Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Recording Interface (3rd Gen)


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The Scarlett 8i6 USB audio interface is the perfect compact interface solution with enough I/O to keep all your hardware & mics connected and ready to go. Excellent build quality and exceptional preamps for its price.

  • Six balanced line inputs and four balanced outputs
  • Two of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard
  • Loopback, for grabbing a stereo feed of any combination of hardware inputs and software playback for simple sampling, streaming or podcasting
  • 3 Year Warranty
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Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, the Scarlett 8i6 gets you professional sound quality with it's improved A-D and D-A conversion, ensuring your recording quality is the best it can be. The 8i6 has two of Focusrite's best-performing mic preamps with an optional 'Air' setting that reproduces the effect of the original ISA mic preamp, giving your recorded vocals a brighter sound with punch and clarity.

The focus of the 3rd Gen interfaces was to increase the connectivity to enable simultaneous recording of a variety of instruments without unwanted clipping and distortion. The Scarlett 8i6 allows you to record guitar and bass using the high-headroom instrument inputs as well as giving you six flexible line inputs. Two of these have gain control and are located on the front, the other four are fixed line on the rear of the interface, allowing you to record up to six mono or three stereo sources with the utmost clarity.

A pair of virtual loopback inputs let you capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, which makes it a doddle to podcast, live stream as well as assisting in sampling tasks. The 8i6 takes a simple connection to your PC or MAC via USB cable and there are also two independent, high-quality headphone outs with dedicated volume controls to ensure versatile and flexible monitoring whilst recording.

Focusrite have included all the software tools you need to get your home studio up and running. You get two DAWs in the form of Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First, which features the Focusrite Creative Pack, giving you Compression and EQ tools, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Ring Modulator, Reverb and Echo effects as well as Amp Simulation, Tuning and Speed tools. If that wasn't enough you also get Softube's Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite and a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys, ensuring you're ready for any mixing or mastering scenario.

Focusrite have also partnered with Splice to give all Scarlett 3rd Gen owners access to a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when you set up a new account. Offering you millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops and presets as well as new releases daily from chart-topping, Grammy-winning producers. You will also benefit from the Focusrite Plug-in Collective that gives you free software downloads, generous discounts and a two-year warranty alongside award-winning customer support.

The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface continues the Focusrite tradition of providing a useful, premium quality product at an incredible price point. The Scarlett 8i6 will take your recording project to new levels with all the connectivity you could want coupled with professional level sound quality and a host of included plugins, making the 3rd Gen from Focusrite a must have for any serious musician, producer or engineer.


All the tools you need to start recording right, now. 

There’s no better way to step into studio recording – your Scarlett interface comes with some of the best loved tools in the business, including Hitmaker Expansion 3.0:

  • Native Instruments® MASSIVE
  • FAST Balancer
  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Relab LX480 Essentials
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit

Focusrite 3 Year Warranty.

24-Bit / 192 kHz
2 Scarlett microphone preamps
Phantom power +48 V
Switchable air function
2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced
4 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3 mm jack
S / PDIF input and output coaxial
MIDI input and output
USB-C connection
Input for external power supply
For PC / Mac
Dimensions (W x H x D): 210 x 47.5 x 149.5 mm
Weight: 0.84 kg
Includes USB cable (Type C to A), power adapter and Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle and a software tool of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice

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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB Recording Interface (3rd Gen)