Focusrite Announces Scarlett 18i6 Computer Audio Interface
Focusrite has announced the Scarlett 18i6, an 18-input, 6-output USB 2.0 audio interface designed for multitrack recording in a home or project studio. A total of 18 inputs, two Focusrite preamps and six high-quality line inputs allow for a variety of recording options, while the ADAT optical input lets you plug-in a further eight inputs from an outboard mic pre such as the Focusrite OctoPre MkII.
Included with the Scarlett 18i6 is Scarlett MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility and the ability to create six separate mixes with low latency, then route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the Scarlett 18i6 outputs, and recall intuitive one-click configurations that help you track, monitor and mix.
» Two High-quality Focusrite Preamps that each supply up to 60dB of gain.
» High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB Interface With 110dB A/D Dynamic Range
» 18-input, 6-output Audio Interface with ADAT Optical, S/PDIF & MIDI.
— Inputs: 2x Mic/Line/Instrument; 6x Balanced Line
— ADAT Optical (TOSLINK)
— Stereo S/PDIF
— Outputs: 2x Balanced Line
— Stereo Headphones (independent of line outputs)
— Stereo S/PDIF
» Two Hi-Z Instrument Inputs
» Low-latency Scarlett MixControl DSP Mixer/Router. Provides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency.
» Dedicated Headphone Bus With Front-panel Level Control
» LED Analog Input Metering
» Bundled Software: Scarlett Plug-ins & Xcite+
Focusrite’s Scarlett 18i6 cost €340 and will be available in May 2011. More information on the Focusrite Scarlett 18i6.