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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6
[FR-S8I6] Scarlett 8i6 :: 8 in / 6 out USB 2.0 audio interface featuring two Focusrite mic preamps
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6

8 in / 6 out USB 2.0 audio interface featuring two Focusrite mic preamps

  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6

    The Scarlett 8i6 is an 8 in / 6 out audio interface with outstanding sonic performance and flexibility at a truly affordable price. Part of Focusrite's new range of USB audio interfaces, the Scarlett 8i6 is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.

    Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Scarlett 8i6 helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.

    Alongside the two high-quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.

    Included with the Scarlett 8i6 is Scarlett MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is remarkable at this price point, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes with ultra-low-latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the Scarlett 8i6 outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

    Scarlett 8i6 comes with all of the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.

    Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

    Two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst cutting-edge digital conversion captures your audio with pristine quality. Combined with the very latest in USB interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Scarlett 8i6 is the heart of the modern home studio.


  • Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
    The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's 25-year legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning preamps.

    High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB interface
    Features professional conversion and jitter reduction technology, guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization.

    Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 outputs
    A host of I/O options are provided*, including a unique Loopback facility for routing audio between software applications via Scarlett MixControl.

    Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
    Provides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air!).

    Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix
    Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite's Scarlett compression, reverb, gating and EQ.

    Xcite+ Software Bundle
    Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.

    Two Hi-Z instrument inputs
    No need for a separate DI. The first two channels feature high-gain instrument inputs.

    Dedicated front-panel headphone bus
    Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.

    Monitor levels are always within reach
    A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs.

    Switchable phantom power
    Across both mic pre inputs, globally switchable direct from the front fascia.

    Software PFL
    Allows the mix engineer to easily monitor a single mixer channel or complete mix.

  • Specs

    We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading.

    The difference between 'real world' and 'chipset' performance

    In deciding between two similar interfaces, the often hard-to-decipher performance specifications play an integral role for the audio engineer. And here's the problem – you would be fooled if you thought that these performance figures were reliable. Because companies do not adhere to the same measurement standards, their performance figures often misrepresent the true performance of a product. Digital dynamic range figures are a classic example of this. Worse than this, some companies in the pro-recording industry quote figures from the data-sheets they receive from the manufacturers of the silicon devices they've selected for their product. These figures are extremely misleading, since once placed in the environment of a product, with essential circuitry around the chip, performance figures change for the worse.

    Herein lies the real talent of good product design – to get the most out the chips used. Focusrite R & D have found that the difference between real-world and chipset performance can be as much as 12dB dynamic range. In other words, a chip's D-A conversion performance might be specified at 114dB by the manufacturer, but when used within an audio interface could perform at only 102dB. That difference of 12dB is equivalent to a reduction from 19bits to 17bits – essentially, the studio is being short-changed by two bits!

    The AES17 standard provides a set of guidelines on how to accurately measure the 'real-world' performance of audio equipment. Focusrite measure to this standard, but many interface companies do not. So when you're told that a product does 'exactly what it says on the tin', treat these words with caution – appearances can be deceiving.

    Microphone Inputs 1-2

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB

    THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150Ω termination 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Input Impedance: 2kΩ

    Digital performance

    A/D Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputs
    D/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputs
    Clock Sources:
    - Internal Clock
    - Sync to Word Clock on S/PDIF Input (RCA)
    Clock jitter < 500 picoseconds
    Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), Loop-back (2) and S/PDIF (2)
    12 output channels from computer: DAW (12)
    6 output channels from Scarlet 8i6: Analogue (4), S/PDIF (2)
    18 input by 6 output mixer.

    Line Inputs (Inputs 1-2)

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
    Gain Range: -10dB to +36dB
    THD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
    ) Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Input Impedance: >10kΩ

    Line Inputs 3-4

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    Gain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs)
    THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Input Impedance: >10kΩ

    Instrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2)

    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    Gain Range: +13dB to +60dB
    THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)

    4 Electronically Balanced Outputs
    Maximum Output Level (0dBFS): +12dBu
    THD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Crosstalk (Channel Isolation)

    Any input to input: > 100dB
    Any output to output: > 100dB
    Any input to output: > 100dB

    Dimensions (W x H x D):

    Unboxed: approx. 215mm x 45mm x 220mm (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)
    Boxed: approx. 335mm x 275mm x 125mm (13.2 x 10.8 x 4.9 inches)


    Net Weight: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
    Gross Weight: approx. 2.39kg / 5.3lbs











    Combo XLR

    Inc. 2 instrument inputs


    Line Analogue

    ¼" TRS Jack

    On rear panel



    RCA phono

    On rear panel




    Internally routed software inputs



    5 pin DIN connector

    Provides 16 channels of MIDI









    Line analogue

    ¼" TRS Jack

    On rear panel



    RCA phono

    On rear panel



    5 pin DIN connector

    Provides 16 channels of MIDI

    Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)

    2 Mic XLR Combo (channels 1-2) on front panel
    2 Line ¼" TRS (channels 3-4) on rear panel Automatic switching between Mic / Line (channels 1-2)
    Switching between Line / Instrument Inputs (channels 1-2) via Scarlett MixControl Application
    Switching between +16dBu (low) and -10dBV (high) gain on inputs 3-4 via Scarlett MixControl Application

    Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 7-8) 44.1 - 96kHz

    Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA

    Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)

    4 ¼" TRS Jacks
    Output Level control (analogue) for outputs 1 and 2
    Stereo Headphones on ¼" TRS (also routed to Outputs 3 & 4) with independent analogue volume control

    Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 5-6) 44.1 - 96kHz

    Stereo S/PDIF Output on RCA

    Other I/O

    1 USB "Type B" Connector
    2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
    DC Power Input Connector (for use with supplied universal input power supply)

    Front Panel Indicators

    2 Two segment input meters, -18 and 0dBFS
    "LKD" Locked Indicator
    "USB Connected" Indicator
    Instrument input source selection LED for channels 1 and 2
    Phantom Power (48V) switch and LED for inputs 1 and 2

    System Requirements

    OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
    Windows 7 (All versions), Windows Vista (32bit only), or Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)

    Setup Diagram


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