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Including two of Focusrite's highly-regarded preamps, the Scarlett 6i6 audio interface is the perfect portable recording device. No-frills controls on the front panel, including a visual clipping indicator "halo" which surrounds the gain knobs, allow for quick setting of levels so you can get down to recording straight away. All analog inputs and outputs are available on the device without breakout cables. An addition 2i/o can be connected via digital S/PDIF connection.
Also included with the Scarlett 6i6 is a suite of Focusrite Scarlett plugins, Ableton Live Lite recording software, and Novation Bass Station software synthesizer.
- Two award-winning Focusrite mic preamps
- High quality 24bit/96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad*
- 6 inputs, 6 outputs
- Two headphone outputs with separate level controls
- Rugged metal unibody chassis
- Unique gain halos
- Large main monitor control
- Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router
- Includes the Scarlett Plug-in Suite (Compression, Gating, EQ and Reverb for tracking and mixing), Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sample content and the Novation Bass Station analogue modelling synth plug-in
*(via Apple® Camera Connection Kit – not included)
Here's what Focusrite say about the 6i6 Scarlett Audio Interface
The Scarlett 6i6 extends the popular Scarlett range of audio interfaces from Focusrite, each of which offers a series of high quality inputs and outputs for almost every recording requirement. The Scarlett 6i6 is a 6-in / 6-out audio interface that connects to your PC, Mac or iPad via USB 2.0. It has two award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers, which deliver superb quality recordings from microphones and instruments, straight into your computer (Mac, PC) or iPad® (via Apple® Camera Connection Kit – not included).
Focusrite: 25 years of audio excellence
Focusrite was commissioned to make its first ‘no-holds-barred’ microphone preamps by Sir George Martin for his Air Studio facility in London. Over the following 25 years Focusrite designed some of the finest mic preamps in the music industry, and in recent years has developed a series of best-selling audio interfaces for people who really care about sound.
Perfect for recording artists, producers and bands
Scarlett 6i6 is perfect for producers, recording artists or small bands. In addition to two award-winning Focusrite mic preamps it features a stereo line input, making it possible to capture, for example, vocals, guitar and a digital piano at the same time. With the four balanced outputs, you can connect up to two sets of stereo monitors, and use the S/PDIF I/O for connecting digital sources. There are also two built-in headphone outputs with separate volume controls. The inputs and outputs feature precision 24bit A-D, D-A conversion at up to 96KHz in order to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of your computer or iOS device (via Apple® Camera Connection Kit – not included).
The outer case is a tough aluminium extrusion, which protects the components inside. There is a large main monitor control knob as well as two dedicated gain knobs for each mic input, each with two colour ‘gain halos’ which light up green to indicate that sound is detected, and red if the level is too high. Both mic inputs can be switched between instrument, line and microphone, and a pad can be switched-in to cope with high-level inputs. Each analogue input and output has its own dedicated socket.
Scarlett MixControl provides a DSP mixer with flexible routing capabilities, intuitive one-click presets, and lower than 1.4 ms latency. The Scarlett 6i6 also includes the Scarlett Plug-in Suite (Compression, Gating, EQ and Reverb for tracking and mixing), Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sample content and the Novation Bass Station analogue modelling synth plug-in.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 28 January 2014
One of the best mid priced Audio Interfaces on the market. Downloading all the drivers etc was a.bit of a pain, This was because you had to register every single item.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 18 January 2014
Very well made unit with great sound quality, let down only by the inconsistency of the colour and material chosen for the controls - they should ALL be silver (or at least black with white marks as it's impossible to see the settings on the black input levels controls in low light), and definitely ALL made of metal. I found Mix Control a little confusing too; but then I'm new to this game!!