doing business with Focusrite!
Filip
It's a great sound card!! I recommend it !! very happy with the results🥇
Marvin Lalihatu
Really good! Bigger than I expected. Would have love to have a DC-coupled output, or even a dedicated CV/Gate/Clock output
Clara
Feels like a sturdy product. Refurbished it looks wonderful, brand new.
Kayla Barnett
Although it’s refurbished, it works perfectly!
Ross
If I could give this 6 stars I would. I've been using an 1st gen 18i8 for god knows how many years, and it has never let me down. I only got the 3rd gen version because of the studio trade in offer Focusrite have been doing. There was nothing wrong with it, it was still working perfectly, I just couldn't resist a new shiny interface. I think that's me settled on Focusrite now until I die. Such good quality, robust products.
María Isabel Romero Pérez
Very pretty
Arnie Dunn
Good value for what you get. Solid but what I like most is the support team. I've had a few glitches with three Scarlet interfaces over the years and any time I'ver had to contact Focusrite, I've had the best help.
Paul Wolff
I "adopted" a musician in the Caribbean, and I'm sending his this. He is very excited and will be pleased!
Robert Hughes
I bought this for my small studio where I've been using a USB mixer. That mixer works fine, but when I'm playing and recording, it's nice to have a visual monitor that confirms the gain levels. More importantly, I play and record brass instruments (trumpet and trombone). Typically, that means three mics -- one that I play into, and two behind me catching the reflecting sound in the room. It's important to have all three mics to get the full brass sound. With a mixing board that outputs one digital signal, that means that I'm testing and fiddling while I'm playing and recording. It's a lot of trial and error that takes time. With the Scarlett, I record three separate tracks and then mix those three in the DAW after I record to tweak the sound just right. I can pan the two reflection mic tracks to create the surround brass sounds I want. A lot less work and a lot more flexibility. I've also recorded blues harp and Hammond organ parts, too, and they're fine. I've only had it a week, so I can't speak to its durability; but it's already proven itself as a great recording tool.
Johno
Only had the unit for a couple of weeks but, based on the limited usage so far, I'm impressed with the build quality, ease of setting up, sound quality & general operation of the device. So, very satisfied at this stage.
I Mancuso
I am very happy with the Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen. I bought it as a replacement for my Saffire Pro 24 Dsp firewire, which I could no longer use after the last update of my system, and was the only one with similar inputs / outputs and two headphone outputs. As for the softwares it is a bit of a mixture of condirations: I already had Protools First and I have never been able to fully use it because it is too limited; Ableton Live Lite is not for me as I am used to all the functions of Logic Pro X. The software plugins of Fuselabs cannot be installed because the website does not respond with the registration email. I already had the other softwares. I hope the audio interface lasts at least as long as the Saffire did, and I consider it the best product in this price range.
Nicolas Vauché
Simple, fast and ultra compatible. Sounds good for instruments (guitar and synths for me), mics (SM57 / SM58 / AS51V)
Daniel Rucerito
This interface is exactly what I needed in my studio setup. Great quality and easy operation.
Michael Trimble
Very good quality for the money.
Michael Freer
Just received and set up. The set up process was very easy as the computer does virtually all the work. Very impressed by the build quality and feel of all the controls.
Darrell Reeve
Super low latency, terrific easy to use interface in Windows 10, excellent build quality. Does exactly what I need it to do with no B.S.!
Alan S
Excellent product, stylish and efficient. Fast delivery and great quality for money.
James Drake
Refurb was like new. Great value
Heitor Silva
I have no idea if this product is good or not. I bought it on May 5th. Today is May 19th, and I still have no clue if my interface was shipped or not... I sent 2 emails, 1 Twitter message, and reached through the webchat too, but NOTHING was effective to at least know what happened with my order... I'm extremely disappointed and without my interface to work with. I don't think Corona is enough to justify 14 days of silence, even after me reaching through 3 different forms of communication. I'm seriously considering to ask for a refund and buy from other brand, IF someone answers anything, because even the refund I think it will be impossible to get!
Charlie Smith
First, the instillation was quick and flawless. I have doing this for 40 years. Second, the unit has great sound. ( I miss VU meters ) Buuuuuut the unit software has them. Great unit. Thanks, Charlie
Edwin Spence
Great value for the money. i was amazed at the sonic quality.
Gabriel Samain
Awesome and simple
Michael Patrick Smith
I upgraded to this model from anther company's smaller interface. I needed the 4 line inputs on the rear of the interface for a dedicated drum machine and keyboard. the AIR and PAD functions were a bonus!
Warwick Merry
Only been using it a short period but really enjoying it. Bought direct from Focusrite and a little disappointed it did not have an Australian plug with it.

