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Microphone Month 4

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from CO April 20, 2017

    Great Sound... well made

    As others have said, this unit is well built and looks & sounds wonderful!! it took me several weeks to dial in the gain of the inputs to my liking, as I do audio restoration and this little guy is very sensitive.

    The brushed aluminum case is downright beautiful and I like the new jacks, they are even nicer than the older ones in the first iteration of this unit.

    The driver seems stable and hasn't caused me any issues so far. The sound is really nice as I can hear a lot more detail that I couldn't hear before in my older M-Audio interface.

    My only gripe is that I can't (at least not so far) route inputs 7-8 to outputs 1-2 in the Mix Control software sfor a little cleaner look on my desk. Other than that, It's a great unit and comes highly recommended.

  • from Front Royal, VA September 5, 2016

    I can't let it go....... lol

    I mean, I just can't let it go,.... its so beautiful. I might have to sleep with it next to me tonight - lol
    No, seriously though. I am blown away by the construction. The anodized brushed aluminum body is just amazingly sharp and the whole thing just reeks of quality. Using it with Logic Pro X. Performance impeccable, dead quite, extremely low latency at extremely high performance levels. Just everything rock solid and seems to perform just as Focusrite advertises. 18 simultaneous inputs are just what the Doc ordered for connection to large board/sends for recording larger project if you need. Sure you can get USB mixer but only 2 channels to DAW usually. Perhaps the only trial I had was in a couple downloads of extras that were included in the bundle, and couldn't figure why things weren't connecting till I realized I had to go to settings on Mac and choose the Scarlett for audio (Duh). The 18i8 has the little extra features I needed and I couldn't be happier with it.

    No down side here... other than the constant compulsion to touching that beautiful brushed exterior :)

    Now I'm gonna go broke changing all my studio equipment to color coordinate now with the Scarlett :)

  • from San Rafael, Ca. May 9, 2017Music Background:
    Sound Engineer/Producer/Musician

    Focusrite 18i8

    I just started using the Focusrite. 18i8.
    Actually I set it up for my son.........along with a small Nektar keyboard controller and "Acoustica Mixcraft" DAW.
    I did the computer configurations for him............he has a small studio set-up for a singer/songwriter.
    I use as a professional...........a much more elaborate system.
    However, so far.....I must say that the 18i8 is coming through for him.
    The pre-amps sound great.........and it has a lot of other features that make it fairly easy to integrate and operate.
    I highly recommend this particular Focusrite for small home studios.

  • from Ooltewah, TN January 31, 2017Music Background:
    Music education, voiceover recording


    As PJ said, it's a beautiful machine, especially with the brushed look! Most importantly, it works well, and it's fairly simple to use! (It may even have more features than I even need for voiceover recording.) I got an even better deal for purchasing a demo model, but I haven't had a problem with its performance at all. Good buy!

  • from MT March 13, 2017

    Easy to use, reliable.

    This audio interface is good for a lot of beginner applications. Would highly recommend it.

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