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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Gen 3

PLU: 815301005209
  • USB 2.0, 18 In/8 Out
  • 4 x XLR-1/4" Combo Preamp
  • ADAT Input, S/PIF I/O
  • 2 x Headphone Output

Not yet reviewed.

4 Mic Preamps & Expandibility with ADAPT*


The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Gen3 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.

There's 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.

Key Features

- High-performance 24-bit/192kHz converters
- 4 upgraded 3rd-generation Scarlett mic preamps
- Switchable Air mode gives your recordings a brighter, more open sound
- 2 high-headroom instrument inputs for bass, guitar, or synths
- 8 line inputs, 4 balanced analog line outputs
- ADAT* optical input, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O
- Unique, intuitive halo level indicators for optimized gain staging
- Super-low latency lets you monitor with native plug-in effects in real time
- Direct Monitor circuit for monitoring your input with guaranteed low-latency
- Virtual loopback makes podcasting, live streaming, and sampling easy
- Speaker switching technology for dual-monitor setups
- Dual headphone outputs with independent level controls
- 12V DC power supply required (included)
- Quick Start tool gets you up and running fast
- Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription
- Included software bundle
- Membership in Focusrite Plug-in Collective


Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 8
Number of Preamps: 4
Phantom Power: Yes
A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs: 4 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/Hi-Z), 4 x 1/4" (line)
Analog 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: 2 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O: In/Out
USB: 1 x Type USB-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 10 v1809 or later
Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)

*ADAT: add a further eight inputs to your Scarlett 18i8 via a mic pre such as Scarlett OctoPre or Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic. That’s enough channels to mic up a full drum kit.

DJ recording interface or software typeAudio interfaces
Manufacturer's warranty1 Year
$729 + DELIVERY FROM $9.95
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