Product Specifications

What's in the box
  • Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen.
  • 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)
  • 1 x Power Supply

Included Software
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live's trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle
  • A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
  • Splice Sounds
  • Three months Splice Sounds membership with new Splice accounts – offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
Hitmaker Expansion
  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • For everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes, to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube®. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
  • Landr Studio, plus five free masters
  • Produce and release your best work with two-month's access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two month's subscription is over. Landr Studio provides everything you need to mix and master your tracks, including unlimited MP3 mastering, and unlimited distribution on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, TikTok, and many more.
  • Brainworx® Bx_console Focusrite SC
  • The preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps – the origin of the famous 'Air' we still hear on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Featuring a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway®, Yamaha® and the classic Rhodes®. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos – right from your studio.
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
  • Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama® and Pearl® drums, and Paiste® and Sabian® cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
  • Relab's LX480 Essentials
  • Get four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
  • All other product names and brands cited herein are property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used on this page are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement.

Technical Specifications
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Form Factor: Rack Mount (1U)
  • Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 8
  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Number of Preamps: 4
  • Number of Pads: 2
  • Phantom Power: YES
  • Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Analogue Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • Main/Alt Speaker Switching: YES (via software)
  • Digital Inputs: S/PDIF & ADAT input
  • Digital Outputs: S/PDIF
  • MIDI I/O: YES
  • Loopback: YES
  • Bus Powered: NO
  • Included PSU: YES
The easiest way to check that your computer's operating system (OS) is compatible with the Scarlett 2i2 is to use our online OS Checker

Attributes

Attribute Description
A/D Resolution24-bit/192 kHz
Analogue Outs4
Bus PoweredNo
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
Digital InputsS/PDIF
Digital OutputsS/PDIF
Form FactorRack Mount (1U)
Headphone Outs2
Included PSUYes
Instrument Inputs2
Line Inputs8
LoopbackYes
Main/Alt Speaker Switching Yes (via software)
MIDI I/OYes
Number of Pads4
Number of Preamps4
Phantom PowerYES
ProtocolUSB 2.0
Simultaneous I/O18 x 8
brandfocusrite
Hitmaker Expansion:
  • Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. Hitmaker Expansion is built to give you all the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality, featuring exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.
The third-generation Scarlett 18i8 is the perfect audio interface for recording engineers and producers who need to adapt to their recording environment, wherever they are.
It offers eight analogue inputs: four mic/line inputs, two high-impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs and four additional fixed-line inputs on the rear. An optical input allows for expansion of up to eight additional channels for larger recording sessions. And with improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz, vital to helping you perfect your mix.

Scarlett 18i8 features four of Focusrite's best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound. There's a pad on every mic preamp to accommodate higher-level signals without clipping.

Scarlett 18i8 offers two extra line outputs over the previous generation, and speaker switching technology for dual monitor setups. Two independent headphone outputs allow for both engineer and artist to monitor during recording sessions, and a pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels – making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

Scarlett 18i8 is designed to stand up to days on the road, and connects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable. There's no better way to step into studio recording – your Scarlett interface comes with some of the best loved tools in the business, including Ableton Live Lite, Avid Pro Tools Artist and Hitmaker Expansion, with exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.

If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

As with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from a three-year warranty with award-winning customer support.

Key Features:

• Four of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your vocal recordings a brighter and more open sound
• Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
• Eight balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines and other line-level sources
• Four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology and speaker switching
• High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz

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