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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
The 3rd Generation Scarlett 18i8 gives you all the tools to record all your instruments in studio quality, anywhere. With its high channel count, compact size and a huge selection of software in the box, 18i8 is ready to record your band wherever you are.
- Four of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
- Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
- Eight balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends
- Four monitor outs, featuring anti-thump tech and speaker switching
18i8 has a way in for everyone, with four mic/line inputs, two of which double as instrument-ins, and four fixed line-ins. Then, you have four balanced line-outs and speaker switching plus two independent headphone outs to monitor, mix and play back however you want. Whatever you’re recording, wherever you are, you can take your whole studio with you.
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.
Your 18i8 interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from:
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® or PC.
Focusrite Control iOS App: Use your iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch to remotely control your Scarlett when connected to Focusrite Control Desktop.
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: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.
Softube Time and Tone Bundle: Three of Softube's world-class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an easy-to-use mastering tool.