Scan code: LN99183 Manufacturer code: MOSC0028

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Pro Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen, USB Type-C, 192 kHz, 24-Bit, 4 Mic Pre's , 8 / 4 Analogue I/O, ADAT IN, MIDI I/O

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Scan code: LN99183 Manufacturer code: MOSC0028
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Focusrite 18i8
18-in/8-out 'USB-C' Audio Interface

Focusrite 18i8

a versatile interface for the
serious engineer
The 'Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen' from Focusrite is the interface of choice for engineers and producers alike who find themselves having to adapt and act in a versatile fashion to ever-changing recording scenarios. Loaded with 4 multi award-winning Focusrite mic/instrument preamps and two instrument inputs, located on the front panel, directly where you’d need them.

Sporting a grand total of 8 line in’s, an ADAT input, four analogue outs, alongside S/PDIF and MIDI I/O, Focusrite’s 18i8 offers an abundance of connections and it’s versatile nature makes it perfect for ever-changing recording environments.

This, the 3rd gen Scarlett 18i8 takes the state-of-the-art USB audio interfaces to even greater heights with two newly designed and upgraded Scarlett mic preamps, high-performance 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA converters, enhanced preamp gain structure, incredibly low latency and instrument inputs capable of handling scorching hot pickups.

The preamps onboard the 18i8 now boast Focusrite’s celebrated ‘Air’ mode which delivers the adored ‘Air' effect that accurately recreates the iconic ‘ISA’ console transformer to enhance your voice and instruments tracking with a much brighter sound.

3rd Generation Technology

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WIRED ANALOGUE PROTECTION CIRCUITRYThis generation of the Scarlett 18i8 has seen the chassis undergo an elegant makeover. But it isn’t only the exterior that’s had an overhaul, the inside of the 18i8 has been upgraded too, to bring an overall greater sonic quality, lower latency than ever and a more streamlined operation. With a superb sample rate of 192kHz, you’ll enjoy studio-quality sound you can take anywhere.

The instrument inputs have also undergone an overhaul too and have been completely redesigned to ensure they’re capable of handling red-hot active pickups. Last but not least, Focusrite have included wired analogue protection circuitry across all of the 18i18’s I/O’s, meaning you can be safe in the knowledge your 18i18 is safe from any power surges.

Low-Latency Means Better Takes

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PERFORM with greater confidenceIt's not secret musicians and engineers alike are more inclined to perform better and achieve better results when you’ve got a fantastic-sounding monitor mix, with everything you need to find that inspirational spark – eg a splash of reverb/delay on a guitar solo. Fortunately, the 18i8’s incredibly low-latency allows you to monitor with native plug-in effects in real time, meaning you can listen to your parts as they are in your mind, in real time, and thus record better takes.

This is the ideal scenario, however if you prefer to monitor your input direct with guaranteed low-latency, just engage the ‘Direct Monitor’ circuit. A pair of virtual loopback inputs allow you to record a stereo signal of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, meaning podcasts and streaming are a piece of cake.

Superb Visual Indication

4K Recording

make things faster and simplerA good level is imperative, and Focusrite have included a handy feature to ensure you always track at an optimal level. The 18i8’s inventive ‘halo’ lighting around each ‘Gain’ control makes it easier than ever to get a good reading on your levels. Should the halo be illuminated in red, this indicates your signal is clipping and you should back the gain off a touch.

The halo will then turn amber as the level is brought down to a more suitable level, upon which you’ll see a pleasant green colour to indicate you’ve reached an ideal level. A simple touch, but one we think makes things easier and more intuitive.

4K Recording

Free Software Included!

4K Recording

everything you needYour 18i8 interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from. With all this software and hardware, you really do have all the tools to produce world-class records.

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.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys:Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.

Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription:Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.

Softube Time and Tone BundleThree of Softube's world class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an an easy-to-use mastering tool.

Focusrite Red Plug-in SuiteAccurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor.

Focusrite ControlReceive free versions of the most innovative software, as well as benefiting from discounts.

Focusrite Plug-in CollectiveRoute your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch.

4K Recording

A Glimpse into the Power of the 'Scarlett 18i8'

Incredible ClarityFocusrite found a beautiful sounding Church near their headquarters in Buckinghamshire, they set up a number of Ear Trumpet Labs, SE and Shure microphones to record London based band 'Banfi.' They used the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 and expanded via ADAT with the Octopre MK II Dynamic. Click below and see just what the 18i8 can do for your audio projects!

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Computer Connectivity USB-C
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 18x8
Number of Preamps 4
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution Upto 24-bit/192kHz
Analogue Inputs 4 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/Hi-Z), 4 x 1/4" (line)
Analogue Outputs 4 x 1/4" (line out)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Headphones 2x1/4"
MIDI I/O In/Out
USB 1 USB Type-C
Software Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First Creative Pack, Red Plug-in Suite, Focusrite Collective access
OS Requirements - Mac macOS 10.12 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later (Scarlett), Windows 10 v1809 or later (Pro Tools First)
Specifications
Computer Interface Type USB 2.0 Type-C
Analogue Inputs (Total) 8
Analogue Outputs (Total) 4
Connections (Input)
  • 4 x 1/4" TRS jack (Balanced)
  • 4 x 1/4" TS
  • 1 x ADAT In
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial In
  • 1 x S/PDIF Optical In
  • 4 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 4
Instrument Inputs (Max) 2
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible No
Dynamic Range n/a dB
Connections (Output)
  • 4 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial Out
Dimensions (mm) 241 x 61 x 159.5 WxHxD
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN99183
Model Number MOSC0028
GTIN 815301005209
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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
36 months
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