Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8×6 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)


  • 2 x Scarlett Mic Preamps, 4 x Line Inputs
  • Two stereo 1/4″ headphone outputs
  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • For Multi-Instrumentalists & Producers and Bands

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Product Description

Ideal for podcasters who need mix-minus functionality when taking calls, and perfect for multi-instrumentalists and producers, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 is an 8×6 USB audio interface offering high-performance hardware, customizable mic tone, and a creative software bundle. The two improved Scarlett microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power, input pads, and selectable Air circuits, which add brightness based on Focusrite’s legendary ISA preamplifier. The two XLR-1/4″ combo inputs can also accept unbalanced instrument level from guitars, basses, synthesizers, or drum machines, or balanced line level from a mixing console or outboard preamps. The rear panel sports four additional fixed-level 1/4″ inputs to accommodate more line-level sources.

24-bit / 192 kHz converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and clarity. With four balanced 1/4″ line outputs, two 1/4″ stereo headphone jacks, and independent control of the headphone and speaker volume settings, the Scarlett 8i6 can simultaneously feed multiple monitoring systems and outboard effects processors. The virtual loopback function empowers podcasters with an easy mix-minus setup for taking calls without the caller being distracted by a delayed audio return signal. Traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O is provided for seamless integration of MIDI equipment such as a keyboard or sound module, and S/PDIF coaxial ports allow proper routing of stereo digital gear.The Scarlett 8i6 connects to your Mac or Windows computer via USB, and is powered by the included external power supply. The extensive software bundle includes music production software, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more—plenty of tools to kick-start your inspiration.

Notable Features

  • High-performance converters operate at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • Two XLR-1/4″ combo inputs with upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps
  • Switchable Air setting reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp for vocal recordings with enhanced brightness and openness
  • Two high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4″ instrument inputs enable distortion-free recording of your guitar and bass
  • Front-panel 1/4″ inputs may be switched to accept unbalanced instrument level or balanced line level
  • Independent gain knobs with gain halo metering make it easy to set input levels for channels 1-2
  • Selectable pads for inputs 1-2 attenuate the input signal to inhibit distortion
  • 1/4″ inputs 3-6 on the rear panel accept balanced line-level signal without gain control
  • One pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, making podcasting, live streaming, and sampling tasks easier
  • Four balanced 1/4″ TRS line outputs for feeding active monitors, headphone amps, or outboard effects
  • Two stereo 1/4″ headphone outputs
  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • Traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O provides straightforward connectivity for a MIDI keyboard, synthesizer, or sound module
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O assures simple integration of other digital equipment such as a DJ mixer, media player, or external converter
  • Durable housing is compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Connects via USB to your computer
  • Powered via included power supply

Bundled Software

  • Ableton Live Lite music production software
  • Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • A choice of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective

What's in the box

  • Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 8×6 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • Power Supply



Channels of I/OAnalog: 6 Inputs / 4 Outputs at 192 kHz Digital: 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Display and Indicators2 x LEDs (Input Level) 1 x LED (+48V) 2 x LEDs (Input Selection) 2 x LEDs (Pad) 1 x LED (Host Connection) 1 x LED (MIDI)


Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input 4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input 4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output 2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (on 2 Channels)
Digital I/O1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Input 1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Output
MIDI I/O1 x 5-Pin MIDI In 1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
Memory Card SlotNone


Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Gain RangeMic/Line Inputs: 56 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs: +9 dBu (Min Gain) +16 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On) Hi-Z Inputs: +12.5 dBu (Min Gain) +14 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On) Line Inputs: +22 dBu (Min Gain) +29 dBu (Min Gain, Pad On)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs: +15.5 dBu (Balanced) Headphone Outputs: +7 dBu
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs: 111 dBA Hi-Z Inputs: 110.5 dBA Line Inputs: 110.5 dBA Line Outputs: 108.5 dBA Headphone Outputs: 104 dBA
ImpedanceMic Inputs: 3 Kilohms Hi-Z Inputs: 1.5 Megohms Line Inputs: 60 Kilohms Line Outputs: 430 Ohms Headphone Outputs:
THD+NMic Inputs: < 0.0012% Hi-Z Inputs: < 0.03% Line Inputs: < 0.002% Line Outputs: < 0.002% Headphone Outputs: < 0.002%
EINMic Inputs: -128 dB (A-Weighted)

Digital Audio

Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit DepthUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal, S/PDIF


OS CompatibilitymacOS Windows
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Software/Driver Download


Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC at 1 A, Center-Positive (Included)


Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions8.27 x 5.89 x 1.87" / 21.01 x 14.96 x 4.75 cm
Weight1.9 lb / 0.9 kg (Without Accessories) 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (With Accessories)

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