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Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Audio Interface

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1368456531500   POS #:109169169
Product Description:

Like the other members of the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 computer audio interfaces, Scarlett 6i6 brings you the best of Focusrite’s interface design, proving that at Focusrite, sound really is everything, with precision analogue/digital conversion and, in the case of the 6i6, two Focusrite microphone preamps, custom-designed for our computer interfa...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Like the other members of the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 computer audio interfaces, Scarlett 6i6 brings you the best of Focusrite’s interface design, proving that at Focusrite, sound really is everything, with precision analogue/digital conversion and, in the case of the 6i6, two Focusrite microphone preamps, custom-designed for our computer interface range, that bring a new level of clarity and sound to all your work. 6i6 is a 6 in / 6 out audio interface that delivers superb quality recordings from microphones and instruments, straight into your Macintosh® or Windows® computer or iPad® (Apple Camera Connection Kit required with iPad). And, with the new Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins (included), it’s perfect for use with Pro Tools®.

Focusrite: 30 years of all-round audio excellence
Focusrite was founded by Rupert Neve in 1985 to create the highest quality mic preamps for Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios. Those classic, internationally-acclaimed designs have informed all Focusrite mic pre designs created over the past 30 years. The mic pres included in Scarlett interfaces were designed specifically for the purpose, combining the best of our heritage design experience with the latest components and technologies for the most transparent, effective path in and out of your computer. Alongside the preamps is Focusrite’s acclaimed precision digital conversion, ensuring you get the very best recording and replay. Our careful selection of components and equally careful circuit design plus the performance benefits of multi-layer boards ensure that you get superior low noise and low distortion.

Perfect for producers and bands
Scarlett 6i6 is perfect for producers, recording artists or small bands. With dual Focusrite mic preamps and a stereo line input – and a stereo S/PDIF input for digital sources – 6i6 is great for recording vocals, guitar and keyboards simultaneously. The four balanced outputs support up to two sets of stereo monitors, while two built-in headphone outputs with separate volume controls allow multiple recording artists to listen to the mixes they need to get the best performance – all with the lowest latency in the business. The inputs and outputs feature precision 24-bit Focusrite conversion at up to 96 kHz in order to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of your computer.

Hardware features
The outer case is a tough aluminium extrusion, which protects the components inside and minimises electrical noise. There is a large main monitor control knob alongside dedicated gain knobs for each mic input, each with two-colour ‘gain halos’ which light up green to indicate that sound is detected, and red if the level is too high. Both mic inputs can be switched between instrument, line and microphone, and a pad can be switched-in to handle high-level inputs.

Included software
Scarlett 6i6 supports both Windows and Macintosh computers as well as the iPad (using an Apple camera Connection Kit - available separately from Apple) and comes with a bundle of included software. Scarlett MixControl is a software I/O routing control panel, also allowing access to additional hardware features. 6i6 also comes with Ableton Live Lite: revolutionary production and performance software that records and plays back audio in a totally unique way. The Scarlett Plug-in Suite is also included, supplying EQ, compression and reverb to professionalize your mixes.


Note: Includes the Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools (10 and above) and other audio software.

Features

Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 96kHz
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 6
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 2 (TS unbalanced)
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in: 0
  • RCA in: No
  • AES/EBU: No
  • MADI: No
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 6
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 4 (TRS balanced)
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: No
  • AES / EBU: No
  • MADI: No
Other Connectivity
  • Computer connection: USB 2.0
  • MIDI I/O: 5-pin In/Out
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Platform compatibility: Mac & Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: Halo LEDs
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 8.26 in.
  • Height: 1.97 in.
  • Depth: 7.08 in.
  • Weight: 9.21 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: No
  • Included software: Yes
Specifications
System Requirements
Mac: OS X 10.7 OS x 10.8
PC: Windows 7 (all versions) Windows 8 (all versions apart from RT)
IN
2 Mic/line/inst Combi XLR Including 2 instrument inputs
2 Line ¼" TRS Jack On rear panel
2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
OUT
4 Line ¼" TRS Jack On rear panel (mirrored by 2 separate headphone outputs)
2 S/PDIF RCA phono N/A
16 MIDI 5 pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.


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