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Scarlett 18i8 Hero

Scarlett 18i8

Be Ready For Anything

✔ Eight analogue inputs, including four Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain

 

✔ Two instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot pickups

✔ Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz

 

✔ Two independent balanced analogue outputs for connecting studio monitors

Scarlett 18i8 Whatever you want

RECORD WHATEVER YOU WANT, WHENEVER YOU WANT

Our 18-in, 8-out USB interface is ideal for multi-instrumentalists, producers and small bands who want to record audio from a wide range of sources such as drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals. It's our most comprehensive desktop interface, giving you four mic preamps, round-trip latency as low as 2.74 ms, class-leading sound quality, and two independent headphone outputs, so you can give different monitoring settings to two artists, or an engineer and artist. It's also expandable over ADAT.

Two year warranty

ENJOY TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

Scarlett 18i8 Unrivalled

UNRIVALLED SOUND QUALITY

We’ve been perfecting audio conversion for over 20 years. Our class-leading digital conversion operates at up to 24-bit and up to 192kHz, so you capture every nuance of every performance in crystal clear audio without any unwanted noise or hum, even when you’re playing softly.

Scarlett 18i8 whats in the box

MAKE THE BEST RECORDINGS

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Scarlett 18i8

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Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Supported Operating Systems

Compatible with Mac 10.10 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range
109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.002%
Noise EIN
-127 dBu
Maximum input level
+8.5 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
3k Ω

Line Inputs 1-4

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range
109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.003%
Maximum input level
+22 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
52k Ω

Line Inputs 5-8

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5 dB
Dynamic Range
110 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.003%
Maximum input level
+16 dBu
Impedance
52k Ω

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range
109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.003%
Maximum input level
+12 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
1M Ω

Monitor Outputs (1-2)

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
108 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.001%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+16 dBu
Impedance
94 Ω (Balanced)

Headphone Outputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Dynamic Range
108 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.001%
Maximum Output Level
+13 dBu
Impedance
10 Ω