The Scarlett 3rd Gen series includes six interfaces: Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8 and 18i20, plus two Studio bundles – Solo Studio and 2i2 Studio. Whether you’re looking to perfectly capture every nuance of your guitar and vocals, or bring together your studio’s ever-expanding array of synths, drum machines, outboard, and effects, there’s a model in the Scarlett 3rd Gen range for you. I use personally Clarett 8PreX and Focusrite Audio Interfaces are ready for the next years and OS releases to come. Focusrite has an excellent record in supporting Windows and MAC users over the years. MAC is less of an issue as you do not need special software like on Windows. The audio interface is built for professionals and shows that in the support from Focusrite.
Playing a part in the production of more tracks than any other audio interface in history, Scarlett makes turning your musical inspiration into primary reality. For Scarlett 3rd Gen, Focusrite added their best-ever Scarlett mic preamps, additional fixed line inputs, refined monitoring features, and enhanced performance, ensuring professional-quality recording results every time.
Scarlett 3rd Gen Mic Preamp & Air
Enable the Air circuit on Scarlett 3rd Gen’s mic preamps to perform your guitars and vocals sound immediately more colorful and more capacious, giving them a glossy shine that can make all the difference in the mix. Air emulates the technology of the same name from Focusrite legendary ISA preamp.
Scarlett Inputs and Outputs Options
From the compact 2i2’s two inputs and two outputs to the rack-mount 18i20’s immense 18 analog and ADAT digital inputs, and 20 outputs, Scarlett 3rd Gen caters to all I/O requirements, no matter how simple or expansive. You get instrument inputs with sky-high headroom, ultra-clean balanced line level inputs, balanced TRS outputs for doing away with speaker hum, headphone outputs (two of them with the 8i6, 18i8 and 18i20), and MIDI I/O for hooking up external synths. Focusrite’s signature Gain Halos, meanwhile, light up around gain knobs to indicate input levels, making monitoring visually intuitive and guaranteeing distortion-free recordings.
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