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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from los angeles May 7, 2013Music Background:
    Producer, songwriter

    Still Learning

    I've been producing through the computer for many years, but have always used outboard gear, like a mixer, etc. Going totally digital was a little scary, but I knew I had to do it to keep up. So, I got this little interface, and am still on a learning curve. My problem is deciphering between what is going to actually be put on CD, and what I am hearing on the speakers. Going from one virtual mixer to the next is a little hard for my brain to envision. Turning virtual buttons on and off is nice, but I'd like to understand it better. It would help if I understood hardware sends and such. But, overall I like it.

  • from Prescott, Arizona April 4, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyest (working on becoming an independent artist and pro musician).

    This product rocks!

    I realized I was going to be getting an awesome product from Sweetwater, but even I must admit, that I was blown away. The zero native ASIO latency that I've got out of this professional sound card has been quite amazing in deed! I'm glad that I can work on tracks now without laggy audio. Thanks, Sweetwater!
    Was a pleasure, and I'll be ordering more stuff from you folks in the near future!

  • from Redding, CA March 5, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Home Recording Engineer

    A Great Compact Converter

    The Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 I recently purchased is working perfectly and the sound is impeccable. I love the compactness in my studio and the 2 extra 1/4" TRS input jacks on the front panel help make the unit even more useful to me. I highly recommend the 8i6 and will be getting another one for my second home studio!

  • from South Dakota, USA March 4, 2013Music Background:
    live sound & musician

    Focusrite Scarlett 8i6

    I have had the unit for about a month, it is being used for online 'studio' practices and DAW interfacing.
    LIKES: I like the unit, all jacks are well marked for their purposes. Indicator lights are easy to read, software is easy to use, and displayed intuitively. Like the quick adjustments that can be made of the front of the unit, the virtual sound adjustments have a very nice warm sound to them. If you need cold and clean you can get that from this unit too, just turn off the extra effects.

    Dislikes: Wish it had a slightly higher volume output. I am not going to blame the unit since it may simply be my audio card.

    One final thought in closing- my wife and I fill up 4 input channels on this (and if you check there are only 4 line inputs) on the 8i6, definitely get the next larger unit! Those line inputs are what most people need, and the cost is minimally more for significantly more line inputs.

    Otherwise it is a great unit, and I thank Dustin Keesbury for pointing me toward the Focusrite units.

  • from Richmond, VA June 15, 2012Music Background:
    I write and record music; however im only 16

    Good Product

    Excellent preamps, good solid construction, nice look. I had an old interface called the presonus audiobox usb and it was giving me a lot of backround or hissing noise that would land in my recordings, this one however is much quieter. I can even crank the gain up pretty high and still have a clear sound. Definitely an upgrade overall. I have only positive things to say about this product.

  • from New Milford, CT, USA March 15, 2012Music Background:
    Audio Engineer & Musician

    Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 works perfectly for me

    This sound card works exactly as expected on a fairly new Dell PC running Windows 7 Professional. It connected and installed without a hitch, and both playback and recording through the built-in mic preamps are very clean and quiet. I really like the Mixer presets for DAW Recording and Zero Latency Tracking. I use this card only for normal DAW recording and overdubbing, so I don't want to fiddle with endless menus to avoid a feedback loop from input to output. This interface is much easier to use in that regard than the sound card on my other computer.

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