Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface, 3rd Gen

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface, 3rd Gen

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Audio Interface, 3rd Gen Overview

The 18i8 is a top-tier audio interface with an astonishing array of connectivity, professional sound and a wealth of features at an attractive price.

Wealth of Connectivity

Focusrite’s Scarlett 18i8 is equipped with two high headroom instrument inputs, eight balanced line inputs to connect synths or other line-level audio, four balanced outputs for monitoring and effects sends and four monitor outputs, with anti-thump tech and speaker switching. The 18i8’s I/O have been upgraded from 2nd-gen version, with an additional pair of TRS lineouts.

Its high channel count and compact size give it a stunning balance of portability and flexibility. The 18i8 is a great choice for studio owners who need a variety of inputs and world-class sound and engineers that want a portable multi-track recording solution.

Podcast Ready

As well as the loopback functionality that was added to the 4i4 and 8i6, the 18i8 and 18i20 now have alternate speaker switching which is accessible via the Focusrite Control software.

Wireless Control

The Scarlett 4i4 is compatible with the free Focusrite Control software. This user-friendly software allows you to configure routing, monitor mixes, playback levels, metering, preamp features and more from your PC, Mac or wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. To download Focusrite Control, simply register your interface and the software will be added to your account.

Free Software

In addition to one of the best compact audio interfaces around, Focusrite also includes all the software you need to spark new ideas and capture them. You receive access to two industry-standard digital audio workstations (also known as DAWs), Ableton Live Lite and a three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist so you can start recording your music straight away. You also receive a three-month Splice Sounds subscription that offers a host of free loops, one-shots, presets and more.

When it’s time to process and polish your tracks, you can use the included Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite and the incredible Hitmaker Expansion. The Hitmaker Expansion gives you all the tools to make a chart-ready song, from the authentic sound of Addictive Keys to the powerful vocal processing of Antares Auto-Tune Access.

Ultimate Clarity

The Clarett 4Pre USB is the “premium” version of the 18i8 and is worth checking out if you’re looking to upgrade or have some extra cash in your soundcard budget. The 4Pre USB has the same I/O configuration as the 18i8 but boasts a quicker latency performance and superior Clarett preamps, which Focusrite claim to be the finest pre-amp they’ve built into a USB interface.

In the unlikely event your interface lets you down, all brand-new Scarletts come with a three-year warranty from Focusrite and their support team is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Rated 5.00 out of 5 19/5/2023

Great quality product at a fair price from GAK Brighton, on line chat facility from the sales agent was really helpful and friendly. All the included software and plug Ins I'll ever need in one package.

Daniel Shaw

Rated 5.00 out of 5 12/8/2022

Brilliant! So easy to use and comes with heaps of useful plugins! Also they have the best series of videos that literally step by step talk you through integrating the Scarlett to your set up. Perfect for a complete beginner like me!


Rated 5.00 out of 5 04/8/2021

Great product.

Mr Johnston

Rated 5.00 out of 5 31/5/2021

So far this is working well.

victor salt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 31/5/2021

I am so pleased to have selected this device1 Well done Focusrite and GAK!

Andy of Progrotech

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