The Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 is a 6-in/6-out USB 2.0 audio interface with dual Focusrite mic preamps.
Like the other members of the Scarlett range of USB 2.0 computer audio interfaces, Scarlett 6i6 brings you the best of Focusrite's interface design, proving that at Focusrite, sound really is everything, with precision analogue/digital conversion and, in the case of the 6i6, two Focusrite microphone preamps, custom-designed for our computer interface range, that bring a new level of clarity and sound to all your work. Click here to learn more about the keys to Focusrite interface superiority. 6i6 is a 6 in / 6 out audio interface that delivers superb quality recordings from microphones and instruments, straight into your Macintosh® or Windows® computer or iPad® (Apple Camera Connection Kit required with iPad). And, with the new Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins (included), it's perfect for use with Pro Tools®.
Focusrite: 30 years of all-round audio excellence
Focusrite was founded by Rupert Neve in 1985 to create the highest quality mic preamps for Sir George Martin's AIR Studios. Those classic, internationally-acclaimed designs have informed all Focusrite mic pre designs created over the past 30 years. The mic pres included in Scarlett interfaces were designed specifically for the purpose, combining the best of our heritage design experience with the latest components and technologies for the most transparent, effective path in and out of your computer. Alongside the preamps is Focusrite's acclaimed precision digital conversion, ensuring you get the very best recording and replay. Our careful selection of components and equally careful circuit design plus the performance benefits of multi-layer boards ensure that you get superior low noise and low distortion.
Perfect for producers and bands
Scarlett 6i6 is perfect for producers, recording artists or small bands. With dual Focusrite mic preamps and a stereo line input - and a stereo S/PDIF input for digital sources - 6i6 is great for recording vocals, guitar and keyboards simultaneously. The four balanced outputs support up to two sets of stereo monitors, while two built-in headphone outputs with separate volume controls allow multiple recording artists to listen to the mixes they need to get the best performance - all with the lowest latency in the business. The inputs and outputs feature precision 24-bit Focusrite conversion at up to 96 kHz in order to get the most accurate signal possible into and out of your computer.
The outer case is a tough aluminium extrusion, which protects the components inside and minimises electrical noise. There is a large main monitor control knob alongside 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 handle high-level inputs.
Scarlett 6i6 supports both Windows and Macintosh computers as well as the iPad (using an Apple camera Connection Kit - available separately from Apple) and comes with a bundle of included software. Scarlett MixControl is a software I/O routing control panel, also allowing access to additional hardware features. 6i6 also comes with Ableton Live Lite: revolutionary production and performance software that records and plays back audio in a totally unique way. The Scarlett Plug-in Suite is also included, supplying EQ, compression and reverb to professionalise your mixes.
Two award-winning Focusrite mic pres The best sounding interface in its class. The two award-winning mic preamps are products of Focusrite's meticulous approach to preamp design.6 inputs and 6 outputs All of the analogue and digital inputs you need for home multi-track recording on a smaller scale. No need for breakout cables - every analogue input & output has a dedicated socket.Two headphone outputs with level controls With two headphone mixes the engineer and the artist can both listen to the mix at the levels they need.High quality 24bit/96KHz audio interfaces for Mac, PC and iPad Both feature professional conversion technology guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization on Mac, PC and iPad (or any iOS device via the Apple Camera Connection Kit - not included).Rugged metal unibody chassis Whether you are in the studio or on the road your Scarlett will not only look great, but also withstand the impacts sustained by a mobile recording rig.Unique gain halos for safeguarding your levels Unique gain halo indicators make it clear when you have a good signal for recording. When the halos are green you have a good level, and when they turn red it means you need to turn the gain down.Large main monitor control A large main monitor control knob keeps your volume levels right at your fingertips.Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router Scarlett MixControl provides a DSP mixer with flexible routing capabilities, intuitive one-click presets, and lower than 1.4 ms latency.Powerful software bundle 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.
A-D Dynamic Range : 109 dB A-weighted (all inputs)D-A Dynamic Range : 106 dB A-weighted (line outputs 1-2) 108 dB A-weighted (line outputs 3-4)Supported sample rates : 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz A 96 kHzClock jitter : <250 ps
Frequency Response : 20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)THD+N : -96 dB (1 kHz, -1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)Noise EIN : -122 dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 ohm termination)Maximum input level : +9 dBu (without pad)
Line Inputs (Front Panel)
Frequency Response : 20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)THD+N : -80 dB (1 kHz, -1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)Noise (NiPoS) : -105 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination)Maximum input level : > +28 dBu
Line Inputs (Rear Panel)
Frequency Response : 20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)THD+N : -82dB (1 kHz, -1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)Noise (NiPoS) : 107dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination)Maximum input level : +16dBu
Frequency Response : 20 Hz ± 0.3 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)Noise EIN : -103 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)Maximum input level : +8 dBu (without pad)
Line Outputs 1 & 2
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) : +11 dBu, balancedTHD+N : -100 dB (1 kHz, -1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
Weight and Dimensions
Weight : 1.18KgHeight : 50mmWidth : 210mmDepth : 180mm