Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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Please be aware there is currently a FANTASTIC and FREE bundle offer known as the “Hitmaker Expansion”. This is applied to any newly registered Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett USB, Clarett+ and Red interfaces. You get $1300 USD worth of quality and useful plugins from Brainworx, Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums, Softube, Auto-Tune Access and Red Plug-in Suite for FREE!

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen is a compact 18-in, 18-out USB audio interface. Re-designed to produce the best possible sound, while packed full of upgrades. Including two of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has seen, giving you more headroom in your recordings. Additionally, the Scarlett 18i8 has moved to USB Type-C, while coming packed with all the software and plugins you need to get started.


The Focusrite Scarlett series has gone platinum. Sitting on the desks of a huge global community of musicians, producers, and home-recordists. And the iconic Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 has already helped make more records than any other interface in history. So with the 3rd Generation, you’re going to sound better than ever.


The 3rd Gen Scarlett 18i8 mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever heard. Featuring 24-bit/192kHz converters to give your recordings clarity and detail. While air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.


Getting studio quality recordings at home has never been easier with the Scarlett 18i8. Quick Start gets you set up, recording and playing back within minutes. While our mic preamps, high-headroom instrument inputs and now-iconic Gain Halos mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech, so you can focus on the music.


When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Your Scarlett 18i8 comes packed with Plug-in Collective. Keeping you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts.

  • 4x Improved Scarlett mic pre-amps offering headroom and minimal distortion
  • 4x Instrument inputs designed for high-level guitar pickups
  • 2x Line inputs for synthesizer, outboard gear, or recording DJ mixes
  • Balanced 1/4” Jack outputs
  • Digital S/PDIF RCA, Optical (ADAT) and MIDI In / Out
  • Sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Dual headphone output with individual gain control
  • Low latency and direct monitoring
  • Durable portable metal construction
  • Powered by Powersupply (included)
  • Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • Includes additional plug-ins and loops


Computer Connectivity: USB
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous: I/O 18 x 8
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs: 4 x XLR-1/4-Inch combo, 4 x 1/4-Inch Jack
Analog Outputs: 4 x 1/4-Inch, 2 x 1/4-Inch (headphones)
Digital Inputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical (ADAT)
Digital Outputs: 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Number of Preamps: 4
Phantom Power: Yes
USB: 1 x USB Type C
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 or later
Power Supply: 12V DC power supply

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