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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface w/ Pro Tools & Ableton Live (Generation 2)

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    Focusrite's latest generation 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 Focusrite's most comprehensive desktop interface, giving you four mic preamps, round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms*, class-leading sound quality, and two separate headphone outputs, so you can give different monitoring settings to two artists, or an engineer and artist. It's also expandable over ADAT.

    Focusrite interfaces are the perfect partner for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 18i8 comes with Pro Tools | First recording software in the box, as well as Ableton Live Lite and a suite of software and samples so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and Focusrite continue to work with Avid to ensure it is compatible with every update to Pro Tools.

    Don’t be limited by your interface’s connectivity. 18 separate inputs let you connect just about anything you want, and leave your instruments permanently set up and ready to record. The four combination inputs on the front each have a natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp, 48V phantom power and superior linear gain. Backed by 30 years of design experience, they guarantee low noise, minimal distortion and a dynamic range that is unrivalled in this class.

    On the back are four more line inputs for connecting your synths, keyboards or mixers, and two additional S/PDIF inputs for recording digital sources. For even more inputs, connect an eight-channel mic pre like the Focusrite OctoPre Mk II, for a total of 16 analogue inputs with 12 preamps. As well as two balanced analogue line outputs for connecting professional speakers, Scarlett 18i8 gives you two independent stereo headphone outputs, so you can give two artists (or an engineer and artist) their own cans and monitoring settings.

    An unrivalled round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms* lets you do things that are simply impossible with most other USB interfaces (subject to your software, settings and computer). You can work entirely inside your DAW for both overdubbing and playback, and use your favourite plugins while recording – whether it’s reverb on a vocal, a guitar amp simulator, or even virtual instruments live on stage. You’ll also get the best out of vocal performances, by applying real-time comfort reverb to headphones.

    Focusrite have been perfecting audio conversion for over 20 years. Their 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. Focusrite have redesigned Scarlett 18i8's instrument inputs and given them plenty of extra headroom, so you can handle extreme levels without any unwanted clipping or distortion. If you’re recording extra loud instruments, you can also engage the 10dB pad in Focusrite Control software.

    The latest generation Scarlett 18i8 is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time. Focusrite completely redesigned the instrument inputs so they can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and they’ve made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. Focusrite have also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

    Compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives. You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples. All the software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.

    Scarlett 18i8 works with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and comes with Focusrite Control: their brand new software mixer designed for easily configuring your monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, it gives you a traditional mixer workflow and immediate access to internal hardware functions. Setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier, thanks to Focusrite's signature halos around the gain knobs. They glow a reassuring shade of green when you’re recording at the perfect volume. If they turn red, it’s time to back off.

    Features

    • Easy to use, 18-in, 8-out USB audio interface
    • Four natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps
    • Two seperate headphone outputs
    • Same quality sound as the rest of the latest Scarlett range
    • Works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Windows and Mac
    • 48V phantom power
    • Super-low latency
    • Focusrite Control software for routing and mixer functions
    • USB bus powered
    • Sample rates all the way up to 192kHz
    • Analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs
    • Aet the perfect level with Focusrite's signature halos around the gain knobs
    • Included software
    • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
    • Softube Time & Tone Pack
    • Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
    • Ableton Live Lite music making software
    • 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
    • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

    For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.

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