Introducing Scarlett 3rd Gen

The new generation of our best-selling range of USB audio interface. 

More people use Scarlett than any other interface in the world. We’re a four million strong community including some of the biggest names in music history. For Scarlett 3rd Gen, we’ve added our best-ever Scarlett mic preamps, additional fixed line inputs, refined monitoring features and enhanced performance.

The Scarlett 3rd Gen line-up comprises six interfaces: Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8 and 18i20, plus two Studio bundles – Solo Studio and 2i2 Studio. Whether you’re looking to perfectly capture every nuance of your guitar and vocals, or bring together your studio’s ever-expanding array of synths, drum machines, outboard and effects, there’s a model in the Scarlett 3rd Gen range for you.

With its exceptional design and rock-solid build quality, Scarlett is already loved by guitarists, singer-songwriters, electronic musicians and engineers as a truly versatile and reliable recording solution. Get studio quality sound with the interfaces that make more records than any other.


Focus on your music without worrying about your recordings. The latest generation mic pres are the best Scarlett has ever heard. Hi-res 24-bit/192kHz converters give recordings stunning clarity, and high dynamic range and ultra-low noise makes sure Scarlett sounds just like you.


Air has been breathing life into records for over thirty years. With a single button-push make vocals shine, add presence to guitars and make drum overheads shimmer. Air is an all-analogue circuit, so there are no latency or timing issues to worry about and the sound produced is clean and clear of artifacts. Air emulates the technology of the same name from our legendary ISA preamp, get the sound of the iconic Focusrite Studio Console instantly.

Gain Halos

Focusrite’s signature Gain halos make setting levels simple. Gain halos light up around the gain knobs to indicate input levels, so you find the sweet spot instantly and get great sound every time.

Inputs and Outputs

The Scarlett range features six configurations of ins and outs, from the compact 2i2’s two inputs and two outputs, to the rack-mount 18i20’s immense 18 analogue and ADAT digital inputs, and 20 outputs. Scarlett 3rd Gen caters to all I/O requirements, no matter how simple or expansive. 


Easy Start gets you set up in minutes. There’s no faster way to make studio quality recordings than Scarlett. USB-C connectivity lets you plug into your laptop whenever and wherever the recording muse takes you.


Route audio on Mac or PC with Focusrite Control. Adjust levels in the desktop app remotely from iPad® and iPhone® with Focusrite Control for iOS. Mix, monitor and loopback. Send, stream, sample – simple.


Every Scarlett 3rd Gen audio interface comes with Easy Start, two DAWs, three months of Splice Sounds and Hitmaker Expansion – create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all the software you need is in the box. Hitmaker Expansion features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares®, along with Brainworx®, Softube®, Landr, XLN Audio®, Relab and more.

Registering your Scarlett 3rd Gen automatically gives you access to Hitmaker Expansion, as well as a three-year warranty and award-winning customer support. Let’s stay together!