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.
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.
Pro Tools | First Included 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.
Supported Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz 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 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
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS: 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) Windows: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10 *Super-low latency depends on your choice of software, settings and computer.