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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen 8x6 USB Audio Interface

  • mfr: AMS-SCARLETT-8I6-3G
  • SKU: 8I6-3G
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Product highlights

  • Compact and versatile for recording anywhere
  • Two Scarlett mic preamps with switchable Air mode
  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs
  • Six balanced line inputs for line-level sources
  • Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring
  • High-performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • Avid Pro Tools subscription
  • Quick Start tool for easy operation

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen 8x6 USB Audio Interface

The Scarlett 8i6 from Focusrite is the compact studio solution you’ve been looking for, allowing you to keep all your hardware plugged in and ready to go. This portable third-generation Scarlett audio interface lets you set up mics, guitars and synths to start creating as soon as inspiration strikes. With improved A-D and D-A conversion, your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz and two independent high-fidelity headphone outputs with dedicated volume control enable flexible monitoring during recording and mixing.

Switchable Air Mode

Scarlett 8i6 provides two of Focusrite’s best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps with switchable Air mode to give your vocal and acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.

Instrument Inputs

Record guitars or bass via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion. And get creative using the six flexible line inputs – two on the front with gain control, and four fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to six mono or three stereo line-level sources such as synthesizers or drum machines.

Loopback Inputs

A 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.

Scarlett 8i6 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable, with no external power required.

Included Software

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite, three months of Splice Sounds, three months of Avid Pro Tools subscription, and Focusrite Plug-in Collective.

Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription

Focusrite has partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen Interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting up a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

Hitmaker Expansion

It also includes the new Hitmaker Expansion that allows you to create studio-quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys, and huge drums, then mix and master with the Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. You get Antares® Auto-Tune Access and Relab’s LX480 Essentials for vocals. Softube's Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 for guitar gives warm cleans, through the classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds. For keys and drums, you can add beautifully captured piano and the sounds of a pro drummer in your tracks with XLN Audio® Addictive Keys & Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock. Create a modern feel or get retro with Brainworx’s bx_oberhausen. Also included are Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC, Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite, and Brainworx bx_masterdesk.

Focusrite Control

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®.

  • Control output levels
  • Control software playback levels and panning
  • Control hardware input levels and panning
  • Control mute and dim
  • View input and output metering
  • Control preamp features available on your connected Focusrite interface
  • Approve devices for control

Specifications

General
Form Factor Desktop
High-Pass Filter No
Weight 1.85 lb (with accessories), 2.36 lb (without accessories)
Input Level Adjustment 2 x Knob
Solo/Mute None
Compatibility
Compatible Software Not Available
Digital Audio
Sample Rate Conversion Not Available
Sync Sources Internal
Performance
Gain Adjustment No
Max Output Level Not Available
Connectivity
USB Ports 1 x USB Type-C
Host Connector 1 x USB Type-C (Male)
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input, 1 x DIN 5-Pin Output

Questions

Customer Questions
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Returns

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You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

Same Day Shipping

All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

Free Two-Day Shipping

We offer free expedited shipping on thousands of items within the continental USA (this does not include Alaska and Hawaii).

Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen Audio interface

Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen 8x6 USB Audio Interface SKU: 8I6-3G

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