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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (3rd Gen) Mac PC USB Audio Interface


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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (3rd Gen) Mac PC  USB Audio Interface

For the hardware music maker.

Sitting on the desks of more producers than any other, the Scarlett range of audio interfaces means studio quality sound for more music making machines than any other. 8i6, with its dual mic-pres, fixed-line I/O and MIDI, gives you just the right connectivity to easily bring your hardware music making setup into the computer world.

Plugged in, switched on

Plug in and produce; all your instruments, all the time. With two 3rd Gen preamps, six fixed line-ins and four balanced outs – for synths, drum machines and looping in hardware effects – 8i6 is ready to record when you are. Spend more time playing and less time plugging in.

Your tracks are 30 years in the making

They’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pres are the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.

This is your cue

Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®. Send, stream, sample – simple.


  • High-performance converters operate at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • Two XLR-1/4" combo inputs with upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Switchable Air setting reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp for vocal recordings with enhanced brightness and openness
  • Two high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4" instrument inputs enable distortion-free recording of your guitar and bass
  • Front-panel 1/4" inputs may be switched to accept unbalanced instrument level or balanced line level
  • Independent gain knobs with gain halo metering make it easy to set input levels for channels 1-2
  • Selectable pads for inputs 1-2 attenuate the input signal to inhibit distortion
  • 1/4" inputs 3-6 on the rear panel accept balanced line-level signal without gain control
  • One pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, making podcasting, live streaming, and sampling tasks easier
  • Four balanced 1/4" TRS line outputs for feeding active monitors, headphone amps, or outboard effects 
  • Two stereo 1/4" headphone outputs
  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • Traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O provides straightforward connectivity for a MIDI keyboard, synthesizer, or sound module
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O assures simple integration of other digital equipment such as a DJ mixer, media player, or external converter
  • Durable housing is compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Connects via USB to your computer
  • Powered via included power supply

Bundled Software

  • Ableton Live Lite music production software
  • Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • A choice of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective
  • Focusrite SCARLET 8i6 3G Interface Specs

    Channels of I/O Analog:
    6 Inputs / 4 Outputs at 192 kHz
    2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    Display and Indicators 2 x LEDs (Input Level)
    1 x LED (+48V)
    2 x LEDs (Input Selection)
    2 x LEDs (Pad)
    1 x LED (Host Connection)
    1 x LED (MIDI)
    Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
    Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
    4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
    4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
    2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Phantom Power +48 V, Selectable On/Off (on 2 Channels)
    Digital I/O 1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Input
    1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Output
    MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
    1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
    Memory Card Slot None
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB 
    Gain Range Mic/Line Inputs:
    56 dB
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +9 dBu (Min Gain) 
    +16 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On) 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    +12.5 dBu (Min Gain) 
    +14 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On) 
    Line Inputs:
    +22 dBu (Min Gain) 
    +29 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On) 
    Max Output Level Line Outputs:
    +15.5 dBu (Balanced) 
    Headphone Outputs:
    +7 dBu 
    Dynamic Range Mic Inputs:
    111 dBA 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    110.5 dBA 
    Line Inputs:
    110.5 dBA 
    Line Outputs:
    108.5 dBA 
    Headphone Out:
    104 dBA 
    Impedance Mic Inputs:
    3 kOhms 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    1.5 MOhms 
    Line Inputs:
    60 kOhms 
    Line Outputs:
    430 Ohms 
    Headphone Outputs:
    <1 Ohm 
    THD+N Mic Inputs:
     < 0.0012% 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
     < 0.03% 
    Line Inputs:
     < 0.002% 
    Line Outputs:
     < 0.002% 
    Headphone Outputs:
     < 0.002% 
    EIN Mic Inputs:
    -128 dB (A-Weighted) 
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
    Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
    Sync Sources Internal, S/PDIF
    OS Compatibility macOS
    Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
    USB Cable (Included)
    Internet Connection Required for Software/Driver Download
    Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
    AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 1 A, Center-Positive (Included)
    Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
    Dimensions 8.27 x 5.89 x 1.87" / 21.01 x 14.96 x 4.75 cm
    Weight 1.9 lb / 0.9 kg (Without Accessories)
    2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (With Accessories)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 11.7 x 3.5"

UPC: 815301005193

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