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FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 18I8 GEN 2 18 IN 8 OUT USB2.0 AUDIO INTERFACE W 4 FOCUSRITE PREAMPS & PRO TOOLS FIRST CREATIVE PACK

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FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 18I8 GEN 2 18 IN 8 OUT USB2.0 AUDIO INTERFACE W 4 FOCUSRITE PREAMPS & PRO TOOLS FIRST CREATIVE PACK

$699.00

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Scarlett 18i8
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Scarlett – The Second Generation
Number one selling USB interface range. Now Better. Faster. Easier.

Focusrite is proud to announce the launch and worldwide availability of its 2nd generation of Scarlett USB audio interfaces; the number one selling range of audio interfaces in the world. While the i/o count of every interface remains the same, the 2nd generation of Scarlett USB audio interfaces is packed full of improvements. Notably delivering Focusrite’s fastest USB performance yet, with roundtrip latency measurements as low as 2.74ms.*

There are six interfaces in the range, as well as two studio pack bundles, from the two in, two out, single mic preamp Scarlett Solo up to the rack-mounted 18 in / 20 out Scarlett 18i20. The improvements are immediately apparent at first glance, with new metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscoring a host of improvements to the product design. The latest Scarlett mic preamp now features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with increased headroom so it can handle even seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, guarding the interfaces against unwanted power surges. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates up to 192kHz.

Following the announcement of an alliance between Focusrite and Avid®, Scarlett 2nd generation interfaces will also ship with Avid Pro Tools® | First. Named Focusrite Creative Pack, the exclusive offering features the free version of the industry-standard Pro Tools digital audio software, and 12 additional plug-ins, including the Eleven® Lite for real-life guitar amp emulations and Tape Echo to bring the sound of classic analog delays to mixes. Focusrite and Avid will continue to collaborate closely to ensure that all new Scarlett interfaces are compatible with each new version of Pro Tools, providing the best possible user experience. The joint commitment to testing and the inclusion of the exclusive Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack with every 2nd generation Scarlett interface makes them Perfect Partners for Pro Tools. Also provided are Ableton Live Lite, Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

The bus-powered range of Scarlett 2nd generation interfaces is available immediately, with the Scarlett 6i6, 18i8 and 18i20 following later in June. The Scarlett range is Mac and PC compatible, working across all major DAWs.

*Round Trip Latency (2.74ms) tested at 96kHz on OS 10.11 / Mac Pro with Logic Pro X and buffer size of 32.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

Record whatever you want, whenever you want. Our latest generation 18-in, 8-out USB interface is ideal for multi-instrumentalists, producers and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources such as drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals. It's our most comprehensive desktop interface, giving you four mic preamps, round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms*, class-leading sound quality, and two separate headphone outputs, so you can give different monitoring settings to two artists, or an engineer and artist. It's also expandable over ADAT.

Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 18i8 comes with Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack in the box, as well as Ableton Live Lite recording software and a suite of software and samples, so you can start recording straight away. Scarlett 18i8 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and we continue to work with Avid to ensure it is compatible with every update to Pro Tools.

Delimit Your Studio. Don’t be limited by your interface’s connectivity. 18 separate inputs let you connect just about anything you want, and leave your instruments permanently set up and ready to record.

The four combination inputs on the front each have a natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp, 48V phantom power and superior linear gain. Backed by 30 years of design experience, they guarantee low noise, minimal distortion and a dynamic range that is unrivalled in this class.

On the back are four more line inputs for connecting your synths, keyboards or mixers, and two additional S/PDIF inputs for recording digital sources. For even more inputs, connect an eight-channel mic pre like the Focusrite OctoPre Mk II, for a total of 16 analogue inputs with 12 preamps.

Separate Headphones. As well as two balanced analogue line outputs for connecting professional speakers, Scarlett 18i8 gives you two independent stereo headphone outputs, so you can give two artists (or an engineer and artist) their own cans and monitoring settings.

Even More I/O!. If you want four more Scarlett preamps available all the time, and take a look at Scarlett 18i20. It is beautiful, rack-mountable and capable of handling all your day-to-day studio tasks with quality and flexibility

Revolutionise Your Workflow. An unrivalled round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms* completely revolutionises your workflow. You can work entirely inside your DAW for both overdubbing and playback, and use your favourite plugins while recording – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage. You’ll also get the best out of vocal performances, by applying real-time comfort reverb to headphones.

Unrivalled Sound Quality. We’ve been perfecting audio conversion for over 20 years. Our class-leading digital conversion operates at up to 24-bit and up to 192kHz, so you capture every nuance of every performance in crystal clear audio without any unwanted noise or hum, even when you’re playing softly.

Designed For Guitarists. We’ve redesigned Scarlett 18i8's instrument inputs and given them plenty of extra headroom, so you can handle extreme levels without any unwanted clipping or distortion. If you’re recording extra loud instruments, you can also engage the 10dB pad in Focusrite Control software.

New Generation – Better In Every Way. The latest generation Scarlett 18i8 is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time.

We completely redesigned the instrument inputs so they can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and we’ve made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. We’ve also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

*Super-low latency depends on your choice of software, settings and computer.

Start Recording Today. Compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives.

You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Scarlett 18i8 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC.

Used By the Best. What do Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Massive Attack have in common? Not a lot, admittedly, but they all use Focusrite equipment because they agree with us that sound is everything.

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