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Focusrite Scarlett Gen 3 Audio Interfacesplay button

Focusrite Scarlett Gen 3 Audio Interfaces

Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen - Overview // Focusriteplay button

Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen - Overview // Focusrite

Focusrite // Scarlett 3rd Generation - 8i6play button

Focusrite // Scarlett 3rd Generation - 8i6

Hitmaker Expansion - Writing, Recording, Producing with Seids: Trailer // Focusriteplay button

Hitmaker Expansion - Writing, Recording, Producing with Seids: Trailer // Focusrite


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The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB audio interface (Gen 3), a compact yet powerful audio interface that provides an uncompromised recording experience. With high-performance 24-bit/192kHz converters and two upgraded 3rd-generation Scarlett mic preamps, the 8i6 delivers pristine clarity and a wide dynamic range to capture every nuance of your performance. Switchable Air mode recreates the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp, imparting a brighter, more open tone to vocals and acoustic recordings.

Two Versatile Mic Preamps With "Air" Mode

The 8i6 features two of Focusrite's best-performing 3rd-generation Scarlett mic preamps with optional Air setting. Activating Air mode imparts the coveted sound of their renowned ISA mic preamp, resulting in a more natural and open reproduction of any acoustic or vocal recording. The high-headroom instrument inputs easily handle hot pickups without unwanted clipping or distortion.

Flexible Monitoring and Routing Solutions

With six flexible line inputs, two high-impedance instrument inputs and eight outputs, the 8i6 provides ample connectivity for recording multiple sound sources simultaneously. Two front-panel combo inputs accept either mic or instrument signals, while four rear-panel line inputs handle line-level sources. A pair of virtual loopback inputs allow you to capture a stereo feed from any hardware input or software playback channel. Independent headphone outputs with level control enable flexible monitoring configurations during recording and mixing.

Premium Performance and Components

The 8i6 is built to the highest standards with premium components to ensure optimal performance, maximum reliability and a long product lifespan. Super-low latency monitoring lets you overdub and mix with native plug-in effects in real time. 12V DC power supply included.

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  • Sound better than ever with Air on 8i6's two mic pres
  • Plug in and produce with six line inputs
  • Record and play back in studio quality—24-bit/192kHz converters
  • Super low latency, class-leading drivers
  • Two Hi-Z instrument input to preserve your guitar tone
  • Powerful, low-noise speaker and dual headphone outputs, with independent level controls
  • Scarlett 3rd Gen included software:
    • Ableton Live Lite
    • Three-month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription
    • Three-month Splice Sounds subscription
    Focusrite’s Hitmaker Expansion includes:
    • Antares Auto-Tune Access
    • Relab LX480 Essentials
    • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
    • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
    • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
    • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
    • Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite

    collapse expand iconSpecs

    • Connectivity: USB Type-C
    • Protocol: USB 2.0
    • Form factor: Desktop
    • Simultaneous I/O: 8 x 6
    • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
    • Number of preamps: 2
    • Number of pads: 2
    • Phantom power: Yes
    • Instrument inputs: 2
    • Line inputs: 6
    • Analog outputs: 4
    • Headphone outputs: 2
    • Digital inputs: S/PDIF
    • Digital outputs: S/PDIF
    • Loopback: Yes
    • MIDI I/O: Yes
    • Bus powered: No
    • Included PSU: Yes

    collapse expand iconWarranty

    All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards, and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

    A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

    While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, it is fulfilled by Focusrite’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Focusrite's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, click here; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Focusrite support first, if you experience technical issues.

    In every case you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Focusrite’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your normal country of residence, Focusrite’s distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

    This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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